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Creative/Funny Ways You've Explained Your Period Products to Kids?

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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Hey Moms, what creative/funny ways have you explained your Period and all its Paraphernalia -- tampons, pads, tampon machines in public restrooms, commercials on TV/in magazines, THAT aisle at the grocery/drugstore, etc.​ -- to your Toddlers or Little Kids? Your answers could be included in an upcoming post on The Stir.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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They think my pads are diapers for adults.
itsamomblog
by Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I told my kids they were "mommy diapers" my daughter was like wow, you still wear diapers???

virgoj3
by Bronze Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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tampons were "oversized prewrapped q-tips"...still are :)

 

zeenah
by Zarah on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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My dd thinks they are diapers lol she always tells daddy they are for mommys "gina" haha

Big sister to be! Nov. 2014

pmsforlife
by Bronze Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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Ugh I told my daughter that my pad were diapers. She asked me why my butt was bleeding lol
alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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No creative or funny way here. We are open, honest and blunt about it. 

StreetsAhead
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Umm the truth
What else would I do
CocoMama88
by Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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I haven't had to deal with this yet, but it reminded me of a funny story. I was at my inlaws, and a family members little boys we're running around playing when the younger one found a unused, still wrapped tampon. He started playing with it pretending it was a rocket when the older one (4 or 5) grabs it and screams "Stop it!!! Thats for my moms butt!!" We all laughed soooo hard.
3HotCheetos
by Bronze Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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I use tampons and I never let her see me use them.

But she found a pantyliner, and asked me what they were. I told her "mommies use this so we keep our undies clean". Then  she said... "Oh, so you can wear them agin and again!"?  Lol. I just said "yeah, exactly".

She's 4. 

maecntpntz219
by Bronze Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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I haven't had to but I'll never forget sex ed in the 4th grade. We watched a video where a girl was having a sleepover when one of her friends got her first period. The next morning the mom made pancakes in the shapes of female sex organs while explaining to the girls what a menstrual cycle was. Bets on how long it was before I ever wanted pancakes again?

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