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Mini Pad & Insert
Recommended For:Light Flow, Average Flow, Petite
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Includes 1 Mini Pad & 1 Mini Basic Insert. + Click Here to Add Extra Inserts
Suitable for light to moderate menstrual flow and light / stress incontinence. Mini Pads and Inserts are each 8‚ÄĚ (20.3cm) long and approximately 2.5‚ÄĚ (6.5cm) wide when fastened. Note: When choosing the appropriate length for you, please allow for a 5-10% rate of shrinkage after washing.Additional Mini Basic or Mini Wing Inserts may be added to increase absorbency and prevent leaks. A single Pad will last a full day of your cycle, provided that the Insert is changed before soaking through. Inserts will last approximately as long per use as a comparably-sized disposable pad or tampon.
Available fabric options are displayed below the product image. Click swatches to enlarge.
Wing Extenders add an extra ¬Ĺ" of width to fit underwear with a gusset wider than 2.5".
ConstructionPad Base: 2 Layer, 100% cotton flannel base topped with an absorbent panel made of 2 layers of 100% cotton fleece, and 1 layer of PUL to prevent soaking through. Nickel-free, Silver-plated brass single snap fastening. Click here to see how our pads are constructed.Liner Insert: 2 layers of 100% cotton fleece.
PerformanceA single Pad will get you through an entire day of your cycle; just change your Insert as needed. Inserts will last approximately as long (per use) as a comparably-sized disposable pad or tampon. Unlike most disposable pads, Lunapads do not contain any added chemicals, gels, or super absorbent polymers. Given this, Lunapads users need to be mindful of changing their Insert as frequently as their flow dictates in order to prevent soaking through the Pad. Frequent changing of the Inserts significantly enhances the comfort and performance of the Pad.
Lunapads will last upwards of 5 years with recommended usage and care.
Lunapads can be washed by hand or machine in any temperature with your regular detergent. Pre-soaking or rinsing in cold water prior to washing is recommended (but not always necessary) particularly if the pads are heavily saturated. Please note that if Lunapads are being soaked, soaking water must be changed daily.
We recommend natural cleaning products such as Nellie‚Äôs All Natural Laundry Soda for regular cleaning, and Buncha Farmers Stain Remover to perk up stained pads. Heavily stained pads may also benefit from occasional machine wash and dry in hot settings or air drying in direct sunlight.
Please avoid the use of chlorine bleach or fabric softeners to clean Lunapads, as this will decrease the performance of the products and is harmful to the environment.
Wrap the Pad around the gusset of your underwear and close the snap to secure. The fleece panel should be facing up (towards your body on the inside of the panty), as this is the most absorbent part of the pad. Incorrect placement may result in reduced comfort and performance of the Pad.
Inserts can be added as desired by inserting the ends under the ric-rac bands on the Pad. Multiple Inserts may be used for increased absorbency. Pads can be refreshed as desired by removing and replacing the Insert(s). Please note that Inserts are not intended to be worn without a Pad.
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I bought a few of these Lunapads in 2004 and have been using them until now! I am back for another purchase finally since the snaps wore out. What workmanship! The pads feel great and work even better, which makes me feel better about having a period. I am a petite woman, and it works for me to use a pad with one insert plus one winged insert for heavy flow, so these are great any time. The inserts are nice and absorbant. I hope the quality is the same 10 years later, and I am trying the maxi pads as well (bought a kit). I'll update if anything changes, but as of today, I'd give Lunapads 10 stars if I could. Environmental, quality, money-saver... and the pads work wonders without much hassle. I actually bought these when I was still living in the dorm at college, and I felt fine about using the laundry-mat with them and taking a little private time to rinse them out beforehand (a worry for some). It's really no big deal; you'll be glad you switched! (Posted on 1/20/14)
I love how comfortable and cute these are, but when I walk they make their way very quickly to the back of my undies leaving me without protection. It's hard to discreetly reach into my pants to pull them back into place. I'm considering putting extra snaps in my lunapanties to solve this problem, but I wish it wasn't such a hassle. (Posted on 6/27/13)
These are my favorite for daytime use during my period. They are so soft that I want to wear them all the time! Much softer than my underwear! I do occasionally get some leaking out the side where the seam is, but as I get used to using them it happens less and less often. Just using the wing inserts helps a lot, and doubling them up on my heaviest days. I just wish there were more organic cotton print options.
