Use & Care

Our AFRIpads reusable pads provide effective protection for 12 months – much longer if you take good care of them.

Our Use and Care guides provide clear and simple instructions and are made available in a variety of different languages and formats to ensure optimal user experience.

HOW TO USE

Place

Place pad in underwear
and button, soft side up

Wear

Change the pad
as needed

Fold

Fold used pad and
close button

Carry

Use the bag to
carry clean or used
pads

HOW TO WASH

Soak

Soak the pads

Wash

Use soap and
wash well

Squeeze

Squeeze out water
for faster drying

Dry

Dry outside in
sun or under cloth

Check if Dry

Fold and store
in dry safe place

How to Disinfect and Store pads after use

You can follow these steps to disinfect your pads every month. This is optional, but is helpful if done after your
period has ended to prevent bacteria from growing on the pads.

Wash

If pads are dirty, first wash with soap and clean water.

Boil Water

Prepare a pot/saucepan of
boiling water.

Boil Pad

Place pads in boiling
water and continue to
boil for 10 minutes.

Cool

Remove the saucepan
from the heat and allow
the water to cool.

Do not remove pads
when the water is hot.

Squeeze

When the water has
cooled to a safe tempe
rature
to touch,
remove the pads and
squeeze out excess
water.

Dry

Dry pads outside in the
sun
. Leave pads for two
hours longer than usual
to make sure the pad is
completely dry before
storing.

Store

When the pads are fully
dry, fold them (soft side
together) and store.
Pads should be kept in a
dry, clean, safe place.

Pads should not
be stored

  • If still wet
  • In plastic
  • On the ground
  • In a place that is
  • damp or wet