Ideal for postpartum bleeding or fast flow periods. Minky top is soft and provides some padding. Exposed core is 4 layers of flannel and one layer of fast wicking athletic knit on top. Backed with polyester fleece, which is waterproof yet breathable. No plastics used. Comes with washing instructions. One side of the pad is slightly wider - use that in either the front or the back depending on where you need the most coverage. These fabrics are easy care and won't stain! About 2.75" wide at the middle when snapped.