For those that don't know what "mama cloth" means, it's a term for washable feminine pads. While it is not specifically cloth diaper related, the idea is the same. Women use them for a week a month and then wash for the next month. The care is the same as cloth diapers and some women even wash them in a cloth diaper load. While washing pads may seem gross to some, for me, the benefits way outweigh the gross factor. The pads are usually diamond, oval, or contour shaped. The wings wrap around the panty and snap closed.
I was introduced to mama cloth by Debbie of Norrie's Nappies. She's a friend of mine who has a really nice work-at-home-mom (WAHM) business. She makes pocket diapers and mama cloth. She was nice enough to send me a great stash of mama cloth for my postpartum period for my youngest child. I've since purchased more and have more than 20 pieces in my stash. Her selection of materials is great. The pads can be topped with minky, velour, athletic mesh, or flannel. The body of the pad is usually layers of flannel that trifold to the center. The backing is usually one layer of flannel and one layer of PUL.