Washing and Care of Pads & Panties

product careWashing your Organic Pads & Liners is easy! Cloth pads can be cared for a few different ways. Simply choose the option(s) that work best for you!

Optional Pre-Wash Care

Pre-rinse/use stain remover


Pre-soak with stain remover or sanitizer

* Pre-rinse and/or pre-soak may be helpful if item is heavily soiled.
* Sanitize by soaking pads in a cold water/hydrogen peroxide mix (1 tablespoon of Hydrogen Peroxide in every 1.5 cups of water).
* Sanitizing your pads may be a good idea if you are fighting yeast or other infections.

Basic Wash Instructions

Be sure to wash your items before first use.
Please note: Speed of absorbency increases with 3 or more wash & wear cycles.

  1. Store until ready to launder.
    Tuck into a dry, breathable spot (an unsealed pail, wet bag or mesh laundry bag work well).
  1. Unfold and wash with regular load.
    Machine wash normal.  Do not bleach.
  1. Dry with the rest of your load as you normally do.
    Do not wring out.  Tumble dry low.  Do not iron.

*Avoid the use of fabric softeners in both the wash & dry cycles. They may leave a residue on the fabric, reduce proper absorption and increase your risk of irritation.

**Bluebird Pads are made colourful with low impact dyes that fade naturally over time.  Low impact dyes are better for the environment and the integrity of the fabric.

Likes & Dislikes

Bluebird Pads DON'T Like

Chlorine Bleach
(rapidly degrades fabric)

Fabric Softener
(wash/dry cycles, may leave a residue, reduce proper absorption, or increase risk of irritation.)

Synthetic Fragrances
(may increase your risk of irritation)

(may ruin waterproof layer)

Bluebird Pads DO Like

Pre-Rinse / Pre-Soak
(helps to prevent staining)

Cold Water
(helps to prevent staining)

Hanging Dry in the Sunshine
(will naturally remove stains!)

Less Detergent
(too much detergent can leave a residue and reduce proper absorption)