FAQ's

Frequently asked questions

GENERAL

Why should I switch to re-usable menstrual products?
Using reusable menstrual products like Naari Cloth Pad will help you become healthier and at the same time, help the environment by reducing landfill waste. Every year 9000 tonnes (432 million pads) of soiled menstrual napkin waste is generated in India. Due to improper disposal systems they do not degrade and get dumped in landfills and stay there forever. Also, most reusable menstrual products are chemical-free and fragrance-free, decreasing the possibility of side effects like allergic reactions and hormone disruptions.
What are the environmental benefits of using a cloth pad?
- Cloth pads last upto 2-3 years depending on your usage and care. Once done, they are a 100% bio-degradable and can be put in the compost bin. Furthermore, menstrual blood is good for plants 

- If you buy a re-usable cloth pad, it drastically reduces the amont of sanitary waste generated. Sanitary waste can be neither re-cycled nor decomposed. 

- Due to impropoer waste disposal systems in India, many pourakarmikas are the ones who have to manually pick up your sanitary waste to be disposed in landfills. They do this by hand, without the protection of gloves. Sometimes, people flush down their pads and tampons, which have to be manually removed from the drain in order to resume water flow. This is done by people. Can you imagine how much of a difference a cloth pad would make to their lives?

ABOUT NAARI PAD

What is the Naari Cloth Pad made of?
The Naari Cloth pad is made out of 100%organic vegetble dyed cotton cloth which has been washed several times to ensure it absorbs liquid quickly and feels soft on your skin. 

 The inner layers are made from super absorbent diaper cloth for maximum retention without causing a wet feeling. 

 The leak-proof layer is gum-coated cotton which ensures you stay spot free for a long time.
How does Naari Pad differ from other cloth pads?
With the Naari Pad, only a 100% cotton touches your skin. Further: 

 Naari Cloth Pads do not contain a PUL layer which is a polyester layer used in all other cloth pads. This is a derivitive of plastic and takes years to disintegrate. 

In India, monsoons and winters are major reasins for clothes not drying quickly. With the Naari Pads don't come all stiched together. Hence washing and drying becomes easier as you can easily see where the stain is and take appropriate actions 

We use Kalamkari prints for the last layer, which is a natural vegetable dyed material. 

The cloth is brushed cotton which has the highest absorption rate 

The colours of the cotton cloth come in both light and dark shades depending on your choice
How long will Naari Cloth Pad last and how do I throw them away after?
Your Naari Cloth Pad will last upto 2 years, depending on your personal usage and care. 

Once used you can throw the pad in its entirity in the compost bin. You can cut the steel pins and compost it in your home compost. 

You can throw it in wet waste if you do not have a home compost.
Can I use Naari Cloth Pads for light incontinence and leakage?
Of course! You can choose any version of Naari Pads that works with your situation.
What are the different types of Naari Pads?
Naari pads come in 3 different models. 

Bloom Pad - Foladable pad which looks like a square cloth. 

Lithe Pad - Two Piece pad. One foldable insert and one leak proof layer 

Joy Pad - Single piece pad with all the layers stitched together. 

All the above pads come in Medium & Heavy Flow variants. Please check product description while making the purchase.
Who uses Naari Pads?
Naari Pad is great for those having issues with cramps and itchiness from skin rash. They are also for someone who wants to avoid bad smell and wants more comfort while using a sanitary pad. 

 Naari Pads are an eco-friendly and a safe alternative to regular disposable pads. They massively reduce your sanitary waste generation. Furthermore, they are an economic option as your costs overtime reduce drastically with the purchase of the Naari Period Kit.
Can teens use Naari Pads?
Why not?! By using Naari Cloth Pad, we believe that young women will be more confident and aware of their natural bodily phenomenon. For some reason, holding out a sanitary pad in public is something to be shy of and ashamed of. It shouldn’t! Naari Pad's lovely patterns will help reduce that public humiliation and by going through the process of washing the pads, many young women will begin to appreciate the whole cycle.
Is Naari Cloth Pad suitable during pregnancy and postpartum use?
Absolutely! We say they are actually better than disposable pads since Naari Pads are chemical-free! Becoming a mom is an exciting adventure and as much as the excitement, you tend become more aware of what you use during pregnancy and during postpartum. Naari Pads are unbleached and undyed, so don’t worry about any bad stuff getting to your baby. Our Heavy Flow Pads offer maximum coverage, so it’s great for postpartum too!

