That time of month has circled around again and you’re feeling crampy, crabby, and overall crappy. So, you strap on a liner, pop a few pain relievers, and eat a box of chocolates. Sound familiar? We’ve been there too!
Did you know store bought pads can lead to discomfort, itchiness, and even acne? Plus, it’s always frustrating when the pad sticks to your skin, no one likes that! After trying cloth pads and menstrual cups for myself, I was in love!
Why should you make the switch?
Cloth pads and menstrual cups just make you FEEL better overall. Store bought pads are sticky, plastic, and overall uncomfortable. Ever heard of adult diaper rash? Store bought pads can actually cause that uncomfortable chafing on our lower regions, leading to raw and itchy skin.
Tampons on the other hand don’t cause the chafing, but they can cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), dryness, and irritation. Take a look at this post or this post for more information on why you should ditch tampons.
Let’s not forget how much money you’ll be saving in the long run:
Care for your pads.
Cloth pads are very easy to care for, especially if you’re currently cloth diapering your little one. When done using your pad, rinse it out in cold water. Fill a bucket with cold water and place your used pads into the bucket. You can store your bucket under the sink or tucked away. If you’re concerned about sanitizing your pads, a few drops of Eucalyptus or Tea Tree Oil can be added. Soak your pads for a few hours. When ready, empty the bucket and squeeze the excess water from your pads before placing them in the wash. Just wash your pads as normal, without any fabric softener, and tumble or hang dry. It’s that easy!
Care for your menstrual cups.
Want to learn more about caring for your menstrual cup? Take a look at this post for more information!
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