Do you guys remember me writing about the party in my pants a few weeks ago? You know. The pregnancy annoyances. The moisture. The diaper rash.
Yes. That post.
You may or may not have caught the comment from Lydia, a co-owner of a company that is actually called Party in My Pants.
No, I’m not joking. Lydia and her sister sell natural cloth pads so their idea of the Party in One’s Pants was exactly the same as my idea of a Party in One’s Pants: keeping everyone happy south of the border, if you catch my drift.
When I saw what they sold I was immediately intrigued. I’m a pad user. Never went the tampon route because just like I’m afraid of Marshmallow’s exit strategy, I’m generally just as uncomfortable with most things going in as well. Go ahead and get the “Well, how’d you get pregnant?” jokes out of your system…
Anyways, I won’t lie. I was intrigued, but I was also wary. Haven’t we all cringed at the idea that the pioneer women used actual, well, napkins back in the day? And don’t even get me started on the ancient Egyptians with the papyrus tampons. The idea of a natural cloth pad seemed a bit too hippie for me, ya know?
But then I went to the website, and hello, Adorable!
It’s hard for me to say no to cute, and these pads are cute. They have all sorts of fun patterns that may not make you excited about your period/pregnancy moisture, but they are definitely tons less depressing than the alternative:
(Mark took these pictures for me, and I have to say watching him actually have to handle a pad, aka Man’s Arch Nemesis, was basically the highlight of my month)
Look how much more fun and adorable that thing is. Also, with the cloth pad I totally didn’t feel like I was wearing anything more than underwear. And I stayed dry. Like, completely dry. Without feeling like I was wearing a diaper, which is the worst part of being a pad user in my opinion. Instead, it just felt like I was wearing really comfortable, soft, absorbent panties:
The part that I was most hesitant about was the whole washing them thing. Obviously, getting to throw everything away is a huge perk with regular pads, and we all know that my domestic skills are limited at best. The great thing about these guys is that you can wash them in the machine, which is definitely what I would do whenever I get back to my non-pregnancy state. For right now, though, I felt fine hand washing them and just letting them air dry. It was really quite easy.
I loved my experience with the PIMPs so much that I’m already eyeballing the postpartum kit for after Marshmallow’s debut. It also sealed the deal on going the cloth diaper route for Marshmallow because if I don’t like the sterile diaper feel why would he?
Now the truly best part:
The ladies of Party in My Pants want to share the love and are offering a $25 gift certificate to one of you guys! Since I can’t play, your chances of winning are pretty awesome (and, Treena, your scarf is in my car… you’re getting it. Promise). Here’s how to play:
Us ladies love our menstrual cycle battle scars, and most of us have at least one awesomely horrible story surrounding the cycle. I want to hear those stories. So leave a comment detailing that story and get an entry. Have a blog and write a blog post that links back here and get 2 entries. Then I’ll do the whole random drawing thing.
Please play with me.
(Also, if you don’t end up winning and are still interested in the idea of natural pads check out their Cloth Pad Curious Giveaway so that you can try the awesomeness for yourself. I trust you’ll be hooked.)
Seriously, I want to hear your period horror stories. Go!