A monthly thing?
OMG is it going to be TMI?
Talking to your children about ‘growing up’ is something quite a few parents put off. I know I did. But then, I came to know last year at the curriculum meeting that children would get their ‘birds and bees’ talk in Year 5.
Obviously, I wanted to hold off as long as I could. I think it’s not so much about being embarrassed to talk about it but more about realising that my little girl whom I held not so long ago in my arms is growing up. (pass the tissues please?)
So, I got down to it one day and told her what to expect without going into so much detail. There – job done! Or so I thought. She had a million questions and I realised that I was not going to get away so easily.
Luckily for me, I was invited to review Teen Parcel, the new product from Pink Parcel which provides subscribers with a monthly parcel that helps young girls with their growing needs.
Pink Parcel is the parcel provided for women past their teens.
When I received that box, I wished that I had had something like this when I had reached puberty as the contents were perfect.
The box contains enough tampons to cover a monthly period. A discreet little drawstring bag is provided that is great for taking to school or when travelling. There is also the option to choose sanitary towels if you so wish.
What my girl was particularly taken with was the pamper package that is part of the parcel. There was a lovely little box of treats for her that contained a packet of sweets, nail polish from Blinky, 3 skincare products, a chocolate tea bag and a little charm bracelet. I told you I wish they had these when I was young!
The cost of the parcel is £5.95 for the first one and subsequently £9.95 which is quite reasonable when you consider that this included postage, all you require for your monthly periods and a little treat too. You don’t have to commit to a time frame and can cancel whenever you want which I think is nice. You can also see what brands are part of the parcel in that particular month.
Having your periods can be a pain (literally) and it is nice that the boxes contain a bit of a pampering treat to make one feel good about it and maybe even look forward to it every month. And remember, it’s something you ‘look forward’ to till you’re about 50 or less if you’re (un)lucky like me.
To sign up is easy – you can choose the product you want in the parcel so you can stick to a brand that you like (or in the first instance the brand that your Mum thinks is right for you!!), provide the dates when your period is due and sit back and wait for the parcel to arrive which normally arrives 3 – 5 days before this date so you are well prepared.
In my opinion, this is an excellent idea as it makes sure that you don’t have to visit the local store when you find you have run out. It also makes one feel special with the little treats.
My daughter was full of questions and I was glad to take this opportunity to discuss this further. It made her feel grown up. And I am happy in the knowledge that when the time arises she will not be in the dark and be upset.
Of course, we have still not had the ‘big discussion’ yet simply because I think she is still too young.
I do hope that in subsequent parcels, there will also be books included as there is nothing better than relaxing with a good book and maybe accessories too.
When the time arises, I would be happy to take out a subscription as I think that the price is quite right considering the contents of the box.
In the meantime, I would love to know what you think of this idea. Do you have a tween at home? Have you had ‘the talk’ yet? How did you go about it?
Disclaimer: I was sent two Teen Parcels to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.