Tips To Increase the Life of your Cloth Pads

It goes without saying that you must maintain cleanliness and hygiene during periods. Not only does it affect your health, but it is also necessary to prevent certain diseases such as UTIS and yeast infections. 

As a result, changing your pad frequently during your menstrual cycle is the primary and most important maintenance. Continue reading to learn more about reusable cloth pads and practical tips for extending the life of your cloth period pads.

5 Effective Tips To Increase The Life of Reusable Period Pads

You've made a choice and purchased a stash of cloth periods pads in the hopes that they will last you 2 years. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out of your investment.

  1. Have more pads in your stash 

The more pads in your rotation, the longer they will last. Consider stockpiling at least 6 SuperBottoms flow lock cloth pads so that if you wear and wash each place three times a cycle, they are washed 36 times a year. These pads have a leak lock strain-proof protection, provide 2x more absorption than regular pads, and last 7 to 8 hours.

Some people prefer a smaller stash of pads that they can replace frequently with fun new prints, whereas others prefer to have more pads and invest once for a decade.

  1. Don’t use bleach 

The same is true for fabric softeners. Regular or Superbottoms detergent sheets are gentle on waterproof period pads and easily fit into the washing routine, so consider using them.

Avoid regular fabric softeners; it is a no-no because it coats the fabric and causes it to lose absorbency. 

  1. Wash in cold water

Cold water is gentler on fabric than hot water, extending the life of your pads. Flow lock cloth pads from SuperBottoms are soft, comfortable, rash-free, and easy to wash. 

You must rinse your reusable cloth pads under running water after use to remove any menstrual blood. Soak for 10-12 minutes in detergent water, then gently wash—line dry in the sun or a well-ventilated place. 

Use a detergent that does not contain fabric softener instead of detergent sheets, a much safer alternative.

  1. Do not soak for long 

Some believe tossing used pads in a pail of water for hours and days until washing time is the best way to handle them. It is not the right method because even changing the water daily is insufficient.

Reusable pads do best when allowed to dry completely; the faster they can dry, the better. Pads left in water for more than a day will stink and may mold.

Many people make the mistake of soaking their pads but forgetting to change the water, leaving all of their pads with an odor that will not wash away.

Soaking in detergent water for 10-12 minutes is ideal, but if you are traveling and using flow lock cloth pads, you can quickly transfer your used Cloth Pad in SuperBottoms Waterproof Travel Bag - it is odor-proof and leak proof. But before storing the used Cloth Pad, rinse it out to remove any blood.

Bottom Line 

Disposable menstrual products contain plastics, synthetic fibers, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, and pesticides, which can cause allergic reactions, hormone disruption, reproductive disorders, and even cancer. Consider using cloth period pads, which have twice the absorption of regular cloth pads and are easy to clean, wash, and store.

This article is written by team SuperBottoms. We are an ingrown Indian brand that offers India’s no. 1 best-selling cloth diaper and other bumwear, baby and new mom accessories & products! Trusted by over 20 lakh customers, SuperBottoms provides zero-compromise baby care!

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