Y’all. Guys. These reusable pads are absolute game-changers.
I knew these would probably not work for me because I’m such a heavy bleeder…but after seeing this post a thousand times on my dash and low-key wanting them, I finally caved and decided to buy them anyway. And when I actually started my period (today) and opened them up this morning, my expectations lowered even further.
Compared to what I usually use, these are small. On my period’s first and second days, my bleeding across eight- to ten-hour periods typically soaks an entire gigantic “overnight” pad (you know the Always purple ones? That kind). And even then—no matter how carefully I position the giant disposable pad—blood sometimes spills out the side or back of it while I sleep or when I have to sit for long periods. I’ve bled onto my bedsheets or into my underwear way more times than I can count.
So today I tried these reusable pads, checking them often. And I genuinely thought I was having an abnormally light period, because the pad just always barely looked like it had any blood. After a full 12 hours of wearing one, when I went to change it, I was shocked that there was so little blood visible on it. (But I’ve been a bit stressed lately, so I figured maybe I am just bleeding much less cause of that.)
Anyway, I took it in the shower with me and, before showering myself, used the shower head (cold water) to blast it clean. And as it turns out—I WAS NOT BLEEDING LESS. SOOOOO MUCH FREAKING BLOOD came out of that thing for SO LONG, I SWEAR to GOD. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY INSANE. I cannot BELIEVE how much blood these hold!! I was so shocked. And it was so easy to clean!!! It didn’t even stain AT ALL. I am genuinely blown away by this magic.
So now I’m actually going to try sleeping in one tonight and see how it goes!! I will edit this post tomorrow to let you guys know if it leaks on me.
i bought their animal crossing pads awhile ago and recently saw they now have pokemon pads. i was anxious to order cause the AC ones were super pretty and i expect the pokemon to be, if not similar, better as i grew up playing it (FIRE TYPE/CHARMANDER FOREVER)
anyway i got my pads yesterday and look at both of them together
i am honestly so happy!
*edited: for those asking, the pokemon pads can be bought from their website or through this link. hope it helps
ok i normally don’t listen to anything that tumblr says and this is in no way a sponsor but after seeing this post again and again for MONTHS i caved over the summer. and y’all.
these make my periods SO much more bearable. yes, there is possible for staining even with these, though it is more rare. yes, it can be a pain to wash them all the time if you don’t have a lot. BUT.
they’re super, super comfortable. my cramps can actually be fixed by a simple ibuprofen now. I don’t have to worry about if I have enough disposable ones every month and it’s probably saved me at least 40 bucks. the night ones don’t stain at all and they aren’t super bulky or sticky!
if you haven’t gotten these, do yourself a favor and get them. they’re worth the price.
@ask-the-deltatale-tl8-twins i had the exact same thought until i tried it. its not gross at all because you can barely see the blood on the pad and its super absorbent that “blood clot” is not a problem. with cleaning, i just leave it under the shower (cold water) while i wait for my hot water. when i step in, most of the blood’s out so i just dry it and wash it again with all my other pads when my cycle ends. i also like to think of it as, ‘this is the way our ancestors did it and if they can do it, so can i’.
i think the bonus here is, with cloth pads, i know what im using and i know there arent any harmful chemicals involved (like bleach or any fragrances) cause im the one who washes my own pad.
They work exactly like winged liners, but instead of adhesive on the wings, there’s little buttons that snap together. You wear it like a normal pad, then, when you change it, rinse it out and throw it in the laundry (I like to give mine a quick wash with a laundry bar if I’m not doing laundry right away). Hope this helps!
For anyone worried about washing these, we cloth diaper our infant and throw the dirty diapers in the wash (after scraping as much poop off as possible). Your pads should come out OK with a proper wash; consider also a drying rack to preserve them longer over the drier.