Pads should be washed prior to first use
- Dry store the pads in an open container that allows air flow until you are ready to wash them.
- Prior to washing, put the pads on a rinse cycle in your washing machine, then soak the soiled pads for a few hours (or overnight) in an oxy solution such as Vanish or Napi-San. For any really stubborn stains, a paste of Vanish and water, or a stain stick often get the job done.
- Wash them in your washing machine on a cold or warm cycle. NOT hot... It's fine to wash them with other washing if you are happy to do that. They can also be hand washed if you choose.
DON'TS: DON'T use hot water, it can set stains - blood contains proteins which react to heat. DON'T use fabric softener - it will, over time, reduce the absorbency of your pads
Pads are best line-dried, however they may be tumble dried on a low heat setting, although this may reduce the overall life of the pad because of the extra wear and tear from the dryer.