Our cloth pads are very trim, and approximately 8.5 inches long, making them suitable to use as a liner to a medium flow pad. They are made with a 100% cotton flannel top layer, with inner layers of hemp terry. Hemp has antibacterial and anti fungal properties, and the growth of hemp has a low impact on the environment. The water proof backing is made from PUL (polyurethane laminate).
The Cloth Pad Twin Pack contains two pads. If you wish to only use cloth pads during your cycle we recommend that you will need about 8-14 to get you through your menstrual week (depending on your flow and washing frequency).
How do you use a cloth pad?
Your cloth pad is very simple to use, wash and care for. Simply rinse in cold water-an ice cream container with a lid works well to wash, drain and rinse off the pads, and then put into the washing machine. You can wash the cloth menstrual pad with any laundry or cloth nappies. If you only wash cloth pads every other day we recommend rinsing and changing the water in your container daily-especially in the hotter months.
We don't recommend using fabric softeners as this will hinder the absorbency of the top cotton layer of the cloth pads. Also, don't use bleaches as this will shorten the life span of your cloth pads. Adding salt or baking soda to the water or an oxygen based whitener will help with stains. The sun is fantastic at fading any stains as well. Cloth Pads can be put into a dryer but a cool to medium dryer cycle is recommended.
By following the wash and care information you can expect your cloth pad to last approximately 5 years - a very green alternative indeed!
*We sell a variety of colours and patterns and so your twin-pack of cloth pads may vary from the picture above*