Even I remember as a young girl that there was nothing worse than getting your period when you weren’t at home, especially if you were unprepared. (What am I talking about, it’s still awful as an adult)
Now that my oldest daughter has her periods, I never wanted her to be in that ackward situation where she started her period and she didn’t have supplies to be prepared. Being a homeschooling family, we don’t have to worry about her being at “school” and not being prepared, but there are still a ton of places that her period could crop up when she’s not at home. That’s why we kind of came up with five tips to make sure that she was prepared no matter where she is. Here’s what my daughter and I came up with.
FIVE TIPS TO BE PREPARED FOR YOUR PERIOD ON THE GO
1. Always be prepared: Always have at least one or two UbyKotex Tween pads. Stick them in a pocket or in your purse, just always have an emergency stash.
2. Recognize the warnings signs of your period: Look for the signs and symptoms that your period might be coming soon. Is your face breaking out more or a little more oily? Do you feel like your moods are all over the place for no reason? Craving chocolate like a crazy woman? (Yep, that’s me) When you notice the symptoms, make sure to stash a few extra supplies with you.
3. Bring back up: If you are sleeping over at a friends house, always bring an extra pair of underwear in case your period starts at night. Also remember to bring a plastic baggy so you can put your soiled ones in there until you get home. It’s not a big deal, just clean yourself up and refer to rule number one!
4. Don’t panic: Having your period start an really inconvenient times can be a part of life as a girl. There’s no need to panic. You’re going to be a pro at this in no time. If you don’t have supplies, don’t be nervous. Ask a trusted female adult if she might have supplies you can use.
5. Always carry some extra change: If you don’t have access to your own supplies or that of a trusted adult, make sure to always have a few dollars with you. That way you can stop in the restroom, or a local drugstore to snag some supplies to tide you over until you get home.
Now that your daughter is armed with these tips, you won’t have to worry about her when you aren’t around! Let her know that she can handle it, and that it’s all the fun of being a girl!
For more great tips make sure to send your daughter to Kotex’s Website for Teens or visit their site with great answers for parents to tweens at Kotex.com
I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of U by KotexTween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.