It’s been nearly 2 years since I started using cloth pad. What can I say? I still love it! The only time I wore sanitary pads was early this year during my HK trip. ‘Auntie’ came at an unpredictable time. It reminds me why I dislike sanitary pads so much.
I’ve only made two online cloth pads purchases so far; one from New Moon Pads and the latest purchase (6 months ago) from Domino Pads. This is not a sponsored post but rather a post to share my views on certain cloth pads.
The ‘weird’ hand dyed cloth pads from Domino Pads.
Was a little hesitant to wear it at first due to its freaky colors.
Bottom side of cloth pad. It’s a clip-on pad.
I personally prefer clip-on because there are few times I forgot I was wearing a wingless pad (from New Moon). So yes, the pad came off and landed on the wet floor. Argggh!
I bought the ‘heavy regular’ size. See the thickness? It’s longish too.
The top layer is made from organic bamboo velour.
While New Moon Pads gives me ‘quite’ frequent side leak during heavy flow, Domino Pads fair better in this department. BUT it still leaks on the side. I guess this is the weakness of the typical shape pads (including sanitary pads) due to its construction. There is no padding at the side (the wing area).
Updates: The hand dyed colors have come off after several wash particularly at the middle area (area that was stained with blood).
Btw, my mom still wouldn’t let me use her washing machine for the cloth pads. I’ve been hand washing my cloth pads all this time. The most important thing to remember is to soak/rinse/wash cloth pads in cold water. Cold water prevents stains from setting.
Here’s how I hand-wash cloth pads:
1. Place cloth pad in a pail and fill with cold water.
2. Use hand to rinse to get rid ‘most’ of the stains. I find using a powerful cold shower spray will help too.
3. Re-fill pail with just enough cold water to cover the pad.
4. Add mild detergent on ‘stubborn’ stains. Soak for 5 minutes or more.
5. Rinse with hand to get rid of remaining stains.
6. Re-rinse with clean water and hang to dry.
Note: Normally stubborn stains are the ‘dried’ type.
So yes, I’m still searching for the perfect cloth pads. I want a leak-proof cloth pad!!!
Do you use cloth pads?
Have you found the best cloth pad? Do share with us in the comment below.
p/s: I’m still trying to convert my sis. Grrrr…