Why should we use Reusable pads?
Disposable pads are made from plastics and synthetic fibers like super-absorbent acrylic polymers. They are treated with chemicals like chlorine dioxide, synthetic chemicals and artificial fragrances which lead to production of harmful pollutants like Dioxin. Dioxin remains in the body for decades leading to hormone disruption, allergic reactions, reproductive and gynecological disorders like endometriosis.
Disposable pads use plastics, which block airflow to the vagina, which can lead to cause of painful rashes and cramps. Use of reusable sanitary pads made from breathable fabric drastically reduces the chances of cramps during menstruation.
Are reusable pads hygienic?
Yes, once the reusable pads are used, they can be washed easily as per the instructions. After washing and drying properly they are as good as new.
Are reusable pads comfortable?
Reusable pads by Unipads are very soft and breathable. This exchange of air can leave you feeling dry and with less chafing and irritation. Some users say the breathability makes them much cooler to wear than disposable pads, with their heat-trapping plastic parts.
Are reusable pads economic?
The initial cost of the reusable pads is higher than disposable. However the lifespan of the reusable pads is 1 year and no investment is required for that period compared to buying disposable ones every month. So the reusable pads are very economic compared to disposable pads.
How to wash the reusable pads?
The easiest way to clean your pads is to just toss them into the washing machine. You can wash them on cold or warm settings; just avoid using hot water because that has the potential to set stains. They should not be washed with hot water.
If the unipads are being washed manually, rinse the pad in soap water for an hour and then wash them like any other clothes. After washing it should be dried in air or light so that it becomes as good as new.
When should I wash the pads?
You can wash the pads during your cycle as you go through your stash or launder them all once your period ends. Basically, just wash them whenever is the most convenient for you.
Won’t reusable pads get stained?
The pads are made of fabric which is easily washable and stain free. So once washed properly as per the instruction the stain are removed quite easily. No permanent stains remain if washed properly.
How can I store my dirty pads temporary?
Unipads provides a convenient carry bag, which can store the used pad, if it has to be. It is leak proof and as when on reaching home or convenient place the pad can be taken out and washed.
Do the Reusable sanitary pads leak?
No, the Pads are leakproof. Unipads designs the pads with a layer to prevent the leak.
How to store the pads after use?
The pads can be kept with common clothes in cupboards or any dry place. Ideally it should be stored in a manner in which they remain free from dust and other particles.
What is the durability of the Unipads?
Unipads are made from high quality fabric, and they are extremely durable. The estimated life span of the Unipads is 60 washes.
What is the best way to manage the discomfort of menstruation?
Eating a proper diet and ensuring proper hygiene is a key to ease out the pain from menstruation. To keep menstruation discomfort away, follow the simple tips mentioned below:
Using a sanitary pad: Use old clothes, pieces of fibrous things like the foam mattress, plant leaves, toilet paper, etc. to manage menstrual flow is not advisable and should be avoided altogether. None of these methods are leak proof and thus ineffective. All of them are unhygienic too! Using these unhygienic methods to manage the menstrual flow causes many diseases.
Maintaining a regular frequency of changing the sanitary pad/napkin: You should change the sanitary napkin every 4-6 hours. This is necessary because menstrual blood, when released from the body attracts various organisms from our bodies, which multiply in the warmth of the blood and cause irritation, rashes or urinary tract infections. Changing your sanitary napkin at the suggested frequency minimizes the chances of any possible infections.
Washing the vagina: Washing the vagina at regular intervals is very important. This is because the organisms cling to your body after you have removed the sanitary napkin. To prevent the build up or growth of these micro-organisms that cause diseases, you need to wash the Vagina at regular intervals.
The right way to wash the vagina is to use your hands in motion from the vagina to the anus. You should never wash from the anus to the vagina as this can lead to the transmission of the bacteria from the anus into the vagina or urethra opening. This is one of the causes leading to infections.
Is it good to use soaps or vagina hygiene products during menstruation?
No. Vagina has its own cleaning mechanism, which comes into play during menstrual cycles. Using artificial hygiene products can disturb the natural process of vagina cleaning and cause the growth of bacteria instead. This will certainly lead to infections.
Which is the most cost effective or affordable sanitary pad?
Unipads – Reusable Sanitary Pads are affordable and offers the most cost-effective way to manage menstruation. Unipads not only offer ultimate protection, comfort, and hygiene but being reusable, one pad lasts nearly 60 washes. Thus it is the most cost-effective & affordable sanitary pad.
Made from high-tech polyester and polyurethane laminate, Unipads is ultra-absorbent and effectively manages heavy flow.
Why should I use Unipads rather than conventional use and throw sanitary napkins?
Effective management of menstruation: Made from high-tech polyester and polyurethane laminate, Unipads is ultra-absorbent and effectively manages heavy flow.
Cost effectiveness: As one pad can be used on multiple occasions. One unit of Unipads can be used for over 5 years! Thus, it is a very cost effective solution for menstrual hygiene
Hygenic and Fresh: The disposable sanitary pads are carriers of chemical substances. Thus, there is a possibility of health issues in long-term use. Unipad being natural, chemical free and washable; every use of Unipad is safe and has freshness of a new pad.
Comfort: Unipad being made with a soft material, it is as comfortable to the user like a disposable pad. It is not only comfortable during the use, but also comfortable to store after the use till it is washed. This ease of storage is because of its unique design, which makes it easy to fold and carry hygienically. Most importantly, Unipads is a breathable pad.
The use and care instructions are also mentioned on the pack for the convenience of the user.
Easily washable, openly dryable: Washing a Unipad is like washing a cloth. For drying the pad openly, a special pouch is provided. This pouch keeps the pad concealed and safe from dust and harmful particles in the air. The Unipad thus can be dried in the open and on the clothesline.
Environment friendly: The Disposable pads made from plastics and synthetic fiber take hundreds of years to biodegrade and thus stay in the environment for a very long time. The harmful dioxin and other chemicals in it pollute the soil. In a lifetime a women on an average throws 125 kg to 150 kilograms of disposable pads as waste. Thus the total waste generated by 355 million menstruating women in India will be around 44.35 million MT all polluting the environment. Imagine the kind of waste generated in the entire world and the impact it can have on the environment.
On the other hand reusable pads are made up of cotton flannel, cotton fleece and Polyurethane Laminate, which does not have any long-term impact on the environment. Also lifetime of 1 reusable pad is 5 years so it is equivalent to all the disposable pads used in 5 years.