The most important benefit of reusable cloth pads is that it is 'reusable'. They are made of environment-friendly materials. This creates considerably less overall waste compared to disposable products. They can last for several years and are thus pocket-friendly.
Most reusable menstrual pads are made to last for five years, but many women report that their pads have lasted much longer! Washable cloth pads are much more economical when compared to the cost of disposable products over your lifetime.
WASH. After you've worn your pad and you're ready to wash them, it's always a good idea to pre-rinse them with natural soap or normal tap water to help prevent staining. Soak the pads and rinse them dry until the water runs clear.
It is made out of high-quality anti-microbial treated fabrics ensuring a soft, durable surface allowing fast absorbency and resistance to moisture.
Cloth pads allow moisture to evaporate, and less moisture means fewer bacteria to produce unwanted smells.
In the case of pads, you decide what works best for you as there isn't the risk of toxic shock syndrome. You can wear a pad overnight or for six hours or more during the day. If you have a heavy flow, you will need to change it more often and bring along supplies when you are away from home.
Reusable Sanitary napkins are water proof. The breathable leak proof PUL layer used inside the reusable cloth pad, prevents any leakage during periods. You can change the pad as regular like 4 hours once or as convenient..
1. Soak the pads for 15-20 minutes
2. Wash them in normal tap water.
3. Use laundry detergent/soap.
4. Hang them to dry in the sun which kills many types of bacteria.
5. Fold and store in dry place
Most pads do not smell at all, however, for a start… after you find your container of stinky pads, give them a good rinse out until the water is clear. Perhaps then give them a soak in some water for a 15 – 20 minutes and dry in direct Sun light.
Changing your pad every 4 to 5 hours (more if your period is heavy) is good hygiene and helps prevent any discomfort. This is especially true if you'll be playing sports or rushing around from class to class. Changing pads often also helps prevent accidental leaks.
Yes, reusable pads are safe for your health. A standard plastic sanitary pad comes with artificial fragrances, adhesive and bleaching chemicals which can cause rashes to your skin.
All pads have care labels but generally the rule is to wash at 40deg as higher temperatures can “set” a stain, hence, advice to wash with normal tap water. Don't use any fabric softener or disinfectant.
You will become familiar with just how long you can go before changing your pad. You should change your Re:Pad about as often as you would change disposables (every 4 to 6 hours, or as needed).
Yes, Super Maxi Re:Pad are designed especially for overnight or heavy bleeding days.
No, rather change your pad at least every 4– 6 hours or whenever it seems full or feels wet and uncomfortable.
The last layer of the pad has been laminated ensuring protection from leakages or irritation and provides holistic hygiene and comfort at all times. However, in case of heavy flow, we recommend to change the pads every 4-6 hours to prevent leakage.
Comfort, convenience, thrift, and effectiveness all come into play when choosing between the different types of menstrual products, but rest assured that when you use them right, the reusable pads are completely hygienic and safe.
Granted, reusables have a larger initial cost, but they last for years together. With proper care, cloth pads can last up to 5years. Compare this to the disposable that has a lifespan of a few hours before it's thrown away, forcing you to buy more and more -- all of them ending up in a landfill.