12852_pkgTalking To Your Daughter About Her Period

Are you prepared about talking to your daughter about her period? When I was 10, my mom bought a copy of the book “Our Bodies Ourselves” from the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective.  If you are not familiar with the book, it covers all there is to know about a women’s body and her sexuality from puberty to menopause.  Mom said if I had any questions, I could look it up in the book!  Needless to say, I wasn’t as prepared as I would have liked when my period came when I was 13. Based on my experience, I knew I wanted my girls to feel comfortable coming to me with their questions.  I have an open relationship with my girls and they know they can ask me anything.  Kotex brand sanitary products is the common thread I have with my girls because I use them, Chelsea uses them and Caitlin will use them when her time comes.

My oldest daughter was at a friend’s house when she started her period and thankfully her friend’s mom was there to help her.  Chelsea and I had spoken several times about her period, so I knew she was as prepared as she could be when the time came.  Caitlin and I have spoken at length about her first period and she asked some great questions about her period. She wanted to know if it hurt, would the flow be a lot or a little and what if she started somewhere other than at home.  If your daughter has questions and you are unsure of the answers, you should both visit Helloperiod where you will find all the information you need.

Choosing The Right Products For Your Period

One of the most important pieces of information about menstruation is choosing the right products for your period.  Kotex has developed an innovative and exciting program designed for girls who have either just started or are about to start their period.  U by Kotex Tween is not just a program; it is an interactive experience every girl should be involved in.  If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, sister, friend or nurse, you may be involved in the life of a young lady who may look to you for the information she needs to make her first period as comfortable as possible.  Caitlin and I went through the entire website from U by Kotex Tween and it is filled with so much great information.  You get a complete breakdown of the Kotex product line, real questions from real girls and a ton of facts about your period.  We had a blast with the Ban the Bland tool that lets you design your own tin, pad and even create an inspiration board.   For every design you submit to help Break the Cycle, “Girls for a Change” will donate $1 to go towards social change.  What a fantastic idea!

I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of U by Kotex Tween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”