HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAD FOR YOUR DAUGHTER

by - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Getting her first period can make a young lady feel insecure, uncomfortable, and confused. Puberty can be scary with all the sudden changes so she turns to mom who has been through it all. 

When it comes to awkward conversations like the first period, it’s mom who can make her feel most at ease – giving her advice, taking her shopping, and helping her choose the best products to beat period blues. It’s bad enough that the changes all come at once, what more with the worry of getting leaks and not feeling secure.

Sanitary pads are a red day essential. Choosing the right one may seem challenging so here are a few tips you and your daughter can go through for an all day no check experience any day of the month:

Skin Care down there is Key!

Red days tend to be extra uncomfortable for the skin in the vaginal area. While it’s important to choose underwear that is both snug and breathable, sanitary pads should also provide women with comfort they can count on during their periods. Since the skin is at its most sensitive on that time of the month, a bad pad can cause redness, itch and rashes.

Make leakage protection a must, not an option.

While changing pads is the hygienic and recommended practice, there are times when she won’t be able to change frequently. Her pad shouldn’t get in the way of long exams, field trips, and barkada hangouts. 

Not all pads are created equally. A pad with long-lasting 12-hour leakage protection and anti-leak barriers from all sides will be able to give your daughter the peace of mind she needs. She shouldn’t have to keep checking her back constantly. Look for a pad that can guarantee All Day, No Check! 

Consider a long pad, while your daughter is still getting used to the monthly flow

More than anything, it’s tagos, or staining our clothes that worries us the most. There’s nothing worse that the concept of announcing the start of womanhood with unsightly leaks and stains. While a regular pad does the trick for most women, it’s best to play on the safe side at the start by using a long pad before transitioning to regulars. In this case, size does matter, so you might want to go for a long or an XLong pad for better coverage. While it may be more than necessary, it’s still better to be safe than sorry! 

Let her kick, run, and fly high. Choose a pad with wings!

Life should not stop during red days! Gym class and after-school activities are great ways to eliminate stress and menstrual cramps. Wings will help keep a pad in place especially during torture situations. 



Whisper works in partnership with the Department of Education in making sure school girls go through puberty with grace and confidence helping them understand the physical, emotional and psychological changes girls face growing up. A recently held puberty and feminine hygeine forum as well as a meet and greet with brand ambassador, Nadine Lustre, culminated their puberty education program. Twenty one students from Natividad High School, Pampanga, their moms, teachers, and representatives from the Department of Education gathered as the new Whisper Cottony Clean with Dermacare Lotion was introduced. Dermatologist, Dr. Audrey Dy Chua was also present to discuss the importance of keeping vaginal skin moisturized and protected from discomfort and irritation especially during red days.


“Women are most vulnerable to chafing and rashes during their red days.” says Dr. Chua.  “Aside from keeping the area clean with regular washing, it’s important to choose sanitary pads that are made with quality materials that are gentle on the skin and offer fast absorption.”, she adds.


With leakage protection and comfort at the top of the list, Whisper introduces its newest innovation yet! Whisper Cottony Clean now has Dermacare technology that’s gentle to skin and continues to promise up to 12 hours of leakage protection. It has chamomile and vitamin B5 forming a thin layer on the skin for extra care and protection reducing friction, irritation and itch. 

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