Most women throw away around 11,000 plastic-filled sanitary products, and spend over £1,000 for the privilege.
Reusable sanitary pads are a bit like reusable wipes - once you've tried them you'll wish you'd swapped earlier.
Baba and Boo cloth sanitary pads (often called CSP) are made of with a top layer of comfortable, super-soft bamboo charcoal fleece which sits closest to your body. There's an absorbent inner layer and a hidden waterproof layer that's made from the same breathable PUL which makes their nappies so popular.
The poppers mean your pads stay firmly in place so that slips and leaks are a thing of the past.
This extra large set is 30x23cm (with wings). The main pad is 9cm wide. It's ideal for overnight if you have a heavy period, and can be used post-partum.
Pre-wash your pads a couple of times before you use them for the first time to increase their absorbency.
After you've used your pads it's a good idea to rinse them in cold water to prevent staining.
Simply pop them in your bag and when your period has finished wash them all upto 60 degrees. Please don't use fabric conditioner as this will make your pads less absorbent.
Avoid direct heat - air drying is best.