Cloth Pad 101
Are you new to cloth pads? Here's a quick guide to make your switch to cloth pads a breeze!
How & What to Choose
THINK ABOUT YOUR FLOW
For heavier days, you can use Medium during the day and Overnight or Ultra Overnight during the night. And for lighter days, you can use Small during the day and Medium during the night. Pantyliner is good for those with regular discharge. Number of pads used is about the same with disposables or sometimes less.
With disposables, you usually have to change them because of the smell or them being uncomfortable even when the pad is not full. However, with hannahpads, there is no odor and feels just like wearing your underwear, so there may be times when you don’t have to change as much as disposables.
Please keep in mind that everyone is different though. Your flow and comfort level may be different, so just consider this as a starting off point.
TEST IT OUT FIRST
In terms of purchase schedule, most customers purchase our multiples or sets and then make additional purchase of what they need more after trying out hannahpads for 1-2 cycles.
Depending on your flow level during the night, you should purchase Overnight or Ultra Overnight enough for 2 nights. Medium is used the most whether your flow is light or heavy.
NUMBERS COMPARED TO DISPOSABLES
For instance, if you use 3 medium sized disposable pads per day, you would need about 5 Medium hannahpads to wash & use throughout your cycle.
About 2~4 Small hannahpads are good to use during the first or last day of the cycle during light flow, and if you use pantyliners at other times than your cycle, about 5 of them will be enough to start with.
Please keep in mind that all of the above numbers vary depending on your washing routine.
How to Use
So you've purchased your Hannahpads and now are ready to see them in action. How to do that? There are no sticky backs and the top and bottom look difference. Don't worry, we've got you covered.
1. Place your hannahpad over the inside of your underwear, pattern facing down.
2. Fold the wings over the outside of your underwear and fasten using the snaps.
We recommend you wear snug fitting underwear to help hannahpad stay close to your body. Unlike a disposable pad where the pad completely sticks to your underwear, hannahpad is like another cotton layer to your underwear.
So, you may have to readjust throughout the day to your comfort fit. But don’t worry! No need to take off the whole thing and re’stick’. You only need to pull it forward or backward.
*Credits to Hannahpad for original content.