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Have you had “the talk” with your daughter? – U By Kotex #KotexMom

My oldest daughter is 9.5 years old and this past year has had to start wearing little bras and sports bras.  It seems she was just a baby and here we are she is starting to develop and pretty soon I will have to start talking to her about all the changes that are going to happen in her life.

In my mind she is a baby! How can my baby already be ready for this kind of stuff….. At least I can make this new transition easy for her thanks to being an official U by Kotex ambassador.

Over the next six months I will be bringing you tips, discussion points, and various ways to ease the awkwardness of having this very necessary conversation with your tween daughter.

Samantha knows just the basics of what is going on with her and what to expect, but has no idea about the menstrual cycle yet. She will be a fourth grader and I remember in fourth grade watching a video at school that explained it all. I was twelve years old when I first got my period but other girls I know are 10.

Below is a video of Aimee Teegarden where she Gets Real Video by Kotex & Nickelodeon ParentsConnect.

As a leader in feminine care that encourages open, honest conversations around women’s health, the U by Kotex® brand has created an online resource for parents specifically to help ease into the conversation and help you pick your own special moment to talk to your daughter. I am a Kotex user and use the U by Kotex tampons. I like that they are discrete and I can carry them in my purse and they don’t take up much room.

Though many of us postpone the first period talk, U by Kotex has an abundance of online tools that foster an easier discussion with our daughters. offers an interactive calendar, advice from other Moms, helpful articles and Q&A sections.

I am very thankful that I have these resources I can go to and make the conversation that much easier with Sam.


*I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central on behalf of U by Kotex Tween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. As a fellow Kotex Mom, I’m extremely grateful to be able to receive some guidance when it comes to talking to my daughter the life changes that are on the way. I’m looking forward to seeing how you uniquely handle this with your oldest as well.

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