Real Nappies, a Real Choice

Real Nappies and the environment In 2005 an Environment Agency report was published which stated that Real Nappies were no better for the environment than disposables.  This claim did not consider the disposal of nappies, instead focussing on the carbon output of both nappy systems.  Even though the report found that the washing and drying…

Go Real, Goes Reusable…

Go Real is run by me, Anna, a work at home mum. Both of my children where in reusable nappies, but they are now both school age and no longer have a need for nappies. So, what else do we, the Go Real family reuse? Here’s a list of 10: 1, Sanitary products. Being a…

Getting My Head around Menstrual Cups

This week we have heard from five different people. Reusable Menstrual Products Week 2016 is drawing to a close and maybe it’s about time you heard something from me. So here you go, here is the story of me, Anna, getting my head around menstrual cups and discovering CSP! “So, I remember when I first…

MENsturation

  So this week we have heard from three different women and a wonderful 10 year old girl, but now it’s the gents turn. Here’s Peter from Babi Pur talking about periods and menstrual products from his point of view: “Menstruation isn’t something men usually talk about but do you know what, I think we…

Non Menstrual Bleeding Part Two: Postpartum

Something else people don’t like to talk about is postpartum bleeding. But it happens to everyone who has a baby, be it a vaginal birth or a c-section. It can be very heavy to begin with and can last for up to 6 weeks. Today, we’re hearing from a mum who has experience of using…

Cloth pads

Yesterday, we heard from Lucy, an adult using cloth pads. Today we are hearing from the wonderful Lily, because after all, it’s not just adults that need to use menstrual products: “Cloth pads are period pads that are reusable, so you just wash them in a washing machine and dry them on the washing line….

I love Cloth Pads

The lovely Lucy from The Pie Patch  is telling us today about how much she loves cloth pads! If you also love cloth pads, or maybe your unsure about cloth pads, in fact, whatever your stance on cloth pads is, this is a fab read: “I love cloth pads. No, really. I mean I LUUUURVE them….

Sea Sponge Tampons and Me

We’ve got a guest blog post here from the lovely Victoria talking to you all about Sea Sponges and her… “I first heard about sea sponges as a menstrual product in a conversation about having sex when bleeding. Something that you can use during sex! What a bloody revelation! (…..Sorry) While I was in love…

Home Made CSP

Building up a stash of CSP (cloth sanitary pads) so you have enough to use for your cycle can be an expensive investment.  A more affordable way of boosting your stash is to make your own! You will need: A sewing machine An absorbent fabric (you could use old towels or nappy boosters, or you…

Reusable Coffee Cups

  Last month disposable coffee cups hit the headlines after a TV show about reducing waste did a feature on them. They reviled that in the UK alone we throw away 2.5 billion card bored coffee cups every year! So, my dad and I had to go on a long drive from Cornwall to Newcastle…

Reusable Menstrual Products FAQ

Cloth Pads How many do you need? About 15-30 pads depending on your flow, how often you like to change your pad and how often you wash them. -What shape/size? A good start is to look at what size and shape you use in disposable pads. There is lots of choice when it comes to…

Reducing waste at Go Real HQ

Reducing waste in an office environment can sometimes be a challenge. Often council’s will charge for the collection of recycling and rubbish as a small project this was an issue in our old home. However since moving to a home office in 2015 we don’t have to worry about that any more. But, we want…