There are many words to describe a period. Annoying might be one of the ones your teen uses most. Painful also could come to mind. And if you’re doing some quick math as a parent, expensive may also top the list. Long story short, menstrual cycles are typically less than exciting.
Kt views periods a little differently. We think of menstruation as something that can be comfortable and stress-free. Ultimately we think of it as something that has no place in ruining our day.
Your teen having a better relationship with their period is easy to do with the right brand of period underwear.
Say hello to comfortable fit, breathable, seamless undergarments meant to last for a lifetime of wear for all body types. The best period underwear should also be moisture-wicking, just like Kt by Knix's Super Leakproof Period Underwear.
Moisture-wicking underwear is important in period underwear because they'll keep your teen dry, from menstrual blood, sweat, and discharge.
Further reading: What is moisture-wicking underwear?
While the material of women's underwear is important, things like style, size range and comfort matter too. (No one wants to wear the wrong underwear size or have visible panty lines—even on their period! Plus, have soft undies while cramping is a must for most of us.)
Kt's underwear offers a wider range of underwear styles and sizes because of this, and is designed to be comfortable enough to wear every day, not just on their period.
Whether your child wears a small or extra-large, we've got them covered with an offering a full range from sizes xxs to xxl. For specific questions about what size underwear to order for your child, check out the size chart on the Kt website featuring hip measurements and more!
Everyday underwear of all styles—from boxer briefs or boyshorts to bikini and low rise—are made more comfortable with Kt by Knix's Leakproof Period Underwear.
They’re a sustainable, reusable and safe alternative to tampons and pads. Not only do they feel and look like regular undies, but there’s a wide absorbency range that has their butt covered no matter how heavy their flow. Yes, even on that scary Day 2.
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Read on to learn about which of Kt’s period underwear for teens we recommend for every day of their cycle.
Light and moderate flow days
Absorbing up to 3 tampons worth of period blood, Kt’s Leakproof Underwear are every day absorbency undies that are available in a variety of styles, depending on what makes you feel the most comfortable. Shop all of our Light Flow Underwear.
Looking for a bit more absorbency? We've got you covered with styles that hold between 6 and 8 tampons worth of blood. Shop Moderate Flow Underwear.
Further reading: How to Make a Back-to-School Period Emergency Kit
Heavy flow days and overnight protection
You’ve prepped the hot water bottle and chocolate—all you need to get for your teen now is Period Protection for Heavy Flows.
The most absorbent pair of Leakproof Underwear on the market, our super leakproof style holds up to 8 regular tampons. Plus, our overnight styles like the sleepover short hold up to 12 tampons worth of blood!
No need to wear a pad, tampon or menstrual cup with these—they can be worn on their own, much like your everyday wear undies. Check out how they work here.
Choosing the right style
It's wearing underwear—not rocket science. What we're saying is, picking out the right period underwear size and style for your teen's time of the month doesn't have to be difficult. It's all about knowing their body and what's best for them. Plus, a little trial and error never hurt anyone!
If their period just started, is close to ending, or their hormonal birth control (HBC) has them bleeding less heavily than normal, the Leakproof Underwear styles will be perfect for them.
If they're used to heavy periods where they typically change pads or tampons multiple times per day, the Super Leakproof Underwear is the choice for you. It holds up to eight regular tampons worth and is just as soft as any of Kt's other pairs. Just don't forget to pack a backup pair of undies or tampons in your on-the-go period kit!
Bleeding during sleeping hours is totally normal and easy to deal with with the help of Kt's Sleepover Short. If your teen is someone who also deals with night sweats, the sweat-proof material of these undies will help them feel confident and covered for going to sleep—period or not.
Your child not quite ready to make the switch to period briefs but still want to make a sustainable change? In comes the reusable pad. Reusable pads are extremely similar to a regular pad, where they place it in between the legs of their underwear; however, they'll secure it with a snap instead of the sticky material that's on a normal pad.
While it may take some getting used to, Kt's reusable pads are a great option for making the sustainable switch. They can easily be placed in your teen's everyday bag or purse, they're comfortable and seamless under clothing and still just as breathable as a pair of Kt period briefs thanks to its fabric.
Unlike regular disposable pads, the reusable pad is made with a thin and comfortable fabric, keeping the pad in place so it never gets itchy or shifts away from where its meant to be. Gone are the days of uncomfortable bottoms and accidental period mishaps.
Bonus point: one Kt reusable pad can hold up to 12 tampons or pads worth of blood compared to the normal pad!
Keep in mind that when it comes to sustainability, any switch is a good switch. Adding reusable period products into their everyday routine, even if they aren't the only choice is a great start.
Cute + comfortable material = a dream come true
No matter which everyday underwear is right for your teen, each garment is made with menstruators in mind: from the moisture-wicking fabric to how soft it is, and of course, how cute they look.