The Petite Pad pack consists of :
(approx. 26cm x 5.5cm and 6cm snapped),
(approx. 10.5cm x 5.5cm and 6cm snapped)
(approx. 16cm x 5.5cm and 6cm snapped)
Pattern placement may vary.
They are narrower than my other pads to take into account the smaller size of young people. These may suit preteens and early teens. (Through some do prefer larger pads). I have tried them in kids brief style undies in size 6-8 years and size 10-12 years. They look to have a good amount of coverage and sit well.
It really does pay to measure the undies of the wearer and see if they will be a good size for the undies being used. My usual sized pads might be a better option.
The crotch of the knickers needs to be a bit wider than the snapped width of the pads. This means that the pads will gather the crotch and result in a nice firm fit. Though you don’t want the knickers to be heaps wider as this could result in the pad puckering and being uncomfortable to wear.
They should be worn with firm fitting underpants that have a good amount of coverage and are made of non slippery fabric. Firm fitting undies will hold the pads close to the body.
Unfortunately, it is all down to personal preference, flow and body shape and size and a bit of trial and error might be needed to get the right fit for you.
These are made with the same quality materials as all my other pads. A top layer of beautiful cotton, core layers made of 400gsm bamboo fleece, hidden PUL (waterproof layer) and then a bottom layer of plain coloured flannelette. Light pads have one layer of bamboo fleece, regulars have two, supers and over nights have three. I have added double snaps to all of these to help with the fit.
The last photo shows you how they compare in size to the Love My Lady Cloth range of Whatakrakka Fancy Pads. :)
These pads have been made by me. There isn't enough width to use the curvy stitch neatly so I used a straight stitch instead. I have left my brand labels of because they don't fit as nicely due the wings not being quite as long as my other pads. You can find the details of the free wet bag here.
When they are new, try to keep dark and light colours separate and the red flannelette backed ones separate from lighter colours for the first few soaks and washes.
I put mine straight into a bucket of cold water (the liners that I wear daily just get bunged into the washing pile. They don't get soaked unless they are used for my period).
When I have enough to wash I put them through a rinse cycle and then wash them with my other washing (on a cold or warm wash) and then hang them out to dry or put them in the hot water cupboard.
If you get stains, you might like to soak your pads in product such as Ecostore Laundry Soaker and Stain Remover.
Unfortunately most homemade washing powders do not have the enzymes required to break down blood. You will need to use a bought washing powder that contains them. I have used Ecostore , Earthwise and Surf, all with success.
Do not use fabric softener as it can make pads less absorbent.
Do not use bleach.
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry clean.
Fading and pilling of the fabric over time is normal and not a defect.
If you want your pads to remain bright and vibrant, do not leave out in the sun for long periods of time.