The DivaCup may be one of those “crunchy mama” products that makes some people cringe, but to me it’s been a HUGE relief! I’ve been using the Diva Cup for about three years now and I absolutely love it. It has given me a totally different perspective, not only on my monthly visit from Aunt Flo, but on how I’m taking care of my lady business as well. After getting married, I knew that babies would soon be on their way, and I quickly obsessed over taking care of my nether regions because I knew it would be a sweet growing baby’s home for about 40 weeks. I wouldn’t want my baby developing in a chemical infested balloon!
Being a college athlete at the time, I knew that cloth pads wouldn’t be the best option to use if I was traveling for games. That’s when a friend suggested the DivaCup. Just like any product, however, there are pros and cons. Read this post for my honest thoughts.
- No more buying tampons or pads!
- It’s reusable and eco-friendly.
- Absolutely no chemicals whatsoever (it is made completely from silicone).
- You can SLEEP with it.
- The company helps to encourage donations to support and help women in third world countries with feminine hygiene products.
- It can be worn for 12 hours before you need to empty and wash it.
- They have two different sizes.
- I personally experience less severe cramping, shorter periods, and lighter flow.
- It can be found at every mom’s favorite place: TARGET! (I was very excited about this because when I first purchased it the only places I could find it were Sprouts and Amazon).
- It can be just as easy as inserting a tampon after practicing a few times.
- It takes trial and error. Meaning, it will take some time for you to really have it inserted properly.
- It can leak if not inserted properly…like I said, trial and error.
- You may have to use a lubricant to help insert it. I find this happens close to my last couple of days of my cycle. Yay for coconut oil!
- It eventually will stain (but the company sells a wash you can buy).
- It can be a little bit tricky to remove sometimes.
- If you have a baby, you will probably need to upgrade to Model 2.
- They can appear a little pricey, but considering it is reusable, it’s worth it.
- This is a reusable product. You have to empty the cup and wash it out (including washing your hands) thoroughly before inserting it again. You’ll get used to it though!
- It can be a little messy if you aren’t slow with removal… remember the trial and error mentioned above?
- Sometimes when you need to empty and you’re in public and there isn’t a way to wash it because there are multiple stalls and one sink. Talk about awkward. I typically try to empty it before leaving the house for a long period of time, just to be safe.
- Not everyone will be supportive of it because too many people simply think it’s “gross.”
The DivaCup has saved me so much time and money! As a mom, this product really helps because I know it won’t leak and I don’t have to worry about changing it as often as a tampon. The best part? I know I’m helping to provide a healthier “home” for my babies while they are in utero!
Do you have a DivaCup? What are your experiences with it? Comment below with questions or stories! We’d love to hear them!
P.S. this post isn’t sponsored in any way, it’s simply one of those pieces of information I feel other moms should read about!