How to clean and use cloth pads
Taking a little step forwards help you love yourself more!🏃♀️ If you want to start using cloth pads, try observing you flows. The relaxing light-flow days near the end of your period would be nice for your first try. The less you have to consider and manage, the more confidence you can gain. You may then start proceed to the full adoption to cloth pads if you find it comfortable to manage it. 😊Here are some instructions about the usage and cleaning of cloth pads
How to use cloth Pads:
- Wash and dry thoroughly following the instruction manual before use.
- Fasten the snap buttons of your pad around your underwear. Usually the uni-coloured fabric is worn facing your body and the patterned leakproof side faces your underwear.
- All cloth-made products do not contain adhesive tape. It is inevitable if there is displacement. A well-fitted underwear is always suggested to help setting the pad.
- Fold the two ends of your soiled pad towards the middle, and then fasten the buttoned flaps to keep the soiled part inside. Keep the folded pad inside a waterproof pouch or zipper bag and carry it back home for cleaning.
How to wash cloth pads:
Soak: Soak your soiled pad into cold water for 30 minutes (Do not soak in hot water or the blood
stains will set on your pad) to remove the blood. Adding baking soda can help remove stains.
Steep: Use natural household soap to lightly rub the stains and steep it into water for about 30 minutes for a better cleaning experience
Rinse: Lightly rinse your pad under water after soaking. Your pad should be clean.
Dry: Lightly wring your pad out and sundry it till it is completely dry.
Store: Keep your pad in a waterproof pouch and store it in a dry and cool place.
* You are suggested to change cloth pads every 2 hours for personal hygiene.
* Avoid washing with chemical detergent (like bleach and softener) and essential oil, or it may reduce absorbency or cause allergy.
* Avoid rubbing or wringing your pad heavily, or it would damage your pad.
* Separate hand washing is recommended to assure better hygiene and to avoid damages from decoloring.
* Do not machine dry or iron any cloth pad with a waterproof layer, or it will damage the fabric.
* If sundry is not available, you may boil your cloth pads regularly (after normal washing process) for disinfection or soak your pads into a 1:100 water-white vinegar/ECO enzyme dilution for a few hours. Remember to wash your pads thoroughly after the soaking process.
When to replace your cloth pad
Each brand has its own recommendation on cup replacement time and standard. In general, you are recommended to replace your cloth pad when you experience any of the followings:
- Explicit damages on the pad;
- Leak-proof layer dysfunctions or cracks(if any);
- Growth of mold;
- Repeatedly feeling unwell or having infection after use;
- Other bad conditions.
(*The aforementioned information is for reference only and cannot apply to all products. Please refer to the instruction manual of each product before use.)
There is no product that is absolutely safe to use. Please always be aware of your own body condition while using any kind of menstrual products. If you experience a sudden change in smell or texture and colour of your discharge/cervical fluid, vaginal itch or irritation, high fever, diarrhea, vomiting, fainting, rash or any other kinds of symptoms during your period or shortly after, remove your menstrual cup and contact your doctor immediately as there mIght already be an infection such as TSS or other yeast infection.