Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Dot Girl Kit Review and Giveaway!
I am posting a small warning here in case someone does not want to read this post about a kit for a girl's first period, but I will tell you in advance, that I keep all the posts family friendly. This kit is actually one of the few I have seen that is not too much or too little information. It directs the girls to go to their parent for more information and explains this time in a girl's life in a friendly useful manner. I will be saving mine for my 10 year old.
The Dot Girl Kit includes a small pink carrying case that can be put in a purse and not be obvious what it is in it. It has 5 pads, 2 moisturizing antibacterial wipes, 5 disposal bags, a small re-usable gel heating pad for cramps (it can also be used as a cold pack), and then a Dot Girl Period Answer Book.
The Dot Girl Answer Book is a small booklet that answers questions like:
1. What is a period anyway?
2. How long is a cycle?
3. How much blood will there be?
4. How many days will I bleed?
5. When will I get my first period?
There are several more and I am truly impressed with the way they cover the topics in easy to understand terms without being too explicit. And believe me I am very careful what I expose my family to. I recommend this kit and the booklet enclosed for mothers to help explain to their daughters what they can expect.
About Dot Girl:
"Our motivation to create The Dot Girl's First Period Kit® grew from our own awkward teenage experiences. Despite the fact that our mother was a wonderful nurturer to four daughters, she was never comfortable talking to us about our bodies. We found that this is more often the rule than the exception for both moms and dads. And the reality today is that parents often find themselves in the awkward position of having avoided the subject at all costs, to the detriment of their daughters. Our goal for the kit is to provide parents with the information and supplies you need to explain the basics of menstruation to your daughters. And for the girls, we hope that having the kit will lessen their anxiety about their first period and instead turn it into a positive experience."
You can also follow Dot Girl on Facebook and Twitter. Between the website and the Facebook and Twitter page there is a lot of information that can help you prepare your daughter for her first period, and even for other questions she might have after she starts.
This would definitely be something to stick in a gift basket for a young teen girl, along with a bottle of perfume, or some lotion. You could throw in some chapstick or bath soap, a nail polish, maybe a book.
The winner of this giveaway will receive their own Dot Girl Kit ($19.99).
Mandatory Entry:Visit the Dot Girl website and then let me know in a comment that you visited the Dot Girl site and looked around a bit. Yes, I am taking you at your word for this. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 12/8 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA only)
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a Dot Girl Kit for review purposes. All quotes are from the Dot Girl website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.