7 DAY SUPPLY OF CLOTH PANTILINERS GIVEAWAY!!
In case you can’t tell, I am REALLY excited about this GIVEAWAY and these product. I will share my personal story on Monday, the last day to enter the GIVEAWAY, and until then I will be sharing some great information on cloth feminine products. Since I began making and using these products, I have shared this information with MANY women who have never heard of these, much like I hadn’t before a friend introduced them to me. My excitement has grown exponentially since my exposure, and it’s that excitement that I am sharing with all of you 😀 So far we have discussed reasons why cloth pads and pantiliners are good choices for any woman, cloth vs. plastic; analysis and comparison, environmental impact and performance analysis. In today’s post we’re going to answer some common questions from about cloth pads from treehugger.com. Enjoy the information, and DO NOT FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY TODAY. Just click the link at the end of tis post 😀
Why should I use cloth menstrual pads?
They are better than disposable in so many ways! Some of our favourite reasons are that they:
- Save you money! Keep thousands of dollars in your pocket over the long run.
- Are comfortable! Much more comfortable, in fact.
- More attractive! So many stylish fabrics and patterns.
- Save you from the odour caused by the chemicals in disposables.
- May reduce the duration and symptoms of your period!
- Are better for the environment. Throw away less garbage!
- Are more skin friendly with less skin irritations and no sticky glue!
The best way to determine how many you need is to keep track of how many disposable pads you use in a day. You will change them as often as you do disposables so you then need to decide how often you want to wash them. Some people can get away with 6 and wash them every evening before bed. Some people like to have enough for 2 days and wash every other day or enough for their whole period and only wash once a month. Some people choose to have only day pads for ease of buying and others prefer liners for the start and end, night pads for night and day pads for the day. How many you have depends on how often you want to wash as well as your most comfortable size and your budget. Keep in mind that the more you have in rotation the less wear each one will receive so they will last you longer.
How do I wash and care for cloth pads?
Washing them can be as simple as tossing in the washing machine! If you are worried about staining then you may choose to keep a pail of water (or empty ice cream container) and toss the used pads in and wash when needed or you can give them a quick rinse before tossing in a wetbag or dry pail. Natural fabrics such as cotton and bamboo stain easier than minky which almost never stains. If stains set in then just place clean wet pads in the sun or you may use a stain remover product on them such as peroxide before washing.
Pads are washer and dryer safe but please do not use fabric softener or bleach.
I’m worried about leaks, how safe are they?
Tree Hugger pads are all made with soft water resistant fleece backing. The fleece not only helps hold the pad in place but it also acts as a barrier to stop leaks. Fleece is breathable but also doesn’t wick the moisture out to your underwear as flannel backed would do and yet is still more breathable then disposable pads made out of paper and plastics. Cloth pads have secure fitting wings that snap in place to hold your pad in place as well as provide side coverage.
Alright! That’s the end of today’s post. There will be more great information coming your way about cloth feminine products over the next couple of days. Don’t forget to click the link below to enter the 7 DAY SUPPLY OF CLOTH PANTILINERS GIVEAWAY!!