How to use a sanitary pad
Congratulations on your first period! It’s a big sign that you’re growing up. It is absolutely normal to feel anxious and nervous. However, it is a beautiful journey to embrace, and with the right knowledge, there’s nothing to stop you from becoming a confident woman. One of the first things you need to know about periods is how to use a sanitary pad. And we are here to help!
Sanitary pads are the most common hygiene products used by girls. Knowing how to use a sanitary pad will help you manage your period effectively & give you confidence. It may take you some time to understand your period and settle on the ‘right’ type of sanitary pad. Meanwhile, here is how to use a sanitary pad.
- Wash your hands – Ensuring hygiene is the first and the most important step. You want to have clean hands when you’re using a pad.
- Unwrap the pad – Remove the sanitary pad from its wrapper. Peel off the long center backing and stick it on your panty.
- If the pad has wings, remove the adhesive from the wings and fold those around the outside of the panty to keep it in place. This helps leaks during heavy flow.
- Dispose the unwanted wrapping. If you’re already wearing a pad, then wrap the used pad in the wrapping & throw it in the dustbin.
Pads come in different sizes & with different features meant for different needs. Whether it is long pads for the night when you want to avoid staining the bed, thick pads for heavy bleeding, or you are looking for thin panty liners to keep your panties stain-free from spotting, you will find a large variety in the market.
You should choose an appropriate pad for you that offers the right amount of thickness, absorbency, shape and size.
Some women prefer wearing a pad all the time as it keeps them fresh. This is a wrong notion. Do not wear a pad when you are not menstruating. Your vagina needs to breathe; unnecessary wearing of pads will lead to bacteria growth. Stick to cotton underwear for your regular use as it is the freshest and lets your intimate part breathe.
When to change the pad?
To avoid any rashes or skin infection, it is vital that you change it every 4-6 hours, of course odour is one of the other factors. Even if your pad has not been completely used, change it anyway. The vaginal blood and mucus that your body is eliminating should not be in contact with your skin for too long. Do not forget to thoroughly wash your hands before changing the pad; it is important to stay hygienic.
The next important thing is to always keep extra Whisper Ultra Clean pads in your bag. In the beginning, when you start getting your periods, they may be irregular or you may feel the need to change it, so its important you’re always prepared.
We hope that this helps you understand on how to use a napkin & be better prepared to take on the world!