It might be hard to imagine at first, but women absolutely love the change to cloth pads! They are comfortable and beautiful! Most wonder why they didn’t consider the switch earlier!
from Dr. Joseph Mercola, Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Ingredients, May 22, 2013.
Why buy disposable pads every month, for a reasonable initial investment Paditude pads will last 5-8+ years! Saving you lots of hard-earned money! Comfort & Beauty Far more comfortable than any disposable pad and beautiful too! No sticky adhesives to try to inconspicuously deal with! Most women have believed that the rashes, soreness, irritation, itchiness and smelliness they have experienced using conventional pads was just a normal part of menstruation! They are not! What a relief it is to see those problems gone after switching to cloth pads! My (Amy) cycle actually has shortened by 2-3 days since switching to cloth pads and that is another common benefit that many women report. Environmental It is estimated that approximately 20 billion pads, tampons and applicators are being sent to landfills annually in North America alone! These products can require hundreds of years to biodegrade. Paditude will last at least 5 years with recommended care
How do I wear Paditude? Paditude pads are worn like conventional pads with wings, but instead of adhesive strips, Paditude has snaps that fasten onto your underwear. Decorative stitching side is kept towards you. How often do I change my Paditude? This depends on how heavy your cycle is. On the heaviest day, most women only need to change pads every couple of hours. With normal – heavy cycles, Paditude prevents leaks with our super absorbent, organic bamboo fleece core and our backing of high-quality, plush, water-resistant velour fleece. Very quickly, you will be confident with your Paditude protection.
For extreme flooding, usually caused by menopause, perimenopause or fibroids, there are several strategies to choose from. We are talking about the type of flooding that leaks through a conventional, overnight, heaviest absorbency pad, in an hour or less! (UGH!) During times like this, no menstrual product, conventional or cloth, is designed to hold the amount of fluid necessary all at once.
Light Menstrual cup/tampon back-up Light Flow, including at beginning/end of cycle Everyday protection Moderate Moderate Flow For coughing, sneezing, laughing ooopsies! Heavy Heavy Flow Postpartum
A good way to start is to measure the length of the disposables you use. Many women start around 10”.
The amount of Paditude you may need varies based upon cycle length and heaviness. Many women will use 15-25 pads per cycle, but purchasing this amount to start is not absolutely necessary. Ballpark number of pads needed and breakdown: 4-6 Light, 4-8 Moderate, 4-8 Heavy It is possible to purchase about ½ the total you will need for a cycle and launder them mid-cycle. That way you can build up your stash over time
Paditude fold and snap into cute carrying pouches by folding the top and bottom and snapping the wings together. So after use, just fold, snap and tuck away until you are ready to rinse and/or launder.
Cloth pads can last a very long time, 5-7 years would not be an unreasonable lifespan with following laundering instructions.
Cloth pads are amazingly easy to clean! After intensive, sustained use, they can easily remain stain free. I never would have imagined that could be true! See the laundering section for easy care directions. Cloth pads also allow moisture to evaporate, therefore helping to avoid the odors we had previously experience with conventional pads. Conventional pads made of synthetic materials help to create a sweaty, humid environment that can feed bacteria. Women are happily surprised at the difference between cloth pads and conventional pads with odor and ease of cleaning
Our ready-made pads do not include a waterproof backing because those materials tend to trap moisture and therefore promotes bacterial growth and odor, similar to what many experience with conventional pads. Happily it should be found nearly unnecessary because Paditude is so absorbent! Like conventional pads, Paditude will leak if they are left on too long. Would you like to add a waterproof backing? Paditude offers PUL as a custom option so we will make it just as you would like
After utilizing pads, we have noticed that the fabric of cotton pads usually retains its appearance and has held up with washing a good bit more than flannel pads, therefore, Paditude has a much wider selection of cotton pads. Some women prefer flannel, so we do offer that option as well. Just a personal choice based upon which you prefer. Both materials are soft, absorbent and comfortable.
Certainly We recommend a longer length (like at least 12-14”) and Heavy absorbency for postpartum bleeding. Expect to need to change pads more frequently than usual during your monthly cycle.
