Just to warn my usual readers… this is what you think it is. But I am a reviewer of all things that interest me – hence the Eclectic name – so if you do not feel comfortable with reading this topic, I hope to bring you something more your style soon. ❤
4 out of 5 stars.
I bought this item with my own money from Flora and Fauna upon suggestions made on the Natural New Age Mum’s Facebook group.
As a brief overview of the item, Hannah Pads are made in Korea and from organic, non-toxic materials. For more information, please go directly to their home page here.
I bought these from Flora and Fauna simply because I discovered this online shop via Facebook, loved the vibe of it and wanted to give them a go. To learn more about Flora and Fauna, click here.
I am not being paid to make this review, nor am I deliberately singling this product or company out. I’m just trying to give an open and honest review on items I use in my household.
Please note: This review is based solely on Hannah pad Certified Organic Washable Medium Pad – Flower Garden Blue. This is not a review of Hannah Pad, nor Flora and Fauna themselves, or any other products, services or business they may offer.
Now I know not everyone is going to want to read this review and I may even lose some followers for daring to share such a taboo subject. But I’m not only a Reviewer, but someone who is interested in creating a zero waste household through all items we use. And so, a re-usable cloth pad for my time of the month (TOM) seemed the logical option.
This particular pad was a bit of a worry for me as, quite frankly I am a big bottomed lady and was worried it would be a little too petite to help protect me at the height of my TOM worries. I shouldn’t have been worried; it did its job well.
Yes I still agree it is a little too short in length for my personal comfort, and I would never wear it at night… but it is not an overnight pad and so it isn’t made to be worn overnight. But it did what it was made for and the length issue is all down to me and my personal preferences.
I loved the feel of it, the protection it gave me – no leaks, stains or mishaps – and the ease of use to wash and dry.
Without going into the nitty gritty details, I simply followed the instructions, washed and dried it before use, used it, rinsed it out and then simply popped it in the wash with my regular clothes and washed them as per usual. No stains, no mess, no fuss. Hung it out on the line with my undies and, being what it is, it took a little longer to dry, but dried fine and still looks brand new. Perfect.
And now for those freaking out over having to touch and rinse and wash such items… if it really is freaking you out, why are you reading? Sorry to be blunt, but this is what it is – a cloth pad you use during your period, wash out, dry and use again! If you can’t handle that… go look at pictures of kittens being cute and pretend the world is perfect and your contributions to landfill aren’t important, okay? 😉
As someone who used cloth nappies on her kids, and still deals with one child with incontinent issues, cloth pads aren’t gross to me. They are perfectly natural, the logical approach and felt so much nicer than any disposable pad I’ve ever used. Even the organic cotton ones.
I felt (and was) protected, even at my heaviest and feel that, as long as you follow the instructions given for this pad, you too shouldn’t have any issues. It fits, it’s comfortable, easy to use and clean and has pretty flowers on it for when you’re folding it up into discreet little squares and popping it in your drawer between uses. What more could you ask for?
Though I will say here I did only use this pad at home and didn’t go out and about in it. Though, to be honest, I feel I would be just as protected and safe out in public and wouldn’t be living in fear of leakage.
Hannah pads also come with a little resealable plastic bag, so that if you do use them when out and need to change, they can be sealed up until you get home to wash them. So much like using a cloth baby’s nappy it is ridiculous as to how easy they are!
As for the price? You might think is a huge amount for one single item… but this single item can be used again and again. And, just like cloth nappies, does become more cost efficient in the long run. Yes the initial outlay will seem a lot, especially as we all know you’re going to need more than one per cycle, but if you buy one or two each month, like I have done, you will soon find they are all you need, all you use and you’re actually starting to save money. They don’t need a special wash cycle all of their own – just go through with your normal delicates – and, if looked after, should last you years.
Would I recommend this product to others?
Yes I would. The comfort, ease of use, price, materials used, etc. – it all amounts to a good, reliable product and one I feel would suit the needs of anyone wanting a more eco-friendly alternative during their TOM.
Would I buy this product for myself?
I already did, have no regrets and would consider buying another one or two for my collection. Though I do have to say that out of the Hannah Pads I bought to try, I felt safer in their overnight pads as… big bottomed ladies like me just feel more comfortable in the longer pads.
In summary: A great, eco-friendly alternative to a disposable pad and one I recommend others also seeking a greener, more zero waste approach to living should go check out today.
Until next time,