How To Use 
Wingless Pads
All styles of New Moon Pads cloth menstrual pads are
all-in-ones.  No pieces to put together, no pockets to stuff, no assembly of any kind required.  Just lay in and go.  The easiest to use reusable washable cloth pads on the market today. Place fleece side against panty to prevent pad from slipping and to keep moisture away from clothing (print side goes against skin).  The fleece backing and panties hold them in place.  New Moon Pads conform naturally to your shape when worn, forming a gentle "U" shape from front to back for a comfortable natural fit.  When using wingless pads you have to remember to hold onto the pad through the front of your panties when pulling them down.  Wingless pads sell for less than their winged counterparts.

Winged Pads
Except for Ultra Pads and Personal Pads (which have the wing tabs sewn to the back due to their unique design), winged pads have the wing tabs sewn to the front of the pad so when wrapped around to the underside they form a gentle contoured shape.  Wings are made of double brushed white flannel with white poly resin KAM snaps to make them virtually undetectable when worn under light colored clothing.  Winged pads are approximately 3/4" narrower at center with wing tabs snapped into place.  The wings on winged pads hold the pad in place when pulling your underwear up and down.

Why Wing Tabs? (vs Full Body Wings)
Simply put...better comfort and fit.  Wing tabs are much trimmer than full body wings to help keep the pad in place without pulling it out of shape.  Full body wings tend to bunch and buckle the pad when snapped.  Unsnap winged pads prior to laundering.

Winged Ultra And Personal Pads
Wings on Ultra Pads and Personal Pads are sewn to the back of the pad due to their innovative design for maximum side leak protection, featuring leak resistant side gussets.  Ultra Pads are a bit bulkier than the regular pads as they have a ridged area of leak resistant fleece along the sides to prevent overflow, designed specifically for those women who tend to side leak.

Design Basics
Pads are all-in-ones (nothing to stuff, add, or piece together) and are offered in both wingless and winged styles and are topped in your choice of high thread count soft cotton or cotton flannel, have double brushed flannel centre core layering, and are backed by Malden Mills sherpa fleece for leakproofing.  Fleece backed pads have quilted channel stitching to direct the flow of moisture to the center of the pad.  Channel stitching only goes through the absorbent layers and not the fleece backing to prevent wicking.  Pads are also available in the original design (without the channel stitching) if preferred.  Much time and effort is taken in selecting quality print cottons and cotton flannels for an appealing look as well as quality functionality.  The double brushed flannel (used in the core of the pads) is specifically designed for manufacturing high absorbency products.  Elementals and Foldables are made of all cotton flannel.  All-in-all New Moon Pads are very trim but VERY absorbent.  

Custom Orders
Custom orders welcome.  Contact me for custom order price quotes.  Custom orders do not qualify for multi-pack/bundled discounts (only available at single pad pricing plus custom charges...usually around additional $1.00 per pad).

Not All Pads Are Created Equal
...Navigating The Minefield Of Choices
When shopping around for cloth menstrual pads be sure to check sizing dimensions, absorbency capabilities, whether or not they have a leakproof layer (and what material is used, ie. PUL or fleece), and design benefits (ie. trim absorbency vs bulky absorbency).  Different padmakers have different sizing scales.  One padmaker’s large my be the equivalent of another padmaker’s small so you need to look at the actual dimensions.  One thing to keep in mind, longer pads tend to feel more comfortable while offering better coverage.  Beware of exceptionally short pads unless you are a petite body style.

