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Heavy Flow Starter Kit
Recommended For: Average Flow, Heavy Flow, Plus Size
A variety of adjustable absorbency pads in our medium and long lenths. This kit is ideal for moderate, heavy and overnight menstrual flow, and is a great option for those seeking extra coverage. Allow for a 5-10% rate of shrinkage after washing.
Available fabric options are displayed below the product image. Click swatches to enlarge.
Includes: 2 Maxi Pad with 2 Maxi Basic Inserts and 2 Maxi Wing Inserts, 2 Long Pads with 2 Long Basic Inserts and 2 Long Wing Inserts
ConstructionPad Base: 2 Layer, 100% cotton flannel base topped with an absorbent panel made of 2 layers of 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 the 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 Lunapads. Heavily stained Pads, inserts, or Pantyliners 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.
Allow for a 5-10% rate of shrinkage after washing.
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 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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This kit was the perfect way to start my switch to cloth pads. I use the maxi pads during the day and the long pads at night - or on heavier days when I need the extra coverage. If you have a heavy flow and don't want to do laundry mid-cycle, I would actually recommend purchasing 2 of these kits. It's worth it, and you'll use them. I haven't had a leak yet, and would never go back to nasty, plastic-y disposables. (Posted on 7/14/13)
I thought I'd give Lunapads a try and started with a starter kit. After 1 day of trying 1 pad and a couple of inserts, and then having to switch back to regular pads, I ordered more. They are so comfortable! They are so much softer and comfortable than plastic pads. I've found they're also more absorbent - first time in as long as I can remember when I had no leaks! Such a great decision! You won't regret this purchase! (Posted on 5/4/13)
The first 2 days of my period are the worst. I know a lot of reviewers claim their cramps decreased with the use of cloth pads, but that has not been my experience. However, now I embrace the discomfort because I look forward to using my pretty pads!
This kit is a fantastic start for someone with a heavy flow, but I did find I needed to purchase a couple more pads and lots of extra inserts to avoid having to do laundry every day (my first two days are THAT heavy). But that was fine because it gave me an excuse to add another cute pattern to the mix!
(Posted on 2/27/13)
I have been wearing tampons for 10+ years, but I wanted to find a way to save money and help the environment out. The first couple of periods using Lunapads were slightly uncomfortable because I haven't worn any sort of pad since being a teenager. Now I don't notice the pads as much, and I never have to run to the drugstore for menstrual supplies. I bought a kit, which doesn't get me through a whole week, but I can easily wash up everything in the sink with a mild soap and hang dry. I don't see myself going back to tampons. (Posted on 1/30/13)
These pads really are amazing. I have actually had this set for a really long time, and 7 years later (!!) it's finally time to replace them... I have saved hundreds of dollars, and plastic. They feel so. Much. Better. than the disgusting plastic pads I used to wear. Thank You Luna for such an amazing product. I love these best... I wore them after both my babies, what a treat to wear this softness... (Posted on 12/11/12)
Love the Lunapads and I feel great that I am not polluting the environment with so many disposables! The Lunacycle pads are great because they are black and hide your period. I can't believe how comfortable the pads are. I ordered the pads and they arrived in the mail just 5 days later and I live in Canada! So speedy and efficient! I wear the pads without the liners when I just want a little protection and add the liners when I am having my period. I recommend these pads to anyone thinking of choosing cloth! (Posted on 5/27/12)
I am new to cloth menstrual pads & I just learned about these, how wonderful! Wish I knew of them earlier! I am spreading the word-these are the next best thing! Customer service is amazing, they are genuinely happy to help and quick to respond. I would recommend to wash them separately from clothing just for the first wash as I found lint spread. I am ordering a second kit in organic, just to keep clean ones handy in case. Didn't realize until I got them that I should've ordered the wing extenders. They are well made, super soft and comfortable! They don't have an odour like plastic pads do. As a previous reviewer said, they come wrapped with love. Compared to other similar products online, these were the best in price, quality, ease of use and even fun in colors! Cheers to enjoy being a modern day woman with this natural living option! Love, love these! Thanks Lunapads! (Posted on 11/10/11)
I was very skeptical when I saw an ad for Lunapads on the back of Bitch magazine about a year ago. I trend toward green things, but this sounded a little icky. After reading a lot of the statistics about disposable menstrual products and also the non-FDA-regulated manufacturing conditions I decided to give cloth pads a try. I ordered the heavy flow started kit, a moonpad bag, and a diva cup kit with mini panty liners. After just one period I was hooked. I'll never go back to disposables ever again. Lunapads are so soft and comfortable. They feel warm and cozy, never cold and sticky or wet. They conform to my body without sticking and don't crinkle when I move. I used to always notice the gross smell of disposable pads but I am happy to say that I have not had any unpleasant odors with my Lunapads. Of course the bright colors and fun patterns are another plus. Since switching to Lunapads I've had consistently fewer and less intense cramps and shorter periods. I love Lunapads! (Posted on 9/27/11)
I just got my starter kit and I adore it! The fabric is so comfortable and soft - way nicer to wear than the plastic disposable ones. Plus it's so much nicer having a cute pad that celebrates my period than an impersonal clinical disposable. I love my lunapads and won't go back to the throw-away kind! (Posted on 2/5/11)
I have been wanting to try cloth pads for years, but there was always a reason to wait a bit longer...I have finally purchased them! I decided to go with Lunapads because of the cute fabrics and competitive prices. I was so excited to when my pads came, I couldn't wait for my period to start (yes, seriously!)
I made the right choice! Ever since that first trial almost 2 months ago, I have been telling all of my female friends and family that these pads are like a pillow for the vagina! (They really are!) I even convinced my mother she simply must try them, and she made an order just last night! The Heavy Flow Starter Kit is the perfect kit to start out on. I think I may need to order one more, now that there are new fabrics...and I do have a long period. I just adore this product! Lunapads - I am hooked! (Posted on 2/5/11)