Did you know period pad are not designed for LBL, Light Bladder Leakage. Since period pads are what most women have around the house they find it easier just to use them. However, that is not their intended use. After having three babies I suffer from LBL now. Last week I was given the opportunity to support the #RecycleYourPeriodPad campaign to let all of you know there are pads designed for LBL.
FIRST WHAT IS LBL?
• One in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise.
• Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.
WHAT CAUSES LBL?
Just as no two women are alike, there’s no single reason that LBL happens. Some of the most common things that lead to uninvited leaks include:
• Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
• Being overweight
• Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
• Bladder or urinary tract infections
• Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)
Summer is right around the corner, and that means skirts, dresses, swimsuits, and shorts! Poise Thin-Shape pads are the perfect choice for managing your LBL during the hot summer months. Poise Thin-Shape pads let you feel confident! Even if you are wearing your yoga pants to work-out class. Really, no-one can see them! I have wore then to my boot camp in yoga pants and you can not see them.
If you so feel a bit uncomfortable in the yoga pants you can always wear a pair of workout shorts. I like these from Walmart.
I know this is not the most fun topic to talk about and it’s embarrassing but, you should know 1 in 3 of us experiences Light Bladder Leakage. There is no reason to hide or not do the things we enjoy in life in fear of LBL. Women deserve the best options for managing LBL. Whether you leak a little when you laugh, or sometimes have a sudden urge to go, Poise can give you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night.
Poise wants you to Recycle that period pad and take a look at NEW PoiseThin-Shape Pads: comfortable protection that is both thin and flexible and is made specifically for LBL. They’re designed specifically for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), which make them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women who experiences LBL.
Now that I want to get back to my regular routine exercise is in my future. Really, the times I have the most problems with LBL is while exercising. Designed to move with my body the new Poise Thin-Shape pads offer me great protection to help you take care of leaks with confidence.
Click here to grab a FREE SAMPLE KIT from Poise
What To Do with Your Period Pads
So, what can you do with those period pads you have around the house? Here are a few suggestions.
Make-Up Bag Liners
No-one likes how the bottom of your make-up bag gets all dirty. There is a simple fix. Take a period pad and simply stick it to the bottom of your bag. If you bag is larger than mine or you use a bin, simply use more pads.
Make a few extra ice packs for your home. Combine 1 part rubbing alcohol with 2 parts water and soak the pad. Place inside a zip top bag and freeze for an hour.
Donate to a Woman’s Shelter
This is a great way to give back to your community. Find your local woman’s shelter and drop them off. I am sure they would love the donation.
my mom suffers from lbl
and she always uses period pads and it doesnt work well
Sherry Martindale says
Awesome ideas on how to recycle period pads!!!!! Never thought about either of them. Definitely will get my free sample too. Thanks for the heads up 🙂
Emily Endrizzi says
I rarely suffer from LBL so I don’t use anything. I ordered my free samples a while ago for my mom. They are pretty nice. In a pinch another good use for period pads is a cleaning/dusting rag.
Thanks for the info. I never realized how many people actually suffered from this but after talking to my friends its something they deal with and I’m glad there is something out there to help!!
Jennifer Lang says
I don’t know about this one. Some things just aren’t meant to be recycled.
I never thought of any of these other uses for period pads, but I will definitely be giving them a try! I will also be sharing this information with my mother since I don’t usually have issues with LBL.
Diane Mania says
Sue M. says
I’m always on the lookout on how to re-use things, this is very helpful! Thanks for sharing.
cheryl c. says
Yeah, I have been trying to get by with my period pads, too. It’s hard to acknowledge the problem by using LBL pads.
I ‘ve tried these. They cost a bit more than regular panty liners but they do work well. And, in the Sunday paper there is usually a three dollar off coupon, so they’re basically free.
Julia Cosgrove says
Thanks for this great information. I knew I couldn’t be the only one with this problem.
Lisa Coomer Queen says
This was very interesting. Great information. Thanks!
Dorothy Hubbard says
Good to know that poise for LBL, a condition I experience,
Dorothy Boucher says
I have to say I love these, after my surgery I really needed something that was not just going to do its job but wear comfortable towards my skin, love these..
lisa ward says
pintrest has a board posted with how they recycled pads….
These is awesome!
Marylou Sakosky says
I really appreciate the sample..They can get mighty expensive too depending on where you can get them .My places are varied pending on bus ..thank you so much
I agree lbl isnt fun to talk bout but it should be I mean its not as if it happens on purpose and sometimes we need to talk about things to take the so called shame away or discuss taboo subjects and if shring with others your experience or quality products then I think that is a positive good thing. After my youngest I had lbl even after doing my kegels diligently. Over time it has gotten to the point where I rarely have lbl which is great and finding quality products has been amust Thanks for sharing with us
laura rubenstein says
Idk about this… Something’s aren’t meant to be recycled
Patty F says
Wow, those are some pretty clever ideas, that I never would have thought of! Thanks for the tips!!!
