Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Giveaway: The Dot Girl First Period Kit




Okay, my gentlemen readers my want to skip this one, but for the mamas of tween girls out there, you may be interested in this. It's the Dot Girl First Period Kit. This is normally the kind of thing I don't really talk about much on my blog because some things are private and should stay so. But I really like this idea of having a preparatory kit to give a girl before she has her first period. I think it's a good idea and thought some of you might also think so.

The concept was developed by two sisters, Kathy Pickus and Terri Goodwin. Their goal is that every girl has a positive first period experience. As such, they put together this kit of information and supplies that makes it easy for a girl to figure some things out on the front end.

<soapbox> Please note: Handing your daughter this kit, while a great idea, does not excuse you from being her primary source of information. I still believe it is our job as their moms to be proactive in starting these conversations with them. Don't wait until they ask you - they might never ask you. You have to initiate with them. </soapbox>


It includes a well done answer book for common questions girls have before this experience happens to them. It also includes five feminine pads, five disposal bags, and a reusable gel heating pad. It's all packaged in a nice pink case that would be unobtrusive in a backpack or other larger bag.

The kit sells for $19.99. I'm also giving one away right now. Here's how to enter:
  • Simply leave any comment on this post. Are you comfortable talking about this with your daughter? That's an automatic entry. 
  •  For a second entry, check out Dot Girl and learn something about them you didn't know already. Come back and let me know what you found out.
  • For a forth entry, mention this contest on your facebook wall and include the link to this giveaway: http://bit.ly/haO8Bn . Come back and leave another comment for that one too.
  • For a sixth entry, subscribe to the blog, Half-Pint House Handouts or follow it via Google Friend Connect in the right sidebar of that blog.  Note: This is a different blog than the one you are on right now. I'm in the process of switching my reviews and giveaways over there. Sorry for the temporary confusion! Come back and let me know that you did it!   
  • Go back to my landing page for this week's giveaways and reviews. Choose one of my "review only" posts to leave a comment on and then come back saying you did that. Presto! A 7th entry!
Congrats to:










 Congrats! I'm contacting you now!

Open to US residents only. The winner will be selected by Random.org. This contest will close on Friday, February 11. The winner will be notified that weekend and will need to respond within 48 hours or risk forfeiting the prize to the next in line.  IMPORTANT: You must make sure your Blogger Profile has your email address available for me to contact you. If it is set to private or otherwise not visible, you will need to add it in with your comment. If I can't contact you, I will choose another winner. It's happened before.

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23 comments:

NeedANap2 said...

Not comfortable, but I did talk to my oldest already. Thankfully, that day hasn't come yet and I think this kit would be really helpful!

Christy said...

We are approaching this subject a little bit at a time, but since she will hit puberty soon, this would be great!

Shauna said...

We've talked about it a little already and I've always tried to approach such issues in a matter-of-fact way, but since she's 9 we need to have a more in-depth talk very soon!

thomasrx1 said...

I've had "the talk" with my daughter. She is such an open person that it was no big deal to talk about. I am blessed by her!

thomasrx1 said...

I had no idea they made period-friendly undies!

thomasrx1 said...

Posted on my facebook page

thomasrx1 said...

They are now "liked" on facebook and comment left.

thomasrx1 said...

The Blessing Bank looks nice. I love that you are saving to buy a goat!

Suz said...

Haven't approached this yet, but we need to - what a great resource; thanks !

Kelly said...

With two daughters this would open some doors to talk!

Karen said...

I have started the conversation but taking it slow. My daughter starts asking me when she can date and have a cell phone and then we get distracted!

Karen said...

following dotgirl and tweeted your tweet

Karen said...

posted on fb

Karen said...

left a post on their fb wall and liked them

Team Rehmer said...

It is good to be prepared.

Team Rehmer said...

tweeted and followed dotgirlmoms

Team Rehmer said...

following your blog for another entry

Team Rehmer said...

left a comment on the Polly Review

Team Rehmer said...

Did you know Dot Girl gives away free Period Calendars?

Nancy said...

I would have no problem talking to my daughter about this topic but I'm entering in this giveaway because I know a single dad who has a daughter who is in need of "the talk" and he has no idea and has been asking for help. I figured this would be a good idea and help both him and her learn.

Nancy said...

I learned that the company was founded in December of 2006

Nancy said...

following dotgirl on twitter
tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/Nina83080/status/36269898166583296

Nancy said...

I subscribe to blog half-pint house via email and google friend connect