Types of Reusable Pads
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- 1. What type of washable cloth pads are good for medium flow ?
The day pad would be the ideal choice. The Saukhyam day pad comes with straps which allow additional inserts to be added. Don’t want to use the inserts? Simply turn the straps so that they are on the back side. Most women and girls use the additional inserts during the heaviest flow days of the cycle. During the last couple of days, the day pad base alone might suffice.
- 2. What type of washable cloth pads are recommended for heavy flow ?
The Saukhyam 3fold pad, although a little thicker than other options, is the preferred choice for heavy flow. But the day pad base and insert work well too. Some hacks used by women to protect against heavy flow – use two inserts in place of one; use the night pad during the day.
- 3. Would you recommend washable cloth pads for postpartum needs ?
Yes definitely. Post partum bleeding may need to be managed for one month after delivery. Not only do disposable maternity pads create waste, they also have trace amounts of dioxins. If one is used to washable cloth pads then any of our heavy flow pads would be able to provide the new mother with wholesome postpartum period care.
- 4. What is the difference between a starter pack and a super pack ?
These days many women know about washable cloth pads and are keen to make a shift. For some, the shift happens gradually. They may continue to use disposable pads when they go out, and wear reusables at home and at nights. The starter pack with a fewer number of pieces is for women who initially make a partial shift. The super pack is for those are able to shift completely all at once.
- 5. What is the difference between washable cloth pads and period panties ?
Washable cloth pads are used with normal panties and have wings that help attach the pad to the panty. Period panties have a provision for absorbent inserts to be attached. Some models also come with an in-built absorbent layer.
- 6. What is the difference between washable cloth pads and menstrual cups ?
Washable cloth pads and menstrual cups are both reusable menstrual products. They are both good alternatives to the commonly known and used disposable sanitary napkin. Some women adopt the cup; others are more comfortable with a reusable washable pad. For youngsters, washable cloth pads are the best recommended choice.
- 7. What is a wet bag ?
A wet bag is not really wet. It is designed to hold your used cloth pads until you are ready to wash them. Some women hold the used pad under a running tap for a minute, squeeze out the blood and then put the wet pad in the wet bag to be stored until it can be washed later. Some others just fold the used pad and put it away in the wet bag. After every use, or at the end of the cycle, the wet bag can be washed.
- 8. What are reusable pantyliners ?
Pantyliners are used by several women during the regular days of the month to absorb the vaginal discharge. Just like women are shifting to washable cloth pads for menstrual hygiene, many women are adopting reusable and washable pantyliners instead of disposable ones. The reasons are the same – creation of less waste, saving money and no hazards to health. Please note that pantyliners are not meant to absorb menstrual flow, even on light-flow days.