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Heavy Flow Starter Kit

A variety of adjustable absorbency Pads & Inserts in our medium and long lengths. Ideal for moderate, heavy, or overnight menstrual flow, and a great option for those seeking extra coverage too.


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A variety of adjustable absorbency pads in our medium and long lengths. This Kit is ideal for moderate, heavy and overnight menstrual flow, and is a great option for those seeking extra coverage.


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Additional Info

Length 10" and 12"
Features Adjustable Absorbency, Leakproof, Natural Fibres, Organic Fibres
Body Average, Plus Size
Absorbency Light, Moderate, Heavy
Construction and Performance

Pad 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.
Insert: 2 layers of 100% cotton fleece.

A 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 inserts as frequently as their flow dictates to prevent soaking through the pad base. Frequent changing of inserts significantly enhances the comfort and performance of our pads.

Wash and Care

Lunapads can be easily 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) if your pad is heavily saturated. Do not soak for longer than 24 hours.

We recommend natural cleaning products such as Nellie’s All Natural Laundry Soda for regular cleaning, and Buncha Farmers Stain Remover to perk up stained Lunapads. 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 your 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.

How to Use

Wrap pad wings around the gusset of your underwear and close the snap to secure. The absorbent fleece panel should be facing up towards your body. Incorrect placement may result reduced comfort and performance of the pad.

Inserts can be added as desired by sliding the ends under the ric-rac bands on your pad. Multiple inserts may be stacked for increased absorbency. Pads can be refreshed as desired by removing and replacing the insert(s). Please note that inserts cannot be worn without a pad.

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Customer Reviews (23)

Bladder LeakageReview by M
Being 69 I have advanced from period issues to bladder issues. After finding your website I ordered this kit and am extremely satisfied. Being a treehugger I cringed every time a threw a disposable pad in the trash. Now I can laugh and sneeze without worry. Thank you for this great product! (Posted on 7/18/2017)
Great product!Review by Lizzie
I quit using tampons about a year ago after discovering that they were the cause of immense pain and cramping during my period. However, plastic pads (I used to use Always) were sticky, itchy, and uncomfortable, and none of the organic cotton disposable pads I tried seemed to be absorbent enough. I finally decided to purchase this kit, and I am totally in love. I've found that the starter kit is enough to get my through my 5-day period, usually with one pad and insert to spare; however, I will probably purchase a couple of smaller pads for lighter days at the beginning and end of my period.

The pads do feel a bit bulky at first, but I got used to that pretty quickly, as I was used to wearing plastic adhesive maxi pads before. I have had zero leaks, even overnight, and the pads come clean easily enough. I soak them in cold water for about 30 minutes before washing them in my little hand-crank washing machine with unscented detergent. I do definitely recommend soaking them before washing, though, or you may have some residual staining.

All in all, I recommend this product to ANY human being who menstruates. It's better for your body, and it's better for the planet. (Posted on 1/28/2017)
Excellent comfort and protection, from a great company!Review by S
I recently decided to make the switch to reusables, and ended up buying this kit to start. I was happy when my period came on a weekend, so that I could safely try out my new pads at home, but I don't think I'll have any problem using them on my long days commuting to university - they've kept me comfortable and leak-free even on my heaviest days!

I found that this kit was a good starting point for me; I was able to figure out what worked for me and how many more pads and inserts I would need. If you're buying lunapads for the first time, I would definitely recommend getting one of the small "starter" kits and filling in the blanks from there, rather than just going with a "deluxe" kit from the beginning. I considered getting a deluxe kit at first, but I'm glad I chose this one instead!

And, though it's not related to this specific product, I have to say that I'm extremely happy with this company's commitment to be inclusive of all people who have periods. This is honestly what made me choose Lunapads over other companies - I am so, so happy to have found a company that makes quality menstrual products for everyone who needs them, not just "for women"! (Posted on 10/23/2016)
BEST EVER!Review by Gincat
I have had irritation so SEVERE from plastic pads that i had been convinced that my only option was to use tampons.. and I hated them. I used them for about 10 years before discovering there was an option and I am hooked! (Posted on 5/16/2016)
I'm never going backReview by Ampersand
One of my co-workers mentioned using reusable pantyliners recently, which had never even crossed my mind as a period possibility. I'll admit I initially was a little grossed out at the thought, but then my curiosity took over & I decided to give it a try. I ended up going with Lunapads because of the awesome reviews & cute fabric/design. My period started days after I received my kit in the mail & I was actually excited to put on a pad. Lunapads are amazingly comfy & super easy to clean. They also remain comfy as the week progresses instead of causing a bit of a diaper rash situation, which I previously had thought was unavoidable. My period was downright pleasant for once in 20 years. I'm so glad I found you, Lunapads! (Posted on 2/15/2016)
Was Skeptical-Now a BelieverReview by Mindy
I had never heard of - or even thought of - using a natural/cloth pad for my periods. I received my Heavy Flow Starter Kit on 11/2/15, and my period decided it wanted to start that day, so perfect timing. I bleed EXTREMELY HEAVY for the first couple days, with lots of clotting (a bit more since going through chemo for ovarian cancer at age 34, and luckily being able to only have one ovary removed- keeping everything else) and I was very skeptical because I usually have to wear an overnight pad all day long and change every couple hours and STILL bleed through. I was pleasantly surprised that I DID NOT bleed through once. And my period is pretty much nearly done - in under a couple days - when I normally went a full 7 before using pads. I read reviews on here that other people's periods slowed, shortened, and lessened cramping since using Lunapads. And I couldn't believe how quickly this period slowed down! I will be using Lunapads from now on. I am maybe thinking that using commercial products could have caused a cyst to turn in to ovarian cancer and didn't realize how many chemicals were in pads alone.

