I have been searching for something like this ever since I had my kids (over 30 years ago) Love the kids but not so much the bladder leakage that was a "side effect." LOL. These pads are so amazing!!! Even the 15", which is very large, does "not" feel like a bulky diaper. The 12" is perfect for daily wear and I am so excited to have been able to ditch the toxic disposable pads. I did also purchase the Venture Cloth Pads which are kinda cool having an all in one sewn in pad. The Venture I use for less strenuous days but when I'm going to be actively gardening or just, well, active, then I use the 12" Heavenly cloth pad (adding the extra liner) for maximum protection. The double pad really does not feel bulky to me. I am very used to this now and find the pads comfortable both physically as well as emotionally, knowing I'll be protected and not have to worry about embarrassing moments.
You do need to wash-dry-wash-dry, and repeat a few more times to condition these but they are definitely absorbent and feel really nice against the skin. Jen is SO nice! She'll talk with you and help you find the options that most meet your needs. She was delightful to chat with and really gave me confidence in the products. FAST turn around/shipping time as well. Most women who deal with a bladder leakage issues find it embarrassing and somewhat discouraging. Jen made it easy to discuss my specific needs without feeling weird or embarrassed. She even had me weigh a dry disposable pad, wear it on an active day, then weigh the pad and leakage so that she could accurately recommend the product that would be perfect for me. I really appreciated that.
One thing I have found that is also helpful is the underwear you use. Loose fitting undies are a nightmare. I decided to purchase INNERSY Women's Cotton Menstrual Period Panties, the High Waist design and they work prefect with these Heavenly Pads. If there is a leak and I can't change the pad immediately, the undies act as a backup until I can get to drier ground, if you know what I mean, ;-). The undies keep the pads securely in place and the high waisted style tucks the tummy. The combination of these amazing pads from Mom and Me Creations along with my tummy tucking undies and...well...all of a sudden I start singing, "I feel pretty, oh so pretty..." I'm a customer for life! Thanks Jen :-)