Interested in switching to cloth pads?

Interested in switching to cloth pads?

Making the switch from disposable menstrual pads to reusable menstrual pads can be a daunting prospect. After all, disposable pads have been the go-to option for many people for years. However, reusable pads offer a more sustainable and cost-effective option that is also better for your health. Here are some tips to help you make the switch:

  1. Educate yourself: Learn about the different types of reusable pads available and the benefits they offer. This will help you make an informed decision when choosing your reusable pads.

  2. Start slow: If you're new to reusable pads, start with one or two and use them alongside disposable pads. This will help you get used to the feel of the pads and help you understand how often you need to change them.

  3. Choose the right size: Reusable pads come in different sizes and shapes, so choose the one that is best suited to your needs. This will help ensure that the pad is comfortable and effective. We often recommend measuring your disposable and getting the closet size to that in reusable. 

  4. Invest in a few pads: Purchase a few reusable pads to start with. You don't need to replace all your disposable pads at once. Gradually build up your collection over time.

  5. Follow the care instructions: Follow the manufacturer's/maker/s instructions on how to care for your reusable pads. This will help ensure that they last as long as possible and remain effective.

  6. Be prepared: Make sure you have a few reusable pads with you when you're out and about. This will help you avoid having to use disposable pads in emergencies. At the beginning, you might not have to right size or absorbency, so you may need to change unexpectedly. 

  7. Give it time: It may take some time to get used to using reusable pads. Sometimes you'll need to try a few lengths and absorbencies before you find what works best for you flow.  Give yourself time to adjust and don't be too hard on yourself if it takes a while to get used to the change.

Switching from disposable pads to reusable pads may seem like a big change, but it is a change that can make a big difference to your health and the environment. With a little patience and the right information, you can make the switch successfully and enjoy the benefits of reusable pads for years to come.

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