Category Archives: Dot Girl Recommends

Reviews of books, movies, websites and other things your daughter might like.

Below Your Belt: How to be Queen of Your Pelvic Region

Our partners at the Women’s Health Foundation have released their new book Below Your Belt: How to be Queen of Your Pelvic Region. Below Your Belt: How to be Queen of Your Pelvic Region  The book is specifically aimed at tween girls and addresses topics that aim to establish life long pelvic health.  Topics include bladder and bowel health, menstruation, pelvic hygiene and even menopause!  Dot Girl Products is honored to be included as a resource in the menstruation chapter.  Needless to say, we highly recommend this book!

Dot Girl supports the mission of pelvic education by distributing the ‘Potty Pledge‘ in all of our shipping booklets.  We encourage you to read more about Below Your Belt: How to be Queen of Your Pelvic Region.  Now also available as an eBook at

Dot Girl Products and Period View Partner To Help Girls Manage Periods

Dot Girl Products is excited to announce our new partnership with Period View™ to help girls manage their periods. Period View™ is a sophisticated calendar-based tool designed to help women of all ages keep track of their menstrual periods, fertile days, ovulation and predict upcoming periods. Period View™ is under the umbrella of Women’s View, a collection of websites and applications focused on supporting and educating women on health and reproductive wellness.

Period View Logo

The Period View™ website includes a Teen Corner featuring advice and information designed for teens. The Dot Girl First Period Kit® will be available for purchase through the Teen Corner Products Page.

As part of our partnership Period View™ bloggers will be contributing articles to the Dot Girl blog on topics including “Are Girls Going Through Puberty Earlier?”, “Pads vs. Tampons”, “First Time Tampon Use”, and “The Best Movies About Your Period”.

The free Period View™ app, available in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese, may be downloaded from the following stores:

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We are excited about this new partnership with Period View™ and the opportunity to help young women manage their periods with confidence.  We encourage you and your daughter to check out the free app and all of it’s features.

Daddys Not Dumb, Just Clueless – a book for single dads

Daddys_Not_DumbDot 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 in both a Kindle and paperback edition.

Her Highness Builds Robots: Princesses for the 21st Century

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.

Instagram, Early Puberty, and the Truths Needed to Raise a Tween Girl

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.

Tampon Run: The New Menstruation Game using Tampons, not Guns

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.

Tampon Run