As a former teacher to teenagers and a mum to two teenagers plus an 8 year old there is not much I find difficult talking to teens about. Puberty is one aspect of parenting that makes some cringe but not me. In fact, I have written down my honest thoughts on having a manchild previously. Therefore when was I was invited to review a Betty Box I was keen.
Bettybox is the UK’s first monthly period subscription service designed specifically to make periods more comfortable and less scary for teens. My approach to have the period talk has been led by the children. I very much believe in answering questions as they arrive and this has served me well in the past. When the time comes I will take the same approach with Erin.
Betty Box is a great way to open the conversation and bust some of the myths that young teenagers have about periods. The subscription is also packed with useful facts and tips to ensure teens are not only equipped with the products they need but also with the ‘knowledge’ and ‘know-how’ around periods – with an emphasis on wellbeing.
Buying sanitary products can be embarrassing for girls and by recieving them in the post it takes away some of the awkwardness. Plus they get some lovely treats to try at the same time. The Bettyboxes are convenient and delivered on your chosen date to suit your cycle. Empowering young people is very important to me and I often champion teenagers in my blog posts.
The boxes will have beauty treats, sweets or chocolates and other treats. Watch the vlog below for an example of a typical box which I unboxed a few days ago. The subscription box is £12.99 per month with free delivery.
- For 20% off your first bettybox, use the discount code ‘BB20’
When I started my periods I would have liked to receive this each month. At a time when you feel a bit urghh this provides a pick me up to put a smile on your face. It also gives you the chance to try out premium brands that you might not have heard of before.
When Erin gets to the age that we are chatting about puberty I will certainly use Betty Box as a way of opening conversations. The boxes allow mum and daughter to chat around the subject of periods without embarrassment. Puberty and periods are natural and therefore an open dialogue should be encouraged.
The Betty Box also has a really useful informative website that is a great hub of information for girls and their families on all things puberty.
Would you buy the Betty Box?