Mama cloth. I’ve talked about it in the past, including all the benefits. Today, I thought I’d talk about a specific brand of mama cloth that I really like- the Knickernappies cloth mama pad. These wonderful pads are stackable and come in both hemp and microfiber. Hate microfiber? Get the hemp! Prefer microfiber? Then get the microfiber!
I actually tried the microfiber and velour and have to say that it was super soft and oh so comfortable to wear. You almost can’t even tell that it’s there. Now my pads were black and orange, which at first glance, is a little odd, but all in all, I really like it. It was sort of fitting a few months ago at Halloween when I got them…not so much now…but they’re interchangeable so when I get more of these in the
future (and I definitely will!), the funky color combo won’t be noticeable. Lol.
The stackability of this system was something that intrigued me about it, but at the same time, I was hesitant. I just couldn’t wrap my mind around the idea that you could use the same shell with different snap-in pads more than once. How on earth would that work? But I tried it and it does. The shell itself doesn’t get messy or yucky-just the pad. You truly CAN change just the snap-in pad. The shell itself serves only to hold the pad in place.
And while we’re talking about the stackability (a side note here, word doesn’t recognize this as an actual word, lol), I have to add that each pad comes with two sizes of stackable snap-in pads. The shorter one is great for light days or days when you’re just spotting a bit. The longer ones are perfect for regular days. And if you stack one on top of the other, then it’s perfect for nights and heavy days. That makes this pad awesome for any type of day! How many pads would you have to buy of another brand to equal the versatility of this brand? At least 3! I think that’s my favorite part of this pad. I never have to worry whether or not I’ll have enough coverage.
One more thing! These pads fold up beautifully and fairly small as well. I can keep them and store them
anywhere without worrying whether someone will realize what it is should it fall out of a purse or bag and I don’t have to worry that it won’t fit where I need to keep it (like our smallest diaper bag for regular days).
Now that you know all the things I love about this pad, there has to be something I don’t love, right? The
thing I don’t love is the learning curve. You have to be careful with this pad when you’re first starting to use it to be sure you don’t leak. If you’re having a heavier day and you don’t add the extra layer of absorbency, you’re risking a serious leak as these pads do not have a built in water proof layer like some other pads.
There you have it, my thoughts on Knickernappies mama cloth. Have you tried it yet? Do you like it?
Kristi Stokes has been the mom behind the Wee Little Changes blog for nearly a year now. She is a stay-at-home mom to four awesome kids and started cloth diapering 3 years ago. You can visit Wee Little Changes, a Knickernappies retailer, at http://www.weelittlechanges.