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Recommended For: Light Flow, Average Flow
Start your collection with a variety of adjustable absorbency Pads & Inserts in our short and medium lengths. Allow for a 5% rate of shrinkage after washing.
Available fabric options are displayed below the product image. Click swatches to enlarge.
Includes: 2 Mini Pads with 2 Mini Basic Inserts and 2 Mini Wing Inserts, 2 Maxi Pad with 2 Maxi Basic Inserts and 2 Maxi 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 is the first kit I got, and it's been love with lunapads since then. I'm a student and live alone so I added the heavy flow kit and three extra mini pads, as well as a seven day kit of mini pantyliners, because I only do laundry once a week usually). I also bought additional liners for my pads (the winged ones are great).
Now I have enough pads to safely get me through a cycle :)
Lunapads work, they're eco friendly, super comfortable and will save me money in the longer run. I'd recommend them to anyone. Caring for them rapidly becomes second nature. And I'm in a much better mood when I get my period :) I love Lunapads (Posted on 4/14/12)
I really love cloth pads. It was a logical choice since I use cloth diapers for my baby. They dont smell like plastic pads, they dont aggrivate my girl bits like plastic, and they are so pretty! The ONLY draw back which is a totally personal issue is I choose the Posie pattern that has black liners and I cannot see if my pad is soaked. Its an odd feeling not to know. The first day I soaked all the way through the pad. But I just wont purchase any more with black on them. Other than that these are really great. You wont be dissapointed. :) (Posted on 3/9/12)
I got this kit yesterday, and put one of the mini pads and a mini liner on as soon as I got home. One word: Great! It does of course add some feeling of extra padding in my underwear, but I didn't expect anything else, other than that it's awesomely comfortable. I'll be getting some more pads for my next period, if my budget can allow it. Only thing I can think of, is that it took a while for my shipment to get here, almost a month. But since I got it shipped to Norway, I guess it's not all that bad. (Posted on 11/15/11)
Lunapads are ah-mazing! I am 24 and wish I would have started using them years ago. I only bought one kit and accidentally misplaced some of the pads. For my last cycle I ran out of pads (because they were hiding). I had to use disposable pads. Shhh! My first thought was "Who would use disposables? That's gross!" My whole perspective has changed. I am ordering a few more pads and vow to never use disposables again.
Lunapads are soft, comfortable, and fun! My eco-conscious feels better when I use lunapads. (Posted on 10/30/11)
I LOVE LUNAPADS!
I really do. I was first turned onto them by this cute pro-women pro-eco-friendly store up the street from me and bought the starter pack in just plain ol' cotton. What can I say? THEY'RE GREAT. The pads are absorbent, they fit my panties well, and I love how in tune with my body I feel when I wear them! The ONLY down sides are that sometimes it feels like you're wearing a diaper, so I generally leave them for home, and they're kind of on the pricey side, which leave women living on their own with a tight budget (like myself) dying for more but unable to get them. (Posted on 9/27/11)
I bought this kit 6 months ago and I'm so happy I did. If your flow isn't too heavy and you don't mind doing laundry more frequently this kit is all you need. The pads are super comfy too and in such cute patterns.
I wanted to start using cloth pads to be more green. I thought it was going to be a sacrifice to give up my disposables but it has been completely the opposite for me. I'm also a college student and I thought it might be too hard to deal with while at school but it's not. I just take them in the shower with me and wash them out.
(Posted on 9/17/11)
I used to use the ultra thin with wings disposable pads and was hesitant to buy a set of cloth pads for fear they might be too thick for me and feel too much like a diaper. Much to my surprise these pads felt SO MUCH better than a sticky, damp, noisy, disposable pad. I would say these pads are slightly thicker than my old disposables, but the comfort and the way I feel totally outweighs that! I have also found that the mini pad is really more of my regular everyday pad and the maxi is good for heavier days and overnight.
I have had these pads for a year now and have since bought two of these starter kits and one extra of both the mini and maxi pad (I wanted the new fabrics too!). All together I can get through my period without having to do laundry, although some periods are longer than others, so I have to do some washing.
I received my pads the summer before going into my senior year of college, so I had the summer to figure out rinsing, washing, and drying in a discrete way. At school I lived with two other girls, one of whom knew I used Lunapads and the other did not, since I wasn't quite sure how she would take it. It wasn't until half way through the year when I bought my second kit that I told my roommate I used them! I rinsed my pads in a one person bathroom at the sink (as opposed to the community-style bathroom) and hung them in my closet using pant hangers before I threw them into my regular load of laundry. There was never any smell and nobody ever saw them if I didn't want them to. I had also purchased a laundry bag so that I could bring my pads from the laundry room to my room to dry in my closet.
