Before there were adhesive-backed disposables, there were…. belts. Some of our older readers may even remember using these! Even younger readers have likely heard of belted sanitary napkins from the coming-of-age classic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. This is an Australian ad from 1956, announcing the launch of Kotex belts in fashion-forward WHITE.
Save a fortune! Sew your own washable feminine hygiene pads. Use old trifold diapers for inside layers, add layer of waterproof under the outer layer from old baby waterproof pads, and use flannel for outside like the expensive ones you order. Finish with a snap on wings or a button/buttonhole.