1. Any other things I should keep in mind?

Sure, here a few pointers to keep in mind:

  • Avoid the use of hot water, chlorine bleach or fabric softeners. In addition, reliefpads should be completely dry before storing in a clean, dry place.
  • Always wash before the first use.
  • While soaking, do not soak pads for longer than half an hour – pads left in soaking water for too long can be a breeding ground for bacterial growth and mold.
  • After washing your pads, be sure to rinse well, as detergent build-up can inhibit absorbency and lead to odor issues.
  • DO NOT machine wash as this can damage the waterproof elements.