This month is the first time I tried reusable pads. For a long time, I’ve felt conflicted about how much garbage is made when I’m on my period. I wanted to do better, and lead by example for my girls, but it was easier to stick with what I know works. When I saw the ads for Aime pads, I was inspired to finally make a purchase. I was intrigued that it is a small business in my province (because supporting local is important to me). I finally settled on the basic reusable pad starter set so I could try all the sizes. And I got the special edition axolotl print for my daughter who just became a teenager for when she needs to start using pads. I do like the pretty fabric designs. I noticed that (compared to my disposables) the fabric is more comfortable on my skin, and it does absorb a lot of blood, but I was feeling like I needed to change the pad more often than disposables because of the way the blood soaks into the fabric and feels wet. Disposables have a kind of mesh layer that is next to the skin, so it feels dry longer. So because only have a few to start, I washed my pads by hand every time I went to the bathroom. And if I knew it would be a longer time before I could change, I used disposables. Maybe the more I wash the reusables, they will lock the moisture in better. (I definitely achieved a better clean when I pre-soaked and washed in the laundry machine; hand washing was a bit of work to get all the residue out and hanging to dry took overnight.) I don’t have a heavy flow generally so I think that I like the standard size (for heavy flow days) or standard short (for lighter flow days) the best. The disposables I use are ultra thin regular from Rexall. Compared to the disposables, the Amie standard short pads are similar thickness and the standard ones are thicker and longer (but I do like the extra length for more coverage if the pad moves around; I think I need to break down and get new underwear to hold the pads in place more securely ;p) Overall I’m happy I finally tried them, and I think I will use them for the majority of my periods, especially when I’m around home and able to keep washing them. Oh, and I LOVED opening my order: the personal touch and wrapping details were such a nice treat!
I'm still trying to get use to them. I like the different patterns. I definitely like the fact, they don't stick to my butt like the disposables or irritate my skin.
I have been using them for a couple of days and they are so much better than disposable pads. Normally I’m having to wash my bedsheets every morning because the pad moved and it leaked, but I don’t have to do that now because it didn’t move and it absorbs everything. So I highly recommend buying this set because it has the basics that you need. 😊
These pads are so comfortable and easy to wear! They have not leaked even once for me and I love all the adorable, fun prints, especially the darker coloured prints so that they are easier to wash and still look fresh. I will definitely be getting more of these to build up my collection. This is the first period I have not had to use disposable pads and it felt so good to not be contributing to landfill waste but to reuse instead and help the planet. :)
I struggled for years with disposables as I have really sensitive skin. Since trying my reusable pads last cycle I will never go back to using disposables. They are comfortable and very easy to put on!