PeriodMate Cloth Menstrual Pads
Getting our period is a natural part of life, and therefore handling it should be simple,easy and natural. Unfortunately it can often get unnecessarily stressful and cause you to feel self-conscious. With Period Mate reusable Menstrual Pads, you can stay confident and sure of yourself during your period. Our Goal is to let you focus on what really maters and let Periodmate worry about your Menstrual. Periodmate, the perfect period partner!
Why should I use cloth menstrual pads?
They are better than disposable in so many ways! Some of our favorite reasons are that they:
- Save you money! Keep thousands of dollars in your pocket over the long run.
- Are comfortable! Much more comfortable, in fact.
- More attractive! So many stylish fabrics and patterns.
- Save you from the odor caused by the chemicals in disposables.
- May reduce the duration and symptoms of your period!
- Are better for the environment. Throw away less garbage!
- Are more skin friendly with less skin irritations and no sticky glue!
How many cloth pads do I need?
The best way to determine how many you need is to keep track of how many disposable pads you use in a day. You will change them as often as you do disposables so you then need to decide how often you want to wash them. Some people can get away with 6 and wash them every evening before bed. Some people like to have enough for 2 days and wash every other day or enough for their whole period and only wash once a month. Some people choose to have only day pads for ease of buying and others prefer liners for the start and end, night pads for night and day pads for the day. How many you have depends on how often you want to wash as well as your most comfortable size and your budget. Keep in mind that the more you have in rotation the less wear each one will receive so they will last you longer.
How do I wash and care for my reusable sanitary napkins?
Washing your pads can be as simple as tossing in the washing machine! If you are worried about staining, then you may choose to keep a pail of water (or empty ice cream container) and toss the used pads in and wash when needed or you can give them a quick cold water rinse before tossing in a wet bag or dry pail. If you do choose to use a wet pail the water MUST be changed daily. If stains set in then just place clean wet pads in the sun or you may use a stain remover product on them such as peroxide before washing. Period Mate Cloth Pads are washer and dryer safe but please do not use fabric softener or bleach. When you first receive your pads please wash and dry separately once before wearing.
I'm worried about leaks, how safe are they?
Period Mate Cloth Pads® are all made with soft water resistant Minky backing. The Minky not only helps hold the pad in place but it also acts as a barrier to stop leaks. Minky is breathable but also doesn’t wick the moisture out to your underwear as flannel backed would do and yet is still more breathable then disposable pads made out of paper and plastics. There is no plastic or PUL barrier in our pads so please do make sure you change them often enough. Period Mate Cloth Pads have secure fitting wings that snap in place to hold your pad in place as well as provide side coverage.
What is in Period Mate Cloth Pads that makes them so absorbent?
Period Mate Cloth Pads have a hidden inner core made of a highly absorbent fabric called Microfiber. Microfiber contains only common cloth diaper making fibers. All are virgin, non-allergenic, easy to sanitize, and free of anything mysterious or unknown. The reason we choose to use Microfiber is because of how quickly it absorbs, the large quantity of fluid it can hold and the fact that it is dry in about half a dryer cycle compared to other fabrics that can make pads take two dryer cycles to dry all the way through. Microfiber also stays squishy soft after years of use and doesn't get bunchy and stiff.
Why choose Period Mate Cloth Pads?
Period Mate Pads® are made with the BEST and most luxurious fabrics that we can find. They are all topped with highly absorbent charcoal layer backed with ultra-soft, stain resistant Minky Material. They are made to stay looking new even after years of use. Our pads are water resistant and a more breathable pad that will also grip your underwear without slipping around too much. Besides having a wonderful pad for your stash. Period Mate is committed to support feminine hygiene education and kits for women and girls in the third world countries. So you can be proud of your contribution in this cause by choosing Period Mate.
Any other questions, please reach out to our support team via our contact form Website www.periodmate.com