How we care for our bodies and our cycle, are more important than we may think. And the attributing impacts of our feminine hygiene products on the environment, to our health and the impact on our bank accounts is more significant than one may realise.
You’ll love the change, appreciate the reconnection and feel empowered by the conscious hands-on approach cloth usage involves.View Period Care
Do I need to pre-wash my cloth pads?
Prewashing your pads is only for hygiene reasons due to the handling of the nappies through the production cycle and warehouse handling.
They can be added to your prewash of insert cycle. 40 degrees.
will my cloth pads stain?
Our organic cotton inner lining may linger in markings over repeated use and this is not uncommon and indeed normal. You can rest assured they will be sufficiently cleaned if following our washing routine.
Marks that can cause concern are potential mould spots which will appear as small spots in dark green/dark grey/black. This will be due to insufficient washing routine or when pads were not sufficiently dried before storing away in between uses.
We recommend using Tuffy Stain Remover bars for optimum stain removal.
will my cloth pads leak?
Cloth pads are very absorbent and are designed to contain effectively outflow. We do recommend changing to suit your needs to reduce the chance of leaks, recommended changing time between 2-4 hours.
The organic cotton is carried over to the wings for optimum protection.
Please avoid fabric softener on your pads, as this can create a build-up in the fabric and reduce absorbency.
If you are finding your pad is not effectively containing your flow, you will need to consider upgrading to one of our larger pad options.
Using reusable breast pads, can potentially save upwards of 1000 disposable pads used per child, based on the average mother requiring 8 changes a day for 3 months!
Our reusable breast-pads are an essential accessory for any mother and given their organic cotton lining, they are wonderfully soft.View Nursing Pads
How do I use my nursing pads?
Simply place a pad in your bra against the nipple, to absorb fluids.
For cracked/sore nipples, apply nipple balm/oil first and then apply pad- this helps to avoid the pads sticking to torn nipples.
Due to the waterproof backing you can rest assured that fluids won't leak through to your clothing.
When the pad is heavy with fluid, place used pad in dry pail, ready for your next laundry load and use another pad. We recommend washing daily-second day.
How do I wash my nursing pads?
Our Breast pads are completely reusable, washable, and eco-friendly. Designed to be used multiple times and washed with general laundry in the wash-bag provided or can be washed alongside your cloth nappies.
We recommend washing 40-60 degrees alongside your nappies. Tumble suitable on low or delicate, but line drying in direct sunlight with the organic cotton facing upwards is best.
We recommend stretching the pads when wet to ensure they dry to shape, as organic cotton can shrink when wet.
How many pairs of nursing pads will I need?
We recommend changing your breast pads every 2-6 hours, and they can be washed alongside your general household laundry or with your cloth nappies every 2-3 days.
We find 3-9 pairs is an ideal starting point.