Some common indications that a pad is full are:
- a feeling of wetness
- occurrence of stains and
- a feeling of dampness or heaviness on the pads
However, for personal hygiene, you should change your feminine pad regularly, whether full or not.
It is advised that pads should be changed approximately every three to four hours,
depending on the heaviness of the period flow.
Put it in its wrapper or wrap it in toilet paper and throw it into a bin.
You shouldn’t flush them down the toilet. Kotex® pads have a plastic backing on them to help prevent leaks;
plastic doesn’t break down in water so it may cause a blockage.
In hospitals and first aid stations during World War
I, Kimberly-Clark’s cellulose wadding often replaced cotton which was in short supply.
Through the ingenuity of army nurses, the wadding was adapted for menstrual purposes.
In 1920, it was introduced as Kimberly-Clark’s first consumer product.
Our pads are made mostly of wood cellulose fibers – the same raw materials paper is made from.
(We "fluff" these fibers to make the material absorbent and soft.)
The outer cover and the moisture-proof shields are made with a moisture-proof plastic such as polypropylene or polyethylene,
to help minimize leakage.
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