FAQ

How Do The Pads Work?

http://reusableincontinencepads.com.au/how-do-they-work/ shows how to assemble the pads.

Can cloth pads really replace synthetic disposables??

The answer is a resounding YES!! RadPads have received hundreds of customer testimonials over the years from women who tell us they have "never looked back" after making the switch to cloth.

Sure, there is a lifestyle adjustment to be made - you now own your pads and wash and care for them so they can be at your service for many years to come.

We recommend that you start the switch to cloth at home - perhaps start using MyPads and RadPads as your night pad so you can get used to using them in the comfort of your home. Feel them out until you can establish a routine for how to change them, which are your favourite firm-fitting underwear to pair with the pads, how to store used pads until you are ready to soak and wash them. Then take them out in to the world as your menstrual buddies, knowing you are making better use of our earth's resources and better choices for your personal care. Is there anything else I need to know?

Can I Use the Same Pads for Menstruation and Incontinence?

Our women's reusable cloth pads suit most women for menstrual use. They're also suitable for mild to moderate urinary incontinence and as pants liners for everyday use.

Are there Pads for Men?

Our ManPads are for mild to moderate urinary leakage. They contain a nylon taffeta shower-proof section as well as the cloth.

Are MyPads Hypoallergenic?

We don't use rubber or plastic base on our women’s products as these can cause irritation. Our natural cloth pads are made from breathable fabrics (cotton and hemp fleece) so are cool in summer and warm in winter. They allow your skin to breathe too! No sweat!

How Do I Choose the Size?

We recommend that you try a starter pack. This includes 4 pads of several sizes and a bonus wing liner insert. Feel free to customise your starter pack or 6-pad Cycle pack by leaving a note on your size preferences at Checkout.

See our sizing guide for more info on choosing pads to suit your flow.

How Long Do MyPads Last?

Our reusable menstrual and incontinence pads last for many years if cared for appropriately. We often hear from women who've had their pads for 5-10 years or more and are still using them. 

How Do I Wash My Pads?

For washing instructions see Caring For Your Menstrual and Incontinence Pads.

Where Are MyPads Made?

MyPads are hand-made on the NSW South Coast of Australia by Yumaro Industries. Yumaro Industries is a social enterprise that provides employment and support for people living with disability. When you purchase MyPads you also support Yumaro.

How Do I Contact You?

Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns about the use or care of our products.

Is There Anything Else I Need To Know?

Changing pads at home: A small, lidded bucket in the bathroom at home can be a handy place to soak used pads in cold water until you are ready to wash them. 

Place the pads blood-side down in the water so the menstrual blood, denser than water, can sink to the bottom of the bucket.

Your pads can then go in the regular wash just as your underwear do.

Changing pads when you're out and about: A wet/dry bag or purse is really handy for cloth pad users. This allows you to carry your clean cloth pads in your handbag or schoolbag and place used pads in the wet side of the purse until you get home. Our cloth pads fold neatly into a compact bundle you can snap shut with the snap studs.