Know a young woman who will soon begin her period? The First Periods Kit is the perfect way to share a positive attitude toward menstruation with the emerging woman in your life!
Menarche can be a scary transition, but this kit full of comfortable reusable pads can help make the change smoother. Passage: A Girl's Guide contains age-appropriate information about what she can expect from her changing body in a positive way.
Each First Periods Kit contains:
When my daughter was in diapers we deciced then we would use natural pads when it was her time (She suffered miserably w/irratation). Two years before her cycle started, (age 8) I discussed with her all about her cycle, what it means, why it happens etc. A year ago we purchased two pantyliners and 3 day kits and a mesh bag for washing.She always kept them in her 'underwear drawer'. 2 weeks to the day of her turning 11 she started. She did not tell me, I ran across her soiled panties, I then asked her. No she wasn't scared nor embarrassed, I had prepared her well in advance. I bought all her products at Sprouts, it was very difficult to find what we needed at the stores (I had to drive to two stores-each on the other side of town)just to get what I did get. She likes that they are smooth, don't bunch or pull hair-being HFAutistic her senses run high, she can't wait for her supplies to come in. I am now ordering more supplies and night time supplies. Thank you GladRags
I bought my first set of GladRags in Portland in 1993; my sister, who was in college there at the time, introduced me. I have been a proponent of celebrated, sustainable menstruation ever since. Today, my daughter is 12 years old, and I bought her a First Periods Kit in anticipation of her menarche. She loves the beautiful colors of her new pads and carrying case, the discretion afforded by the case, and is looking forward to indulging in the bath bombs. Practicing using the pads has made her more comfortable with the idea of starting menstruation, and she loves the soft cotton. She has also read the booklet cover-to-cover, at least twice (don't worry - it's not her only resource for puberty info, just one of her favorites), and it has sparked conversations about how we will honor and celebrate her menarche, when it comes. I recommend this kit to any woman, young or wise, as an introduction both to GladRags' products, and to an attitude of celebrating women's bodies. Thank you!
I have used Glad Rags for about 17 years now and I always wanted my daughter to use them as well. She is now almost 12 and we got them in anticipation of when she will start her period. I told her all the benefits of using cloth, even though it may not be what "her friends do". After trying mine on, she agreed that she wanted them. She loves the pretty pattern she ordered, and has them stored for when the time comes. Thank you Glad Rags for continuing to sell a product that allows for the multi-generational exposure to healthier living alternatives!
My daughter has not reached menarche yet, but we know she will in the next few years. She was very excited to get this package as part of a conversation about what to expect. We chose a bright, cheerful, colorful assortment, and she looks forward to learning how to have a healthy and eco-friendly period!