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I have always taken steps to make my three daughters feel that being a woman is a great and wonderful thing and U by Kotex Curves® play and U by Kotex® Lightdays Liners a part in helping them believe that message especially at #CycleSurvival time. Having a monthly period is a part of being a woman that most women experience each month. I think that describing the monthly cycle in glowing terms and keeping in mind all the wonderful things that monthly cycles make possible. I wanted them to see their monthly cycles as a good thing and not to start off with negative associations.
I think womanhood is a thing to celebrate and enjoy. We created “Woman’s Day.” This was a day we created to celebrate this wonderful and special milestone in a young girl’s life. So, when my eldest daughter started her monthly cycle for the first time we invited her best friend and her mother out for afternoon tea at a very sophisticated local restaurant to celebrate this important milestone. I wanted to be sure that she always associated her monthly cycle with good memories. The afternoon of tea, finger sandwiches and desserts was a perfect treat.
Back then, when my daughter started getting her monthly cycle, I did not have a first period kit prepared for her. Like many mothers, I was not expecting her to start her cycle until some later date. However, I have learned my lesson and will have kits prepared and ready for my younger daughters well in advance of them starting their first periods. It is important to talk to our girls about periods, PMS symptoms, period symptoms, tampons and the like. It is important to give them a good initial impression about their monthly cycles before they hear period stories from friends that may not match the message I want to give them. The pretty packaging of U by Kotex Curves® and U by Kotex® Lightdays Liners are so much nicer than what feminine supplies looked like when I first started my monthly cycle so long ago! I am a technology lover. I am amazed at how technology has even been applied to feminine hygiene products and how much more absorbent, efficient and smaller in size products are today than when I first started using them!