It's easy to make changes in your life when you have the right products to help you. Each year, millions of disposable sanitary products are flushed down the toilet. Sanitary towels are not meant to be flushed away. They aren't biodegradable and can hang around polluting our oceans for many years. They are a danger to marine life who might mistake them for food and end up with a tummy full of plastic. Have a look at our environmentally friendly sanitary products and see how easy it will be for you to make the change.
Eco-friendly Feminine Hygiene
We are slowly destroying our planet and there are steps that we can take every day that will protect the world around us whilst saving us money and being kind to our skin.
There are many natural alternatives to disposable sanitary products, you choose which best suits your needs and likes.
What are my options?
The main options for menstrual products are:
Reusable cloth pads
Biodegradable organic tampons and pads
Cloth menstrual pads are very popular, especially amongst cloth nappy users.
When you've seen the benefits of cloth nappies then it's easy to see the benefits for cloth pads.
Reusable cloth pads are shaped very similarly to the disposable pads that you may be used to.
They come in various absorbancies, lengths and you can get maternity, night and day versions.
There are many different absorbent fabrics used for reusable menstrual pads, cotton, fleece, bamboo being a few of them.
There is a PUL layer on washable pads, this keeps the menstrual blood contained and stops it from leaking through onto your clothing.
Cloth pads are very comfortable to wear. Our customers report that they have no chafing or irritation with reusable cloth and the pads stay put in their underwear.
To build a stash, think about how you normally protect yourself during your period. Do you start with a pant liner then move to a heavy-duty pad as your menstrual flow increases?
You could replicate this with cloth by starting with a cloth pant liner then moving to a more absorbent pad for your heavier days.
Speak to our knowledgeable staff to help you work out which combinations might be best for you.
Everyone has a different period and menstrual flow of course, however, our team will be able to guide you should you need help to buy.
Washable menstrual pads are a great eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads.
Pop them into your washing machine and hang up to dry. So easy.
You can have a waste-free period and not be one of those women that dispose of thousands of pads over a lifetime.
Reusable cups are becoming more mainstream now and rightly so.
Made from medical-grade silicone, a menstrual cup sits in the vagina during your menstrual cycle and collects the menstrual blood.
They are very kind to your vaginal environment as they don't dry out your vaginal walls.
There are various shapes of a reusable cup. Most have a stem that you can use to site the cup or to retrieve it.
Often women cut the stem off as they become used to handling, placing and removing their menstrual cup.
A cup is a great alternative to tampons. You only need one cup as you remove and empty it, then insert again. You dont leave it to dry and it doesnt need to be rinsed each time its emptied. You can simply wipe with toilet paper and reinsert.
When your period has finished, you boil the cup to prepare it for your next cycle.
There is a considerably reduced risk of TSS (toxic shock syndrome) compared to when using tampons.
Some frequent questions on using a menstrual cup are:
How much blood does it hold?
It's surprising how little blood the average woman loses during her period. When you use a menstrual cup, you see exactly what menstrual fluid looks like and you can learn a lot about your own body and how it works.
On average, a menstrual cup should be emptied every 4 hours however they are suitable for overnight use and can be left for longer if you dont get a chance to empty it.
My periods are really heavy, will a cup suit me too?
Yes, a cup is still an option for anyone with a heavy menstrual flow. Some of our customers like to have the back up of a cloth pant liner and that can be an option if you are concerned about leaking.
Generally speaking, using a menstrual cup can reduce leaks due to the amount of fluid they can hold.
Is a cup suitable for a teenager?
Yes, there are soft cups available that teens can use successfully. Confidence plays a part in how suitable a cup would be and if a teen is comfortable with her body and willing to experiment with a cup, then she may find it to be the perfect menstrual product
Tampons and disposable pads
There is still a need for tampons and disposable pads and at Baba Me, we like to offer you those choices.
You can still use tampons and pads and be environmentally friendly.
We offer 100% organic cotton tampons, non-toxic and unbleached. We stock applicator tampons as well as non-applicator.
Our Natracare range of disposable sanitary products are eco-friendly, biodegradable and will be kind to your sensitive skin.
Whatever your choice of menstrual protection, Baba Me has a selection of products to suit you.
Make the switch today and reap the benefits of non-toxic and eco-friendly sanitary protection.