Sanitary towels are worn between the vulva and underwear. There are two types of sanitary pads. While others have wings that wrap under the panties to keep the pad in place, the former have adhesives that stick to the panties. Sanitary towels should be changed every 4 to 8 hours to avoid soaking them too much.
Disposable sanitary towels
You should remove the sanitary towels from the package and open them.
Sit on the toilet. Over your knees, pull your underwear down.
Next, remove the tape to reveal the adhesive on the back of the sanitary pads. There will be three strips if you use sanitary towels with wings. This means the main and the other in each wing.
You should press the towels, sticky side down, against the crotch area of your underwear. Next, drape the wings around the sides of the crotch of your underwear, and finally press them against the bottom of your panties. If you’re using sanitary pads designed for thinner underwear, you should make sure that the bulk of the towels are facing the front of your underwear.
By pulling on your underwear, you can tell if the pad is in the correct position. It should cover the entire opening of the vagina.
Every two hours to see if they need to be changed, you should check your sanitary towels. You’ll know it’s time to change when the sanitary towels are wet on the surface and no longer absorb your period fluids.
Fold the used sanitary towels, just as they were when you first removed them from the package. You should wrap toilet paper around sanitary towels and after that, throw them away in the trash.
Reusable sanitary towels
You need to sit on the toilet and pull your underwear just above the knees.
With the snap on the wings facing upwards, place the sanitary towels over the crotch of your underwear.
Next, you have to bend the wings on either side of the crotch of your underwear.
You should check your sanitary towels every two hours to see if they need to be changed. You’ll know it’s time to change when the sanitary towels are wet on the surface and no longer absorb your period fluids.
Put your used and reusable sanitary towels into a bucket of soapy water to soak them. Put a lid on top of the bucket and store it under the bathroom sink. Until the end of your menstrual cycle, you should continue to put all used sanitary towels in the bucket. In the end, you should empty a bucket of sanitary towels and soapy water into the washing machine and wash them in hot water with regular laundry detergent when you finish your period.
Dispose of disposable sanitary towels in the trash, out of the reach of pets. It is like this; Because some pets are attracted to the smell of menstrual blood.
You should wash your hands before and after changing sanitary towels.