Thank you Lunagals! Keep it up! (Posted on 6/14/13)
I just want to warn people that the colors will dye your other clothing if you wash it all together as they say. At least, it is true for the teal color. I've had no problem with the black one nor with the pink one. (Posted on 4/24/13)
If you have problems with soreness during your period, you should really try a luna pad. I've always found disposable pads to be unbreathable, and they like...swell up and get hard and are just SO uncomfortable! I was afraid to try cloth pads at first because I worried that they might be even MORE uncomfortable, but I am so glad I tried them! They breathe, so your skin doesn't get all chafed, they stay soft and are a lot smaller than a disposable maxi, even before it gets wet.
I bought my first 3-pack on sale when I was in high school, and it came with a free little bag, which I really appreciated since I sometimes have to change my pad at school or a friend's house. Ten years later, I still have those three pads (I lost all the inserts though - but you can buy them separately! so I just did, along with some new pads and pantyliners! ^__^), plus two pantyliners. I had three, but my little sister (who was in middle school and just started her period, and was having problems with soreness) stole my brand-new pantyliner! The cloth is much easier on her than disposable pads.
I think luna pads are especially good for girls going through puberty, because they are so much more comfortable. And I've got a fairly average flow, sometimes heavier, sometimes lighter, and I've never needed more than one of these mini pads and one insert per day! SAVES A LOT OF MONEY! :D (Posted on 3/29/13)
I've received my mini pad and inserts just in time for my cycle and I must say I'm very pleased with them!
I've been a Diva Cup user for years but wanted to get away from any internal options so ordered these. I already had the long pads but found them to be too long for during the day (but great for nights) so opted to try this size as I like the pantyliners so much in this size.
I have these to be the perfect size for me during the day and very comfortable. I used with winged and regular inserts and still worked great. On my heavy days I found I had to change the liners frequently but it was so easy and convenient to do it was no problem at all. Less messy for me than the Diva Cup and much easier and more comfortable.
I've just ordered more and look forward to next month when I can try it out all over again. (Posted on 12/12/12)
I love the quality, prints, price and concept of this product, but I found that the Mini Pads are too short for me..... not unbearable for daytime use, but certainly not suitable for overnight.
I returned these for Maxi Pads instead. (Posted on 9/6/12)
Unlike some other posters, I was never really dissatisfied with the use of disposable pads and tampons. During my most recent visit to the Lunapads website, I began to read about their Pads4Girls program, and fell in love with the cause. I decided to place an order right away. It makes me really happy to support a great Canadian company that gets involved with the same world issues that I'm already passionate about.
I got my mini pads and extra liners today. So far, I'm happy with the product. Even for a smaller lady (5'4", 115 lbs), they were a bit shorter than expected..... so I'm keeping them for my lighter days and ordering a few maxis for days 1 + 2 of my period. The pattern (funky trunks) is ADORABLE and the workmanship seems very sturdy. The best part is that they are soooo super comfortable!!!!
I'm officially converted. :) (Posted on 6/11/12)
I must admit, I'm a full time "Diva Cupper". However, there is one time of year when the cup isn't an option. Sure, that checkup only occurs annually, but my conscience just would not allow me to purchase a disposable for any reason. I would have to be stranded with nothing but a dime to appease that pushy little voice!
