Slimbo - the reusable cloth pad for sanitary and continence use.
Clean, fresh and soft seamed little gumnut slimbo cloth pads in beautiful designs.
Little gumnut slimbo reusable cloth pads have either a cotton, bamboo or minky top, a hugely absorbent core and are backed with either Maldens Mills Polartec 200 DWR technical fleece, or felted Merino Interlock Wool. Both options are breathable, waterproof and and can be machine washed and dried. They are held comfortably on your panties by folding the wings underneath and attaching both together with the attached popper.
Our pads are specifically designed for sanitary and continence wearers. Our sizing goes from 7" liners to our most absorbent 15" pad used either for post partum or for more serious continence use.
We now spend the same money on technical fleece that we do on merino wool. Why buy such expensive fleece? Well, our products are not only used for sanitary users, we have now moved into the medical sector, so our pads are made from the best modern materials on the market.
We have spend many months testing different fleeces and backings and Malden Mills Polartec 200 with DWR which we purchase direct from the makers has the perfect characteristics for our pads.
Merino interlock works in a similar way, it is naturally hydrophobic, which means it has natural water repellent properties, the scales on the outside of the fiber cause liquid to roll off the surface of the fabric, making this a great material for us to use in our products. It is also naturally fire retardant, elastic and an incredibly durable fiber, again making this a fabulous choice.
Both the backing fabrics above breathable yet allow the moisture inside the pad to move across the surface of the backing without wicking through. It is then wicked up by the internal absorbent core right along the whole pad. Should the pad leak, it should only leak from the sides, which means the pad has been filled over the maximum volume limit for that size. If this does occur, moving up a size of pad or changing your pad more frequently will rectify this. We do suggest for heavier continence use, that the Polartec 200 DWR fleece is the better option.