Cheeky Mama Ultrapad - Luxury Cotton Cloth Sanitary Pads from Cheeky Wipes - for normal flow
Size: 25cm x 7cm (approx) - suitable for most days of your period, or general incontinence.
- Leakproof printed cotton outer layer (laminated),
- two absorbent cotton/organic cotton layers,
- inner layer cotton
What's the difference between these and the bamboo plush pads? The ultrapads are made of cotton which is a natural material rather than plush which is manmade. As such it tends to be cooler to wear. They are also thinner, so if you prefer a thinner more discreet pad or if you're buying for a teenager, these are perfect for you. They are also less likely to move around as the cotton fabric will stay in place better. The downside of being thinner is that they are less absorbent, so if your periods are on the heavy side, we'd recommend the bamboo plush instead.
Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pads are an eco-friendly, healthier, more cost effective alternative to disposable pads. For those new to cloth sanitary pads (csp) the concept can be a little “Ew!” but to be honest using cloth as opposed to disposables is more comfortable. Because they are so much more absorbent, moisture is drawn into the pad, leaving you feeling fresher for longer.
Disposables have to contain lots of nasty toxic chemicals, dioxins and gels to enable them to be absorbent, which can lead to sensitive skin, irritation and thrush. Bamboo however, has a natural antibacterial quality and because it allows your skin to breath, can potentially reduce the risk of yeast infections and discomfort.