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June 24, 2021 2 min read

For girls who have not had their period yet, not knowing when it will happen can be jarring. That’s why, if you’re a parent or guardian of a girl around the ages of nine to 15 years old, putting together a “first period kit” can help her approach this life milestone with utmost confidence! 

Here’s what a “first period kit” should include: 

Infographic on how to create a period kit

1. Reusable Menstrual Pads

For many young girls, menstrual pads are preferable because tampons can be daunting – and they might be onto something because tampons carry numerous risks!

When it comes to what type of menstrual pads to include inside your period kit, you should take into consideration:

  1. Ease of use;
  2. Absorbency; and
  3. Leak security

By choosing illum’s premium bamboo or organic cotton reusable pads you automatically get all three. These pads stay securely on thanks to their grip and plastic snaps. Even better, they are gentle on the skin and keep the area dry. 

2. Antibacterial Wipes

Antibacterial wipes for the hands, thighs, and any other external area that needs cleaning should be included in a period kit. It’s important, however, to explain to your child that these wipes aren’t for the vaginal area as they are too harsh. 

3. All-Natural Cleansing Spray or Soap

For cleansing the vulvovaginal area, include all-natural products like illum’s Vmist or illum’s Vsoap. They contain natural ingredients that kill bad bacteria while preserving the healthy bacteria that the vulvovaginal area needs – all while keeping the area’s optimal pH balance. 

4. Spare Underwear & Cloth Carry Bag

Last but not least, include a spare pair of underwear and a cloth carry bag in case your child needs a quick change and a place to store stained underwear. 

Period Kits for All Ages 

Period kits don’t just benefit young girls. In fact, people with irregular periods can benefit greatly from these too. Check out our thoughtfully put together period kits, featuring some of the amazing products we mentioned here!

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