“Cloth menstrual pads heavy flow”, a keyword search that so many folks type into their search bar, possibly full of doubt or skepticism. I feel you, friend! It can be a lil eyebrow-raising to see cloth pad companies claim to be suitable for heavy menstrual flows.
Moody V offers a variety of different sizes and absorbencies! From liners to overnight pads, this spectrum of cloth pads has got you covered. Here’s Moody V’s absorbencies:
- The regular absorbency pads are good for light to moderate flows. They are 100% cotton, with a layer of terry cloth (towel material) inside for absorbency. Cotton is a moisture wicking and breathable fabric, which allows menstrual fluid to dry rapidly, keeping you comfy and dry. This also means that these cloth pads can absorb a surprising amount of fluid!
- The heavy absorbency pads are perfect for moderate to heavy flows. Heavy pads are longer than regular pads. These pads are primarily cotton, with cotton flannel and terry cloth for absorbency and breathability. Additionally, they have a layer of polyurethane laminate (PUL) inside. This is a waterproof, laminated fabric that protects you from leakage. In the heavy pads, the PUL lining is in the pad core (the part that’s shaped like a peanut)!
- The overnight cloth pads are great for heavy flows, and for overnight use. Overnight pads are longer than heavy pads, and flare out at each end. These pads are made of cotton flannel, cotton terry cloth, and PUL lining. In the overnights, the PUL lining extends throughout the entire base of the pad, so even the wings are leakproof!
- Cloth liners are lovely for really light days, and as a backup for a tampon or menstrual cup. They are made of five layers of cotton. They are soft, barely noticeable, and peace of mind for that bit of protection.
So, as you’ve read, there’s a heavy pad and an overnight pad. The heavy pad has a leakproof lining in the pad core, and the overnight pad has a leakproof lining throughout the entire pad base, including the wings! These are great for heavy flows and overnight use, and you can use your judgement to decide which one will be best for you. If you’re not sure, you can do some experiments to see what are the best cloth menstrual pads for heavy flow. I think there’s a place in lots of people’s periods where they could use a heavy pad, and another day when they could use an overnight pad!
In addition, the other absorbancies of cloth pads could come in handy for someone with a heavy flow. If you have a wide range of quantities of menstrual fluid throughout your period, you may like to use liners and regular pads on your lighter days. Or, another way you might use them is if you ever use menstrual cups or tampons, you can use cloth liners and regular cloth pads as backups or an extra layer of protection from leakage. They’re comfortable enough where it doesn’t feel like much more than your underwear, and it keeps your nice underwear clean and stain free!
I hope that if the words “cloth menstrual pads heavy flow” brought you here, this article keeps you here! If you have any questions, check out the FAQ page for some good info. And/or, read some reviews on Moody V’s Etsy page!