Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cloth Pad Fabric Comparisons:

Upper Fabrics(will go up against you)
Silk noil/Raw silk:Raw silk or Silk Noil, is a heavy weave of silk that has not been stripped. This heaviness of fibers come from a protein created by silk worms, called Sericin. Sericin is a natural protein and has proven anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities. Feels nubby in texture but not scratchy.
Organic Bamboo Velour(OBV):Bamboo velour is naturally anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and sustainable!!! It is very soft and silky.
Organic Cotton Velour: Super soft cotton fabric. Very breathable.
Organic Hemp Fleece: Hemp has antibacterial properties and is perfect for treating and preventing yeast infections. It is soft and textured. Hemp fleece starts off really fluffy but depending on the quality of your water can loose its 'fluffiness'.
Minkee: Polyester material. Very soft, cuddley and silky. Wicks moisture away from you so you feel dry. Is not absorbent on its own, the moisture only passes through. Does not hold stains.
Cotton Flannel : 100% cotton, soft but will become pilly from washing. The cheapest option for mama cloth material. Available in tons of colors and prints. Will hold stains easier because it is 100% cotton.

Soaker layers:
Hemp terry or fleece: Very absorbent. Has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Trim and breathable.
Cotton terry: Very absorbent and trim.

Barrier Layer:
PUL: waterproof, laminated material often used in cloth diapers and covers. Does not breathe well.
Fleece: Water resistant, soft polyester material. Breathes better than PUL.
Wool: All natural water resistant material. Very breathable.
Hemp Fleece: Non waterproof but absorbent. Used in All natural pads. Very breathable. Great for mamas who are sensitive to synthetics and wool.

LMK if there is something i have left out or forgotten. Thanks


Erin said...

Love your sites! I just discovered you through Money Saving Mom. I am a HUGE cloth diaper fan, we dont use many disposables in our house and I have been considering cloth pads. Your description makes them sound really great. I'll have to seriously think about it!

MotherGoose said...

awww thanks for the compliment Erin:) its super easy and sooooo much better than sposie pads.let me know if you have any ?S