Period pants - with or without pads? For young dd
Missanneshirley · 11/07/2019 21:53
My dd has recently started her periods- it's been quite a while since I've had one (coil) so I've been looking around and there are so many new things out there! I looked at modibodi period pants but am a bit confused- are they instead of a pad? Or with one? She's refusing tampons for now although I'm sure that will change in time.
Frogqueen13 · 11/07/2019 22:50
Yes you just wear them
I havent tried but like you im looking for my 11 year old
Fluggy · 11/07/2019 22:54
OhEliza · 11/07/2019 23:07
Without! They have an absorbent section that just catches everything. They're amazing.
jackstini · 11/07/2019 23:16
Is this a common thing now?
Obviously new compared to when I started periods 30 years ago
Dd is 13 so preparing...
EdithWeston · 11/07/2019 23:18
It's hardly a 'first'
Diary Doll have been around for years, and were the MN hardy perennial most-recommended. ModiBodi also say they have been around for yonks.
I realise there may be people for whom they are necessary. But for most, it's simply sending yet more stuff to landfill (until the day they can really make them smaller than towels or tampons)
serenadoundy · 11/07/2019 23:20
Is this a common thing now?
It must be. There is a thread very other day about them!
I still remember belts
Missanneshirley · 11/07/2019 23:26
Thank you! So they'd do her for a day at school for example? She's my 1st dd to start and it's been a good few years since i was using anything, so they're new to me, fab idea! I'll investigate diary doll too.
Do they not whiff a bit? An unchanged pad all day would be grim
PCohle · 11/07/2019 23:30
They're designed to be worn alone but I'm not a huge fan. If they get full it's obviously a huge faff to change them and have to carry a soggy pair of pants around with you etc. Personally I think they're more practical as a back up or if spotting is a concern.
Missanneshirley · 12/07/2019 08:07
Oh goodness right ok.
I presume you can feel when they're full?
I almost wish i had my period so i could test these things out for her!
reluctantbrit · 12/07/2019 18:19
DD (just 12) wears them on her own. She has a pair of knickers and pads in her locker at school anyway in case she runs into trouble but so far it is enough for her to change at home.
Saying that we bought the heavy/overnight ones for days her period is in full swing. She loves them especially on PE days or when she is riding as the toilets at the stable are a disaster.
She also wears them overnight without problems. As we had huge issues with not wanting to wear pads and throwing away stained knickers her Modibodis are a godsend.
MoverOfPaper · 12/07/2019 19:37
How many pairs of ModiBodis do you buy? They’re not cheap and DD is growing!
CatsForLife · 12/07/2019 19:40
I use Modibodi and they are great. They don’t smell or leak. They also don’t “feel” full. I bought three pairs. I think there’s s discount with your first order. They do need washing in a cold wash though.
Singleandproud · 12/07/2019 19:52
Cheeky wipes sell some which are much cheaper. I’m waiting for mine to be delivered.
Ive used reusable pads from YIGO on Amazon which were cheap and they are great, much better than traditional towels, a little thicker perhaps but you soon get used to it. The pads absorb everything, you never feel wet or sweaty and just pop them in a make up bag when you change them, really not an issue, you cant smell anything. I’m assuming the. Pants are similar.
DropZoneOne · 12/07/2019 19:53
DD has the heavy absorbency and they do her fine for a day at school - a normal pad holds 5ml and these hold 15-20ml. They size small IMO - DD is in age 11 knickers from Next but 12-14 (2XS) Modibodi.
They keep going out of stock as I'm trying to get her another couple of pairs. More expensive than pads but reusable and she's a lot happier in them especially on PE days.
Singleandproud · 12/07/2019 19:54
Washable, I keep a opaque plastic box in the bathroom, rinse them out in cold water then store them in cold water in the box until I’m ready to wash them. As with all things waterproof you shouldn’t use fabric conditioner on them.
babasaclover · 12/07/2019 20:09
Does it not seem a bit grim to be washing sanitary towel equivalents?
I wouldn't wear all day - need good vaginal bacteria, not this kind of thing sitting against it all day without changing.
It's like washable nappies for adults
CatsForLife · 12/07/2019 20:21
Er... yeah and the sanitary pads are like unwashable nappies! The fabric they use is anti-bacterial. They are brilliant for young girls who may be self-conscious about pads etc.
babasaclover · 12/07/2019 20:38
@CatsForLife I wouldn't want them in my washing machine
Singleandproud · 12/07/2019 20:58
You rinse them first which gets out any blood then throw them in the wash. I don’t see it as any different to washing any other soiled clothing, whether that’s vomited sheets or under ware used for toilet training, its less gross then vomit and most people would happily wash a soiled T-shirt after a nose bleed so I don’t really see the issue.
reluctantbrit · 12/07/2019 21:20
We have four as I found they take long to dry and you can’t throw them into the dryer. They are cut on the small side but I would think they last at least a year based on how DD needs to go up a size in pants or trousers.
DD rinses them herselves after changing and they end in a cold wash, we use two a day and at the morning of day 3 the first lot is dry again. If I put them outside in the warm weather it is even faster.
I used washable nappies with DD, not a lot of difference.
MoverOfPaper · 12/07/2019 22:10
Four it is then, thanks. I might try a few makes and see what she prefers.
bellinisurge · 12/07/2019 22:10
My dd uses cloth pads with her Modibodis at school. Not because she needs them but because she is anxious about leaking. I've made her a few cloth pads and bought some too.
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