WARNING: This is not a post to be read if you are:
a) a bit squeamish b) mildly prudish or c) prone to burying your head in the sand
As most of you lovely readers are aware, I am the proud
owner of mummy to 2 tween girls - one of 11 and the other 12. I am fortunate in that both my girls are small for their age, not developed in any way and could probably pass for under 10! This is something which they hate, but I rather like - a young girl should remain 'little' for as long as possible - most are growing up far too quickly in my opinion, but that's a whole other blog post!
Knowing that I had two pre-pubescent girls on my hands, the kind people at Lil-lets sent us a gift to review and what person of the female variety doesn't like a gift?! It arrived, beautifully packaged and my girls devoured the contents immediately:
Aside from a gorgeous fluffy, leopard-print hot water bottle and some incredibly pretty nail varnishes (never mind the Tweens, I fancy those myself!), the main purpose of the package was to discuss the imminent arrival of periods and have a look at the 'Teen Starter Pack' that Lil-lets has aimed at girls of exactly this age.
In our house I am a huge advocator of talking about 'stuff' - menstruating, puberty and growing up is not something to be ashamed of or to be discussed with hushed voices when Daddy's not around - they are becoming young women and that is a fact of nature. To that end, they were very interested to find out what was in the pretty bag and in fact probably knew far more than I did! The discreet bag is designed for young girls to be able to take in their school bag and not be embarassed if it accidentally falls out in class, or worse still, the boys spot it when getting their pencil case out!
Inside the pack you will find: 2 lite tampons, 1 regular tampon, 2 regular applicator tampons, 1 teen liner pouch, 4 day teen towels, 2 night teen towels and 1 'becoming a teen book' for advice on puberty and how to use the products. The book is a perfect size and contains just the right amount of information that any girl embarking on this journey would need. It's a great tool to use as a conversation starter or for her to take away and read at her leisure.
The packs are available from larger Boots stores RRP £3.99 and would be ideal for any girl of 10+ to have in their bag 'just in case'. To ensure that The Boy didn't feel left out, his sisters
reluctantly agreed to him having the Hotel Chocolat bar that Lil-lets also sent in the beautiful package - he was more than pleased with that!
For the purpose of this post, Lil-lets kindly sent us these products to review.
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