Get Prepared with This DIY First Period Kit for Home & School
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Know a girl who’s becoming a woman?
Consider putting together a fun and informative DIY first period kit to celebrate your little girl’s big milestone and help her feel prepared and confident at home and at school! This is a memorable time in a young person’s life, and I’m on a personal mission to make my own daughter’s first period as comfortable and normal as possible.
I know I was terrified the day my first period arrived while attending a friend’s sleepover birthday party, and I was completely unprepared for that experience. I was one of the first in my friend group, so I initially felt uncomfortable and embarrassed.
The truth is periods are a normal part of womanhood.
Let’s empower our girls by taking the anxiety and fear out of the first period! I have been having open conversations more often with my tween daughter as she approaches this milestone. She has had a lot of questions lately about menstruation, and I love the discussions we’re having!
Make a DIY First Period kit!
I recently compiled a box of supplies I know my daughter will be able to use to make periods a little more comfortable. Some of them are essential items like an assortment of pads and tampons, and some more fun like a chocolate bar, book, and unicorn facemask. This way she can feel prepared!
Here’s a list of items to consider:
- Ibuprofen for menstrual cramps
- maxi pads
- The Period Book: A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up
- acne beauty face mask
- feminine wash
- feminine wipes
- chocolate bar
- pocket calendar for keeping track of her cycle
- disposable heating wraps or plug-in heating pad
Hip Tip: Also, check out Thinx Btwn period underwear for teens, which can replace period products on light days (or serve as a backup to prevent leaks). According to Hip2Save’s own Sidekick Angela, “Thinx have been life changing for my daughter, especially with her color guard and sports activities. They have been so worth the investment.”
I love Rael feminine products!
If you’re looking for a great period product line, check out Rael. I am currently LOVING this brand of organic feminine products now sold on Amazon and Target. Rael petite pads are shorter in length and perfect for younger tweens.
Rael’s natural feminine wash is my personal favorite, has great reviews, and is perfect for really sensitive skin.
Make a kit for school to keep in her backpack, too!
I know my daughter has some anxiety about possibly starting her period at school, so I put together a little discrete kit she can store in her backpack using a small travel packing cube. I included an assortment of pads, feminine wipes, and extra underwear she can keep in there just in case.
Aunt Flow, we’re ready for ya!
Well, I may not be ready to see my baby grow up so fast! Wasn’t it just the other day she was toddling around with a pacifier and stuffed animal watching Dora? 😥
Do you like the idea of compiling a First Period Kit? What would you add to yours?