Peepods ~ Comfortable. Period. A review, tried and true.

So, I FINALLY committed. No I didn't say I've been committed, I took the plunge and have made the switch almost entirely to cloth feminine products! Now, I did try another brand last year, but only had three pads, so it was a tough testament trying to use ONLY cloth for even one whole cycle. This time, I was graciously allowed to try seven options from PeePods and had the three from last year as back ups, so it was such a breeze!

I am REALLY excited about the switch! It was less garbage in the bathroom and barely more laundry. It's actually EASIER than cloth diapering! You can learn more by watching the Peepods Promise video below:


I thought it would be a little weird, maybe heavy and "bunchy" to have cloth that would be absorbent enough to work like a conventional tampon or pad. I was proven wrong. Something in the material allows the pad to be no thicker than a regular disposable and with LESS moving and shifting while you wear them. They don't have the smelly "fresh scent" perfumes, like many brands of disposables. 

So, what did I try out?
1 long cranberry
 1 long espresso
 1 long sage green incontinence pad
 two espresso day pads
 1 sage green incontinence pad
 1 cream panty liner
Planet Wise wet/travel bag 





This combination worked well for an entire period. I simply washed while I was wearing my last pad. I DID use the incontinence pads on very light days. I am one that will pee a little when I sneeze, thanks to my large child and natural birth--so these will also be handy for exercise classes! It was sort of an ongoing joke between me and a few friends in Zumba--we'd be doing jumping jacks giggling! So, this will certainly come in handy.

Speaking of exercise with Peepods, I was thinking it would look like I had a giant life raft in my spandex shorts or knit capris, but it was pretty seamless. I didn't feel self consciounce at all about wearing Peepods in public no matter what I was wearing. Obviously, the only time I was not able to wear-test them was swimming.

How It All Shakes Out

Comfort: 5
Absorbency: 5
Price: 5
Quality: 5
Customer Service: 5

Over all, these pads ROCK. The price is just right around $11 per regular period pad. It's pretty much the going rate for cloth pads. Folks have no problem shelling out cash for cloth diapers or even for disposables -- at about $8 per box of pads in the stores. So, this is still a very economical way of tending to nature's monthly call. 

The quality is unmatched. It is just as great or better than the "Brand name" cloth pads I've tried. I like that it's a small operation and that the owner is who you work with directly. She ships fast and is really friendly. She also has options for soaking the pads, though I use a pail that I used during cloth diapering. 

I am SO happy that I finally committed to the switch. There's no going back now! 
I also recommend the wet bag -- it is a discreet way of using mama cloth when away from the home. Rinsing the pads takes a few minutes to do a thorough job, but it's worth it when you go to launder. I use A Happy Green Life detergent on all pads and cloth diapers, as well as clothing in our household. 



*I was provided complimentary product to complete this review. I was not compensated in any other way and as always, opinions are my own and are 100% honest.*

40 comments:

  1. I think I love to give them a try and save some money

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  2. ive really been wanting to try this style...

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  3. I use cloth and haven't had any trouble. I don't think I could ever go back to disposable pads at this point! Cloth is just more comfortable.

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  4. I switched to a cup back in July but I wouldn't mind having some cloth pads on hand. I really HATE disposable pads but I would be willing to use cloth. I know I'm never going back to disposable products so might as well embrace cloth. :)

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  5. I love cloth pads! You can never have too many of them either!

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  6. I'm not sure I'm brave enough. I'm a real doubter when it comes to cloth pads because I hate pads. But maybe this would be a game changer. ;)

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  7. I'd love to give them a try! I'm a try before you buy kind of gal!

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  8. I would try these for home use but probably not at work, but cutting my disposable use just in half would still be good.

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  9. I would love to try cloth pads! I have one, but don't have my cycle back yet from having my baby, so I haven't been able to try it/them, but am really excited to!

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  10. I would like to try them at least once. It would save me a lot of money in the long run if I could switch to cloth.

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  11. i would try them out to see how they work.

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  12. I was just having this conversation! I would love to switch to these and the diva cup!

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  13. I have a diva cup and some cloth pantyliners, but it would be awesome to not always use the cup. During intense cramps it can be really uncomfortable!

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  14. I'd love to try to use entirely cloth pads. I'm planning on cloth diapering my baby (due in Feb) & am very interested in cloth pads from all the research I've been doing about diapers.

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  15. I use cloth pads and have found my periods are much shorter. But I'm still trying to find the best ones for me, since they come in so many different shapes, sizes and fabrics.
    ~Colleen P

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  16. I would like to try them out, I have a few friends that tried and some like some didnt.

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  17. love to try them

    aimee murad at gmail dot com

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  18. I'd love to try them! Yes, I'm brave enough. :-)

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  19. I would love to give cloth a try!!!

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  20. I have some cloth liners and I love them, I would love to add to my stash!

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  21. I have used cloth for years, now that I no longer have use ( I am 57) I am trying to get these for my daughter, who loves cloth!

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  22. I would love to win! I really would like to try cloth pads!

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  23. I have been reading about these for a couple of months now and am very interested in trying cloth. As of now, still using disposables so would love to win to try these out....as I'd happily switch over if these work as well as I hope. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I've actually made some of my own but gave them a fatal flaw- velcro closure. Ow.

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  25. Yes I have been wanting to try theses look at them online before.

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  26. Would love to try these and 3 pads would be a good star for the lighter days.

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  27. I would love to try them!

    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

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  28. I have used cloth pads before, but not these kind!

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  29. I would love to give them a try at least!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for the chance! <3

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  30. I've considered using them in the past, but never really looked into it. This would be a great kick start!

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  31. I really like the idea of these!! Great giveaway and I will definitely use them. :)

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  32. I've been looking into these and would love to try them. I think it's a much better way to go for a whole lot of reasons.

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  33. These look neat. I would give them a shot!

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