Most women dislike the use of the traditional pads as they result in a noticeable bulge under certain clothes. The risk of getting an infection from tampons also keeps many from using the same. There are women who have switched to a greener lifestyle and dislike these products for their own reasons. One ideal option for women, which they can use as an alternative to menstrual products, is a "cloth pad". Cloth menstrual pads are also popular as the "mama-pads" and offer many benefits to their users. In most of the cases the cloth menstrual pads are made from fabrics and materials like:
Most of the time cloth menstruation pads make use of terry cloth inserts to add to the thickness of these pads. While many women and girls make their own mama-pads, these can also be purchased from retailers dealing with menstruation products both in the real markets and on the World Wide Web. Just like traditional pads these cloth pads come in varying sizes and styles as well. Almost all pads are washable and can be used again. This means more women will not be investing in onetime pads. This sums to sizeable saving at the end of the year.
However, when washing these pads it is important not to use harsh chemicals like chlorine which will weaken the fibers of the fabric. Soaking the pads in water with a few drops of tea tree oil or white vinegar will help in getting rid of foul odor and contamination which otherwise might become a cause of infection.
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