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Absorbent, discrete and comfortable — Lil-Lets pads are made to handle light to heavy flow. The stay-put wings keep your pad in place all day and all night. Feel confident every day with breathable, leak-protective period pads.
The best way to dispose of your used pad is to wrap it up in some toilet paper, a tissue or a sanitary bag (sometimes found in a public loo) and throw it in the bin. Pads can’t break up like toilet paper so they should never be flushed.
This actually varies throughout your cycle, with the heaviest blood flow usually occurring at the start of your period. We suggest you change your pad absorbency to match the heaviness of your flow to ensure you’re well protected throughout.
Your period flow can differ from day to day. If you use pads, you may need to use different sizes for each stage of your period. Some women may use up to three different pad absorbencies during their period. However, this is not true for everyone and you'll have to work out your own period pattern.
Lil-Lets has the widest range of pad absorbencies in SA, so even if you have a very heavy period, you will find a product that is right for you.
Ultra pads are thin compressed pads which is ideal for discretion and comfort. This is based on your own preference depending on if you want a thinner pad or a thicker pad
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It’s important to choose the right pad for your menstrual flow and your own comfort. Your flow can change day-to-day while on your period, so you may need to use up to three different absorbencies. As a general rule, if you’re changing your pad every 4 hours or less because it’s saturated, you should switch to a higher absorbency.
Unsure which pad to choose? Take the quiz to find the perfect fit.
You can buy Lil-Lets sanitary pads at general and healthcare retailers across South Africa.
The best sanitary pad provides the appropriate absorbency for your flow and shape that works for your body. Your pad should be able to handle your flow for 4-8 hours without needing to be changed.
Try these sanitary pads:
Thick or thin. Regular length or extra length. There are a wide variety of sanitary pads categorised by size, thickness, absorbency and material.
Types of sanitary pads include:
Maxi and Ultra pads have different thicknesses, and are made from different materials. Maxi pads have an absorbent core made from loose fibres, similar to cotton wool. In an Ultra pad, these fibres are compressed and combined with a super absorbent polymer that forms tiny gel-like beads when menstrual fluid is absorbed.
Are Maxi or Ultra thin pads the right choice for you? Complete this quiz to find out more.
Try these pads for a heavy period:
Is your period very heavy? Find pad recommendations by taking this quiz.
Yes, pads come in different lengths, thickness and absorbencies. You should choose what works for you for both the fit, and your flow.
Try the following sanitary pads for sensitive skin:
Try these ultra-absorbent pads for very heavy flow:
Need ultra-absorbent pads? Find the best product for you with this quiz.
If you have light flow, you should be able to wear a Mini absorbency pad for 4 to 8 hours without it becoming fully saturated. If it's saturated in less than 4 hours, you don't have light flow and should use a higher absorbency.