Cheeky Wipes x City to Sea: The story behind our collaboration
Cheeky Wipes mission is to provide simple reusable alternatives to single-use products, and this is why we are SUPER excited to be partnering with non-profit City to Sea, with their mission to reduce plastic pollution at source.
Here in the UK a staggering 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used every year! Many people don’t realise that most period and incontinence pads (including Always, Bodyform and most supermarket own-brands) can contain up to 90% plastic – the equivalent of five plastic bags per pack of 14 pads. Most tampons also contain a thin layer of plastic.
What’s more, although no period products should go down the loo, it’s estimated that between 1.5 – 2 billion menstrual products are flushed down UK loos every year. Many of these items block our sewer systems and escape into our rivers and seas. Period products are now the 5th most common item found littering European beaches.
We've created a range of co-branded products to help raise funds and awareness of their fantastic work. For one of these pads purchased, we’ll give £1 to City to Sea.
Unsure what you need or have any other questions? Why not complete our reusable period protection advice questionnaire to receive tailored advice for you!
✨ Sizing: 28cm x 7cm (approximately)
✨ Suitable for: For lighter days of your period or mild incontinence
✨ Buy 5 or 10 pads and SAVE! ✨
What's in my reusable period and pee proof cotton pad?
What's the difference between these and the cotton ultra pads?
The bamboo minky pads are made of bamboo viscose or charcoal microfleece with a minky outer, being manmade materials they tend to be a little warmer to wear than the cotton pads. The bamboo minky is also slightly thicker and therefore more absorbent than cotton pads, so if your period is on the heavy side, we'd recommend the bamboo minky rather than the cotton.
Bamboo also has a natural antibacterial quality and because it allows your skin to breathe it potentially reduces the risk of yeast infections and discomfort!
You can compare the different pads available in the fabric comparison's tab!
I can't get my head around using reusable protection for my period or incontinence control?
Disposable period and incontinence products have a lot of nasty chemicals, dioxins and gels in them to make them more absorbent. The concept may be a bit 'EW' but using cloth pad protection is not only more comfortable, they are SO much more absorbent. The moisture is drawn into the pad leaving you feeling fresher for longer. PLUS, using cloth pads will cost a fraction of what you pay for disposables each month and will reduce the amount sent to sit in landfill each month!
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How do I wash my period & pee protection pads?
We recommended our Mucky Box to soak your dirty pads before you put them in the washing for best results. You may want to add some extra pads, our period and pee proof pants stop leaks and oops moments or some reusable intimate wipes for ultimate comfort. Alternatively, take a look at our Cheeky Pants Sanitary Pads kits to save money!
Can putting period blood in the washing machine contaminate my other washing?
An average period is just 30ml to 72ml of blood over the course of 5 days (5-12 teaspoons worth) so there is only a small amount on the pad anyway! For best results, we recommend cold soaking before washing. But even if you put your soiled items in the washing straight away there is NO risk of 'contaminating' anything else in the wash... so chuck em in!
I love my Cheeky Period & Pee Protection, what do I do?
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What if I don't like my Cheeky Period & Pee Protection?
We love our Cheeky Period & Pee Protection and think you will too, but for your peace of mind, you can try our protection for 45 days and if you don't get on with them for any reasons, we'll give you a full refund.
Have any more questions? Check out our FAQ page or complete our period and pee protection questionnaire. Either Erika or Kirstin will come back to you with tailored recommendation for what will work best for you... no autobots here!