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Dot Girl (First Period Kit)

Gift Guide Post #20

Hi Neighbors!

Do you have a young lady in those tween or early teen years?  If so this would make a nice little private gift.  I have already given one of my daughters the Dot Girl Kit, and now my 11 year old will be receiving this one.  The kit comes in a very discreet little bag that a young lady can carry in her purse, backpack, or anywhere it might be needed.  It comes with a small booklet that describes a girl's cycle and what to expect with her first period.  Also included are 5 feminine pads, bags for disposing of used pads, a reusable gel heating pad for cramps and hand wipes.  I was impressed with how the booklet is written.  It will help any mother with hints on explaining and to prepare their daughter so she understands and it lessens her anxiety.  My fourteen year old carries hers in her purse, so it is available any time it is needed.

The booklet discusses how long a cycle lasts, what to expect, how you can deal with cramps, why to keep track of their cycle, and some other informative facts.  The case is pink and has the Dot Girl logo.  Very feminine and doe not in any way advertise what is inside.  I will be sitting down soon and going over the kit and booklet with my 11 year old daughter.  I really appreciate this kit.  This would make a nice mother to daughter gift.  Maybe you could spend a little bit of time with your daughter and go over the booklet and explain each of the items inside.  Make sure your daughters are learning about this from you. 

From Dot Girl:

"We are two sisters, Terri Goodwin and Kathy Pickus, who founded Dot Girl Products in December of 2006.  We bring our experience as daughters and mothers to help you honestly address an uncomfortable topic.
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."

Disclosure: I received the Dot Girl Kit for review purposes.  I received no monetary compensation.  All quotes are from the Dot Girl website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


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