A few months ago I wrote about the different cloth pad fabrics available and why they may or may not be a good choice for you. Since then my favorite cloth pad brand has come out with pads in some new fabrics so now finding the best mama cloth fabric for you is even easier. I’ve had a chance to try them all and I’m excited to tell you about them.
Polyester Cotton Jersey
Polyester cotton jersey is a cotton blend that offers many cute prints and colors. It is softer than cotton knit and is also more stay dry. It is a nice fabric for the warmer months since it is lighter than minky but is more substantial than plain cotton knit.
The downside of polyester cotton jersey is that it does pill more than the other fabrics that I have. It isn’t enough to matter much to me, but it is something to be aware of if it may bother you. It is also more prone to staining than minky but not as much as cotton knit. However, with a good wash routine your cloth pads should have minimal to no staining.
I believe this line of pads came about by accident. If memory serves, the swirl dye the pattern you see below was supposed to be made on OBV fabric and grabbed the bamboo fleece instead. Bamboo fleece is what is used as the inner core of Pink Lemonade Shop pads. Typically made of 70% bamboo viscose and 30% organic cotton, this is another great option for those who are looking for a natural fiber option.
I haven’t noticed much if any staining with this fabric and it is soft and absorbent. It isn’t stay dry, but it does pull in moisture rather quickly.
Cotton velour is another cotton blend and is becoming one of my favorite fabrics. It has a very similar feel to bamboo velour and it’s really hard for me to tell the hand dyed one from my hand dyed OBV. I am pretty sure that this is the cotton velour one.
It doesn’t stain as much as cotton knit but lighter colors, like the yellow one pictured, may stain. I was able to get the stain out very easily with a second wash with some oxygen bleach.
To find out about more of the mama cloth fabric that’s available, check out my other post to find out about organic bamboo velour, minky, cotton knit, and raw silk. To shop for pads in these fabrics, you can purchase from Nicki’s Diapers where you can earn rewards as well as purchase other feminine and/or baby care products in one place. You can also find cloth pads on Amazon.
If you know of other manufacturers using different fabrics than the ones listed in this or my other post, please add them in the comments section. I would love to hear about them as would other readers.
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