The Ric Rac pad consists of the pad base with ric rac at the two ends of the pad to secure added absorbent layers. The added layers can either be wing inserts or trifolds or a combination of the two, depending on the absorbency needed on the day. Just slip the insert or trifold under the ric rac and secure the pad around your panty gusset. When your pad has collected some menstrual fluid you can remove the added layers from the pad base and replace with fresh ones, without having to remove the pad base from your panty. The pad base itself also has an absorbent core and can be used as a pad on its own on lighter days, but also helps to catch menstrual fluid if the inserts gets soaked through, before you change them. If the menstrual fluid soaked through your added layers onto the pad base, you can replace the pad and consider either changing more often or adding more layers. Since you can reuse the pad base at more than one change, you need less pads and can add wing inserts and trifolds to increase your stash at a lower cost.
This pad system allows you the freedom of customizing your pads for lighter or heavier days, post partum bleeding or any day that quick bathroom stops are not an option. Another benefit is that since the added absorbent layers separates from the pad base, it dries quicker and can go back into rotation faster.
The pad base consists of a printed cotton flannel top and plain flannel back with hidden PUL for water proofing. The pad core consists of two layers of cotton flannel, one layer of hemp fleece. The pad base also uses KAM snaps on the wings to secure around panty gusset. The flannel backing helps the pad to grip in the panty and not slip around.
Ric Rac Pad base
Regular 26 x 18 x 8 cm Long 29 x 18 x 8.5 cm Heavy 33 x 18 x 8.5 cm Maxi 38 x 18 x 8.5 cm