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Why You Need to Think About Adult Incontinence Right Now

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Incontinence is a sensitive subject and no one is completely exempt from bladder issues; it can affect anyone, such as athletes, young adults who are postpartum or obese, and seniors. Buying an adult diaper for the first time can be a difficult task if you’re not prepared.

 

 

We found some interesting statistics in the article No Gender Discrimination: Urinary Incontinence Affects Both Men and Women written by Jaimie Lazare provided by Today’s Geriatric Medicine:

According to the American Urological Association (AUA), 15 million men and women suffer from UI. Specifically, UI affects about 33% of older women, 15% to 20% of older men, 50% of frail elders, and 60% to 80% of nursing home residents.1 One study that looked at the impact

Periods Around the World

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United States, Jordan, Uganda, Brazil, Laos. No matter the country, a large number of women get their periods. Despite that, the ways we handle them may vary by location. We are taking you for a trip around the world for a look inside how women from all over are experiencing menstruation.

 

Period Party

In some countries, a girl’s first period can call for celebration. When a young Cree woman starts her period, they are honored with ritual called a Berry Fast. The celebrated women fast from solid foods during this time, but are brought soup by older female family members. During this time, older women also pray for the positive future of the young woman. When the rite of passage is over, young women are celebrated with a feast.

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Things To Know About Your First Period

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So you’ve started your period, congratulations! Your first few periods may seem daunting, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Periods are painful and they can be a burden at times, we’ve all been there. It may seem there are a million products you could use during that time of the month, which can be overwhelming.

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As a young woman, staying informed is extremely important, especially when it comes to your body. Monolith menstrual hygiene companies seem like the good guys, with colorful packaging and fluffy words that make you believe their products are natural. Truth is, most of them are not.

 

While shopping around for products, chances are you’ve seen scented tampons or pads. Just say no to those. Scented tampons may seem like a nice perk to your period, but the truth is there

Wrap Up: CottonWorks Webinar

CottonWorks provides resources to consumers. We tuned in to their recent webinar Cotton Biodegradability in Aquatic Environments, which focused on the growing threat of microfibers. Here’s what we learned:

 

What Are Microfibers?

According to The Story of Stuff, a microfiber is a tiny fragment of plastic that sheds during the washing machine cycle. Since microfibers are usually less than 5mm in size, they are an emerging pollutant that are very difficult to catch.

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How Do They Get There?

Many factors can be taken into account when it comes to microfibers, like laundering (spinning and drying cycle) and the age of the garment. These microfibers make their way into wastewater treatment plants and septic systems, which are currently not capable of filtering the tiny

Tips to Help Alleviate PMS Symptoms

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Premenstrual Syndrome, aka PMS, is never fun. All you want to do is lie in bed and watch movies while stuffing your face with chocolate and potato chips. We’ve all been there.

But your daily duties don’t stop when you have cramps, so what are some things you can do to alleviate PMS symptoms?

 

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Keep hydrated!

Water

So water isn’t technically a food. However, hydrating can prevent acne onset by hormonal changes and alleviate bloating. If you’re getting enough water, your body won’t retain liquids, which is key to keeping you comfortable.

 

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No matter the time of the month, greens are always a good choice.

Greens, greens, and more greens

Leafy green vegetables are a great source of calcium,

What’s REALLY in Those Wet Wipes?

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Have you ever used a wipe and thought to yourself, “What is this wipe made of? What ingredients are in the solution?

These questions are vital, especially when it comes to wipes being used on infants and children. Do you know what’s in your wipe? There are two main components to a wipe: the physical make-up and the solution the wipe sits in until it’s used.

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The Wipe Itself

Most wipes are made of a blend of multiple fibers (non-woven). Not surprisingly, the more trustworthy wipes are made of cotton. When searching for a wipe, durability is key. Cotton naturally becomes stronger when wet, which sounds like the ideal wipe, right? However, most wipes are made from rayon and polyester, or a blend of both. Polyester is not biodegradable and rayon requires a lot of

The Truth About Organic Cotton

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Organic. We hear this word daily, if not several times a day. Once (and still) a trend in food products, the term organic is starting to gain significant meaning in everyday merchandise like baby wipes, hygiene products, etc. Occasionally, we may hear the term used in the labeling of cotton products.

What exactly is organic cotton?

According to the experts at Barnhardt Natural Fibers, all global certifying bodies would agree that the plant should start with a non-GMO seed and be grown with the use of organically approved pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

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What is the difference between organic and non-organic cotton?

Surprisingly, there is not much of a difference between organic and conventional cotton other than in the way that it is grown. However, because it takes more land to yield the same amount of

Smart Consumers Are Rethinking Fast Fashion

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The concept of ‘fast fashion’, a trend that surfaced almost 20 years ago, is one that we (both consumers and producers) should be paying more attention to.

Polyester has emerged as a leader in garment fabrics found in retail stores all over the world, used in almost 60% of new clothing found in stores. Polyester is relatively inexpensive and versatile, but not all that glitters is gold. There are some detrimental downsides to polyester that affect the environment, as well as the consumer:

  • There are approximately 21.3 million tons of polyester on retail shelves today, a 157% increase since 2000. That’s 42,600,000,000 pounds.
  • Producing enough fiber for a polyester t-shirt contributes more than twice the amount of CO2 than the equivalent amount of cotton.
  • Polyester decomposes at a much slower rate than cotton and other natural fibers.
  • Polyester retains more odors than cotton, which means it will need to be washed

What’s REALLY in Your Baby’s Diaper?

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What’s Really In Your Baby’s Diaper?

As a parent, your biggest concern is your child’s health. If your child is currently in diapers, the thought of “What’s really in my baby’s diaper?” has crossed your mind recently. The quest for researching ingredients can be overwhelming. But look no further, we have all the information summarized here for you.

First, we must break down the layers of your baby’s diaper:

Top sheet (or Inner Layer): The layer that sits directly on your baby’s skin

Absorbent core: The layer that absorbs the fluids

Waterproof outer shell: The outer materials of the actual diaper

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Labeled diaper via BabyGearLab

The two ingredients that are commonly present in most diapers are

Is Your Top Sheet Telling the Truth?

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In many feminine pad commercials, the main emphasis is always on the absorbent core, but there are other parts of the pad that deserve your attention. While a leak-free day is important, the outermost layer of the pad, also known as a top sheet, is touching one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Have you ever thought about what it’s made out of?

The truth is that many products you find on the shelf contain a top sheet constructed out of synthetic fibers. But just what is a synthetic fiber? In short, it’s a man-made textile developed using chemicals. What starts as plastic pellets is eventually broken down into thin strands and woven together to form the top sheet of your pad. While natural fibers like cotton inherently conduct moisture, synthetic fibers are oil-based and tend to trap moisture against the body. Goodbye, freshness!