Raising daughters can be an extremely challenging experience. One of the first critical moments of Daughters 101 is the inevitable introduction to the menstrual cycle moment.
From Cycle Stigma to Menstrual Joy
By openly discussing menstruation, parents transmit serenity in an important and fundamental step in their daughter’s growth to becoming a woman. The first menstrual cycle generally occurs between 9 and 15 years of age. The topic can be tackled in different ways depending on your daughter’s age, and whether or not she has already received knowledge about it through school or friends. An excellent way to start the topic is to tell the tale of your first period, including your emotions, sensations and how the people important to you made you feel at that moment. Make sure you do not speak negatively about your experience at the onset of menstruation, or your daughter may believe that her period will be painful, as well.
However, it is a good idea to explain the physical consequences that must be faced every month, from blood loss to mood swings. If you have difficulty speaking about periods or do not understand how to approach the topic, have a look at this youtube video!
While in the past, getting your first period could be embarrassing, awkward or even a cause for shame, things are definitely changing! In a recent article, kidspot.com highlights a growing phenomenon, “Period parties complete with printed invitations and cakes have become a thing in America, and the goal of a party is about shifting the reaction to periods as ‘ew gross’ to something positive.”
Would you throw a period party for your daughter? Please let us know what you think in the comment box.
Choosing a 100% organic cotton pad
The teenage years can be highly challenging as puberty causes the body to increase its production of sebum (oil secreted by the sebaceous glands) leading to blocked pores and acne. Talking to your teenage daughter and educating her regarding the importance of using a product that protects sensitive skin can make all the difference.
- Make sure your daughter uses 100% organic cotton pads and tampons. Most tampons and pads are made of manufactured fabrics like rayon. Not cotton. So, use pads and tampons made with 100% cotton.
- Do you know how the pads and tampons you use are bleached? All tampons and pads are bleached. Some with chlorine. Chlorine is a respiratory irritant, a pollutant in rivers and streams and can produce harmful dioxins. Organyc brand feminine care products are bleached with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is formed in nature by the action of sunlight on water, and naturally occurs in rain. It is safer and more natural than chlorine bleach.
- Beware of chemicals! For some, the scent additive in scented panty liners, pads and tampons may irritate your skin. So avoid those feminine care products. Organyc never contains scent of any kind.
Organyc® products protect and respect sensitive skin
We are extremely proud that the following Organyc products have all earned Made Safe™ Certification: Moderate Flow Pads, Organyc Heavy Flow Pads, Organyc Panty Liners (Folded), and Organyc Panty Liners (Flat Packed)! We are currently working diligently to ensure that all of our products earn this fundamental certification.This certification signifies that they are literally made with safe ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, or ecosystems. It’s the first nontoxic certification to apply to products we use every day.
For the first time, you can find things that are safe to use on your body, with your families, and in your homes. Certified products are examined by scientists to ensure they’re made without known behavioral toxins, carcinogens, developmental toxins, endocrine disruptors, flame retardants, GMOs, heavy metals, neurotoxins, high-risk pesticides, reproductive toxins, toxic solvents, or harmful VOCs.
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About Organyc sensitive skin feminine care products. Organyc feminine care products are made of 100% organic cotton inside and out are the only brand which provides complete protection for you and your sensitive skin. They have unsurpassed absorbency and leak protection and are cotton-soft and gentle. Conceived in Milan, Italy, they are now available at leading stores and ecommerce retailers throughout the U.S. To order a sample (tampons, liners or pads) or learn more call 1-844-ORGANYC (1-844-674-2692) or click here.