As mothers our dream is to give our kids a better childhood than we had right? It’s only natural to want that.
For me, middle school was hard. It wasn’t terrible, but it still sucked for so many reasons. For one, that’s when my period started. I’m not one of those people who can pinpoint exactly when I joined the club, but I know it was in that range. I do remember being young and naive to think I’d been missing out on something cool. There had been chitter chatter amongst girls asking if they’d started yet. Young ladies would do hand-to-hand tampon passes like secret drug deals and I wanted in on that.
What I didn’t realize was how incredibly annoying it was.
I’ve gotten super super personal on this blog before but it’s been a minute and you’re about to know me a whole not more. Dudes, avert your eyes, come back tomorrow. Or stay if you want, whatever.
It took me a while to join the tampon club. Like YEARS. I had those parents who thought it was inappropriate to put anything in your vagina. So I was left to the mercy of maxi pads and prayer that aunt flow wouldn’t overflow while I was at school before I could get to the restroom. Mind you I was an athlete, had after school activities, gym, etc etc… You know how hard that can be, and how as tweens/teens we aren’t always them most prepared. Accidents happened, it wasn’t pretty.
Now that I’ve had many years of period experience, learning curves, and two daughters (woah, that’s still weird to write) of my own, I know I’m going to do things differently.
For one, we’re going to talk about it–We DO talk about it. Periods, though messy, aren’t a bad thing. I don’t play the “oh that’s just candy” game when my kids ask about tampons or pads. And I want it to be an experience my girls feel comfortable with.
I’m SO thankful for new tools available today that weren’t available for me when I was young. Menstrual cups and get this… Period panties! What I would have given to have an option like this.
I started using THINX right before SURPRISE! Sneaky arrived. I had a nine month break but they came in handy as I was recovering from labor and bleeding six weeks straight. I was able to switch from the mesh hospital panties to slick black undies that had no business making me feel sexy, yet…
Now THINX has a new line called THINX BTWN. It’s washable, reusable underwear made with special technology to absorb your period. They start in youth sizes 9-10 and go up to 15-16. I know what you’re thinking… Those slick sexy black undies you were just mentioning in a smaller size? But no, these actually come in three girlie styles, two colors and one print. Perfectly appropriate for that age.
Genius! A way for girls to relieve some of the anxiety we felt wondering every day wondering if it was going to start and praying we’d notice and catch it in time. No need to worry about bulky pads, things to insert, sticky stuff, or the like.
I’m looking forward to making something I dreaded so much, something my daughters believe is effortless. They can quickly get it handled then get back to living their best lives.
Girls can use these for long days at school, sports practice, and even under leotards or leggings.
Unlike traditional products THINX BTWN are made without harmful chemicals and lined with an organic, breathable cotton. Also, I love the fact that these are helping to eliminate waste. Period undies will last years and save who knows how much disposable products that would otherwise wind up in a landfill. So hey! It’s helping make their future planet a little less messy too.
As a mom a huge goal of mine is to help my kids have better that I’ve had… And for the most part I’ve had it pretty dang good. Period proof panties is just one way I’m planning to make it even better.
You can get THINX BTWN as a single pair to try, or order a a 3-pair starter pack for $59. I have a special code for my readers to get $5 off! Use code “JENNIFER5” at checkout.