Sanitary towels, sanitary pads, or as we like to call them, ‘pads’, are easy to use and are worn in panties. There are two product formats when it comes to pads, namely Ultra-thin and Maxi pads. Kotex® Ultra Thin pads offer a body-conforming fit for up to zero leaks and total comfort and confidence to manage a young girl’s period effectively. Whereas Kotex® Maxi pads offer 3 in 1 benefits of protection against leakage, maximum comfort and a perfect fit with their body.
If you want to teach young girls how to use pads, first you should familiarise them with how they look, feel and what they do. Pads have sticky strips on the bottom that hold them firmly in place inside panties. The pad sits inside the panties with the sticky side away from the body (not up against the skin – ouch!). If they are using a Super or All Nighter absorbency pad, the back of the pad is usually longer than the front. This is for added protection for heavy flow days or for overnight.
Each Kotex® pad is packed in its own easy-peel wrapper that lets you remove the peel strip and wrapper in one quick action. This means that the pad can be placed securely on the panties!
Once the pad is unwrapped, it can be placed inside the panties with the sticky side pressed against the material. This will make sure that the pad doesn’t move around in the panties.
Some pads have extra bits on the sides called ‘wings’ for added securing to underwear. The wings fold over the edges of the middle of the panties so that the pad stays securely in place and gives extra protection against leaks. The entire range of Kotex® Ultra Thins and Maxi Pads are available with wings.
When young girls should use pads
Pads can be used anytime while a young girl has their period – help them choose the absorbency that best suits their flow. Tampons may be harder for them to insert towards the very end of a period when the flow is much lighter, so Normal absorbency pads can be especially useful here to manage the lighter flow.
Remember to stock up on Kotex® pads for your young girl after every cycle.
The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult your health care professional.