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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:07 pm 
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I don't know if many here use an additional cotton pad with their protection but I've found an item that works great as a pad at a very affordable price. It's a Walmart Main Stays brand "Flour Sack Towel" which can be found in the area where the kitchen towels are found. The towels are 28" x 29", they are thin but super soft and absorbent and can (obviously) be folded into any configuration that suits your needs. In addition all of the edges are seamed so I've had no problems with them unraveling and at $5 for five towels you can't beat the price. I like to fold one into a pad about 5" wide and put it between my regular diaper and my diaper cover when I'm out and about for a little extra security. I'm sure there are many other ways it could be utilized but I'll leave that up to our members here.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:05 am 
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Many thanks. I need to replace several of my pads, so this will be useful.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:45 pm 
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I've recently found an another great use for the "Flour Sack Towels" mentioned above. This could be of interest to some of our members, especially those that, like me, have infrequent or unpredictable night wetting and/or have to take out of town trips.
I first fold the towel in half, and then in thirds, and place the resulting pad inside my nighttime pull-up diaper. Over that I'll add my PUL pants for added security, especially if I'm away from home at a friends place or at a hotel. I've found that the pad will absorb 95% (or often 100%) of a wetting with little to none getting to my pull-up. This combo works great because not only has it completely eliminated leaks, even for a side sleeper like me, but it also allows me to use the toilet normally when I do wake up having to urinate. An added bonus is that the towels are inexpensive ($1 ea.) so if need be they can simply be rolled up, put in a plastic bag and tossed in the trash.
I suppose this would also work for those with regular night wetting but of course they would need to be laundered. Since they are quite a bit smaller than a regular cloth diaper they may not have the capacity needed for heavy or multiple wetters so that could be another consideration. I hope this may help others here and I would like to hear of your experience if you try this idea.


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