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Back up pads: period pads for use with cups / tampons

£13.99
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Our back up pads are perfect for those ‘what if’ moments. We all know the fear of leaking when using a cup or tampon can be stressful. Our back up pads are a perfect addition to your products collection and are comfy, discreet and absorbent.

When is it for: A normal period day, in addition to wearing a cup/tampon

How much does it absorb: 16ml of fluid (the same as 2 disposable pads or a menstrual cup)

We listened to you - our pads now have black fabric on top (instead of grey) - new photos coming soon. 

Our reusable sanitary pad design helps you feel fresh, secure and confident. Our period pads feel as soft as underwear (no more plastic crinkly feeling), are thin and discreet (no more bulky nappy feeling) and save you a lot of plastic waste.

How many period pads should I buy?

This is really up to you and depends on how heavy your flow is, how long your period lasts and how often you want to do the washing. You may want to start with a smaller pack, to begin with, or if you are feeling confident, feel free to dive right in. About six reusable sanitary pads are a good starting point, and you can add as you go
Shipping

Free UK shipping, £2 shipping to the EU. Pads are posted within 24 hours of ordering, Royal Mail Second Class.
Additional Information

Our reusable period pads are thinner, comfier and cheaper than disposable sanitary pads. Swapping to reusable products may seem like an added inconvenience, but the comfort will make up for it. Using our reusable pads for their life can reduce the carbon emissions created by using disposable pads by up to 90%.

Our pads are made of a moisture-wicking later keeping you dry, a super absorbent core and a leakproof bottom later. The soft wings lay flat next to your legs, preventing side leaks and ensuring comfort. The reusable sanitary pads are kept in place using poppers that attach under your underwear.

The pad is 2mm thin and 20cm long. It can be worn by those with a ‘regular’ flow for up to 6 hours. After wearing, simply pop them in the washing machine on a cold wash, air or radiator dry and reuse. We recommend replacing the reusable period pads after 2 years.

We listened to you - our pads now have black fabric on top (instead of grey) - new photos coming soon.

Our washable pads are manufactured in Europe.

Want more information?

Explore our reusable period pad information page.
Materials

Top: 100% polyester, Core: 100% polyester, Bottom: 75% Polyester 25% PU.
How to wash reusable period pads?

Every pack will come with care instructions.

Soak or rinse the pads in cold water before washing- this is optional but can help remove stains if the pads are not getting washed straight away.

Pop the eco-friendly pads in the washing machine with your regular washing (apart from bedsheets), run a cold wash (30 degrees or less) and add your normal detergent. (No fabric softener or bleach). To dry, either line dry, air dry or dry on a radiator. Please do not tumble dry or iron.

Any questions

Please feel free to email us at hello@lilypads.org.uk; we love a chat!

Every pack will come with care instructions.

Soak or rinse the pads in cold water before washing- this is optional but can help remove stains if the pads are not getting washed straight away.

Pop the eco-friendly pads in the washing machine with your regular washing (apart from bedsheets), run a cold wash (30 degrees or less) and add your normal detergent. (No fabric softener or bleach). To dry, either line dry, air dry or dry on a radiator. Please do not tumble dry or iron.

Top: 100% polyester, Core: 100% polyester, Bottom: 75% Polyester 25% PU.

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Back up pads: period pads for use with cups / tampons

£13.99

What Pad Is Right For Me?

Light

You: Wear the lightest absorbency pad and change it because the packet says, rather than because you’re worried about leaking

For you: Our Little One is our pantiliner – it’s super thin and you’ll barely feel it

Medium

You: Change your pad every four hours roughly on a normal absorbency pad

For you: Our Superstar Pad will last you twice as long as a normal disposable or get our Full Range pack with day pads, night pads and pantiliners

Heavy

You: Three hours between changing is as long as you can currently hope for on a heavy day

For you: Our superstar pad is able to absorb twice as much as a disposable, or you can use our Night Pad if you want even more security

Tampon or Cup User

You: Love your tampon or cup but are worried about occasional leaks

For you: Our Back-up Pad is perfect to stop any worries about occasional leaks

How Many Period Pads Should I Buy?

This is really up to you and depends on how heavy your flow is, how long your period lasts and how often you want to do the washing. You may want to start with a smaller pack, to begin with, or if you are feeling confident, feel free to dive right in. About six reusable sanitary pads are a good starting point, and you can add as you go

Additional Info and Reviews

Our reusable period pads are thinner, comfier and cheaper than disposable sanitary pads. Swapping to reusable products may seem like an added inconvenience, but the comfort will make up for it. Using our reusable pads for their life can reduce the carbon emissions created by using disposable pads by up to 90%.

Our pads are made of a moisture-wicking later keeping you dry, a super absorbent core and a leakproof bottom later. The soft wings lay flat next to your legs, preventing side leaks and ensuring comfort. The reusable sanitary pads are kept in place using poppers that attach under your underwear.

The pad is 2mm thin and 20cm long. It can be worn by those with a ‘regular’ flow for up to 6 hours. After wearing, simply pop them in the washing machine on a cold wash, air or radiator dry and reuse. We recommend replacing the reusable period pads after 2 years.

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