Cloth pads aren't just for light flow! Designed for those of us with a heavier flow, this kit includes a selection of our favorite pads and accessories. A great choice for postpartum, too!
The Heavy Flow Kit includes:
Choose to add optional accessories to your kit and save money versus buying items separately:
*Please note: we are unable to ship the Pre-Soak Set outside of the USA. International orders will have this item removed and refunded.
I was so excited when I ordered Glad Rags. I have read some of the reviews and a lot of them we're good. I didn't pay much mind to the not so good reviews. However I had to experience it on my own. These pads leak way too much. They do not hold my flow. I also did not see any change in the amount of days that I had my cycle. I'm not sure if it's me in my body or just these pads but they are not for me. I will not be ordering any more. I had to turn around and order from another company. Waiting to use those now. I hope they are a lot better than Glad Rags. I feel like I wasted my money. This is a honest review and I'm not trying to discredit the product. But when asked for a review I believe you must State the truth.
I love my glad rags. I currently live a life of minimal waste and I try to do as much plastic free living as possible. My first attempt at minimal waste was using the diva cup. The diva cup is great but it pushed on my bladder a made me feel like I had to pee all of the time, and getting it in and out can be sort of a pain. These glad rags are great for me! I don't mind the extra work in soaking them after use and before washing them because to me any waste I can prevent creating is worth the extra 10 minutes of care time. They're extremely comfortable as well. I have experienced a little leakage but that would happen to me with regular tampons and pads as well and it's kind of something that just happens and I'm okay with, I just make sure I'm extra prepared on the heavy flow days. I highly recommend these for every body!
No more anxiety about having enough pads! The last time I used disposable pads, I used up around 5 extra long maxi pads, 3 extra heavy overnight pads (just for the coverage!), 2 normal maxi pads, and 3 ultra thin pads every cyle. This heavy flow kit plus two pantyliners is all I need for one cycle! Definitely keep in mind if you're going from disposable, synthetic pads to these pads, the flow that usually gets trapped by the plastic backing will not be caught by these cotton pads. My solution was to wear two inserts at a time, which is a snug fit but works for me. I definitely recommend using the night pads as you would for an extra long maxi pad. I haven't leaked while sleeping, which I think is due to the reusable pad actually catching the blood before it has the time to travel and leak onto an "unprotected" area. I find these pads really absorbent and comfortable, and easy to soak, and throw them in my laundry. I even live in a college dorm, and it works out with my lifestyle!
Positives: I particularly liked the Day and Day Plus pads - they were very good in terms of comfort and absorbency. Easy to clean as long as you're not too attached to the patterning. Negatives: Night pads weren't amazing for me. They seem like they would be super absorbent but I usually leak over the wing where there's only one layer of cloth, not three, so I end up having to change earlier than I expected. Also, unlike a disposable pad with a plastic bottom layer, if I bleed into the same spot, it just goes through all the layers in that single spot instead of redistributing it around. So it feels like I'm not getting use out of the rest of the pad. Interesting: A black pad hides blood really well, so you don't feel like you've ruined a print. On the other hand, that makes it harder to check if you've actually cleaned it all properly!
This set is an excellent starting set up if you are looking for a little bit extra protection. It includes everything I need to get through a cycle or if things get really rough I just do a quick load of laundry lay the laundered items out to dry and I’m back in business. I have recommended this set to several people and everyone who tries it loves it.
I love the decision to purchase the Heavy Flow Kit. Since switching from disposable pads to cloth I have experienced decreased cramps, clots, and length of period.