Before using your menstrual cup for the first time you should sterilize the cup in boiling water. Make sure you use enough water and that the cup doesn’t burn on the bottom of the pan. After 3-5 minutes the cup is sterilized and ready to be used.
Step 1. Insertion
Use warm water and a mild perfume-free soap for sanitizing your hands and cups. Find a comfortable position. You can either squat down, you can put one foot on the toilet, sit on the toilet or simply stand up. You’ll quickly find out what works best for you.
There are various folding methods. Experiment and find your favorite. For a punch-down fold, push the rim down to the base and pinch the cup together, so it doesn’t pop open. The punch-down fold provides the smallest diameter, thereby making insertion easier. For a C-fold fold menstrual cup in half lengthwise. For a 7-fold fold, your women cup closed and bring one top corner down diagonally to the opposite bottom corner. It’s important to completely relax when inserting the menstrual cup.
Insert the folded cup into your vagina, when the entire cup is inside, simply remove your fingers and let it pop open. Make sure the cup is unfolded by feeling around the base of the cup. It should be round or oval. If you feel any dents or folds on the base with your finger, it means that it is not unfolded. Gently hold the base of the cup, not the stem, and try to rotate it from side to side to ensure it is sealed. When in place try to pull the stem a bit. If you feel some resistance, a vacuum has been created and the cup has been placed successfully. You may want to use water or water-based lubricant to make insertion easier. If using a lubricant, simply apply a tiny amount to the rim.
When inserted correctly, our menstrual cup is entirely leak-free, and no, it won’t fall out. Due to the vacuum, the menstrual blood won’t come into contact with air, meaning no odors, ultra-hygienic and anti-bacterial.
Step 2. Wear
About 1/4 of the fluids absorbed by a tampon are natural and necessary vaginal secretions. Our menstrual cup only collects, thus eliminating irritation and dryness while ensuring the natural pH balance is kept intact. Our menstrual cup can contain three to five times as much as a regular tampon, which means most people just need to empty menstrual cup morning and evening. That means no period interruptions during work, school, sports, dancing, swimming, sleep or, you know, whenever.
Step 3. Removal
Use warm water and a mild perfume-free wash for sanitizing your hands under clean running water. Being relaxed is essential for the removal of your cup, so find a comfortable position. We suggest you try squatting down, sitting on the toilet or putting one foot on the toilet. To remove the cup, pull the stem while using your stomach muscles to push your menstrual cup downwards until you can reach the base. Gently squeeze the base to release the vacuum and slide the menstrual cup out, gently rocking it from side to side.
Empty the cup into the toilet. Rinse the cup with water and mild soap. Remember the airholes. If you don’t have access to clean water, simply use toilet paper and rinse when you’re back home, or use a sanitizing wipe.
Most people never have to because of the up to 12-hour capacity though. Once the cup is clean you can reinsert it. If your period has ended, boil the cup for 3 to 5 minutes. Or use a sanitizing wipe and store in the original cotton bag.
Tips & Facts
The cups sit below the cervix in the vaginal canal, if the cup sits too high you might experience leakage. There’s a big variance in the size and shape of the vagina. A recent study determined the average vaginal canal to be 6 centimeters deep. But it can span from 4 to 10 centimeters. All women have differently positioned cervixes and it varies how high or low, the menstrual cup is placed in the vagina. If you feel the stem and find it uncomfortable after a couple of tries, you can cut it shorter.
Did you know that the average amount of bleeding during an entire period is just 2 to 4 tablespoons? but again everyone is different and the amount of flow greatly varies from person to person. One study measured a range from just a single drop to half a liter. Until you get 100% hang of it you may want to wear a pad or panty liner. So you don’t have to worry about accidental leakage.
Silicone baby bibs are a highly innovative introduction to the market.
Every parent knows that babies are going to make a mess when they eat. It is a tricky business for them learning on how to handle the basics of getting food from the tray to their mouth. Until the baby knows how to eat, you would be going to wind up with some big messes they would make. This is the reason why a good baby bib comes in handy. Oftentimes, a lot of babies’ clothing is ruined by the mess they make when they are eating. Some baby food stain does not come off that quickly which makes washing a difficult task to handle. It is not only the issue of the clothes they wear. But also the mess that they will make when they drop food on the floor. Busy moms had a real difficult time containing these messes they make.
Silicone baby bibs are a highly innovative introduction to the market. These bibs are made from silicone and usually feature a crumb catcher design. There is a pocket that sticks out at the bottom of the bib that catches any food that the baby drops.
Here are just a few advantages Silicone baby bibs offer over the more traditional or plastic baby bibs.
Easy to clean, unlike fabric bibs that need to be constantly laundered. Silicone bibs just need to be wiped down with a damp cloth. Silicone has a non-porous surface which makes it exceptionally an easy task to clean. You can even just toss it in the dishwasher along with your dishes. Anything that can reduce the amount of laundry that has to do with a baby is a bonus.
Crumb catcher design to contain the mess. Babies naturally drop food when they eat. It would not matter when your baby is eating at home. You would most likely clean the mess without giving a second thought. However, when you visit a restaurant with your baby, it is rather humiliating when it comes time to leave because there is a huge mess on the floor. A silicone baby bib with a built-in pocket is an exceptional option to choose. These bibs are designed to catch almost all the food that babies drop while eating. There might still be a few pieces of food that would fall on the floor. But the mess would be far less severe than with a traditional bib.
Cool and cute designs. Silicone baby bibs are available in a wide variety of colors and designs. They could be just about every color of the rainbow. They could look like a cute monster or a friendly tiger. Whatever color and design you choose, there is no doubt knowing that silicone is soft and comfortable against your baby’s skin.
Silicone baby bibs are a great alternative to traditional baby bibs. They are easy to clean and do an amazing job of containing messes and keeping the floors clean with numerous various design options available. You can choose a bib that is completely matched to your baby’s distinct personality.
Silicone Molds can last for years, when you first get your silicone molds, it’s best to wash them with slightly silty water to get out any oil to debris and either smack the mold until all the water is knocked out or dry them with a lint-free cloth, you can also put your new silicone molds in a commercial or consumer dishwasher just load them with the mold cavities facing down so during the wash cycle the water doesn’t pull and you’ll have hard water drops. It’s also best to avoid these bakes are times.
Silicone molds can be used for freezing or baking but we do recommend that you bake under 400 degrees. If your molds have cocoa butter film, our preferred method for cleaning them is to first wrinkle them all with straight white vinegar, and carefully pour boiling water over the molds face side up, it’s best to let them rest until the mixture is cool enough to work with. Then using the nonabrasive side of a sponge rub the surface until it feels clean, and then rinse with soapy warm water. If after drying the mold surface still isn’t shiny enough just repeat the process.
Now that we’ve washed and dried molds the natural inclination in the kitchen to wrap them in plastic. This isn’t a good idea at all because it’s really skipping fungus and bacteria there which we don’t want. So it needs to breathe so a more ideal situation is to have your sheep pan parchment, put your silicone mold with the facing up so the bottom is flat. And then you also don’t want to store them on top of each other because they might stick and then you’ll be ruining the molds in the face which we don’t want that, you also don’t want to be storing it curled or bent like this because after a while it will retain the shape. And you really can’t get it back to lie flat again.
If you’re traveling in a suitcase or something you need to roll it up for temporary it’s not a problem, you just don’t want to store it that way it’s better to store it flat dry and then you put a piece of parchment paper to protect it from dust and debris. Now you’re good to go store them in a place that’s dry and clean.