Caring for your pads is much easier and hands off than you would
The snaps on
each pad or panyliner make it so that you can fold them into themselves
re-snap them to keep the soiled side in. If you are out of the house,
simply do this and place
the soiled piece in your wet bag and replace it with a clean one.
Fold the smaller side on the pp pad in first.
As far as washing
goes.. Everyone has their own preference. Do what seems best to
Some people prefer to use a wet pail (like a large yogurt container)
and just dump the whole
contents water and all in the washing machine. Most, however, prefer
the dry method either in a pail just without the water or throwing
them in the laundry. You can also do a rinse cycle with them before
you add any other laundry.
Wash with whatever
you prefer, some do it with towels, some with jeans, some with diapers,
some in just whatever load they're doing. It's really not as much
on the pad as you might
think (or that the disposibles make it seem like). You can use your
regular detergent and periodically I suggest adding 1/2 cup white
vinegar to the load.
I also suggest
washing with like colors and if you have a dark color, the vinegar
prevent any dye from bleeding off the fabric (although I've never
had that happen).
THE MORE YOU
WASH the more absorbant they become!
All fabric except waterproof backing are prewashed several times
to start the absorbing on
it's way and they are dried on High Heat (several times) to make
sure any shrinkage has