If you’re reading this blog, there are high chances that you’ve just started with your periods and are probably clueless about using a sanitary napkin or a pad. Well fret not; we are here to help you. Sanitary napkins are much easier to use and are less complicated as compared to a tampon.
How to use?
Step 1: Remove the backing paper from the sanitary pad.
Step 2: Place the sanitary pad on the crotch or the gusset area of the panty.
Step 3: Remove the paper from the center of the pad.
Step 4: Flip open the wings and stick it to either side of the panty.
Step 5: You can adjust the sanitary pad to place it at an effective position. It shouldn’t be riding up your back or covering your front too much, it should be right underneath to absorb all the period blood.
Once your sanitary pad is nicely stuck to your panties, you can wear it and stay unworried for hours. Depending on your period flow, you can decide when to change the pad say 4-5 hours. Usually when you change your pad, you can save the backing paper and wrapper to dispose off the used sanitary pad. You can just peel it off from your panties and roll it inside the wrapping paper and seal it. Always dispose of the used sanitary napkin in the dustbin, never try to flush it as it might clog or flood the toilet.
- Pick a pad to suit your period flow. There are a lot of varieties available in the market from panty liners for early period day spotting to regular flow pads and from heavy flow pads to super-long pads for night flow.
- Wear loose and comfortable clothes, this would make you feel better and ease the discomfort caused by bloating during menstruation.
- Sleep on your side; this can minimize the risk of you staining your clothes and bed sheet overnight.
- Carry extra pads while you’re on your periods for unexpected situations.
- Sitting down and wearing a pad is much more easier than standing and wearing one.
- In emergency cases, when you don’t have a sanitary pad handy you can layer toilet paper or tissues until you can replace it with a sanitary napkin.
- Wear regular cotton panties and not fancy lacy thongs while you’re on your periods.
- You can wear double panties to ensure no staining.
- Use intimate hygiene wash or wet wipes to keep it clean and dry down there. Not changing pads timely or not maintaining hygiene can result in yeast infection.