How often should
I change my pad or
tampon in school?
You may want to change your pad every few hours. Try to change them every 3 - 5 hours when you're in between classes or break time. If you can’t change it, a pad will protect you for up to 8 hours.
With tampons you can wear these for between 4 - 8 hours. If you need to go to the loo but don't want to remove your tampon yet, just move the cord to the side to avoid it getting wet.