So back in the day when I decided to have two websites, I purchased a bunch of cloth reusable pantyliners off Etsy to review. That was TWO years ago. I guess I can write a pretty good review of them now, eh? Unfortunately, one is no longer available!
I bought a custom set of 4 for $22.00 + $4.20 (shipping) from Randumosity. These are no longer available, but they are made completely of cotton flannel.
I also purchased this custom set of 3 ULTRATHIN pantiliners for $12.00 + $2 (shipping) from WeeEssentials. Made from only 2 layers of flannel you barely know they are there. Unfortunately, they tend to lose their shape/form quickly over 2 years and give me more wedgies than any of the other pads. They now sit near the bottom of the pile.
And I purchased a set of 3 on sale for $10.44 (free shipping) from Caroline’s Creations. This particular set is made of cotton flannel & contains 100% all NATURAL, U.S.A. grown, cotton batting.
The LunaPads were $23.98 + $5.00 (shipping) for the “Mini’s” and they are made from 2 Layers of 100% cotton flannel base topped with gusset panel made with 2 layers of soft and absorbent 100% cotton fleece.
The GladRags were $22.58 + $5.00 (shipping). These were also made from cotton, though specific details are not given. They ARE made in the USA (I think LunaPads are Canadian). I have to say that I HATED these and they have lived at the bottom of the pile nearly the whole two years. Not only are they poorly constructed of two long pieces made into a cross shape, but they were tiny with no choice of size and they didn’t stay put. Talk about unnecessary butt-picking! Ahem.
In addition, I also received several different pads from Mother Moon pads while I was doing reviews for Simply Stacie. You can see that full review here: Mother Moon Pads Review @ Simply Stacie.
Keep in mind that all of these were purchased about 2 years ago now. Inflation and all that, right?
Ranked from least expensive to most expensive were:
- Caroline’s Creations – $3.48 each
- Wee Essentials – $4.67 each
- Randumosity – $6.55 each
- Glad Rags – $13.79 each (!)
- LunaPads – $14.49 each (!)
Best Cloth Pantyliners
I would say that Caroline’s Creations, Randumosity and LunaPads had the best ones. They have all worn the same over the last two years with no difference between them. I loved them all and would totally purchase them again.
I wouldn’t buy Wee Essentials ULTRATHIN’s again because I just don’t like how they age. I’m not a fan of wedgie picking. Sorry. And I would never recommend GladRags. They were so tiny and wiggly, they just weren’t useful!
Based on that, I would say to check out Etsy for cloth pads — don’t go with the big boys. The quality isn’t any better and you will pay twice as much — or more!
As a price comparison, I purchased more around Easter this year from EcoAlternatives and got a set of 4 for $16.00, not including shipping. I lost a few and several are on the not frequently used part of the pile. I also purchased mama-cloth for after the birth of our next and I will share how I liked those. Probably by the time #4 is born and I’ve used them twice :).
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This post is linked to Your Green Resource @ SortaCrunchy.