I am using bamboo as the absorption layers because it has natural breathability, it is anti-bacterial, and very absorbent.
Cotton or cotton lycra for it’s breathability, cool against the skin, and soft to touch. Also comes in some wicked prints!
Bamboo gains absorption after a couple of washes, so you may want to toss in the washer a few times before use.
Washing Cloth Pads can be as easy as tossing them in the washing machine, no disinfectants or special routines are needed. If you do have stains, you can try stain removers or use darker coloured pads that hide stains better. I have always found Peroxide works wonders removing blood, available from the chemist. You put it on the stain, it usually bubbles up, leave it a few minutes then wash off.
Store them in a wetbag (working on some options for these at the moment) if you are out and about, or at home. Or a covered bin in the bathroom or laundry, then wash with your normal washing load. Can be dried on the line, or clothes dryer (don’t use fabric conditioners or dryer sheets as they make them lose absorbency). I would not use water or heat above 60deg as the PUL may be compromised.
They really don’t have to be a lot of trouble and time. And, seriously, I do not care about stains, as who is going to see them except me?!?!
Please choose carefully before purchase as I CANNOT accept returns on sanitary pad items for hygiene reasons.