By popular request, the Dot Girl Warm Pad™ can now be heated in a microwave or in boiling water making it easier to use. No more pesky metal disks to click in order to heat up the pad or problems returning the previous pad to liquid form. As before, the new pad may be used as a warm or cold pad, which ever helps alleviate cramps. Instructions on how to use the new pad are listed below. We can’t wait for you to try the new Dot Girl Warm Pad™ as part of The Dot Girl First Period Kit®!
HEAT THERAPY – Place the pad in boiling water for up to 5 minutes or until desired temperature has been reached. Or heat in the microwave wrapped in a damp paper towel for no longer than 20 – 30 seconds.
COLD THERAPY – Put the pad in the freezer for up to 2 hours before usage.
CAUTION – Pad can be cleaned with a mild soap, detergent or alcohol. Do not place any heavy objects on pad. Discard pad if punctured. Do not swallow beads. Do not use on infants. Heating pad beyond the time stated above is not recommended and could lead pad to burst.
Dot Girl Products is honored to be included as a resource in the new book Daddys Not Dumb, Just Clueless: A Guide for Single Dads of Little Girls by Matthew Sanford.
Daddys Not Dumb, Just Clueless, is a book about topics a single father may encounter while raising girls from birth to the tween years. Mr. Sanford, himself a single father, decided to write the book about ten years ago and began to research tasks on which he believed men might be challenged on including topics that he was and is challenged on and needed to know more about.
Men, either as single parents or married men at home with their children, are often alone to deal with the topics covered in each chapter of the book, with no reference, or anyone one to call upon for help. With easy to understand, easy to read, step by step guides and a cheat sheet at the end of each chapter, the book is laid out logically to make it easy to reference material. There is also an appendix with repeated sections that can be torn out to be used on excursions – like clothes shopping at the local mall.
Look for references to The Dot Girl First Period Kit and what to look for before a girl starts her period in the puberty section of the book.
Daddys Not Dumb, Just Clueless is available on Amazon.com in both a Kindle and paperback edition.
We are excited to be participating at Kidfest! at the Portland Expo Center the weekend of January 24th. We would love for you to join us. Below is information about the event including how to purchase tickets. Kidfest! promises fun to the whole family. If you attend, please stop by and say hello!
Have you ever noticed that Kickstarter is a great place to find great products? I have and I go searching every once in a while to find out what’s new. This time around though, I found out about a Kickstarter campaign through my son, Dylan. A college friend of his, Laura, and her sister Beth are running a campaign to fund their new coloring book Her Highness Builds Robots: Princesses for the 21st Century. If you have a young daughter you want to be part of this project, trust me on this. Watch the campaign video and find out why. Then go and donate to receive your copy of this clever book to help your daughter realize the sky is the limit for her dreams.
There have been several great articles in the news over this past week centered around tween girls. We thought we would share them all in one big post. A little variety for everyone.
The first article, and closest one to our heart as it deals with periods and puberty, is from NPR News. The book A New Puberty is reviewed via an interview with the authors Julianna Deardorff and Louise Greenspan, two California based researchers. Pay particular attention to the comments if you are grappling with this issue as several parents have shared their experiences with their daughter and early puberty.
An eye opening article for any parent whose daughter uses Instagram is The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram by Rachel SImmons. Read how this popular social media tool can be a blow to a young girl’s self-image in the constant competition for ‘likes’.
And lastly, enjoy this very heartfelt article from Galit Breen – 14 Essential Truths About Raising a Tween Girl. Ms. Breen offers what she considers the best wisdom on how to love and nurture the tween girl in your life.
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I was honored to be included today in an article published on CIO.com about the Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy. Dot Girl strives to provide the very best shopping service to all of our customers no matter how you find us on the web.
Dot Girl Products is excited to be supporting the Total Children’s Wellness Fair held annually in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dot Girl is providing The Dot Girl First Period Kit as giveaway prizes along with ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmarks for tween girls attending the event. Interested in bookmarks for your event? Please let us know through our Contact Us page.
Dot Girl Products is dedicated to the mission of helping every girl have a positive first period experience. We applaud organizations that provide programs for young girls and schools – both private and public – that strive to provide health education for their students.
We believe that the more accurate information a girl has about puberty and menstruation the better her chances are of growing into a confident, healthy woman. That’s why we’ve created the Dot Girl ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmark.
Available for FREE to schools and non-profit organizations, the ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmark is designed to dispel some of the fears that girls have around menstruation. It can also be used as a way to open up a dialog between girls and their parents who may find it difficult to broach the subject of menstruation.
Contact Dot Girl Products owner Kathy Pickus at kathy@dotgirlproducts to order bookmarks which will be shipped free of charge.
Every once in a while I see a product and think “Now why didn’t I think of that?”. And that is exactly what I thought when I read about Tampon Run – the new video game that uses tampons instead of guns.
Written by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two young ladies attending a Girls Who Code program, the game has players collect tampons before the villains do. When attacked, players shoot tampons at the villains and who ever has tampons left over wins.
Said Gonzales, “The idea of making it funny and quirky kind of makes menstruation a lot more approachable and more comfortable”. An idea that Dot Girl wholeheartedly supports.