T Gyorgy says
I once bought LBL pads for my wife instead of period pads. We still wait for the time when she will be fit (unfit?) to use them.
william gossage says
I sent for the sample. they do send them to u
Clare Tea says
What a fascinating article. Thanks for the information about this… so true!
I use Poise light panty liners since they are so much more absorbent. I gave away all my other ones and did donate unopened packages to a charity that was coming to pick things up.
sheila ryals says
I love that idea for recycling the pad in your make up bag! thanks for the tip!!
Dianna Davis says
I use these –but donating to the homeless shelter is a wonderful idea–I think when I have the extra couples– I will share the second with the shelter. all are great ideas
Lisa Ehrman says
I’ve seen this advertized on television, and think this is a great idea.
mae abigail songco says
wow! now that’s new.. definitely would try this!
Having your period and having bladder leakage are totally different and yes you do need a different kind of pad. I’d go for the light panty liner
Michelle Bartley says
Poise is a great product I’ve used before!!
katie smith says
after being a mom of 3 i realized i have a pee problem! I guess lots of moms do…. I love how you “reused” your pads hahaha
Sue M. says
I really like the idea about donating to a local women’s shelter; I know they’d appreciate it; thanks for posting!
Sue M. says
I really like the idea about donating to a local women’s shelter; thanks for posting!
I just read yesterday, that you can put a liner pad inside a high heeled shoe to make it more comfortable. I can’t test it because I can’t wear heels but it sounds logical.
Kim Hampton says
Thanks for the tips! Will definitely be trying them out.
josephine evans says
Thanks for the tips! I love this brand!
I love the women’s shelter idea. I’ve never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!
I can’t seem to get the link to work..
Sue M. says
I never thought of using these as an ice pack, good idea!
Shakeia Rieux says
I don’t know anyone who suffers from LBL.Those are some great ideas!
Jennifer Heintz says
I am past the point of needing period pads, so no recycling ideas needed here. However, I am approaching the point of reaching lbl. Thanks for the link for the samples.
Darah Faye Valledor says
This is the first time I heard this, Thanks hahahaha!
Debbie Welchert says
I already use their pads and I just love them. The only problem I have is that they don’t come with wings on them to hold on to your underware better.
Parris S. says
Donating them is a great way to give back. Not everyone can afford them and some women are in situations where a donation like this is not only much needed, but very much appreciated.
Lisa Coomer Queen says
Awesome recycling tips!
I don’t have this problem. This article is a bit off beat, If I had pads that I didn’t need for anything, what would I use them for? Maybe underneath a house plant to catch any extra water that may seep out of the bottom.
Lisa Vanhook says
Donate ,,,best idea by far..:)
Christine Oh says
I would give them to someone who would use them.
Nancy Hilderbrand says
I can not believe what can be done with female [ads. I used them for waxing cabinets.
Rachael Bhardwaj says
great ideas, thanks for the info.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I like the idea of donating and the creative use as a bag liner
William Kwok says
I’ll have to tell my wife
Illy Junus says
Great tips to use as a bag liner, thank you for the link for the sample
Helen Kempster says
This is a great use for pads! I have used panti liners in my shoes in a pinch. My feet were hot and sweaty and sore and I still had another 3 hours to go on my shift so I put a panti liner in each shoe, perfect!!!
Robin Creager says
Thank you for this idea! I still have leftover pads still in the box since I’m going through menopause. Now I know what to do with them. Great ideas!
Debbie Welchert says
I never even thought about recycling my period pads. I love the idea of donating them to a women’s shelter. Thanks for the great idea.
lisa ward says
i think it is great that they are giving away samples. thank you for the information,
Deb E says
I am so thankful that a lot of these companies are offering samples because they are all different. They have really come up with some great products and also I found a company that deals with anal leakage. I’m a nurse so I talk about anything, but that’s also a problem for some. Thanks for reviewing and bringing up the topic.
Christina Abrahamson says
I suffer from leakage after a back injury and have to use them, I am a couponer so I get whichever pads I can on sale, free or samples but do give my samples to the local food pantry for women and children that need food and toiletries.
Megan A says
great idea to use them as Make-Up Bag Liners!! smart!
Yes I do know that period pads should not be used for LBL. Luckily I do not suffer from LBL but if I ever do I will choose Poise.
Rachael Roberts says
The information is very helpful & plan to use some of them. Thank you for the link to get a sample
Suzanne Shattuck says
The title of this article struck me as very strange. Never in a million years would I have thought to recycle pads. Good ideas though.
Carol L says
A very informative post. I think the one time I had a sample that they were a great product. After 7 kids they come in handy when Ii’m in a fit of laughter or try to lift anything heavy. Great recycle tips as well. I saw where someone used their pads on the Swiffer.
Stephanie Jack says
Wow I never knew about it
kim thorne says
i know someone with that problem so im glad there is something to help her. thanks
KATE SARSFIELD says
I’d never thought of donating pads to a women’s shelter – makes so much sense!