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Giggle Knickers....has anyone tried them?

(33 Posts)
Pittcity Sat 18-Jan-20 09:44:48

I have been reading a Facebook discussion about putting used sanitary products into landfill vs buying reusable alternatives.
I currently use Tena lights for the occasional sneeze/cough leak. I have looked at Giggle Knickers as a washable alternative.
They are quite expensive and would like to know what others think before taking the plunge.
I am also interested to find out if there is much difference in the environmental impact of both products taking manufacturing, disposal v washing machine water, electricity, detergents etc.

Pittcity Sat 18-Jan-20 10:14:43

I have just sorted my laundry and have part answered my own question. Duh, I have to wash my knickers anyway!
So as long as the absorbent ones work well and only one pair is needed per day it should make no difference to the environment.
But are they worth buying? Two pairs would cost the same as a year's supply of panty liners.

vampirequeen Sat 18-Jan-20 10:18:16

I've seen the discussions on fb too. They seem very expensive for what they are. If you don't have too much leakage and you don't mind the extra washing why not use a piece of terry nappy (or similar) I know these knickers will reduce landfill but I have my doubts as to how they'll help overall due to the extra water, electricity and detergents used. You can buy biodegradable sanitary towels e.g. There are quite a few brands on Amazon.

Shrub Sat 18-Jan-20 10:19:41

You can also get reuseable panty liners, might be worth a look?

Pittcity Sat 18-Jan-20 10:50:11

It's stress incontinence I'm interested in...way past periods!
Reusable pads just add to the laundry surely?

EllanVannin Sat 18-Jan-20 11:10:04

What is it ? Itching powder ?

I've no interest in re-usable anything particularly for intimate areas.

Pittcity Sat 18-Jan-20 13:05:16

They are cotton knickers EllanVannin with a special gusset to absorb little leaks.

grannymy Sat 18-Jan-20 13:07:49

I'll stick with Tena lights. I think they're great.

Luckygirl Sat 18-Jan-20 15:32:02

Would that Tena Lights were up to the task!!

Hetty58 Sat 18-Jan-20 15:42:56

I'd suggest downloading the Habit pelvic floor exercises. I'm surprised it's often considered 'normal' for older ladies to have leaky bladders.

Pittcity Sat 18-Jan-20 15:46:33

I do my exercises and was lucky enough to be a GN tester for Innovo. Both have improved the situation greatly but there is still the occasional accident.

Cerys Sat 18-Jan-20 16:41:23

I use Modibody knickers which sound very similar to Giggle knickers - they are amazing and I wouldn’t, go back to liners. Very comfortable and effective with no leaks. And to answer your question one pair lasts all day.

Yennifer Sat 18-Jan-20 17:02:02

Ooh I had a terrible problem after 5 pregnancies. You have to find that pelvic floor ladies! Take the elevator half way up, hold for 5 take it all the way to the top for a good squeeze, then release lol x

kittylester Sat 18-Jan-20 18:09:32

But do they smell?

Cerys Sat 18-Jan-20 18:22:43

No smell - they make different strengths of absorption which and colour etc. Can be used for periods as well

Luckygirl Sat 18-Jan-20 21:52:01

All sounds too good to be true! I do not think I would trust them at all.

I was amazed to see they have "period pants" as well - I am sure they would not have equalled the two super tampons + two super pads all at once that still left me having to get up and change the sheets in the night!!

Pittcity Wed 22-Jan-20 16:01:50

Well I took the plunge and my order arrived today.

GrannyLaine Wed 22-Jan-20 16:12:59

*Pittcity, let us know what you think of them!

Grandmax5 Thu 23-Jan-20 11:27:27

Hetty58...a weak pelvic floor is not the only cause for urine leakage though. Although it’s a good place to start.

Grandmax5 Thu 23-Jan-20 11:36:10

These are useful and easy to just hand wash in the bathroom sink at night and dry for next morning. I find them helpful just now until I get my hysterectomysad

Pittcity Fri 24-Jan-20 21:37:02

I must admit that they are very comfortable and look nice. I haven't needed to test them yet!

Tweedle24 Fri 24-Jan-20 22:43:07

Trying Giggle Knickers for first time today. As Pittcity says, “ They are very comfortable and look nice”.
I am sold!

MissAdventure Fri 24-Jan-20 23:43:04

"I love my baby items and
grandmax5 recommended an item, so I clicked on the link and started reading the reviews.
The one from Tom with his picture included made me smile.

MissAdventure Fri 24-Jan-20 23:44:48

Argh! I copied part of his review then changed my mind, but my phone decided to post it anyway.

Evie64 Fri 24-Jan-20 23:51:02

Sadly I need the Tena Super plus, so not sure I would trust these, especially when I'm at work and have a coughing fit! But saying that, I think they are a really good idea. Bit like terry nappies were so much better than the disposable ones back in the day, but apparently they are making a resurgence now which is good.