Wish I'd found these sooner!!
This was my first purchase of cloth reusable pads. I've only used them for one cycle since receiving them and I'm hooked already! My favorite thing is how very soft and comfortable they are. My flow is medium and I didn't have any trouble with leaking. They seem to be more absorbent than disposable pads. They were very easy to clean as well. I had seen some other reviewers mention shrinking etc. I just washed them in cold water and line dried them. I didn't experience any shrinkage and there was no evident staining. I will definitely be buying more and I'm planning to order some for my daughter as well. Great product! Would love to see some more floral vintage patterns. I ordered the wildflower pattern but didn't care for all the other bright pattern options available.
Comfortable and practical
I had never tried cloth pads before but decided to go big and get this kit when my period returned post-partum. These products are so much more comfortable than disposable, easy to care for, and in the case of the night pads, provide much better coverage. I’ve added a few more day pads and would like a few more liners so I have enough in between washings, but this is a great start for anyone with a heavy flow. I’m very happy with my purchase and would recommend to anyone!
Heavy flow and active day job
Wowowow. First time trying any pads from GladRags. I've been relying on an old model of menstrual cup for a while, which has been fine and effective, but the insertion and wearing of that thing got tiring. Pads have always been convenient and comfortable for me, so reusables sounded good in theory. I do package delivery. Ten hour shifts for four days a week. It's amazing how absorbent these things are. They're pretty comfortable to wear during drives and even while running about. I actually started out using three inserts just in case, but the third one might not even be necessary. It was still comfortable to wear. Nice things about them is how secure they are. Disposables you have to stick on and they move around sometimes. These snap-on pads stay where you put them and won't fold in all weird on themselves. You just have to be willing to do a bit of work for the cleaning. But for now, I think it's all worth it.
I have mixed feelings about these. The Good: 1. Super absorbent. Clots don't sit on top like they do with disposable pads. 2. Zero waste. Enough said. 3. High quality and seem very sturdy. 4. Overnight pads are quite comfortable. 5. No leakage. I always got blood on my underwear with disposable pads. These eliminated that issue entirely. The Bad: 1. Don't even try wearing tight pants. Even with just one insert, these bulge out in a weird and obvious way. 2. The inserts seem to make these feel a bit stiff. As a result, I found they sort of ride up into me and rubbed against me which isn't intolerable if you're not walking much, but still quite uncomfortable. 3. These are not breathable and get hot. My crotch was so sweaty, I found myself changing pads more often because the entire pad would be damp from sweat even if there wasn't much blood. Not a pleasant feeling. The Neutral: 1. Bulky like a maxi pads. I usually wore maxi over there thin ones so this was no big deal for me. 2. Simple enough to clean. Overall, these have some great features but the comfort level leaves something to be desired. I did find the standard pads more comfortable than the plus but they just didn't cut it for the first couple of days of heavy flow. I'd rather wear the over night pads than the plus. I will continue to use these but I may try another brand to see if I can find something more comfortable before committing to more of these.
Perfect for Postpartum
I’ve been using XO Flow and Glad Rags pantyliners for years, so I couldn’t imagine going back to disposables for postpartum. This kit has been perfect! There are enough pads that I’ve been able to launder only every 3-4 days, and the variety is perfect for days and nights! I highly recommend this kit for postpartum comfort!