Equipped & Eco-Friendly

tomkit.jpgMy mom and I never discussed birds, bees, or any other metaphorical critters, so it’s not surprising that I was completely unprepared when my period started. I’m thus committed to educating Laurel about periods and am happy to see products such as the tomKIT on the market. Designed to equip girls for their period in eco-friendly fashion, the tomKIT includes biodegradable, flushable pads, wipes, and panty liners, recyclable disposal sacks, cotton underwear, and natural hand sanitizer and lip balm, all housed in a natural jute cosmetic case. Also handily included: a chart to teach girls to track their periods because really, it’s pretty inexcusable for women (like me and many of my friends) to make it well into their 20s before understanding cycles.

Want to win a tomKIT? Here’s how:

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Congrats to winner Lacey!
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  • Click over to the tomKIT product page, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘tomKIT’ in the subject), and name a refill product offered by tomKIT.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Friday, October 2, 2009.

    *One winner will receive the tomKIT in ginger ($20 value).

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    For more on this topic, check out parent education specialist Amy Cody's post on tips for talking about periods.