Help Your Daughter Be Ready
Before your daughter has her first period, you will give her the information she needs to be ready. But it is important to provide the stuff she needs, too. Keeping a “first period kit” – one you make or one you buy – at home and a streamlined version for her backpack or locker can empower her to be ready.
Several companies have ready-to-use kits or you can choose supplies and make your own custom version.
My First Period Company ($24.99 https://www.myfirstperiod.co) offers a travel kit that includes a selection of menstrual hygiene supplies as well as a pair of “rescue undies” and more.
Lola’s First Period Kit ($34, https://www.mylola.com/products/first-period-kit) includes a selection of 100 percent certified organic cotton period products, a travel pouch, a free downloadable digital guide and more. It comes in a storage box for home and also includes an instructional card for each product.
Lady Box, an organic period care and comfort subscription box, offers a Lil’ Lady Box first period kit ($39.95 www.JoinLadyBox.com). It includes basics, plus a pouch, an “oops bag” and first period guide, as well as comfort and fun items, including chocolate, temporary tattoos and more.
Needs some sites to help you prepare her?
· Girlology: https://www.girlology.com/
· TeensHealth: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/menstruation.html
· American Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/puberty/Pages/Concerns-Girls-Have-About-Puberty.aspx