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Top Tips on how to use your Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pads

10 CommentsThursday, 8 May 2014  |  Admin

Top Tips on how to use your Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pads

Following this brilliant post from Tamsin over at Fit and Fluffy Mama, I thought it was worthwhile doing a few personal top tips on how to start using your Cloth Sanitary Pads.

Tight Pants

Firstly, I usually try to wear fairly tight fitting pants.  If you usually keep your old, saggy. baggy pants which have really seen better days for that time of the month, time to invest in some new ones!  Tighter pants will help a cloth pad stay in place and avoid slippage.  Cotton knickers are best or cotton / lycra mix.

Bamboo / Bamboo Charcoal facing upwards

Insert the pad into your knickers with the bamboo or bamboo charcoal face upwards.  Close the poppers underneath the gusset of your knickers.

Turn around if you suffer from slippage

The soft outer Minky fabric has some grip - if it is inserted against the nap of the fabric.  If you notice that your pad is slipping, turn it around 180 degrees, front to back.


Elizabeth Marshall
Thursday, 15 May 2014  |  19:02

Ahh!!! Didn't think to turn it round! Have had major slippage problems today. SO far up the back, quite uncomfortable by the time I'd got round Sainsburys!
Will try that one. Thanks :)


Minke
Saturday, 5 December 2015  |  15:29

Maybe a silly question but the ultrapads, what is the top? The side with hearts or the white side?


Admin
Saturday, 22 April 2017  |  7:34

The white side!


Rowena Wrixon
Monday, 14 March 2016  |  13:44

Do you need to wash them a few times before using like a cloth nappy? :)


Gillian Fraser
Friday, 21 April 2017  |  15:51

I used to get thrush most months and despite being a woman of a certain age with wonky heavy , light , heavy , light , stop and go periods I decided to try cloth towels at home .Thinking that if it was going to leak then I didn't want to do it publicly however they gave as good protection as the good quality winged towels that I ALWAYS ed used and were very comfortable .compared to the bulky heavy flow towels that I bought that f


Gillian Fraser
Friday, 21 April 2017  |  15:59

Sorry hadnt finished and pressed the wrong button ! Any way I rinse them under the cold tap and wash them at 40 with my underwear and I now don't get thrush - it makes sense when you think about it - your own pants don't give you thrush so why would the cloth pads washed the same way - they don't get as hot as the disposable jobs and so don't smell at all - I just wish I had discovered them years ago - imagine the money I would have saved ! Not including the canesten cream !


Admin
Saturday, 22 April 2017  |  7:34

No need to prewash, although the absorbency will improve over time.

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