29 November 2012, under
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Sensitive issue for Dads
Periods are a sensitive issue for dads! However, it is important that that dad feel confident talking to daughters about this difficult time, and is educated and prepared to be a support.
Innovative and entrepreneurial mum Aileen Rogers has found the solution with her Ready Girls product, a pack with everything a girl could possibly need if caught out and about when her period first starts.
Aileen came up with the concept of Ready Girls 12 months ago, inspired by her own two teenage girls and their differing attitudes to this daunting and exciting time of life. She conducted her own research and realised there was a genuine gap in the market for this specially packaged range of products, that will fit discreetly into a gym, school or handbag. This product is of huge benefit to both girls and their parents, particularly with the increase in dads tackling these sensitive issues.
Noting a positive response from dads to the product the Ready Girls website also features a Dad section including advice from parenting coach Val Mullally and links to other helpful resources. There are some dads who may not have the luxury of relying on mum to deal with this issue, and in these instances Ready Girls resources are a vital help.
Ready Girls resident dietician Annette has created an advice list on how diet can improve period cramps and a full breakdown of the types of food that should be included in each meal. Advice includes:
• Stick to a healthy diet. This includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as plenty of water. It’s a good idea to keep a diary on how your diet effects your period. Keep fizzy drinks to a minimum or not at all.
• Increase your fibre just before your period and during your period as it cleanses your body of the excess oestrogen (Too much oestrogen can lead to heavier periods and painful cramps).
• Avoid sugary foods especially just before and during your periods. Again ensure you add fibre foods to your daily diet.
Ready Girls is a discreet pack that resembles a glasses case or pencil case containing two wipes, a disposable pair of cotton panties, two sanitary pads and two disposable bags all priced at €9.99. It has been impeccably researched, ensuring a size and design that fits in with busy teenage lifestyle.
A unique global innovation, Ready Girls has now achieved a listing with United Drug pharmacy supplies in Ireland and has just won the Business Start-up of The Year Award 2012.
See www.readygirls.com for a full list of stockists. At €9.99 for the kit and €4.99 for the refills, this clever kit could well prove a clever stocking filler for the teen or tween in your life!
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