A starter kit of reusable cloth sanitary pads is the best place to start when considering switching from disposables to reusables. Reusable cloth pads will come in varying sizes and absorbencies depending of the days of your menstrual cycle. A starter kit will have a selection of different sizes to start you out on your journey. Washable cloth sanitary pads are a safer and more environmentally friendly way to menstruate. Disposable sanitary pads and tampons contain residual chemicals from the bleaching process, and of course these disposable products usually end up in landfill or even waterways and the ocean.