Now let’s have a look that which product of Sanitary pads are better.Cloth pads have been around for a very long time, but have only recently become quite popular. As people discover them, they usually have reservations. I know I did. I worried about things like leaking, washing, and other questions that I was unable to find the answers to.
So a yesterday I ran a post asking if you had any questions about cloth sanitary pads. I hope that by answering these, other people discovering cloth pads can find answers to their questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cloth Pads
Q – Do cloth pads not leak onto the wings?
A – Blood is thicker than water, so it tends to not wick across the topping. Usually if there’s leakage onto the wing it’s because either the pad is saturated or they’ve leaked off the pad due to their bleeding pattern.
Q – Don’t they smell?
A – Cloth pads don’t smell in the sense that you can smell them through clothing. If you were to lift a used pad up to your nose and sniff, you’ll smell the usual blood smell. Some people do have blood that has a strong iron smell to it.
The only reason there is a smell of disposable pads is because of all the chemicals they are laced with. So when blood reacts with them it gives off a nasty odour – why do you think they’re heavily scented with perfume? Cloth pads are free of chemicals and as such the blood does not react with anything to give off a bad odour.
Q – Aren’t cloth pads unhygienic?
A – Unlike disposable pads, cloth pads are washed to clean and santize them. Disposable pads are not sterile at all, despite common misconceptions. They are mass-produced in factories, and most definitely not sterile. There have been cases where mould has been found on disposal packets.
Q – How do you deal with the practicalities of washing cloth pads? Do they all go in the wash at the end of the day; do you rinse them out first?
A – There are a few different ways to deal with washing cloth pads. Personally I dry pail, putting used pads into a wetbag and then what ever’s in there goes in the wash with my sons cloth nappies every other day. Before having my son I would just put them in the wash at the end of my cycle with bath towels and no conditioner.
Q – Disposables have sticky backs to stop them shifting and ending up half down your leg – is there an alternative that will ‘stick’ to your pants and stop them twisting or falling out of place?
A – Cloth pads are secured in place with poppered wings/velcro wings. Providing you have secured them in place properly, they won’t fall out. The backing tends to be quite grippy and when worn with well-fitting underwear, they won’t move about or twist.
Q – What different fabric topping and core options are there?
Fabric topping wise available there is: Minky, bamboo velour, bamboo fleece, bamboo terry, flannel, cotton, hemp and hemp fleece.
For the absorbent core, there are fabrics available such as: Zorb, hemp, cotton, bamboo fleece, microfibre, hemp fleece. This isn’t a full list, but these tend to be the most popular used.
Q – Do you need to wash pads with cold water to avoid staining?
A – It’s always best to rinse cloth pads with cold water before washing, as heat sets in blood stains. I will either soak my pads in a bucket of cold water before putting in the machine, or use the rinse setting on the machine.
If you’re worried about staining, then it’s best to rinse with cold water and apply a stain treatment. I recommend the stain stick by Living Naturally.
Once rinsed and/or stain treated, wash on a warm setting. I hope that’s helped answer a few questions.
Credits: Eco Fluffy Mama