How to … Cloth Sanitary Pads (CSP)

How To ....Cloth Sanitary Pads (CSP)

There’s a huge surge in interest in reusable menstrual products in the past few months. Often customers spot the washable sanitary pads (or short CSP for Cloth Sanitary Pad) in my shop and the initial “Oh yes, I’ve heard about them” is followed by one or all of

  • “Are washable sanitary pads easy to use?”
  • “Is CSP not a bit messy?”
  • “How do you store reusable sanitary pads?”

Here are some quick answers.

If you are using CSP and have tips and tricks to share, why not pop them in the comments here or on my facebook page?

How to Use and Store Washable Sanitary Pads

When out and about, you can transport your CSP in a small bag, folded like a wee envelope.

washable sanitary pads

Simply unfold, position in your panties with print up, and snap the wings together underneath.

washable sanitary pads

How do you store used CSP?

At home, you can pop your used CSP in a zipped wet bag (I’ve this one hanging up by the toilet). If you are using cloth nappies, you can just throw your sanitary pads into the bucket or bag with them.

washable sanitary pads

Out and about, you can use a small wet bag like in the photo above to transport your csp and then tip them into the bigger bag/bucket or straight into the washing machine when you get home.

Are Reusable Sanitary Pads messy?

Nope, no more or less than the disposable kind. Here’s how to remove, store and wash them without mess (bearing in mind, when you are not taking photos, you’ve two hands to do this!)

1. Unsnap the button.

2. Fold in one third of the pad.

washable sanitary pads

3. Fold in the opposite third and one of the wings on top.

washable sanitary pads

4. Pop into a zippered wet bag.

washable sanitary pads

5. Open the bag and either put it into the washing machine just like that, or tip the contents into the machine.

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