One of my daughters passed this milestone earlier this year (quite later than expected) and so when we were out buying pads I was looking down the aisle at all sorts of things that would make this experience more comfortable for her. 

I thought I would compile a list of things that I had gotten (or wished I had gotten or provided) for that first time, as well as to keep on  hand for good feminine hygiene.

  • Menstrual calendar (if your daughter has a smartphone, there are also some good apps out there for tracking periods)
  • Fabric Bag for storing period supplies ( a nice color/design that fits your daughter)
  • Period travel/emergency mini bag (small bag that can fit in the purse to hold pads, etc)
  • Pads (heavy duty and regular)
  • Pantyliners
  • Flushable wipes
  • Teen vitamins
  • Extra set of underwear to wear during period
  • Disposable bags for pads
  • Heating pad for cramps
  • Menstrual medicine for cramps, bloating
  • Hand wipes
  • Period answer book (purchase or make your own; for Muslim girls, can include Islamic books/ahadith on the topic as well as general hygiene information )
A good idea would be to have a kit already prepared before the start of the first period and to always keep these supplies on hand afterward.

Alhamdulillah, I have talked to my older daughters to various extents about getting their periods, so I hope that it will not be traumatic for them.  I hope to be prepared beforehand, (as I wasn't this time).


Are there any items you would add to a period/first period kit?