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Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth Review

Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth Review

After making the switch to cloth diapers over four years ago, I also made the switch to other reusable products including cloth pads. I am also a big fan of Buttons Diapers. In addition to the all-in-two cloth diapers, I also love the wet bags, cloth wipes, and more from the brand. I was thus incredibly excited when I saw the recent addition of the Dahlia Cloth line of reusable cloth menstrual pads from Buttons Diapers. Therefore, when recently offered the chance to review a set of Dahlia Cloth pads in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

Design

Dahlia Cloth is a new line of feminine cloth pads from Buttons Diapers for women of all ages. Currently available in three-packs, the pads consist of a layer of moisture-wicking, stain-resistant microfleece on top, microfiber layers hidden inside for maximum absorbency, and waterproof polyurethane laminate (PUL) backing to prevent leakage. Dahlia cloth currently comes in three sizes. Small measures 8.5 inches, medium measures 11 inches, and large measures 13.5 inches. Three PUL prints are also currently available: Afternoon Tea (floral), Meadow (leaves), and Midnight (black).

Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth in Package PUL of Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth

Laundering

I wash multiple loads of laundry a week and sometimes more than one load a day. I typically wash my cloth pads with my cloth diaper laundry. Between laundry days, I store the dirty Dahlia Cloth in a hanging wet bag in my bathroom. I currently wash my cloth laundry on hot (water heater set to non-scald temperatures) with powdered detergent followed by a cold rinse. I sometimes do a pre-wash with cold first, and I usually add a second cold rinse after the wash and rinse cycle. I then toss the clean laundry including my Dahlia Cloth in my dryer on delicate (low heat) for 90 minutes. My cloth pads come out clean every time. I personally do not care about staining, but, if stains are a concern for you, Buttons Diapers recommends rinsing the pads prior to washing.

Snapped Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth Unsnapped Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth

Performance

I received a three-pack of small Dahlia Cloth pads in Afternoon Tea. I already own two wet bags from Buttons diapers in the same print, and I absolutely love the pink and green flowers on the light blue background. I chose the small size because I use a menstrual cup in addition to cloth pads. The small works well as a panty liner and as a backup for leaks when using a cup during my menstrual cycle. I also like the small size as panty liners for everyday use. I especially used cloth liners during my pregnancy to protect my clothes against embarrassing leaks of all sorts! The medium and large sizes would work well as stand-alone pads during my period.

Using my new Dahlia Cloth pads is incredibly easy. Simply place the open pad in your underwear with the printed PUL facing down and the moisture-wicking microfleece facing your body. Then snap the tabs around the crotch of your underwear. Depending on your body and flow, change the pad every two to six hours. I personally store my used pads in a wet bag in my bathroom between washes. I keep the clean pads in the cabinet over my toilet. If you are worried about stains, you can rinse the used pads with cool water immediately after use. I, however, am unconcerned about discoloration on the menstrual pads that only I see. Additionally, the top layer of microfleece is also stain-resistant, which makes keeping the pads looking newer for longer easier.

In terms of comfort, I am quite happy with my new Dahlia Cloth pads. The microfleece layer is soft but wicks moisture away from the skin. The fabric never rubs me uncomfortably. The hidden microfiber layers lock away moisture. On light days, I can use a single pad for quite a few hours before requiring a change. I love that the microfiber keeps me feeling dry. Finally, the waterproof PUL layer protects my clothing against leaks. Unlike with disposable pads, I have yet to have a problem with my cloth pads leaking through to my clothes. Overall I am extremely pleased with my new small Dahlia Cloth pads from Buttons Diapers!

Snaps of Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth

Final Verdict

If you have considered making the switch to cloth feminine pads or if you already use reusable menstrual products, you cannot go wrong with the Dahlia Cloth line of reusable cloth menstrual pads from Buttons Diapers! Currently available in three sizes and three prints, the pads consist of a layer of moisture-wicking, stain-resistant microfleece on top, microfiber layers hidden inside for maximum absorbency, and waterproof PUL backing to prevent leakage. I find the pads easy to wash and care for. Most importantly, the fabrics are comfortable against intimate skin and lock moisture away to prevent embarrassing leaks! I therefore highly recommend Dahlia Cloth from Buttons Diapers to women of all ages.

For more information or to make a purchase, check out the check out the Buttons Diapers website. You can also follow Buttons Diapers on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and YouTube. If you plan to make a purchase, please use my affiliate link to Buttons Diapers. You can also purchase Buttons Diapers products via Amazon.

For more information about Buttons Diapers, check out my Buttons Diapers Review, Buttons Diapers Hemp/Cotton Inserts ReviewButtons Diapers Velour Baby Wipes Review, and Buttons Diapers Flushable Bamboo Liners Review.

Image Credits

Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth in Package © 2016 Heather Johnson
PUL of Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth © 2016 Heather Johnson
Snapped Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth © 2016 Heather Johnson
Unsnapped Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth © 2016 Heather Johnson
Snaps of Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth © 2016 Heather Johnson
Buttons Diapers Dahlia Cloth © 2016 Heather Johnson

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