Honestly, candidly, and seriously I’m not talking about the “starter kit” meme’s you see on Facebook, but rather the ultimate starter kit. Yes, folks, I’m talking about your period. And rather you want to talk about it or not, 9 times out of 10 it’s going to happen to your daughter, or a little girl in your life, or you if you’re a pre teen who hasn’t started yet. So what do I mean by a Preteen girl starter kit?
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I’m talking about being prepared for all situations. If it happens at school will you or your daughter be prepared and know what to expect.
No need to panic or hide. It’s perfectly natural, and necessary to discuss.
So let’s start with the obvious question of what do I put in the “kit”
Preteen girl starter kit contents
When my daughter started 5th grade I didn’t want her to be unprepared or caught off guard when the day comes, or even clueless about what a period was.
I explained to her what exactly a period was, and let her know what to potentially expect.
Then took action and got her prepared.
We grabbed a pouch from my bathroom cabinet and filled it with the following items.
- 1-2 pads
- Spare pair of panties
- A pair of tights
- A long t shirt (may not be needed)
Sent her to school with all of that in a pouch like this, and put it in her backpack.
Now as of today, she hasn’t needed it, but she did have to rescue a friend with one of her pads.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, and the pads can be basic enough to get the job done. Simple ones with or without wings will do the trick until you can get to her and comfort her.
Why does your preteen need a “starter” kit?
Think back to your first time, I don’t know if anyone had the talk with you, or if you were prepared, but if not, let’s make sure you, your daughter, or the little girl in your life is prepared.
It’s uncomfortable enough, there’s no need to be embarrassed or ashamed. Instead just be prepared.