USING NAARI PADS

How many and what size Naari Pads should I use?
Number of pads used is about the same with disposables or sometimes less. With disposables, you usually have to change them because of smell or uncomfortableness even when the pad is not full. However, with Naari Pads, there is no odour and feels just like wearing your underwear, so there may be times when you don’t have to change as much as disposables. Please keep in mind that everyone is different. Your flow and comfort level may be different, so just consider this as a starting off point. 

For a starting point, our Period Kit offers the pads to cover the duration of your entire period. It comes with 7 pads - 4 medium flow and 3 heavy flow along with an easy drying string and carry on wet pouch. It is designed to ensure that you can manage your entire period with utmost ease.
Will Naari Pads leak?
No, Naari Pads will not leak with proper use and care. There is a leak-proof coating of gum on the inside of the outer layer which prevents leakage by holding your blood for a long time. However, it is adviced that you take proper care and change the pads once every 6-8 hours. 
Doesn't the snap on the pads make them uncomfortable?
The snaps are small metal push buttons, which will not be able to poke you through the layers of cotton + your underwear. 
Will my cramps disappear if I use a Naari Pad?
Naari Pad is just like wearing your everyday cotton underwear. Majority of reusable menstrual product users have noted that their cramps have become lighter or almost disappeared. Our customers have given us the same feedback as well. Because Naari Cloth Pad is chemical-free and fragrance-free, it does its job while not exposing you to any more chemicals. We recommend you do get medical attention if you are suffering pain from any other medical conditions other than the normal range of menstrual pain.
What are the benefits for my skin if I use Naari Cloth Pad?
One of the most sensitive and absorbent areas in a woman’s body is the mucosal lining of the vagina. Naari Pad does not contain any bleach, dioxin, or formaldehyde.So you are truly free of toxins! And as a result, there is minimal to no allergic skin reactions or rashes. 

Furthermore, disposable pads enable a moisture build-up in the vagina leading to heavy irritation/infection and in some cases bacterial vaginosis. 

Naari pads ensures the humidity in your underwear doesnot increase as the pads allow airflow. This ensures no moisture buildup in your private parts during your periods.
How many Naari Pads should I purchase?
Most users purchase our Period Kit to keep them covered during their period. However, you can choose to start off with one pad or a set of 2 (from any of the models) to understand your comfort levels with the pads. 

On the first day, one medium flow pad should do, followed by a heavy flow pad in the night. For the second day, you can would need a heavy flow pad and a heavy flow pad for the night. The third day, you can re-wash your first heavy flow pad and continue with a medium flow pad for the night. For the fourth and fifth days a medium flow pad should suffice. 

Please note, the above instructions are generic and do not apply to individuals who have a higher than usual heavy flow. Please choose the pads acording to your needs and convenience. The pads are designed to catch your heaviest flows, the number you would need to purchase may vary on your usage.
How do they stay in place?
They are fastened by high quality metal snaps on the wings. You would fold the wings over the gusset of your underwear as you would with a disposable pad, and then simply fasten the snaps. We recommend you wear snug fitting underwear to help Naari Pad stay close to your body. Unlike a disposable pad where the pad completely sticks to your underwear, Naari Pad is like another cotton layer to your underwear. Once you adjust it as per your convenience, you don't need to bother about the pad until you change it again.
How do I wash and care for my Naari Pads?
Step 1 : Soak in COLD or WARM water. Do not use hot water as it sets stains. Soak it for a minimum of 30 minutes before you lather and wash it 

Step 2 : Lather in cold water with washing detergent. Either hand wash while you are taking a shower or wash it in a washing machine. If you are using a washing machine, keep the temperature settings to a minimum. Do not use a cloth brush as it reduces the softness and absorbency of cloth 

Step 3 : Hang them to sun dry
Is there no odor with Naari Pad?
Did you know? In healthy conditions, menstrual blood does not have any other bad odour than the normal smell of blood. Menstruation is not dirty, disgusting, or smelly. The usual bad smell that you’re thinking of comes from the chemical reaction made when blood meets with the chemicals inside a disposable pad. This is why most disposable pads are heavily scented with artificial fragrances. Naari Cloth Pads are made of 100% cotton. No chemicals. No reaction. No smell!
How do I conserve water by using Naari Pad?
Did you know? Your menstrual blood is a natural fertilizer and is really good for plants. Instead of throwing the water you soaked your pad in away, use it for plants in your house. Menstrual blood acts as a natural fertilizer and is good for your plants.
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