Reusable Options for Mama: Banana Charlie
As I mentioned yesterday, I recently became interested in using reusable feminine products. As a former cloth diapering mama, I am familiar with cloth products and just love them. But it took me a few years to venture in to the world of ‘mama cloths’. Overall, though, my experience has been wonderful and I’m so glad that I took the chance!
When I set out to find the best mama cloths available, the overwhelming response was Charlie Banana. Huh? I’d never heard of Charlie Banana, but the rave reviews from other mamas was enough to make me seek them out.
And am I ever glad I did!
Charlie Banana is primarily a cloth diaper company. In fact, it took me a while to find the link to their reusable feminine pads. If I hadn’t known I was looking for them, I would never have found them. Charlie Banana only offers three feminine pad options: liners, pads and supers. But what they lack in diversity they absolutely make up for in awesomeness.
I absolutely love Charlie Banana’s reusable feminine pads. I opted to try the Super Feminine Pads because I prefer longer disposable pads. These fit perfectly. They are nice and long and provide a very ample amount of coverage without being too bulky. These pads are all in one and you can not add liners, but I didn’t need a liner. They are super absorbent on even my heaviest day. The white pad is so soft and fluffy that I was kind of bum I had to use it. The good news is that they stay soft and fluffy after washing! I did opt to wear a different brand of reusable pad for my lighter days, but I only had the supers to try and they were just too much after a few days.
I was a little nervous about that white pad. Yikes. But it washes out completely! The pads looked brand new after several washings.
The ladies who recommended Charlie Banana to me were right — they make some awesome mama cloths!