I would have liked to write a post about politics, but my son and I are even more sick today. My head is still stuffy and now my throat feels like it's lined with barbed wire & razor blades. My son has picked up a runny nose in addition to that terrible cough. I can handle all kinds of gross bodily functions, but there is nearly nothing on the planet that creeps me out more than snot; I can't wait until he learns how to blow his nose! So instead of a deep and meaningful post, this is a short one that probably won't make any sense to most of the readership. I have a few questions on two different topics for my more crunchy readers.
I know that the lighter colored amber contains more succinic acid, but is there a difference in the style of amber? What I mean is, are chips or beads better if you're using the necklace for therapeutic purposes? Does necklace length make any difference?
I've started another cycle (yes, another period already!) and I absolutely love mama cloth. I'm totally sold on how comfortable cloth is compared to any disposable products. I want to pick up more pads for my heavy day, but I'm seeking some feedback before making a purchase. I love, love, love my heavy-flow pads from Mother Moon Pads, but do you have any vendors who you particularly like for heavy-flow mama cloth?
Other than price, what's the primary difference between fleece-backed pads and wool-backed pads? What are the main differences between cotton velour and OBV? Have you ever tried a minkee-topped pad? If so, does it feel gross once it's used? Are there any drawbacks to using pads with serged edges versus zig-zagging or topstitching?