Hand Crafted And Custom Made
Because of the combination options of sizes, styles and prints (resulting in over 5,000 potential unique pad possibilities) each pad is hand crafted and custom made when ordered (needless to say storage of pre-made pads would be a nightmare!).  To ensure a quick turnaround time, everything is pre-cut so pads just need to be assembled and sewn as each order comes in (excluding Ultras Pads, Personal Pads, and custom orders).http://www.newmoonpads.com/Ultra.htmlhttp://www.newmoonpads.com/Incontinence_Pads.htmlhttp://www.newmoonpads.com/Ultra.htmlhttp://www.newmoonpads.com/Incontinence_Pads.htmlmailto:reneemck@gmail.com?subject=Custom%20Order%20Inquiryshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3shapeimage_1_link_4
Sherpa Poly Fleece
(used for leakproof backing)
Double Brushed Cotton Flannel
(used for center absorbency layering)
Front view of winged pad with
wing tabs snapped into place.
Full Moon (L) size shown.
Back view of winged pad with wing tabs snapped into place.

Quilted channel stitching wicks moisture down into the pad (only goes through absorbency layers, not the leakproof back layer).

Laundering Care
Launder pads before initial use.
Unsnap winged pads prior to laundering.

Fuss Free
New Moon Pads are easy to wash and they dry quickly, either in the dryer or on the line.  The easiest way to clean your pads is to just toss them in with your regular laundry and launder as usual in cold water (hot water sets blood stains).  Be sure winged pads have the wings \unsnapped prior to laundering.  If you prefer you can soak them in a lidded container in cold water, but let’s face it, who has the time for the fuss and bother?  They come out just as clean without soaking.  If you do prefer to pre-soak, be sure to change the water daily.  Pads can also be washed out very easily by hand.

Do Not Use Bleach Or Fabric Softener
Bleach is a corrosive and can cause skin irritation and will significantly decrease the life of your pads.  Fabric softener decreases the absorbency of fabric so is not recommended.
To Set Colors
Soak pads in a pail of water with 1 cup (250 ml) of vinegar or salt added prior to being washed for the first time.  This “sets” their colors so they don’t bleed onto other items.  Always wash like colors together, never with pale or white items.
Shrinkage
Pads are made with all new fabrics so there will be some shrinkage with laundering, though it will not affect the absorption properties of each style as they’re designed to accommodate shrinkage.  With cottons, final shrinkage will be approximately 5%.

How To Remove Stains
In most cases, just regular laundering will keep pads stain free.  If you do find a pad or two with any staining you can pour hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain and let it soak in, making sure to launder the pad before the hydrogen peroxide dries.  If it will be a little while before the pad goes into the laundry, keep it moist with water once the hydrogen peroxide has done it’s job.  Try not to get too hung up on stain removal.  Stains are rare.  If they do happen they don’t affect function, and nobody but you will know they’re there.
How To Prevent Stains
If you absolutely must be absolutely sure that there are absolutely no stains, rinse affected area thoroughly with cold water, lather your hands with mild soap and work lather thoroughly into fabric with your fingers, then launder in cold.  Check after the wash cycle.  If there is residual staining repeat the soaping process and rewash in cold.
Care While Traveling
New Moon Pads are actually really easy to care for while traveling.  If you don’t have access to a laundry facility, they can be washed out easily by hand and hung to dry (you can hang them by clothespinning them to a hanger in a closed closet with a towel on the floor below them to catch any drips if you don't want anyone to see them hanging in the bathroom).  Just rinse the pads until the water runs clear, wash by hand in the sink with mild soap making sure to rinse them well afterward, ring them out well and hang them to dry.  Another really easy way to clean them is put them on the floor of the shower while you take your shower and walk all over them (yup...they can take it), then just a quick hand scrub and rinse and that's it.  All you need to bring extra are a few clothes pins to hang them with and you're good to go.  If you're camping, tent peg lines work great as a clothesline (if you're not shy).  Most people wouldn't even have a clue anyway as to what they are...just tell 
them they're pot holders.  ;o)
Pad Pot Options
If you prefer to soak your pads after use until you’re ready to launder them there are lots of options for pad pots, some of them conventional, some of them not so  much.  Pad pot options are only limited by your imagination.  You can use everyday containers from around the house or go shopping for something fun and funky.  As long as it can hold water and has a lid (or is relatively spill proof) then you’re good to go.  The idea is to make your choice personal and individual and have fun with it!  Some suggestions...

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