Brand: Cheeky Wipes
Size: 30cm x 7 cm (approx.) - suitable for heavy days of your period, overnight use or mild incontinence.
Consists of 4 layers:
What's the difference between these and the bamboo minky pads? The ultrapads are made of cotton which is a natural material rather than minky which is manmade. As such it tends to be cooler to wear. They are also thinner, so if you prefer a thinner more discreet pad or if you're buying for a teenager, these are perfect for you. They are also less likely to move around as the cotton fabric will stay in place better. The downside of being thinner is that they are less absorbent, so if your periods are on the heavy side, we'd recommend the bamboo minky instead.
Please note that this listing is for a SINGLE pad. Buy 5 or 10 and Save Money! (discount shown in basket)
Care Instructions: Wash at 20c or 30c, warm washing sets blood stains and can damage your pads. Line dry, reshape whilst damp.
Cheeky Pants 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 Pants) then read our top tips on how to use Cheeky Pants Cloth Pads, plus how to care for your Cheeky Pants Cloth Pads - it couldn't be easier!
Optional: Add extra pads, some reusable intimate wipes or a mucky box to soak your dirty pads, alternatively take a look at our Cheeky Pants Sanitary Pad kits and SAVE money!
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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 are fab for heavier days and for using overnight. Quick to absorb, no leaks and much more comfortable on hotter days.
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Tried these for the first time last month, wasnt disappointed at all. I have spent years using all the leading supermarkets brands which started to irritate my skin and break it down. I found the cotton cloth sanitary pads to be so absorbent and comfortable. I had no leakage and no smell and after having kids my period is very heavy. These are fantastic and very easy to wash and reuse. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Wish Iíd discovered these years ago! Iím using these as panty liners or on lighter days. They wash well and keep me fresh all day! ( I tried the micro fleece but they made me hot ). Being cotton they are effective and do not make me hot!
Fab size so no worries about leaks, absorbent but doesn't feel wet. Great alternative and washes well, even being white no stains
I started using these after baby arrived over 2 years ago. I hated the plastic pads after first baby. This was such a relief! I mistreat them every month by washing them too hot. They take it like a girl and keep going strong for me. (20 menstruations + 6 weeks postpartum and they are just not quitting)My only complaint is that they are too sturdy. I never get to buy the sweet, cool, new designs. They have saved me money as well. I used to spend up to Ä6 per month in san pads. The pads have been cost free for me for 10 months now. My personal wish is for an even more absorbent pads. However, these pads are thin, comfy and last me twice the time of a regular throw-away night pad. It really saves my sanity not to switch pads every hour and a half. I now have 3 hours to go about whatever, with much less leakage. (I am a heavy bleeder. Normal flow should not give any leaks. I have not been this leak-free in life.)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Does what it says on the tin. I haven't been able to make these stain free, even when soaking in cold water, and putting it on a cold rinse/ wash, it must be the material. These cotton ones are much less sweaty than the bamboo minky ones, so I find them much better even though they stain. The buttons do dig in when I cycle so it is not completely comfortable, but it is great to not be using disposables and it is one of the cheapest reusable pads on the market.
These are the best cloth san pro I've tried - cotton ones are thin and super comfy and ultra absorbent, they wash well, don't slip around or encourage thrush and don't smell at all - that awful 'period' smell I've hated all my life...turns out it was the awful plastic pads I was using not me! Never going back. I use the 'maternity' size which is a bit alarming but I obvs have a heavy flow and they aren't bulky at all. On really really heavy days and overnight I use the Minky bamboo ones which absorb a ridiculous amount but are a bit bulky for everyday wear for me. Cheeky wipes prices are unbeatable and the quality is fantastic. Wish I'd had these 25 years ago!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
These are so much more comfortable than disposables.
I've been using these post partum as maternity pads once my main bleeding had stopped. Found them comfy and absorbent, although don't know what they would be like if I was back to my normal period flow. They come out reasonably well in the wash but find it's best if you pre-soak them first.
This is my first time going down the reusable route and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you get over the rinsing straight after and putting in to soak rather than binning itís a breeze. Glad I made the change and will be buying more so I can use all the time rather than just when at home
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