A Kick Butt First Period Survival Kit
This is a sponsored post and I received compensation. However, all opinions about what you need in a kick butt first period survival kit are 100% mine. It also contains affiliate images/links. When I was growing up, I was one of 3 girls in my house. By the time I had my period, mom had been there, done that twice before.
Getting Your First Period Is A Big Deal!
To say there was no pomp and circumstance when the big day arrived is a huge understatement. Picture Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles when she realizes her family has forgotten her family. Yep! Huge let down. Too bad I didn’t have that hunky Jake to bring a smile to my face!
I swore when my daughter’s had their period, I would make a big deal out of it. Well, my oldest, Chelsea, was away at Girl Scout camp, so her troop leader got to walk her through the big event.
When Aunt Flow Comes To Visit
I was not about to let that happen with Caitlin when she got her period. One thing we decided to do together was to create a first period survival kit. This way, if she was in school when “Aunt Flow” came to visit, she would be prepared.
8 Essentials For Your First Period Survival Kit
Pads or Tampons: Caitlin was worried about using a tampon, so she opted for pads. I have been a Kotex girl since I got my period, so it only made sense for Caitlin to follow suit. Caitlin uses the U by Kotex® CleanWear® Regular Ultra Thin Period Pads with Wings.
Chocolate: Studies have shown almost 50% of women on their period admit to craving chocolate. The likely culprit is thought to be the change in hormones your body goes through during that time of the month.
Magnesium: One of the reasons your body may have a Magnesium deficiency, could be sue to PMS. Nuts, with almonds having the highest amount of Magnesium, are a great addition to your first period survival kit. And hey! Chocolate and nuts? What a great pair!
Pain Reliever: Caitlin has a small container of Walgreens brand of Midol or ibuprofen for those yucky period cramps.
Heating Pad: I feel so much better when I get the heating pad on my belly when I am on my period. But what do you do when you are on the go?
Buy the individual heating patches from your local pharmacy. We prefer to shop at Walgreens, where we can always find the best selection at the best prices on all of our needs. And our pharmacist is really cool too!
Water: When your body loses fluids…no matter the fluid…you need to hydrate. Be sure to have a bottle of water (or two) while you are on your period.
Clean Underwear: Caitlin has several pairs of dark colored panties for that special time of the month.
Chap-stick: When I eat those salty almonds, I need my chap-stick! And besides, it is kind of like my security blanket! Caitlin takes after her mommy and has one in her first period survival kit.
I Trust Walgreens!
I am sure you can think of other great things to add to this first period survival kit. What would you put in your kit? Do you shop at your local Walgreens? I have been a Walgreens customer for many years now.
I trust the Walgreens staff to answer my questions, no matter how many I have! They are super sweet and the pharmacist there has been on staff for over 5 years now. He is so nice and knowledgeable and my husband will only speak to him if he needs help with a prescription!
What is your #1 go to item in your period survival kit?
Order everything you need for your first period survival kit here:
Cosmetic Bag Cute, Yeiotsy Stylish Polka Dots Travel Toiletry Bag Makeup Organizer (Classic Red)U by Kotex CleanWear Ultra Thin Regular Pads with Wings, 36 Count (Pack of 4)Midol Complete, Menstrual Period Symptoms Relief Including Premenstrual Cramps, Pain, Headache, and Bloating, Caplets, 40 CountCura-Heat Heat Therapy Patches, Air Activated, Neck Shoulder & Back, Value Pack 7 heat patchesRitz Peanut Butter and Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Variety Pack, 32 CountHERSHEY’S Miniatures Chocolate Candy Assortment, 40 Ounce Bagvitaminwater variety pack nutrient enhanced water w/ vitamins, 20 Fl. Oz, 12 Pack,USDA Organic Lip Balm by Sky Organics – 6 Pack Assorted Flavors –- With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E. Best Lip Plumper Chapstick for Dry Lips- For Adults and Kids Lip Repair. Made In USA
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Marcie W. saysOctober 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm
I think your list is wonderful and especially love the chocolate. My must have items are iron (since I’m anemic) and wine!
Vera Sweeney saysOctober 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm
What a great first period bag! I never thought to make one for my daughter what a great idea.
Stacie saysOctober 2, 2015 at 8:15 pm
I don’t have a survival kit but it is a great idea. I would go for the chocolate hands down.
Jeanette saysOctober 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm
Great list to take with you when you go out. I never even thought about what I loose (vitamin wise) when it’s that time of the month.
Brandy saysOctober 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm
OH this is def the best period survival kit I have seen! I must make one, asap!
Jeanine saysOctober 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm
Wow this is awesome and the perfect kit! I will for sure be making these for my girls when the time comes!
Paula H saysOctober 2, 2015 at 9:02 pm
Chocolate absolutely has to be in any menstrual survival kit! This is such a great idea to give young girls who have just started or expecting their first cycle. It sure would comfort me! I might add a hot water bottle!
Heather @ Kraus House Mom saysOctober 2, 2015 at 9:21 pm
A survival kit is a great idea to carry in your backpack. I remember being so mad when I got my period, I felt like my life was over. When my girls are older, I’ll put together a survival kit for them.
Amber Edwards saysOctober 2, 2015 at 9:52 pm
I”m glad to see that you included Chocolate! I always had to have chocolate for my monthly!
Liz Mays saysOctober 2, 2015 at 11:11 pm
These are definitely good ideas for a survival kit. Every little bit of comfort helps!
Nolie saysOctober 2, 2015 at 11:20 pm
Chocolate is a neccissity every single month.
Krystal saysOctober 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm
That Hershey’s bar is right up my alley! Love the Thermacare products too.
dawn saysOctober 3, 2015 at 7:14 am
i keep a survival kit too. it is so important. you never know when those little unexpected things happen.
Mama to 5 BLessings saysOctober 3, 2015 at 8:58 am
Those are all great suggestions. Mine would include chocolate! I always crave chocolate when I have my period!
Scarlet saysOctober 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm
I like the prints. They are fun!
Ourfamilyworld saysOctober 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm
This is a great list. Chocolate is a must.
Ann Bacciaglia saysOctober 3, 2015 at 1:15 pm
This is a great idea. I will have to share this with my friends with girls around that age.
gingermommyrants saysOctober 3, 2015 at 1:16 pm
I am going to have two make a couple of these up so i have them when the time comes for my girls. It is a fantastic idea to have a survival kit.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysOctober 5, 2015 at 12:00 am
Girls really need the help through their first period because they have no idea what to expect! Parents need to be supportive and understanding as their girls go through that difficult stage of life!
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations saysOctober 5, 2015 at 11:01 am
What an awesome survival kit. Definitely nailed all of the essentials.
Patricia Delgado saysNovember 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm
chocolate is my number 1 go to period relief lol
mycraftingworld saysApril 25, 2017 at 6:48 am
I have not thought of a kit. That is so good. I was the third girl in my family and no one made a big deal out of it for me either. So I have not thought about it should be a big deal. I had boys so I was clueless.
Sofie saysJune 21, 2018 at 9:07 am
Got my first period a couple of days ago at school, had this kit in my bag and it was very helpful!
Annonomys saysAugust 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm
My #1 item is definitely the heating pad they work so well and if you guy one from Wal-Mart they are reusable. For me they work the best when it comes to cramps
Kathy saysAugust 22, 2018 at 10:52 pm
This is exactly what I have been looking for to put together for my granddaughter! Thank you for the direction.
Aniyah saysMarch 20, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Thank you so much and hey…….(whisperers)I don’t like tampons either.