The only thing that I occasionally have an issue with is the pad sliding a little. Other than that, I am buying more!

I'm so grateful for seeing Lunapads listed on Wellness Mama- I trust her site and I'm glad I jumped on the chance to try it. I spent a bit more than I planned, but I know it will save me lots of money in the future. I'm sold! (Posted on 11/5/2015)
I Love Luna PadsReview by Nay
These pads are simply amazing. I was hesitant about trying them at first since I didn't know anyone who ever used disposables however, I'm so glad I gave them a try. They are more comfortable and more absorbent than disposable pads and there is no odor. These are perfect for both comfort and being more Eco friendly. I went off hormonal birth control five months ago and starting charting. These pads make me feel more in tune with my body along with charting. (Posted on 10/20/2015)
Brilliant concept, but may take some getting used to.Review by Marissa
I absolutely love these pads. I was so happy to have received them in the mail. Though I was a little embarrassed as my mother was the one who brought the parcel in. Perhaps an option for discreet shipment labeling would help, since some people aren't as open-minded about reusable cloth pads.

Now, I have in fact grown to love them in just this past week. However, the first time I put on a pad and insert, the moment I pulled up my pants, it felt chunkier than even an overnight disposable pad. But I got used to it.

One problem I had was that it almost fell off into the toilet. I'd suggest applying adhesive material to ensure it sticks to underwear, but that's just me. Soon enough I learned it's best I ensure the snap for the pad wings are secured properly.

What's so brilliant about these pads' wings and snaps however, is how they enable the pad to be adjustable! It's so easy for me to pull and slide the pad forward to ensure no front-end leakages.

Overall I've had a great period with Lunapads for the first time. They're so comfortable once you get used to the layers present. Every time I change to a clean Insert, I feel so clean! Thank you for this wonderful product, and perhaps you can implement my suggestions as new options for customers:

- Discreet shipping label (a check box in the shipping form)
- Adhesive material (a dropbox selection)
- If possible, thinner pads and inserts. (Posted on 9/4/2015)
First purchaseReview by Amanda
This is the first product I have bought from Lunapads. I was very worried about spending a lot of money on a product that I didn't know if it would work well. After reading the other reviews I decided to purchase this kit in pink. And I love them! I had zero leaks and they were so comfortable! I just purchase to more of the overnight pads so I could just let them soak during my moontime and not have to wash them everyday. I am surprised to say I am looking forward to wearing them again. No more disposables! (Posted on 6/2/2015)
Daughter LoveReview by Liz
My daughter has had her second period today and she was complaining how pads were so uncomfortable. So I suggested she switched to tampons like I did, but right when she figured out where you stick the tampon she was OUT! So I did a little research and decided to get her this kit to start off. She loved it so I bought another one of these to test it out myself. And honestly its so much better then tampons! Its like a small pillow in your underwear. My daughter has told me "These are way better then regular pads because regular pads stick to my butt and make my butt sweat." These pads are amazing for newcomers and oldcomers. (Posted on 5/21/2015)
AwesomeReview by Caitlin
I'd been wanting to try cloth for a little while now and I finally decided to give it a shot! I couldn't wait for them to come! I literally checked the tracker every day! Two cycles later and I haven't used anything else! I still dread and hate my period, but this kit definitely helped me out. They are so comfortable! (Posted on 12/12/2014)
So comfortable!Review by Ginette
In case you're still not sure about trying Lunapads, these are MUCH more absorbent than they may seem. I have a very heavy flow the first two and a half days and used the long pads at night, I never had a leak and my clothes stayed clean! It's exactly like wearing a pair of cozy pajamas whenever I put a new pad on. You won't regret it. (Posted on 9/16/2014)
Long Pads are GreatReview by Natalie
I have never liked short little pads because I feel like they're going to leak out the back and leave a spot on my clothes. These long pads are great because they cover the length of your underwear so no possible leaks can happen.

These pads are very breathable, which means they dry pretty quick so you don't get sweaty and moist like you do with plastic disposable pads. With the pad and liner it kinda feels a little thick at first but you get used to it pretty quick.

The only recommendation I can give is not to get black liners. The best colours for liners are the lighter ones, especially pink, because you can really see if its really clean. (Posted on 5/5/2014)
The Right Fit for MeReview by Jill
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 7/14/2013)
Comfort, care and confidenceReview by M
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 5/4/2013)
Makes feeling crappy kind of fun!Review by Cristal
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 2/27/2013)
It took some time...Review by S
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 1/30/2013)
In love for 7 yearsReview by Jess
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 12/11/2012)
FantasticReview by Linda
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 5/27/2012)
the next best thing!!!!!!! wonderful product!!!Review by mommieP
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 11/9/2011)

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