The first thing to know is there’s no right or wrong way to handle menstruation. Every woman is different, and so is her body’s reaction to periods. That’s why there are so many types of sanitary pads to choose from. In addition, the kind of sanitary pad you choose depends on your personal preference and on what works best for your body and your period.
Here are some tips to get you started.
- The first time you get your period, you might want to try a regular sized pad or mini tampon.
- If the regular size seems to be filling up too quickly, then try the super pad or tampon with more absorption.
- If after a few hours it looks like there’s not much blood there, then you can switch to a regular pad or a lesser absorbency tampon.
Your flow is not exactly the same throughout your period. Therefore, using the same sanitary pad type for all the days might not seem like the best option. Some girls use two different types of sanitary pads with different absorbencies—one that can take care of their heavy days and a lighter absorbency pad for their lighter days. There are also special pads for the night-time. These are longer and wider at the back, so they can fully protect you while you move around in your sleep and offer you a night of worry-free sleep, even on those days. A preferred type of sanitary pads for a lot of women however, is one with wings. These wings are meant to hold the pad in place throughout the day and make sure that there are no leakages. Apart from this, today you can find sanitary pads that come with an odour control technology that masks foul odour and keeps you feeling clean and fresh!
With the level of advancement in technology, the kinds of sanitary pads available in the market provide for almost all of your period-related concerns! Understand your body and your periods first, so that you can choose a sanitary pad that is a perfect match for your menstrual cycle. With the wide range of CAREFREE® pads and tampons, be assured of finding a solution for your period worries, and live your life worry-free!