Beginners Guide To Period Pants
What are Reusable Period Pants?
Period Pants are a reusable alternative to disposable sanitary pads. They are a pair of pants with a built in sanitary pad that can be worn for up to 8 hours or overnight! Here at The Nappy Gurus, we stock WUKA, Love Luna and Nora. All of these brands offer great performing period pants, which come in a range of styles and flows to suit your needs. They don't look or feel bulky and are a brilliant option for active days or overnight. You can shop our range of reusable period pants here.
There are lots of benefits to using reusable period pads. In comparison to disposable period pads they are:
- much more comfortable
- more absorbent, this is due to the natural fibres
- less likely to cause allergic reactions or rashes
- reduced smells
- less itchiness
- a lot cooler
How do I use them?
To use these reusable pads, simply popper them into your underwear as and when you need them. When it’s time to change your pad, you simply place it in a wet bag instead of throwing it into the bin, you can find our range of wet bags here.
Can I wash them in my washing machine?
Yes, reusable period pants can be washed in your washing machine! First you need to give them a rinse, some people choose to do this by hand, but you can also use the rinse cycle on your washing machine. You just need to use a non-bio laundry detergent powder to wash your pants, don't use any fabric softener or bleaches as this will negatively effect the absorbency. If you get any light staining, the sunshine is perfect for getting these out!
After they've been washed, we recommend hanging them up to dry. It is important not to dry these pants with direct heat such as tumble driers, heated airers or radiators as they could damage the waterproof lining or natural fibres.
If you feel nervous about making the switch, start gradually. Start using them over night or while at home. You'll be a convert in no time!