How Do You Wash Cloth Menstrual Pads?
I cloth diapered my younger children and washed every other or every few days. I rinsed my pads before placing them in the diaper pail just like my poopy diapers and then washed in with the diapers and have even washed with towels on extra soil in a front load washer with enough detergent.
I have a mini wet bag for the go in my bag that I wrap them up and place pad in to. I wash when I have a chance after I get home to get bigger clumps off and just to rinse out then stick in mini pail I have as we still use cloth wipes for youngest in diapers.
Reusable cloth menstrual pads are infinitely more comfortable than the disposable kind, much better for the environment, and they will save you money in the long run! But one of the most common misconceptions among women who hesitate to try them is that they will be difficult to care for or will remain stained after washing. This is not true in the least! Here is the method I use to wash and dry cloth pads. This is the method that I use–it doesn’t require soaking and my pads are totally stain-free after more than a year of reuse. First, when you remove a pad, blot any surface moisture with some toilet paper. Apply stain remover to pad and toss it in the bucket. If you plan to wait until the end of your cycle and wash all the pads at once as I do, make sure your stain remover is the kind that can sit for a few days after application. About half a day before you plan to wash your pads, take them out of the bucket and fill it with HOT water. Add a scoop of oxygen bleach and stir to disso