When choosing your GladRags, consider both the absorbency level and how much coverage you need. Gladrags Pantyliners have the lowest absorbency and GladRags Night Pads have the highest absorbency capacity. Choose the Plus options if you typically need extra coverage or tend to leak in the front or back of your pad. These options are longer and wider than our standard Day Pads and Pantyliners to give you the protection you need. Day Pads and Night Pads each come with two inserts; use an extra insert to increase the absorbency.
How to Use Cloth Pads
Although they may seem daunting at first, cloth pads are really very simple to use! GladRags Day and Night Pads consist of one holder and two inserts. This versatile design ensures thorough cleaning and allows you to make them mini or maxi by using one, two, or even three inserts. Pantyliners are just one piece. All of our pads have wings that snap around the gusset of most styles of underwear. This holds them in place while you go about your day--no adhesives necessary.
- Place the inserts inside the holder.
- Snap the pad around your underwear. The smooth side of the pad goes against your skin, and the wings wrap around the crotch of the underwear to snap together.
- Change the complete pad (holder and inserts) every 2 to 6 hours or as needed.
You'll want to change your cloth pad about as often as you would change a similar disposable pad. For example, if you typically change your disposable pad about every four hours, you'll want to do the same with your GladRags Day Pad. You can also check the pad (even remove it from your underwear and turn it over) to visually see how saturated it is. Like a disposable pad, if a cloth pad becomes fully saturated, it may leak.
If you're out of the house, you can easily use and change your cloth pad. Simply bring a discreet Carry Bag with you to hold your used and fresh pads. After removing your used cloth pad, you can easily fold the pad in on itself and snap it shut to form a neat little package that can be slipped into your Carry Bag. Once home, you can wash the pad when you're ready.
Pantyliner - 6.75" long, 2.25" wide - no insert
Pantyliner Plus - 8" long, 2.75" wide - no insert
Thong Pantyliner - 8" long, 2.5" in middle, 1" at thinnest - no insert
Day Pad - 9" long, 2.75" wide - 2 inserts 7.5" long
Day Pad Plus - 11" long, 3" wide - 2 inserts 9.25" long
Night Pad - 14" long, 3" wide in middle, 5" at widest - 2 inserts 7.5" long
Night Pad Plus - 14" long, 3" wide in middle, 5" at widest - 2 inserts 12" long
Please note: all of the Gladrags cloth pads are proudly sewn by hand. As such, some variation will naturally occur. The sizes below are approximate.