I’m a #KotexMom! Make sure your daughter is prepared for her period!

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Last weekend I took my daughter shopping for her first bra. It was an exciting moment for her and a slightly sad one for me. We had a lot of fun but I had to admit that my baby girl is growing up! I have tried hard over the last couple of years to make sure she is prepared for the ways her body is changing and have always told both of my kids that they can ask me anything at all and I will answer as honestly as I can. My mom and I didn’t have a very open line of communication when I was her age. I got my period at 12 and my mom had never even once mentioned it. I seriously thought I was dieing! I don’t ever want my children to feel uncomfortable about their bodies or feel embarrassed to ask me questions!

Are you prepared for your daughter’s first period? You need to make sure that YOU have all the information you need before she starts asking questions. Part of my talk with my daughter explained all about pads and tampons. We even did a ‘tampon dissection’ where she took the whole thing apart and examined it so she could understand how it works. If your daughter starts asking you questions that you aren’t sure you know the answers to, Kotex has a great website called Hello Period that will help prepare both of you for her first period.

The Aimee Teegarden Gets Real Video by Kotex & Nickelodeon ParentsConnect launched this month. In it, Aimee discusses her own experiences with getting her period and give some really great advice for tackling this tough discussion with your own daughter. The Kotex site has a ton of great information to help prepare you for your talk with your daughter. There is information on physical and emotional changes that she will go through, as well as hygiene discussions and calenders. I love that there is an area where girls can ask questions themselves and the information is all presented in a way that she can easily understand.


Over the years, I have used a lot of Kotex products and am really thrilled to see that they have a great selection of feminine hygiene items designed specifically for young girls. The tween line of products are smaller than traditional pads but just as absorbent. They also come in bright patterns and colors so that they are a bit more ‘hip’ than mom’s stuff! They also come in a great ‘combo’ pack so one box will offer a wide variety of absorbancy options.

A girl’s first period can be really exciting or really terrifying, depending on how prepared she is. Over the coming months I will be sharing some information with you from Kotex to help make ‘the talk’ a little easier for you and your daughter!

Disclaimer: 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.


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5 thoughts on “I’m a #KotexMom! Make sure your daughter is prepared for her period!”

  1. I don’t have a daughter but my first time was very scary I didn’t have any advice about it.
    Great post.

  2. I think it’s so important to be prepared for the big discussions! My own experience as a teen was pretty awkward, due to my mother being so uncomfortable. I’m glad my daughter and I can talk about anything!

    I truly understand what you mean about the bittersweet aspect of these milestones!


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