I ordered the HelloFlo Period Starter Kit after seeing their viral commercials andd when I learned that they partnered with Always, I couldn’t wait to see their kits. But after receiving it, I was truly disappointed.
The kit cost $29.95 and it comes with:
- Get Ready Guide for Girls
- Get Ready Guide for Parents
- Always Radiant Infinity Teen Pads
- Always Dailies Liners
- Canvas Pouch for organizing supplies
- BeadForLife Sanyu Bangle Bracelet
- Surprise Gifts and Goodies: Mine came with 1 body lotion, 2 hair ties, 1 pack of make up wipes, 1 granola sample, and 1 candy sample
The Always Infinity pads are excellent and you can’t go wrong pairing them with Always pantyliners, however these two are items that can be purchased from a store for much less. The HelloFlo canvas pouch is really handy and can fit multiple pads, pantyliners, and even tampons too. I love that it’s a muted color and small so its discreet when you pull it out of your backpack to bring to the bathroom. However, there’s nothing special about these items and they can be purchased for less than $30 at a store. All the other “Surprise Gifts and Goodies” are not essential to a period starter kit and really are just a bunch of party favours.
I was most disappointed in the Get Ready guides because aside from the zipper pouch, these were the only items that were created by HelloFlo and not something you can buy in a store so I thought that the real value from the $30 must be found in these pamphlets.
The Get Ready Guide for Girls is ALL TEXT. No pictures, diagrams, or even a calendar. Some girls get their period as young as 8 years old so making this kit all text was a real missed opportunity to connect with their intended audience. Half the guide covered changes that happen in puberty so labelling this kit as a “Period Starter Kit” is a bit misleading.
The Get Ready Guide even tells you multiple times to seek a reliable source online instead which again is a missed opportunity to teach. I thought this kit was supposed to be the reliable source! I’ve looked on their website to see if they had resources but their site seems more geared towards an older audience and those looking to get pregnant. I thought that was really misleading because their viral commercials featured young girls, not adults. At most this guide only scrapes the surface of the bare minimum for periods so if you’re looking for a comprehensive period kit, this is not it.
The Get Started Guide for Parents is a little better. It offers tips and strategies on how to support your daughter through her changes in puberty and their website has lots of content for parents on how to talk to their daughters about periods.
Here are the Get Ready Guides and more photos of the kit so you can decide for yourself whether or not it’s worth your money.
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