10.3.12

DivaCup Review & Giveaway


Flashback to high school: I'm sitting in one of my classes when all of a sudden I feel something wet in my pants. I slowly edge out of my desk and wobble, penguin-style to the desk to ask for a bathroom pass. Then, I bolt to the bathroom with my arms covering my backside. Even though I had in a tampon, it leaked, just as it has a million times since. Each time I'm unprepared and embarrassed at the situation. What was the alternative? A pad? No way I'm wearing an unsanitary product that feels like a diaper! Now there really is an alternative to pads and tampons that every woman should try... the DivaCup.

DivaCup Basics
The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow. Inserted at the lower base of the vaginal canal, worn internally. It cannot be felt nor can it leak when inserted properly! The DivaCup is a clean and convenient method of feminine hygiene protection because there is no need to touch the flow. It's easy to remove and no mess is involved. 
You can wear the DivaCup for all activities, giving women true freedom without the worry, guessing and unreliability that disposable feminine hygiene products pose. You can wear the DivaCup up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting. In addition, it's great for light or moderate flows, making it perfect for overnight usage, too! 


My Thoughts
After having my first son, I opted for an IUD, which would magically make my period disappear, but the IUD was not inserted correctly and caused all sorts of issues. This is when I started doing some research. I was sick of using tampons, which can cause TSS and aren't very reliable. I also wanted an eco-conscious alternative. Mama cloth was one option, though I felt I already washed enough cloth diapers to last me a lifetime. Then I found out about the DivaCup and couldn't wait to give it a try.
I loved the idea of something that wouldn't absorb because tampons are sometimes uncomfortable for me. Plus, the DivaCup is BPA-free, Latex-free and plastic-free. There are no dyes, colors or additives involved either, so it is very safe to use. It took me a few times to get used to putting it in, but it's true- once inserted correctly, you can't feel it at all!

I stay very active and am always on the go, so I am so happy to now have something that is not only reliable, but can be worn up to 12 hours. Plus, you can save so much money AND it is eco-friendly! Just think of all the waste you are NOT creating by using the DivaCup. That alone gives me reason to love it. I love my DivaCup and highly recommend it to all women. I think it's something all women should give a try. They retail for $39.99 and can be found online as well as stores near you. I found them on Amazon.com for around $25.

So, who would love to try a DivaCup? Here's your chance to win one! 
One Lucky Children Teaching Mama Reader Will Win Their Choice of DivaCup! 
Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter! This giveaway will end at 12:01am on Sunday, March 31st. Good luck!



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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

28 comments:

Diddlepoyner said...

We just got some solar panels!!

Mary Burner said...

To be more Eco-conscious, the major things we do are cloth diaper, try to buy local produce, and take public transport when we can.

Christine said...

we are cloth diapering :)

Lindsay Oussa said...

We use cloth diapers and wipes. I also got rid of paper towels and use microfiber cleaning cloths to clean with instead. We like to grow our own vegis every summer, as well!

aperry said...

Cloth diaper, compost, mama cloth,

allison said...

cloth diaper and wipes, homemade dishwasher soap, about to start no poo, we're seriously considering cloth paper towels and family cloth

nicole said...

We are trying to turn off the lights. Buy from local groceries and and businesses in our area

nicole said...

I am so grateful that you reviewed this product. I have had questions, but when speaking with friends they found this product weird. It just makes sense to me. Thanks for giving me courage! I AM going to try this product!

Ali P said...

We cloth diaper and I would love to use the Diva Cup, haven't been a huge fan of Mama Cloth...

Jennireesa said...

We recycle.

Hannah Avery said...

I use cloth diapers, and I used cloth wipes for a long time, and like them. I also use Mama cloth some, and like it. I breastfeed, homebirth, and love natural food when it is available. My sister really loves her diva cup, and I would like to try one!

-Hannah

hannahavery85@yahoo.com

Lilac said...

We do lots of things to be more eco-friendly: cloth diapers, cloth wipes, cloth menstrual pads, cloth napkins, recycling, reusable shopping bags...

ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer said...

We do a lot of reusing and recycling!

Klemm Family said...

We reuse, recycle, use cloth napkins, towels, and diapers
skklemm at gmail

Danielle said...

We recycle, compost, reusable bags at stores, garden our own food

sa-weet said...

recycle, resell used stuff

Amanda said...

We use reusable bags when shopping and use snack/sandwich bags and reusable lunch sacks, containers etc. whenever we can. Dd is CDed although it's only night since she is potty trained...lately she's been wanting to be a big girl and wear her panties to bed :-( I use a menstrual cup and mama cloth for most of my cycle.
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debbiekl said...

Our main focus these days is buying less. Then there's less packaging and broken toys to throw out down the road.

jswencki said...

I cloth diaper, recycle, use vinegar to clean

Vanessa Coker said...

We recycle and use natural cleaning products.

Vanessa Coker said...

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Anonymous said...

started recycling and saving on water and have went to all new spiral lightbulbs and keep heat set on 67


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Amy_M said...

We use cloth diapers.

Amy Carlson

amybabya79 at yahoo.com

corey1971 said...

We recycle and use recycled/recyclable/reusable options whenever possible. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Karina said...

we use cloth diapers

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

Robin Quick said...

We Recycle and use reusable lunch bags.

Erica Lee said...

we cloth diaper and recycle. I also repurpose whenever I can!

Brittany H said...

It started with cloth diapers and now I'm finding myself reusing instead of disposing all over the place. It's amazing how much I used to throw away!

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