Caring For Your Pads
|Soak in cold water, if desired, to help prevent staining. Use the presoak function on your washing machine, or soak in a covered rust-proof container. Change soaking water daily.|
|Machine wash cold using a natural detergent and tumble dry low or line dry. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. You may hand wash pads if desired.|
|Remove pads from dryer promptly and store flat to eliminate wrinkling; use cool iron if desired. Store your pads in a clean, dry place until next use.|
Please wash your re-usable pad before you use it for the first time.
The most convenient way to wash your pads is to put them in the washing machine. Wash on cold or warm settings, always avoid hot water because this can set blood stains into them. A wet bag is super helpful to store your dirty pads in until laundry day.
You can dry your pads in a machine on a very low setting, or you can air dry the pads just like any other item that you air dry. They may feel slightly stiff initially if you choose to air dry them. Avoid the direct sunlight for extended periods of time, this can bleach out the fun colors or damage the waterproof backing.
Many women will soak their pads in cold water before washing them in the washing machine, especially if there is dry blood stains on them. If your washing machine has a pre-wash setting, this would be a great alternative to soaking them.
Another option is to hand wash the pads, in this scenario you would want to pre-soak the pads to make the washing process easier. If you do choose to soak the pads, make sure to change the soak water on a daily basis. When wash day arrives, rinse the pads in cold water until the water runs clear, then gently scrub them to get them clean.
You can use your regular laundry detergent that you normally use to wash your pads. Avoid fabric softeners because this can make the pads less absorbent. Avoid bleach as well because this can break down the material and also interfere with absorbency.