Washing and taking care of your cloth sanitary pads
Taking care of your cloth sanitary pads is easy.
The basic steps should be:
Step 1. Hand rinse used CSP under cold water, squeezing the pad until the water runs clear. This is essentially your pre-wash and will help to prevent staining too.
Step 2. Fold up and store in a wet bag.
Step 3. On washing day, unfold all pads and do your washing cycle. They've already had their pre-wash so you can throw them in with your other washing or your nappy wash (after the nappy pre-wash).
Step 4. Dry your pads (outside on a line if possible to prevent staining.)
It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions re washing temperatures, but I find a long cotton hot wash, max 60 degrees, does the trick.