Now, typically, I would only need a pad for one day; plenty of time for all the lubricant to drain. The checkup following my Lunapad purchase was a different matter: the OBGYN actually scratched my cervix! While I hear this is common, I was none too pleased. Fortunately, I purchased a pad with an insert rather than a sample liner, because the bleeding lasted a couple days.
The difference between a Luna pad and Kotex is unbelievable. You really need to try it! The material is soft, flexible, doesn't crumple, and *receives* fluid instead of grabbing all moisture from your body. The uninitiated may think, "Pads don't do that; tampons do!" but those of us who have experienced the difference know the truth.
With this experience under the proverbial belt, I am only too willing (for many people's comfort) to share this wonderful revelation with the world! (Posted on 4/15/12)
When I first got these I thought they would be a little too short (they are the same size as the mini pantyliner but they have a waterproof layer and work with liners). However, they're super absorbent (especially with the winged liner for side leaking) and I've never had any leaks with them I believe! The pad along with a liner is thicker than a regular ultra thin disposable pad but these are so absorbent that I don't need a pad that covers me way up my butt for most days of my cycle because they absorb well and fast. And they are so comfy! (coming from an ex "Always infinity" pad user- they absorb just as well I find (maybe change them a bit more often.). This may be TMI, but sometimes when I'm rinsing out my pad I can't believe the amount of blood that comes out of my liner.
If you're on the petite side (size small underwear) and have a moderate-heavy flow, these should cover you well on most days of your period. By the way, use snug fitting undies for best results to maintain good contact with the pad and avoid leaking. No granny panties! Love lunapads! (Posted on 4/14/12)
Overall, these pads have been a great substitute for disposable pads. They are my first cloth pads and I've loved making the switch to cloth.
At first the design felt quite bulky, but I found that after the first wash, the pads and liners shrink a little and feel less obvious.
I only use the mini pads and liners, and don't feel the need for any extra length, even at night, because these provide good contact and absorbency.
I have to admit, I have had a problem with leaking, though. On days where I've had unexpectedly heavy flow, I've found on two occasions that a regular liner hasn't been enough and I've had some spillage onto the wing. Because the wing isn't absorbent like the liner, it's soaked through to my undies. I'm hoping that this will be solved with winged liners, which I've ordered but not tried yet.
I've found that the light blue and pink liners can stain quite easily, so I prefer the black liners. I also love that you can switch out the liners during the day without having to change the whole pad.
Overall, these pads are comfortable and perfect for most flow days. (Posted on 3/19/12)
I love these they are so much better than pads and very easy to clean and reuse. (Posted on 9/28/11)
Just the right size (I find the other styles too long) and you can use them with or without the additional liner making them very versatile. This is my second order for them. Also LOVE the new fabrics...makes my period much happier knowing I have such pretty patterns in my pants : ) (Posted on 9/15/11)
I absolutely LOVE Lunapads, and the Mini Pad and Liner work great for me. I am so happy I made the switch to reusable cloth pads. I love the softness and comfort of the pad and liner, plus they're so cute!! My skin would often get irritated from using disposables, and I would dread having to use a pad while on my period, but not anymore, bye bye plastic!! And since using Lunapads I have never experienced a leak, which I often would with disposables, as they're so absorbent. My only regret is that I wish I started using them from the very beginning. I just love them! :) (Posted on 9/15/11)
I really like the mini pad! I'm allergic to disposable pads and got really sick of tampons. I used the diva cups for many years, but eventually didn't want to have to put anything inside at all to catch the blood flow, so I figured I'd try these.
The mini is just the right size for me. Even on my heavy days, as long as I change the lining often, it's perfect. It's never leaked. The liners are super comfortable. These pads actually made me stop dreading my periods! (Posted on 8/28/11)
I love the Mini Pads and Liner insert! It's the perfect size for teens and feels like a comfortable pillow! LOVE this product so much!!! I plan on buying more. If your on the fence about buying this product, let me tell ya it's pretty amazing stuff, you should really try it (: (Posted on 7/7/11)