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Frequently asked

How often do I need to change my pad?

We recommend to change your pad as often as you need and at least every 8 hours. 

Will it stay in place during walking or sports?

Yes, the pads are designed to stay put during movement, as long as your underwear is the right size (not too loose) and made from cotton or other similar fabric that doesn't slide (e.g. silk).

Can I use these pads for minor urinary incontinence?

Yes. Our pads work for minor urinary incontinence as well.

How do I wash them?

The same way you wash any clothes. They can be manually or machine washed (40 degrees recommended), using normal soap. It helps to rinse them with cold water as soon as possible after being used.

Remember that is normal for pads to have some stains after multiple uses, even after being washed - that doesn't make them less clean. If you want to have stainless pads use sodium percarbonate.

How do I dry them? 

Air or machine dry (low tumble dry). Do not dry you pads in a space with high humidity!

Is it gross to wash my pads by hand?

It's just period (to be precise - disintegrated endometrial tissue, vaginal secretions, cervical mucus, and the unfertilized egg). Normal and healthy stuff that happens every month to most women. 

Can I wash them with other clothes?

Yes. 

Are cloth pads safe to use?

Yes.

We use fabrics with very good properties for pads: breathable, moisture absorbent, resistant, comfortable, hypoallergenic, 100% free of PFAS & PFOA.

If you wash it and change it properly, a cloth pad is actually very safe to use.

Are they really eco-friendly?
Yes: through the fabrics, the manufacture process and the high lifespan (5 to 10 year if properly cared for).
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For any additional questions you can always write to us at shop@ielesanziene.org