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Tweens, Periods and Being Discreet #kotexmom

Discreetness (is that a word)… has been something I am constantly taking to my oldest daughter about. She has no idea that now she needs to change in the privacy of her room or bathroom, she needs to knock when others are using the bathroom, or if a bedroom door is closed, and most importantly she needs to keep herself covered, and that includes keeping her bras covered so no one else can see them.

Some girls can start their period as young as 8, with the average 11. That means anything next year she very well could start. I still remember when I got my period for the very first time and how embarrassing it was. I remember having to use one of those massively huge pads from school and since I bled on my shorts one of my girl friends let me wrap their sweatshirt around my waist to cover my bottoms up.

It was so embarrassing!

I don’t want this to happen to Sam (or any of my kids) and now she has the tools to keep a discreet bag in her backpack with all her feminine hygiene needs, and of course any other things she may need.

We can put a few of the Kotex Tween products in her little cosmetic bag, they are so slim that they don’t take up room, plus the bright packaging is fun and not embarrassing at all!

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 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.

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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. I don’t have a mother around but I have my dad I want and have been trying to make little emergency period bags for my locker at school and when I go out shopping and with friends. My dad doesn’t uh understand like getting cramps and being depressed all day because it hurts. Trying to talk to my dad about my period is kind of hard I don’t know what to do can you please give me any suggestions? Thx 💋💋

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