Cloth Pad FAQs
Why should I choose reusable cloth pads instead of disposables?
Reusable cloth pads are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable menstrual pads that can be washed and reused for many years. Not only does this help you eliminate excess waste going to landfill and polluting our waterways, it helps you save money too!
JuJu cloth pads and reusable panty liners are made from soft, unbleached cotton and free from fragrances, formaldehyde, dioxins or absorption agents that are in many disposable pads - meaning they’re hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin.
How do you clean cloth pads?
After wearing a JuJu cloth pad or liner, rinse it in cold water or leave it to soak overnight. Then, hand wash with gentle detergent and warm water, or put in the washing machine on a warm wash cycle. For more detailed instructions, see Cloth Pads Cleaning & Care.
What about removing stains from cloth pads?
Cotton is an absorbent fabric, which means it can be prone to staining - and staining is completely normal over time. You can treat stains with a natural stain remover product, or by rubbing a paste of bi-carb soda and water into the stain before washing. We also recommend hanging your pads out in full sun to dry in order to reduce the appearance of stains.
What are JuJu cloth pads made of?
JuJu pads have layers of absorbent, breathable cotton fabric on the inside, with a breathable waterproof PUL (polyurethane laminate) lining on the back layer that sits against your underewear. The moisture-wicking top fabric, which sit against your skin, is available in either pure cotton, or organic cotton, which meets the Organic Content Standard (OCS) and complies with Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). Plastic snaps are used on JuJu pads instead of metal, to minimise the chance of reactions from those with sensitivities to metal.
Will JuJu cloth pads leak?
When used correctly, JuJu cloth pads shouldn’t leak. Cloth pads have a waterproof PUL (polyurethane laminate) lining on the back layer that sits in your underwear to prevent leaking.
How often do JuJu cloth pads need to be changed?
We recommend changing your JuJu pad at least every 3-4 hours to avoid any smells developing, which is standard with both reusable and disposable pads of any type.
How long will my JuJu cloth pads last?
When cared for and stored properly, your JuJu cloth pads can be reused dozens of times and last many years! Refer to the Cloth Pad Cleaning and Care for detailed instructions on how to care for your pads properly.
Which size pads do I need?
JuJu cloth pads are available in five different sizes:
- panty liner - suitable for discharge or spotting
- mini - suitable for a light flow
- regular - suitable for a moderate flow
- large - suitable for a moderate to heavy flow and
- night - suitable for a heavy flow or overnight protection
Can you use JuJu cloth pads for postpartum bleeding?
Yes - JuJu night pads are excellent for postpartum bleeding, and many new mums like to wear the smaller sizes for ongoing lighter discharge in the weeks following birth. JuJu cloth pads may not be suitable for very heavy postpartum bleeding (i.e. immediately after birth), unless you plan on changing frequently.
Can you use JuJu cloth pads for heavy periods?
Yes - select the night or large sizes for a heavier flow, or start with the Heavy Flow Pad Pack .
Are JuJu cloth pads plastic free?
Not entirely. A polyurethane laminate layer backs JuJu pads and liners to prevent leaking. They also have plastic snaps or press studs to cater to those who have metal allergies. All pads are made from 100% cotton, and the pad packaging is 100% plastic free and recyclable.
How do I store my JuJu cloth pads?
It’s important to store your pads in a clean, dry place in between cycles, and allow them to fully dry before storing them. Storing them while still damp can lead them to develop mold. We recommend storing your cloth pads in a JuJu storage bag, which has a waterproof lining to protect your pads from moisture and dirt.
Do cloth pads smell?
Just like disposable pads, cloth pads can start to smell if worn for an extended period of time. This is because once menstrual blood is exposed to air, it begins to oxidise and form an odour. No fragrances are used in JuJu pads to mask odours, so we recommend changing your pad every 3-4 hours to prevent odours. Some people find they can wear them for longer before needing to change. The same goes for if you’re using JuJu cloth pads for light bladder leakage (LBL) or light urinary incontinence - our pads do not contain fragrances to mask the odour of urine.
How do JuJu cloth pads attach to my underwear?
Unlike disposable pads that stick to your underwear with adhesive, JuJu pads and panty liners are fastened with wings around the gusset of your underwear. JuJu pads have been designed with with dual snaps, allowing you to adjust the width of the pad according to the size of the gusset in your underwear, for a comfortable and secure fit. See the User Guide for detailed instructions how to attach your Cloth Pads.
Will cloth pads bunch up in my underwear?
No - the absorbent layers in the cloth pads are sewn and secured down the centre only, so they sit comfortably and close to the body without scrunching or bunching up.
Are JuJu cloth pads bulky?
No - JuJu cloth pads are designed to be slimline and similar in thickness to disposable ultra-thin pads, for ultimate comfort. They vary in thickness slightly depending on the size, as the larger size pads have more absorbent layers.
Where are JuJu cloth pads made?
JuJu cloth pads and pantyliners are lovingly handmade in Korea where Korean Employment & Labor Laws and Regulations protect workers from being overworked and ensure they earn a descent living wage.