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Brand: Cheeky Wipes
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Our Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pad full kits contain:
Optional: Add some reusable intimate wipes or a double wetbag to keep your clean and dirty pads and wipes in or for using out and about
What's the difference between these and the cotton pads? The bamboo minky pads are made of bamboo viscose or charcoal microfleece with a minky outer, being manmade materials, these tend to be a little warmer to wear than the cotton pads. The bamboo minky pads are also slightly thicker and therefore more absorbent than cotton pads, so if your periods are on the heavy side, we'd recommend the bamboo minky rather than the cotton.
Minky pad kits contain 10 pads in patterns of your choice
Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pads are an eco-friendly, healthier, more cost effective alternative to disposable pads. For those new to cloth sanitary pads (csp) the concept can be a little “Ew!” but to be honest using cloth as opposed to disposables is more comfortable. Because they are so much more absorbent, moisture is drawn into the pad, leaving you feeling fresher for longer.
Disposables have to contain lots of nasty toxic chemicals, dioxins and gels to enable them to be absorbent, which can lead to sensitive skin, irritation and thrush. Bamboo however, has a natural antibacterial quality and because it allows your skin to breath, can potentially reduce the risk of yeast infections and discomfort.
Of course it goes without saying that cloth pads will cost a fraction of what you would be spending on disposables each month which just end up sitting in landfill! If you're new to all this (or just new to Cheeky Mama's) then read our top tips on how to use Cheeky Mama Cloth Pads, plus how to care for your Cheeky Mama Cloth Pads - it couldn't be easier!
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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.
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.
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.
These pads are a great alternative to the traditional pad. Very comfortable. I brought the full kit as I want to try the different sizes. The only issue I have found is the woth the liners and the day pads slide backwards, I have tried turning them around like the website suggested but they still moved. I would suggest to move the wing points from the middle to towards the back this should then stop them sliding as they would hit the wider part of your pants
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Ilove these pads, they wash very well and work very well on top of looking good. The box is perfect too.
Just a few days after I received my bundle I started my period. Was very surprised by how long I could wear them and how much they held. The only problem I had was one of the poppers rubbed against my leg and caused me a lot of pain but I believe that was just a result of the pad moving s tiny bit. I wish I had found these years ago as I struggle a lot with certain pads and allergies, these are so soft and don’t even smell after a few hours. Love these so much will be buying more stuff in the future.
Bought these to try because I wasn’t happy with how much waste I was creating with disposable pads. This is the best swap I have ever made! I hadn’t even thought about how much more comfy these would be compared to plastic-y disposable pads but I barely notice them. They’re so easy to wash - just soak them in the box provided and then put in with your normal wash. I’m definitely a convert.There was a slight mix up with my order but the customer service team fixed it very quickly and were very nice about it.
I want sure about going to cloth sanituary pads, but hated how much waste I was producing and wasn't happy with menstrual cups. Very pleasantly surprised! Once I'd worked out a way to secure them properly (safety pin to the front, as being a very active person they moved back all the time) I was amazed at how long one pad lasts without leaking. So comfortable, I haven't got chafing the entire time I've worn one, and didn't feel uncomfortable when getting full. Apart from needing the pin to hold the pads in place, would definitely recommend!
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I have tried another brand of reusable sanitary pads before and I barely used them as they were inconvenient to wash and didn't prevent any odors but I desided to try these due to the fact that they have charcoal in them and I was happily surprised. The fact that these come with a soak tub helps a lot and I can fit all of the pads that come with it in the box to soak, also it conviniently fits in my bathroom cabinet. The lemon/tea tree oil makes them smell really fresh and the scent lasts after washing in the machine. There was a little staining after use, but I bought the charcoal ones so you can barley tell its there. These ones were pretty absorbant and the whole pack lasted the duration of my period (mine last about 5 days with a medium flow) whereas with disposable pads i can easily get through 20 pads per period. There were no nasty odors at all which was my main concern. They were also very comfy and felt pretty dry the whole time. I would recommend adding a wet bag to your purchase for if you need to go out.The only thing that is a little annoying is that you do need to play around with the position of them, but that's about it.
After looking at different ways to be more environmentally friendly I decided to change to reusable pads. I love the pattern and the pads are comfortable. I haven't yet used them for a period, so I can't comment how well they work. I am having an issue with them staying in place. Not sure how to get round this to avoid leaks?
Much better than expected so far. Have only washed them once. Am hoping they’ll last. Nicely packed and presented. Slightly slow service after order.
I brought the starter kit after I found out I was having allergic reactions to shop brought pads. I am no stranger to reusable products like nappies for my kiddies and a reusable cup for my period. But I needed to find something for when I don’t want items up ones lady bits. After searching many site I found Cheeky wipes are uk products which is a must from me and also they looked a good product from the pictures too. true to there words the products are great, soft and comfortable. They absorb so much more than I thought, and don’t leak. If you follow the correct way to use and wash them they are a great product. The materials are top quality, stitching is amazing, full credit to whoever makes them. (I would love to learn how you make them). Here’s the a funny story to add to this review. I recently got into a new relationship and at some point Mother Nature is gonna come and get in the way. Well she did and as normal used my pads, washed them and put them to dry. My new man found them before I had chance to put them away and this is what he said. “ I was cleaning up for you and I was a little taken back by all these cute mattresses hanging up to dry, are they for your guinea pigs to sleep on”. I was laughing my head off so much. I did explain they are my pads for my periods. I thought he was gonna freak out but his reaction was “ they are so soft I feel I can still cradle your bum with this on and not feel like I’m holding a disposable nappy”.My heart melted, a man as cool with reusable as much as me! He still calls the mattresses lol, just love it!
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