This is a great product that I love, works like it says it will, is stylish, and eco-friendly! :) (Posted on 7/17/11)
I purchased a lunapad mini pad and liner. The workmanship is very poor on the pads especially on the serge - it looks like it has been done by an apprentice. Within 2 washes the stitching had come loose and needing fixing. The liners dont fit in the pad without bunching up either. Very overpriced for the poor quality. (Posted on 7/4/11)
I purchased the starter kit and divacup about 2 yrs. ago because I was tired of the horrible experiences with disposables: the irritation and uncomfortable experience, high cost, having to run out to get more every so often, waste, etc.; I figured there HAD to be a better way. I got online and found out there were but none I'd dare to try, they just seemed impractical and flat out disgusting, until I came across lunapads. They're idea was expensive but made sense and was kind of cute, loved that it could be personalized. Took the risk and never looked back! I'm not going to say that my period experience is currently accident free but I can definitely say it is A LOT more pleasant, the way it should be! That time of the month I don't want much hassle, I just want to be comfortable; reassuringly pampered but not overbearingly smothered, these definitely do the trick. They are soft and comfortable, as others have stated.
I vary the combo at whim but I'll detail the most common in case it might help another lunagal with average flow. My first day is light so I can get away with using a mini pad with a regular liner throughout the day and sleeping with a maxi pad with a winged liner, just in case. I used to be a tampon gal because I hate messes so by day 2 I turn to the DivaCup for reinforcement - I use the second mini pad and a liner for back-up and empty out the cup every 4 hours; this I use day and night, I've found if I don't I soak through and stain. Day 3 I toss the DivaCup and go with the second maxi pad and a regular liner during the day and winged liner at night if I'm going to have a mellow day, if my day is going to be hectic I stick with the 2nd day combo previously mentioned during the day and the night 3 setup to sleep in. Day 4 is moot so I can pretty much go with nothing or a pantyliner. Day 5 is my flush day so I can go with either a mini pad with no liner or a pantyliner. I hope this gives you an idea of how much these pads can actually hold and how comfortable they truly are. I read some mention of bunching, my experience is they do bunch up sometimes (on hectic days for me) but it is hardly noticeable as it isn't as uncomfortable as when disposables bunch up and in variation: when luna pads bunch up they're absorbency is not affected (as stated by another reviewer), not true with disposables. For me, this is DEFINITELY the best way to have a great period. (Posted on 6/14/11)
No more crinkling noise, rough/plasticy feel, or adhesive in the wrong places. Less cramping. More comfort, and friendlier to the planet.
This was the perfect introduction to lunapads for someone with a light-medium flow.
(Posted on 5/29/11)
I just completed my first cycle using Lunapads! I am so excited too. With disposable tampons or pads I normally get sick (dizzy, headaches) and by the end of the fifth day I would be so itchy, red and irritated down there that it was uncomfortable, which was my main reason for trying these alternatives. I felt so much better after my cycle, no sickness and no irritation! These pads truly allow you to breathe and move with comfort. Half the time I forgot that they were there since they just feel like cushiony underwear! No sticking, no bunching and no bad odor smell!
The only complaint that I have is that the liners do shrink up when washed/handwashed, which is to be expected with 100% cotton. My only suggestion is that they be made a 1/2 or 3/4 inch longer to allow for shrinkage. Other than that, I am 100% happy and telling all of my friends! (Posted on 2/6/11)
This is such an excellent place to start. I had never seen a pad that was the shorter length of the mini pad so I was quite hesitant in regards to the size. Now 6 years later I almost exclusively use the mini pads with the regular maxi size for overnights. This kit really does allow one to find what will work for them. It is really not large enough for my typical cycle but once I determined what I liked (ie the mini vs the maxi size and the winged vs not winged liners) I was able to then purchase to my needs.
(Posted on 10/22/10)
I had never used cotton pads before and didn't even know that there was a company that made them, even though I had always wanted to try a fabric type pad. When I found Lunapads, I bought a Starter Kit right away and it has been perfect.
I use the larger pads and liners during the first couple of day during my cycle then the smaller ones when my flow gets lighter. The pads don't bunch up and get all uncomfortable like the disposable ones do, and you never run out - just do a load of laundry and you're good.
I love all the fabric choices too, they are so cute and soft it really makes that time of the month much less of a hassle. I will be buying more Lunapads in the future for my postpartum needs. (Posted on 10/22/10)
The ladies at Lunapads show wonderful customer service: even though my order was back-ordered for awhile, they kept me updated by email about how things were going. I had actually placed two orders, since at first I just wanted the Starter Kit then decided that I also wanted a smaller pad to be able to carry around with me, and they put the two orders together for me.
As for the pads, I was so excited when they came in. I almost wanted my cycle to start -- which is very abnormal for me!
The pads are very comfortable, and you use them just about like disposable ones. The small pad that I bought to put in my purse worked wonderfully; it kept me covered until I was able to get home and put on a bigger one.
I have very light flow, so I didn't even use this whole kit during my cycle, but the options did work well for my needs. I found that I could use one pad for a day and a night, just changing the liner.
They did bunch up a little bit, but I wonder if it's just because my underwear has a wide crotch. At any rate, it didn't affect their coverage. The ones with wings did bunch up more, so I probably wouldn't purchase any more of those.
I did soak them each time I changed, and renewed the water every morning and night. They were not terribly stained when they came out of the washer. I hung them up to dry, instead of putting them in the dryer.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product! It is so much nicer than rustling around in disposable pads, feeling like you're wearing a diaper and hoping that no one notices the stale smell around you. The result is very much worth the investment. (Posted on 10/22/10)