Here is your warning.... I am talking about periods and being real and honest so read on with caution!
I am a 34-year-old woman and I would say I have heavy flow periods usually every month. Often times I will have to wear a super plus tampon with a pad and still sometimes I leak through the tampon. It is very frustrating and annoying. I recently just started researching my options because I am thinking maybe the chemicals in disposable pads and tampons are the reason behind my heavy flow issues. (Also, I am not taking any hormonal birth control and I am not planning on it, even though my doctor seems to think I could decrease the flow with it. It just doesn't seem natural and I hate the way I feel on hormones and do not want anything inserted in me either)
Recently, I had a friend, Sam- from Ulmies Nest, show me the PIMP or Party in My Pants products. Ulmies Nest does sell PIMP as well and is located in Le Claire Iowa if you are near you should come and check it out. So in her shop, I was able to open the pad and feel the cotton and the flannel pads from PIMP. I immediately purchased a couple. Then I figured I should do a review and contacted PIMP directly and they sent me a few more to help in my review.
Thanks to Party in my Pants for sending me free samples to conduct my review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
So I was a couple days late waiting for my period to start and I had that feeling that the day was finally arriving so I immediately got dressed and put on the cotton liner. I liked the size of the liner and it was soft... not annoying and paper-like compared to some disposable liners I have purchased. Fast forward a few hours and my cycle started! My first day is always very light so this liner was perfect for the entire rest of the day.
Once evening came I grabbed an evening pad and went to bed knowing that my period would be getting heavy and hoping these new pads would not leave me disappointed in the morning. I was nervous... only because I know how heavy my period can get. I can happily report that there was no leaking through overnight!
After my shower, I used another pad and this time I think it was the jetty pad. I was going to be going to church and knew the flow would be heavy for this day. After church, and throughout the day I did change my pad a couple more times. I was also about to start my vacation so pretty much anytime we stopped for a bathroom break I changed it. I have to admit I was nervous to trust just the pad, but over time I think I will trust it better. Once we arrived at our destination I only had a light flow pad left so I saved it for the last day of my cycle and sadly I had to use my disposable pads and tampons. I had 5 pads to use and sample and I can safely say I am going to buy more! I like how you can easily fold the pads up and snap them and keep them in a little dry bag and wash later. I didn't even notice a smell when I came home and started the laundry. That made me happy and relieved since that was one of my fears.
I think we all are probably wondering how cleaning would go! Mine cleaned great on the gentle cycle in the washer. The colors are still great and they are still nice and soft. I have a good start to my collection and I know after a few months I will have enough for my whole cycle. I did wash them by themselves but this fact I found on their website:
Sure can. As long as your pad is mostly dry it won't affect or stain any of your other laundries. It might feel odd at first, but soon it'll be as routine as washing your socks or underwear. If washing your PIMPs with your other laundry makes you too uncomfortable, you can always wash them separately or place them in a mesh lingerie bag.
I might be daring and just do that soon enough!
I have had several people tell me using these have helped them decrease the huge flow and shorten the days as well! I am going to keep on using mine and see if I noticed a flow change! I have also had some people tell me I was crazy cause they didn't want to feel like they were wearing a diaper... I just want to clarify that I never ever felt that way! I am a bigger believer in these now more then ever. Don't be hating on them unless you try them!
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Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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