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Each Day Pad Plus includes:
1 Day Holder Plus (approximately 11" long and 3 3/8" wide)
2 Inserts Plus (approximately 9" long and 2 7/8" wide)
GladRags holders are made out of comfortable cotton flannel fitted with a snap and “envelope” for the inserts. GladRags inserts consist of super-absorbent terry cloth and flannel for maximum protection.
GladRags Day Pads Plus have a unique three part design which allows you to customize the absorbency of the pad according to your flow by choosing one or two inserts. You can even use the holder alone for an ultra-slim liner! This breathable all-cotton pad is so comfortable, you’ll wonder how you lived without it. GladRags are made to last for years, so you’ll save money and help the environment.
How to Use
To Use GladRags Washable Menstrual Pads:
1. Place 1 or 2 of the inserts inside the holder.
2. Turn your GladRag over. Snap it around your underwear. The tag side goes next to your underwear and the smooth side goes next to your body.
3. Change your GladRag (holder and inserts) about as often as you would change a disposable pad.
4. Follow care instructions for washing.
Cleaning & Care
After use, separate the inserts from the holder. Soak in cold water to help prevent staining. Adding an enzyme cleaner to the soaking water may help protext against staining. Machine wash cold and tumble dry low using natural soap or detergent; please do not use chlorine bleach. You may hand wash pads if desired. Remove pads from dryer promptly and store flat to eliminate wrinkling; use cool iron if desired. Store your pads in a clean, dry area.
When away from home, place your used pads in a GladRags Carry Bag or Wet Bag until you return home, then wash per care instructions.
Organic cotton flannel, organic cotton terrycloth, organic cotton care label, nickel-free snap.
What is the difference between regular cotton and organic cotton?
Organic cotton means that no pesticides or herbicides were used to grow the cotton, so the soil and water were not polluted, nor did farm workers breathe in any harmful chemicals as they worked with the cotton. By purchasing organic cotton GladRags, you are supporting healthy agriculture. By supporting organic farming you encourage its further development and greater recognition for this desperately needed form of agriculture.
How do I use GladRags? Why the 3-part design?
Each GladRags Day or Night Pad consists of one holder and two inserts. To assemble, slip the inserts inside the holder, like a letter inside an envelope; then turn the pad over (so the smooth side goes against your body and the tag side against your underwear) and snap the "wings" of the holder around your underwear.
When you use both inserts, it is a maxi pad. When you use one, it's mini for lighter day. If you are having an extra heavy flow day, you can place a third insert in the holder for a super maxi. It is easy to get the pads clean because you take the inserts out for washing.
How absorbent are GladRags?
GladRags are very absorbent. The inserts are made with a layer of terry cloth sandwiched between the two outer layers of cotton flannel. The daytime holders are made of two layers of cotton flannel, and the inserts slip between each layer, like a letter inside an envelope. Each GladRags pad comes with 1 holder and 2 inserts, and you can opt to use as many as 3 inserts with a holder for your heavier days.
The night pad holders are wider at each end and longer than the day pad holder, and also constructed a bit differently: the holders also has a layer of terry cloth sandwiched between the two layers of flannel, making the GladRags night pad even more absorbent front to back for your sleeping comfort.
The pantyliners are shorter than the day pads and have absorbent terry cloth sandwiched between two layers of cotton flannel.
How many GladRags cloth pads do I need?
Menstrual cycles vary greatly from woman to woman. Most women use 6 to 12 day pads and 1 to 3 night pads and maybe supplement light days with pantyliners. It all depends on your flow and how often you do laundry. Change your GladRags as often as you would change a disposable, and remember: a pad consists of the holder and two inserts, and so you must change the whole thing, not just the inserts.
Average Customer Rating (based on 22 reviews)
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By: LC from Jersey Village, TX US on April 22, 2013
"I am over 55 years old and have a slight incontinence problem. The large day pads are great for everyday wear. They work great and do not cause the irritation problems I was having with disposable pads. I wish I had know about these when I was younger."
This work well for me!
By: Ducky from Houghton, MI US on August 25, 2012
"I really love the long organic day pads. I use them as back-up to my menstrual cup on heavy days & nights, and sometimes alone as day & night pads (also on heavy days). They're soft and I get no leakage. I much prefer them over the normal day pad and night pad. A+ ."
By: gladcustomer from Baton Rouge, LA US on December 13, 2013
I love these!
By: calmyogi from Arcata, CA US on July 25, 2014
"I was very excited to try these and since it's been a few months I figured I would write a review now. These have been exactly what I had been waiting for. The overnight pads were too big for my heavy flow during the day, and the regular day pads were too small most of the time, but these work perfect for day and night use. I prefer their organic cotton pads too because they seem better made and the material is more absorbent."
Day Pad Plus = Awesome
By: Seras from Kenmore, WA US on October 19, 2014
By: Andrea Hussli from Detroit, MI US on November 15, 2014
"I LOVE these things!
I've got mild incontinence, so I have to wear a pad daily. OK - I'll be blunt - NO MORE STINKY CROTCH SMELL! The plastic in store pads must keep us stinky! Well no more.
I leak worse 2 weeks before my period so I do use the heavier night pads during that time.
If you leak heavy get the night pads - I did soak through once (luckily in the evening while at home) while wearing the day pad.
Glad rags has helped me with my self-esteem! Thank you Glad Rags!"
awesome cust. service
By: teresa beveridge from roseville, CA US on October 15, 2014
"ive emailed gladrags quit a few times. they are so great. they never make me feel like they dont have enough time for me. i bought a day organic pad. i wasnt happy with it. so they sent me a free nighttime cotton (of my choice) pad, with the two inserts. i really cant say enough about there customer service. they fact that they cared, that i wasnt super happy about my day organic pad. and they offered to send me a new one for free. it didnt take that long for me to get the free nighttime pad that they gave me for free. im really happy with it. thanks gladrags"
Almost makes me look forward to my period
By: SKH from Chicago, IL US on August 8, 2013
"When my cousin first told me about these, I was pretty skeptical. It seemed so ... unhygienic. But then I realized that when I had a leak during my period, I didn't throw my underwear away. I soaked it, washed it, and wore it again. This is no different.
To make Glad Rags work for you, you will need a system to deal with the used pads. For me, that meant having a place that wasn't my bathroom sink to soak the pads in until it was time to do laundry. I purchased an enamel soaking pot, some BioKleen Bac-Out Stain Remover, and two mesh laundry bags, and I was ready to go. So what do I think of them?
1) Oh so comfortable.
2) Where’d that nasty smell go? Instead of a heap of stinky trash, all I have is some terry cloth soaking in lime-scented water.
3) Easy to use away from home.
4) Leaks are an issue. But disposables leaked on me all the time too.
5) As long as I rinse before soaking,they really won't stain. "