I'm new to this and contemplating trying cloth pads. But i'm wondering whats the best way to clean them? I dont use napisan due to skin sensitivity, so looking for something a bit gentler. Some of the cloth pad websites say just to soak in plain cold water then machine wash as normal but that doesnt sound good enough for me!!
Any other advice from cloth pad users?
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15-05-2013 09:21 #1Senior Member
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Washing cloth pads??
15-05-2013 09:48 #2
I just have an icecream bucket with lid and filled with water. Put them all in as used and then wash at the end of my period. There is no stains or smells in mine.
Don't use hot water at all, it sets blood stains in.
20-05-2013 19:32 #3
I rinse them in cool water (usually by hand when im in the shower - is that gross? Lol, I figure it's the same as what is washing off me anyway )
Then I leave them soaking in cold water (with no detergent) until I have a few then I just put them through the washing machine with normal Omo.
I think they feel fresher if you can dry them in the sun, I don't have a drier so mine always get an airing.
They do discolour a bit over time in the *ahem* 'target area' but I've had mine for a few years now and it's really only a bit. I think it is worth the initial investment to get some good quality ones.
20-05-2013 19:38 #4
I either rinse them and chuck them in with my cloth nappies if i have a load ready to go. Or if i dont have a load of nappies, i put them in with my normal clothes and just dont use softener.
23-10-2013 18:11 #5
I rinse then soak in an ice cream container. Usually plain water but sometimes I'll add a small scoop of rockin' green. Then I chuck them in the wash with my clothes.
27-12-2013 19:31 #6
I wash mine by hand in a bucket with Eco store or aware brand non-enzyme, fragrance free nappies an type stuff, then into a wash bag with the normal wash.
07-02-2014 10:40 #7
Just jumping on an old thread. I'm wanting to start using cloth pads but not sure how many I should start with? I have only had a light period since my bub was born (dd is 9wks) but prior to bub never bled heavy and for 3-5 days. Thanks for any advice!
07-02-2014 11:31 #8
I'm the same, never been a very heavy bleeder so I found I didn't need to change my cloth pads as often, so I would only use 2 per day. I think I have about 10 cloth pads and that's enough for me. Hope that helps.
07-02-2014 12:02 #9
Thanks sounds like a good amount to start with
07-02-2014 12:46 #10
I have 5 but I think I might get another 5. They're great once you get into a routine and they feel soooo much better than sposies.
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