That time of the month is rolling around. No doubt you’ll be heading to your local shop to stock up yet again for the coming shark week. I don’t know about you, but I can’t help feeling pretty resentful when I have to spend my hard-earned dollars every month on something that I don’t even enjoy and which is damaging to our planet, not to mention all those nasty chemicals!
This got me thinking and looking into alternatives that are much kinder to the planet and our bodies! All while saving a little money in the long run.
Enter, reusable pads!
The modern Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads are a far cry from the old fashioned cloths used by our great-great-grandmothers. Modern cloth pads utilise snap buttons to keep them in place on your undies. They also come with a waterproof/resistant layer to help prevent leaks.
Cloth pad converts will tell you that they are super-comfy, breathable and easy to get used to! Im a huge fan and wish I had found these sooner.
My handmade Cloth pads are Topped with a fun print 100% cotton, bamboo core that is reinforced with premium flannelette help it keep its shape for years to come and backed with a leak-proof layer of either PUL or water-resistant fleece.
They’re available in a range of sizes, absorbencies, shapes and funky designs and are surprisingly easy to manage.
How many will you need?
If you’re a fan of the panty liner, you’ll want 3-6 of those for in-between days.
If you aren’t, skip straight to the reusable sanitary pads. At a minimum, you’ll need half a dozen day time pads. If you have a longer cycle or heavier flow, you might want to have 12-15 day pads in your stash.
Night pads tend to be a little longer and more absorbent. Depending on your cycle, you’ll want to add 3-6 of these to your collection.
Deciding on Style
As everybody is different its best to go with what will work with you body and its needs.
So please feel free to contact me privately via email to discuss any questions you might have or to place a custom order.
Our Curvy range is amazing for all over cover and has a snap width of 6.5cm-7.5cm its a classic design that adds comfort, style and ranging in size from 20cm-40.5cm*. Absorbency can range from liners all the way up to super heavy or postpartum.
Our Moonrise range has a trim fit and slowly flares out from its beautifully designed wings. It comes with a snap width of 6 cm. (Custom orders 6-7.5cm snap width) This funky design ranges in size from 22.5cm-40.5cm*. Absorbency can range from liners all the way up to super heavy or postpartum.
Our Moonrise Front or Back coverage range has a trim fit, beautifully designed wings that with one side covering more in those much needed areas to prevent leaking off the pad with a reduced opposite end where coverage isn’t needed. It comes with a snap width of 6 cm. (Custom orders 6-7.5cm snap width) This funky design ranges is super practical for those that need that extra protection without compromising on size. There are three options 25.5cm, 28cm and 33cm. Absorbency can range from liners all the way up to heavy. (I wouldn’t recommend this for postpartum use)
Pre-Wash before use, your pads will increase absorbency over the first 3-6 washes.
Rinse until water runs clear
Stain treat if desired
Add to your regular washing on a cold/warm (Below 60*)
Line dry or tumble dry on low (Prolonged use of dryer could ware you pads faster)
Avoid hot wash and hot dryer as this may damage or miss shape pads as well as set stains.
Don’t use fabric softener as pads will loose absorbency
Store used pads in a wet bag or wrapped and snap onto themselves when out and about
Once rinsed dry pail you’re pads until wash time.