Before school started last month I sat down with my daughter and had a talk with her. Back To School time is full of fun, excitement, nervousness, and for some girls it means worrying about her period at school.
I am hoping that because I am opening up the line of communication between me and Makenna, it will help pave the way for many other important discussions like boys, makeup, and eventually things like high school and college decisions.
Last month U by Kotex Tween sent my daughter a cute cosmetic bag filled with fun products like lip balm, pony tail holders, a cute travel hair brush, and important period needs like pads and liners. I thought it was perfect for back to school time and gave me the perfect opportunity to talk to her about what to do if she starts her period while at school.
U by Kotex Tween are packaged in fun, bright colors with trendy designs, although they are slightly smaller than your normal pad and liner they are just as absorbent. Even though they are for tweens I have tried them and they are perfect for my light days and don’t feel bulky or in the way.
With her pack ready Makenna keeps it in her “secret zipper area” of her backpack. Only going in there if she needs it. Since she doesn’t have a locker at school she also keeps a sweater in her backpack at all times. Why? Well, from experience I know a jacket or sweater is always a good thing to have. I started my period while in class and on that faithful day I was wearing white pants. Yep. The picture perfect scenario. Thank God I had a jacket with me in my locket that I could wrap around my waist. Even though we weren’t allowed to leave campus I left at lunch time to go home and change (since I lived behind the school). For my daughter it wont be as easy since we don’t live close enough to the school that she can walk home so bringing a jacket is the best precaution until I can drive down to the school with a change of clothes.
With the help of the Hello Period website I feel we are as prepared as we can be for my daughter growing up, even though I keep telling her to stop. If you are getting prepared to talk to your daughter, check out the information and tips at First Period Talk.
What are some tips you have for if your girl has her first period at school to make sure she is prepared?
Disclosure: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. All opinions are my own.