My Little Gumnut Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads are a fantastic, eco-friendly alternative to disposable menstrual products and are a must-have for all women who are environmentally conscious and want to reduce their disposable waste.
The pads work the same as disposable pads- they simply sit inside your underwear with snaps that fasten around your underwear to stop any movement. Our Cloth Menstrual Pads are available in different sizes for different flows and different stages of your period. All of our cloth pads have a bamboo charcoal layer that sits against the skin and is designed to draw the wetness into the inner microfiber layers and way from the skin. They also have a waterproof outer layer to prevent any leakages.
Use our small Wet Bags to store used pads when out-and-about, simply fold them up, snap them closed (colourful side out, as pictured) and pop them in the Wet Bag until you get home. We recommend changing your pad every 3-6 hours depending on your flow.
You can use the light pad as a backup to learning to use your cup.
Light - suitable for light flow. This pad is approx. 20cm long and has 2 layers of microfiber for absorbancy.
Medium - suitable for medium flow. This pad is approx 24cm long and has 2 layers of microfiber for absorbancy.
Heavy- suitable for heavy flow or overnight.
After use, follow these simple care instructions:
1. Rinse until water runs clear
2. Store in either a dry bucket or wet bag until ready to wash (can be soaked in water only if preferred)
3. Machine wash, either separately, with your clothes or with similar items (i.e. nappies)
4. Line dry in the sun.
The sun will act as a natural disinfectant and stain remover. Cold water only is recommended for washing your cloth pads as hot water can set bloodstains in fabric. Minimal detergent is recommend as too much detergent can clog the fabrics, making them less absorbent.