Of course, she wasn't really standing in my doorway, and certainly hadn't started her period. But it did get me thinking, so I started checking on the little stash of pads I've been building for her:
For those of you new the TMI Granola Scene, Hag Rag has one of my favorite reusable pad designs. I like that she offers a variety of sizes and shapes, and I very much like that you can use thinner or thicker liners, depending on your flow, and that the liners go inside the pads instead of on top, like some of the other designs I've seen. I don't know, that just seems like it works better and is less likely to go flopping around.
I also have this for her:
It's got two pouches, each with a special odor and wetness proof liner, sealed seams and zippered. One side for clean pads, the other for wet pads. This will be perfect for her to carry in her backpack on the days she's on her period.
I still need to get her a larger storage bag to keep everything in, and few more pads to complete her "starter set".
But I've got plenty of time.
She doesn't get to start menstruating until she turns 35.