Absolutely. Many women experience stress incontinence and minor leakage especially with coughing, sneezing, laughing, etc. after pregnancy, childbirth or menopause and Paditude can help wonderfully.
We have a heart to help our young women avoid any exposure to conventional menstrual products, so we have created a special size especially for young girls – Paditude Petals!
Home Crafted Essentials contracts with wonderful WAHM’s (Work-at-home-moms) in the Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia area. Paditude is a small brand of the Home Crafted Essentials company and one of our main objectives is to help supplement families income at home.
We launder fabrics prior to construction in a dye free, organic detergent to minimize shrinkage.
Suggested Paditude care: Please launder prior to initial use. To protect pads: Do not wash or dry on hot. Line drying ensures least wear and tear, but ok to dry on low. Do NOT use bleach, fabric softeners or dryer sheets- they will decrease absorbency and also deteriorate pads. Don’t scrub pads, it is unnecessary and will shorten life-span. Wool dryer balls may be used in place of dryer sheets. Do not dry in sun because of natural bleaching effects. If using cloth pads for incontinence, simply throw them in the wash with your laundry. Wash pads unsnapped.
Many women just wash their pads like all other laundry using a cold cycle. We recommend soaking them first to loosen them up before machine washing or using the pre-wash setting. Dry on low heat. Some women are not worried about stains and staining does not mean the pads are not clean… but with a little extra love, Paditude can remain sparkling clean! There are many other methods. Check out YouTube.com for many more suggestions
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Yes, Paditude is registered with the FDA under the DBA Home Crafted Essentials. • Guarantee & Return Policy Your happiness is our goal! If you have any concerns, please let us know and we will work to make sure you are satisfied All Paditude is guaranteed for quality and workmanship. Prior to shipping, each pad is thoroughly inspected to insure it meets high quality standards. Using Paditude for the first time? We suggest trying just one pad to be sure you are satisfied before washing the whole order. If you decide to return them, keep the one you used, and send the unwashed, unused pads back to us for a refund (shipping costs are non-refundable). Please call or e-mail us to make those arrangements. Due governmental health regulations, we cannot accept returns on menstrual/incontinence products after use. All international orders are non-returnable, non-refundable. • Shipping Information
Ready-made orders are normally shipped within 1-2 business days, custom orders generally within 1-2 weeks.
For US orders, when your package is shipped, your tracking information will be included in your shipping confirmation e-mail.
How much is shipping within the US? How long to receive my Paditude? Shipping Rates & Transit Times within the US: Under $100 Over $100 First-Class (5-10 days) $3.99 FREE Priority (3-4 days) $6.99 $3.99 If you would like insurance, it can be added for $1.10 per $100.
International Shipping Rates & Transit Times (includes International Insurance if available-see below) Under $100 Over $100 International First-Class to Canada/Mexico (5-10 days) $11.99 $7.99 International First-Class (all other countries) (2-4 weeks) $15.99 $11.99 Please make sure we have the correct format for your address when you submit your order. All shipments outside of the US are subject to inspection and may incur customs charges and/or taxes that you would be responsible for. Timeframe factors in both travel time and customs inspections. International Insurance? If you would like International insurance on your Paditude Pads it is $1.35 per $100. Insurance is not available for packages being shipped to: Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola (Cabinda); Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Burma; Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast); Croatia; Cuba; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Greece; Iran; Iraq; Jordan; Liberia; Libya, Moldova; Montenegro; Nigeria; North Korea; Paraguay; Republic of the Congo (Zaire); Serbia; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syria; Togo; Yemen; Zimbabwe. When shipping to one of these countries, the package will not be covered for loss/theft. Once taken to the post office, we cannot be held responsible if it does not get to you.
If your package does not arrive within 14 business days, please verify the Delivery Confirmation status. If Delivery Confirmation states the package was delivered, please check with the post office, neighbors, family to see if somehow the package was simply misplaced or delivered incorrectly. If the Delivery Confirmation shows package still in transit after the 14 business days, please contact us so we can help you further.
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