Daisy & Bird 11 Inch Light, Cotton Lycra Cloth Sanitary Pad
Daisy & Bird's pads are made with organic hemp as the absorbent layers, and the majority of the printed fabrics are either organic or OKEO tex, very soft and comfortable, giving women the choice to spoil themselves and care for the environment at the same time.
They are worn with the pretty side up so you can see it, and the plain side against your underwear. They snap closed around the gusset of your underwear with snaps to hold them in place. Daisy & Bird uses KAM snaps, which have been applied by an industrial snap press - the snaps are very strong, and care should be taken when undoing them to ensure you do not damage the fabric.
- 28cm (11 inches) in length, suitable for light flow for the last few days of your menstrual cycle or for light bladder leakage.
- Topper fabric is cotton lycra: 95% cotton, 5% lycra. Will absorb some fluid on its way through to the core, still relatively easy to get stains out and a common material used for cloth pads.
- Absorbency - 250gsm hemp fleece
- Back fabric - hidden PUL under micro fleece
- Snapped width - 6cm (2.5 inches)
*Image is an example of the print, print placement may vary from the image shown
How many pads do you need?
Cloth pads generally last at least as long (often longer) than the equivalent disposable pad before they need to be changed, however, during the day they should be changed every 3 - 4 hours, depending on the heaviness of your cycle. Some people choose to change the pad each time they go to the toilet - either is fine, it's personal preference. It is perfectly fine to wear a pad to bed overnight without needing to change it.
Absorbency is marked on the left wing with stars:
* Light/Liner - 250gsm hemp fleece
** Moderate - 500gsm hemp fleece
*** Heavy - 1000gsm hemp fleece
**** Super Heavy/Post Partum - 1250gsm hemp fleece.
(All Daisy & Bird's pads also have a hidden layer of flannelette, and a hidden layer of PUL for waterproofing. They are backed with black cotton/Lycra knit fabric.)
Daisy & Bird Cloth Pad Care Instructions.
Pads should be washed prior to first use.
Pads can be kept in waterproof bags such as pad wrappers while away from home.
- Dry store the pads in an open container that allows air flow until you are ready to wash them.
- Prior to washing, put the pads on a rinse cycle in your washing machine, then soak the soiled pads for a few hours (or overnight) in an oxy solution such as Vanish or Napi-San. For any really stubborn stains, a paste of Vanish and water, or a stain stick often get the job done.
- Wash them in your washing machine on a cold or warm cycle (max 60 degrees celsius). NOT hot... It's fine to wash them with other washing if you are happy to do that. They can also be hand washed if you choose.
DON'TS: DON'T use hot water (over 60 degrees celsius), it can set stains - blood contains proteins which react to heat. DON'T use fabric softener - it will, over time, reduce the absorbency of your pads
Pads are best line-dried, however they may be tumble dried on a low heat setting, although this may reduce the overall life of the pad because of the extra wear and tear from the dryer.
Who is Daisy & Bird?
Daisy and Bird is run by Lyndsey: Aussie work at home mum and wiz behind the sewing machine! You can tell that she has a passion for what she does when you get one of her products in your hands. The attention to detail and level of comfort when wearing one of Lyndseys creations is second to none! If you already use cloth sanitary pads and are just looking for a couple more to add to your collection then you will love these. Or if you stumbled here out of curiosity and need a reason to try choose cloth pads... here are a few:
- Because disposable pads are crunchy and uncomfortable!
- To bring some brightness and colour to the time of the month that can bring us the blues
- If have you ever thought about the amount of plastic and chemical that we use every month for something that is completely normal and natural
- To save yourself $100's or even $1000's over the lifetime that you need a sanitary product?
"Because every woman deserves luxury that doesn't cost the Earth"
- Daisy & Bird