That’s because I’m reviewing Party in My Pants – the cloth pad company that definitely wins the award for the best name ever! (Seriously – I bought from them because of their name! )
If you’re just catching up with Becoming Crunchy today, I’ve been reviewing mama cloth, or cloth pads from various businesses, along with reusable tampon-like products.
I also got the great opportunity to guest post over at The Cloth Diapering Mama today – I would love for you to go check out my post on Looking at That Time of the Month in a Whole New Way - especially because it includes information on how you can help support girls and women in countries around the world who are being deeply affected by an inability to afford sanitary menstrual products – a cause that is very dear to my heart.
I have one last review this morning, a post later on today with a few wrap up points, and a giveaway tomorrow!! (A chance to try mama cloth or add to my stash without spending $$? Don’t mind if I do!). The giveaway will also be part of tomorrow’s Earth Day Blog Carnival hosted by Child of the Nature Isle and Monkey Butt Junction, so it’s definitely going to be a great day for some good reading.
All that housekeeping out of the way, let’s get started…
Party in My Pants
Party in my Pants was created by sisters Luci & Lydia Daum; all of their products are handmade in Ashland, Wisconsin.
They have an awesomely informative and fun website and recently did a pretty cool fundraiser for the Japanese Tsunami efforts (they designed an adorable pad and donated 100% of the proceeds to Direct Relief International) – I was sorry that it sold out so quickly!
I would call their pricing mid-range. I purchased a deluxe starter kit which included 1 large, 1 overnight and 1 luxe liner. I also added the cutest mini wet bag to my order (It was on sale), along with some freebies like a wing extender and Tell a Friend kit (I didn’t end up needing the wing extender but wanted the chance to check it out; it may be useful with another pad if I order from them!).
My total with shipping came to $44.97 (they charged $5.99 for shipping). To be fair, Wisconsin is closer to Ontario than Seattle is (I was a bit surprised at the GladRags shipping cost which was twice this much, but I suppose the location difference is part of the reason).
Again, I was afraid I wouldn’t get my order in time – I’ve actually started avoiding ordering products from the US because the shipping time can be so ridiculous, but the Party in my Pants pads were at my house within a few weeks of ordering – very impressive. Hmm…maybe customs officials just don’t want to bother with boxes marked cloth menstrual pads?
One more big plus for Party in My Pants – they sent a teeny fair trade 55% dark chocolate bar along with the order – how awesome is that! (It’s the little things that make the difference…)
The Party in my Pants pads that I ordered were quite large, but very thin, and had a very different material feel – they’re a bit more vinyl-ey feeling if that makes sense (they come in flannelette, cotton or organic cotton on top of a breathable nylon leak-proof shield).
They were the only pads I tried where I could actually feel them there (the others just felt like underwear) but it wasn’t annoying in any way; certainly much less bothersome than a thick and crinkly disposable.
I didn’t experience any leaks with these pads, and would feel comfortable wearing the ones I purchased on heavy days and overnight – they give good coverage while still being quite thin – they were probably the thinnest mama cloth I tried, which I know is a big plus for some (though if you don’t like a very large pad, you may want to go with some of their smaller options – they even have ones to fit a thong!)
All in all, I was pleased – I can freely recommend this product.
- Awesome name
- Great website; fast shipping
- Very cute pattern choices
- Excellent coverage and variety of choices
- Functional – NO leaks
- Some people may not like the feel of these pads (they are soft on top, more vinyl-like on bottom). It didn’t bother me.
If you have any questions about Party in my Pants, please let me know in the comments section.
Stay tuned later today for a bit of a wrap up and some links to further information – and be sure to stop by tomorrow for the giveaway – it’s really an awesome one!
Disclaimer: I purchased all the products I am reviewing with my own money (though 2 of the pads were a gift). The giveaway has been donated. I am not affiliated with any of the companies I will be reviewing with the exception of Earth Mama Angel Baby – I do receive a small commission from them if you purchase through my link. I am committed to full disclosure and to offering you un-biased, helpful information in this blog.