Fullstop - Sustainable Products for your Period & Postpartum
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Fullstop - Sustainable Products for your Period & Postpartum

Mar 02, 2020

When we first started Bear & Moo, we wanted to help families have easier access to sustainable products, at an affordable price.  Thanks to our crew of amazing customers, we’ve saved goodness knows how many disposable nappies ending up in landfill.

So we wanted to take that concept and apply it something else that’s full of unnecessary disposable products – your period!

The Good Fund released some really humbling statistics about the ongoing cost and waste of disposable menstrual products in New Zealand:

  • Over 10 years, one woman may create approximately 39.5kg of waste – that’s up to 138kg over the life of her period headed straight to landfill.
  • The cost of single use menstrual products from puberty to menopause is approximately $8400.

It’s insane, right?

BUT! We’ve got options for you!  Again, like with our nappies, we want to make reducing period waste as simple and affordable as possible for maximum impact on our planet.

Here’s a breakdown to help you decide which product might be best for you.


Breastmates Postpartum Underwear are for short term use, can be washed and are available in a four pack, in Small, Medium or Large.

These undies are perfect for use before and after the birth of your baby, they're super soft, stretchy and comfy.  Grab a couple of boxes to pack in your hospital bag.  Seriously the best "Granny Pants" you can find for after labour!


Partum Panties are comfortable to wear during pregnancy, and after delivery can be worn all day long without any discomfort.

Partum Panties absorb blood with the pad, double the size of any other brand. This provides extra coverage for both front and back - absorbing between 800 and 1000ml. Partum Panties are available in sizes Medium and Large.






Our reusable sanitary pads come in 3 sizes - small, medium and large.  They are an easy switch from a disposable pad to reusable, just rinse after use until they run clear and then pop them in the washing machine.  Gorgeous prints to make your period just a little more fun too!

Much like period underwear, reusable pads need to be changed as frequently as a disposable pad, and washed every day (or two), so you will require 9 – 12, again depending on your flow and cycle. They have a lifetime of 2 – 3 years and cost $10.00 - $16.00 each, so another low cost option.

You can also purchase these in multi-pack bundles, saving even more!



We want you to be able to make the right decision for you. Every single use product we don’t use helps both your wallet and our planet, and we are so excited for the impact that we can make together!

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