Lady Pads (cloth menstrual pads) are an environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to disposable pads which clog up the land fill and are full of chemicals placed next to sensitive skin.
WHAT ARE LADY PADS MADE OF?
The pads consist of four layers. The decorative outer poly-cotton layer is followed by a breathable water proof layer. The inner of the pad made from layers of toweling, and the fabric closest to the body is either 100% cotton toweling for the shorter daytime and longer nighttime pads, or 100% cotton flannelette for light pad/panty liner.
The edge of the Lady Pads are overlocked and then overstitched to ensure stability and longevity of use. The wings of the pads are secured around your panties with one or two plastic studs.
WHAT SIZE ARE LADY PADS?
Lady pads are hand designed & sewn and there are three sizes available. In your starter pack, you will receive one of each pad that measures approx. 29cm (for nighttime and heavier days), 22cm (for regular use) and 20cm long (for light days or as a panty liner for extra protection when using a cup or tampon and light bladder leakage) and 6.5 cm wide with wings added. Long extra heavy pads are available for post-partum use or during peri-menopause.
HOW MANY DO YOU NEED?
For one cycle, we recommend between 6-12 light and regular pads and 1-3 nighttime pads, depending on how heavy your flow is and how long your periods are.
CARE OF LADY PADS
It is recommended that you soak the used pads in cold water using an enzyme detergent if desired. Rinse pads and then wash with your normal load in cold water. To keep fabric soft, you can add ½ cup white vinegar or fabric softener to the final rinse. Pads can be tumble or air dried.
Change your pad every 2-6 hours or as needed. When you are away from home, place the used pads in a resealable plastic bag until you return home. Then wash per care instructions. Avoid washing the pads in public facilities. Lady Pads are meant for personal use only, and should not be shared with others.
You can carry your pads discretely in a lined, zipper pouch. Enjoy the comfort & softness of cotton pads during your time of the month.
HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
- Light pads/Panty Liners $ 5.00
- Regular pads $ 6.00
- Nighttime pads $ 6.00
- Extra heavy pads $ 7.00
- Zippered pouch $ 6.00
- Starter packs $17.00
(includes one light, daytime and nighttime pad and a free zipper purse)
Postage extra if required
Purchase from Gentle FootPrint online shop