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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 AM   #10
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Re: Teen cloth pad set...

The total number of pads to get depends on frequency of changing the pads, how often you wash and how long they take to dry. Another thing to keep in mind is whether you are happy to use the same length/absorbency pads for the whole period or whether you want pads specifically for heavier and lighter use.

Assuming the following: you wash every second day, it takes a day to dry everything (we line dry only), change once overnight, change every 3-4 hours in the day, then I'd suggest the following would be more than sufficient for the average person:
6 x overnight pads
15 x day pads

I do know women who use cloth pads exclusively who get away with a stash of two overnight pads and six day pads. They wash by hand as soon as changing and hang to dry in a very dry climate. Such a minimalist approach would not be advisable for a teen or preteen.
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