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Etsy Seller: County Cloth Creations Cloth Pad Review 2013

June 29, 2013

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF MENSTRUAL SANITARY PRODUCTS, IF YOU ARE SQUEEMISH OF THIS TOPIC OR ARE LIKELY TO TAKE OFFENCE TO THIS DO NOT BOTHER CONTINUING.

Made in Canada, these pads are made from a flannel core, micro fleece backing and a cotton or flannel top. They come in sizes 7 inch, 8 inch, 9 inch, 10 inch, 11 inch, 12 inch, and 13 inch long, the width is between 2 inches and 3 inches depending on the pad.

The cores are:

1 layer of flannel for pantyliner

2 layers of flannel for a light pad

3 layers of flannel for a regular pad

4 layers of flannel for a heavy pad

5 layers of flannel for a super/overnight/postpartum pad

The customer service is brilliant, the pads are a good price and postage to the uk isn’t too expensive. This pad is one of the thinnest I own, thinner than Yurtcraft definately, possibly only thicker than my PUL backed pads, this makes them very comfortable and discreet, I can wear this with tight jeans and not worry about it being visible. the fabric is really soft and feels like its good quality, the pad is well made, it doesn’t bunch at all, it just sits flat in your underwear and conforms to the shape of your body. It’s hard to see in this photo but the pad has been top stitched around the core, this really helps the flow stay centralized and it looks pretty too.

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I always do a ‘water test’ on my pads after washing them, I use my small Lunette menstrual cup (approx 20 ml capacity) and count how many cups the pad can take, I do this over the course of 10 minutes so pads with a core that is not a ‘fast’ absorbent core are likely to get a lower score in this test but may in fact hold more if left longer. I pour the water from a full small Lunette cup over the length of the pad, let it settle, then check the underneath and sides for leaks, this 9 inch regular pad could take a full 2 cups before it started to leak, which is pretty respectable considering the inner layers are from flannel and it is so thin. For reference I did the same with an overnight Always disposable pad, it could hold 5 cups.

I found this pad very comfortable, well made and slim, however I’m not sure how I feel about micro fleece for the backing as I’ve had some leaking issues with it before.

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