Cheeky Pants Cloth Sanitary Pads are an eco-friendly, healthier, more cost effective alternative to disposable pads. For those new to cloth sanitary pads the concept can be a little “Ew!” but to be honest using cloth as opposed to disposables is more comfortable. Because they are so much more absorbent, moisture is drawn into the pad, leaving you feeling fresher for longer.
Size: 22cm x 7cm (approx.) suitable for most days of your period, or general incontinence.
Disposables have to contain lots of nasty toxic chemicals, dioxins and gels to enable them to be absorbent, which can lead to sensitive skin, irritation and thrush. Bamboo however, has a natural antibacterial quality and because it allows your skin to breath, can potentially reduce the risk of yeast infections and discomfort.
Of course it goes without saying that cloth pads will cost a fraction of what you would be spending on disposables each month which just end up sitting in landfill!
How to use?
Insert the pad into your knickers with the bamboo or bamboo charcoal face upwards. Close the poppers underneath the gusset of your knickers. Tighter pants will help a cloth pad stay in place and avoid slippage. Cotton knickers are best or cotton / lycra mix. Rinse them in cold water when you change them and then soak in cold water until you are ready to wash them. Wash at 20 C or 30 C on a longer cycle, warm washing sets blood stains and can damage your pads. You can give them a squirt of stain spray and/or add a scoop of stain powder to the wash. No fabric softener! Line dry, reshape whilst damp. Do not tumble dry. No bleach.