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Grandma Cloth! You haven’t heard of it?

[ 1 ] March 4, 2011 |

“It’s like sitting on a cloud!”  That’s what she said… 

We talk about mama cloth all the time for a menstrual alternative, but did you know that mama cloth cloth could also be referred to as “Grandma Cloth?”  Yes my mom would totally kill me if she knew I was writing this, lol.  But it’s the truth and I felt it was important to share.

Mama cloth is great for many reasons; health, comfort, the environment and our pocket books.  But have you ever considered that there’s a whole other generation of women out there just waiting to be enlightened about the existence of mama cloth?  Yes, you heard right, grandmas!

Now I’m not one for really talking about such things, mainly because the thought of really getting old terrifies me,  but fortunate for me my mom comes to me with these sorts of topics.

Hadn’t you heard?  As we females age we may or may not begin to experience incontinence, and there’s a good chance it will be on a pretty regular basis.  My first experience with this was after the birth of my daughter.  She was about 1yr old and I was…26!!!!!

I decided to join a gym and lose a little weight.  I put her in the childcare room and headed off ambitiously to a kickboxing class, luckily an all female one.  Ready-Set-Warm up time!  The instructor hands us all a jump rope and says “got to it!”  I begin jumping, mind you it’s probably been about 15 yrs since I had jumped rope, but I was confident I could do it, duh!

So what do you think happens?  A couple jumps into I pee all over myself! I mean it just came right out! No control at all.  Very surprising AND very embarrassing!  Now I’m not a quitter and the class was only moments into getting started so I had to go up to the teacher and explain.  She assured me that it’s normal and happens all the time…yeah right! So I grabbed my kid and left, in a hurry!

What’s this got to do with my mom?  Well she’s a grandma, she’s past her childbearing years, no more monthly cycle but it came to my attention that she still uses a LOT of light flow maxi pads.  I was astonished.  I should have known but it really didn’t occur to me.  Turns out she really doesn’t need them every day but wears them just in case because she never knows when she will.

I was really excited to turn her on to mama cloth.  She wasn’t opposed at all, in fact she commented after she tried them that it felt like she was sitting on a cloud!  I’m so glad that she likes them and I am happy to have had the opportunity to tell her about them.

So the bottom line is…Mama Cloth works for Grandmas too!  So spread the word, tell your Grandmother or Mother about Mama Cloth today!

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About Julie ()

I'm Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them. I'm the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have an 9yr old daughter and identical twin sons who are 6yrs old.

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  1. Kristen says:

    This is a really good idea, I think mama cloth makers should try to market it that way also. I used my mama cloth for incontinence recently. I am pregnant with my second baby and while I had a bad cough I wore mama cloth everyday! Every time I would get into a coughing fit out it came, very inconvenient especially while driving.

    Great post!

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