We often get asked here at Eco dreams for our tips for getting started with cloth pads so we’ve written this post to help you get started with purchasing your very first cloth pads. We’re sure you’ll never go back to disposables once you’ve tried cloth!

1.Buy a premade cloth pads starter kit for your first cloth pad purchase, especially one that includes a wet bag for storing your cloth pads in. They are a great way of starting your cloth pad stash and will allow you to try a selection of different sizes and even brands so that you can find out what works best for you.The advantage of these cloth pad starter kits is that they are typically sold at a discounted price which is very welcome when you’re just starting out and don’t want to spend too much on your first cloth pads.

2. Buy from a local retailer or a cloth pad retailer that is in the same country as you. Purchasing your cloth pads locally can save you a lot of money on delivery charges as cloth pads are subject to customs fees. Which can really put a downer on your fluffy mail when you get red carded. For customers that are local to us, they are welcome to come and collect their order from our premises free of charge.

3. Don’t buy your entire cloth pad stash in one go! As tempting as it might be to go for a splurge and buy all the cloth pads you think you’ll need in one go. It’s actually a really bad idea, you’ll probably end up spending more as you discover you need more of overnight cloth pads or day pads then you first thought. Instead, take the time to find out what works best for you and which fabrics you prefer. This can really make a big difference to your cloth pad experience. A good idea is to buy one or two new cloth pads a month and start out that way.

4. Buy darker coloured cloth pads to start out with. You may need to try a few different washing routines before you find the one that works for you so choosing darker coloured pads can really help keep those stains hidden.

5. Your underwear is important! Think about the style of underwear you like to wear and how wide the gusset is you don’t want to end up with pads that are to narrow or wide for your underwear. Taking into account your preferred underwear when choosing which style of cloth pads your going to purchase is always a good thing! Generally, tightfitting underwear is best.

We hope you found this blog post useful! And if you have any tips for getting started with cloth pads please leave them in the comments! We would love to hear them.