Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Good Morning star shine, the world says Hello!

Welcome to be beginning, grab a cuppa and take a few moments to become acquainted with my blog.

It is no secret that i have a lot to say about most things, so instead of berating people on Facebook, twitter and the like, instead I invite you to keep up with me through my Blog.  I hope to share with you the most popular topics people discuss with me, like cloth nappies, baby carriers, Jewellery etc. and also some topics that may surprise some of you.

Today I'm going to start with a surprise, So please finish your drink quickly so you don't splatter it all over your screen.

I would like share with you today an exciting milestone in my life, last week i had my first Eco Cycle, (and no its not an Bicycle.) 

Since starting cloth nappies with Mister A. 2 years ago i have been opened up to a world of re-usable products that i had never really considered previously using as a part of every day life eg  Re-usable sandwich bags, drink bottles, wet bags, baby wipes, etc. and while i understand the convenience of disposable options, each week as my bin gets fuller from the waste a family of 5 create I cant help but think about the ways i can alter my usual habits to reduce landfill waste.

My cloth journey all started with re-usable breast pads.  The humble cloth breast pad surprised me by how affective and comfortable it was and made me begin to question other feminine hygiene products i used.  So I read a few threads and gathered some info and decided to take the plunge into two styles of reusable feminine hygiene; Cloth pads and Menstrual Cups (cups for short).

The first time i heard about cups, i thought it was an April fools joke. "Did people really do this?" i questioned to my self, but then the more i thought about it the more sense it made.  Silicone was easy to wash, flexible and re-usable, it is a popular choice in Europe where there are many different brands available.  Cloth pads are not as much of a stretch for the imagination, simply a cloth version of a disposable pad.  They are also easy to wash, comfortable and re-usable and come in different combinations of materials/ sizes and styles.  After working up the guts to try something different I'm really not quite sure why i was so put off in the first place.  It took a few goes to be confident with the cup, and familiar with storing the pads when out an about etc how ever it was do-able.  So i did a spot of online shopping at the The Cloth Pad shop and Ecocubs and was able to get enough cloth pads (of varying sizes) a wet bag or two, and a Lunette cup which enabled me (for the first time in my life) to not put any feminine hygiene products into landfill during my cycle- which i now fondly call my eco-cycle. The bonus is I'm also set up for the future too, cups last an average of 10 years (depending on storage and use) and pads around the same time if not longer.

Of course this is not exactly the kind of topic i can bring up in general conversation, and to be honest im sure its not everyone's cup of tea (pardon the pun).  Even here i have not elaborated too much because there are of course things that people do not want to read about me in great detail, however if you would like to find out some more info or want to see my beautiful range of pads leave a comment or, email me. Next blog i promise to talk about something a little higher above the belt.



  1. Yay for your first post!! And what a great one at that. I too have been thinking lately about using Mumma Pads but just not sure yet. Maybe I should just make some of my own and give it a go lol

    Look forward to reading more from you!!

  2. Thanks Lovely,

    Im sure there would be some great online tutorials if you wanted to make your own, the key would be getting a nice comfortable shape. Maybe start with liners for the end of your cycle or in-between and work up to pads for heavier days/nights.