How I Simplify My Time of the Month

This post was sponsored by Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support

Let us get real for a second, periods are normal, but they’re irritating. We have to deal with discomfort, and sometimes even menstrual cramps every month. It is exhausting, and to some, it’s frustrating. Having a period, especially to moms like me, can also equal to too much hassle – imagine having to take care of your little one while in pain. Ouch!

Luckily, there are things that we can do nowadays to ease the pain, and products we can use to make us feel comfortable. For me, it’s Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ Tampons which makes my period easier to handle. Playtex is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to quality tampons. In a world full of EXTRA, when it comes to that time of the month, we all could use a product that can truly deliver what is MOST essential – comfort, protection, and none of the “extra” hassle.

Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ Tampons are free of colors, dyes and BPA. They also have purified fibers that are washed up to 5 times and weaved together to form a super absorbent core.

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Before discovering Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ Tampons, I used to wear a super thin version of pads. I am not comfortable with the thick ones. The thin ones tend to leak or twist around, especially during fast-paced activities. I just couldn’t seem to win.

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Here’s the thing, as a woman busy juggling life, I have to make sure I can rely on the products I use. While there are times I can simply wing it, when it comes to my period, everything has to be on point! Which is why I choose Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™. Because they’re made with quality materials, you don’t have to worry about leaks. I love that I can genuinely feel good about this product –especially down there.

Why you should choose Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ Tampons

• Every material used in Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ is carefully evaluated to provide reliable protection that we can trust while guaranteeing it is gentle and safe for our body.**
• **When used as instructed.
• Choosing tampons can be hard, but it is imperative to consider their effect on our body. With Playtex®, your safety is highly valued.
• Having stains in public without you knowing it is embarrassing. Fortunately, Playtex® Gentle Simply Glide™ has advanced 360º Protection that shapes to your body for a protective barrier against leaks.
• They have purified fibers that are meticulously washed up to 5 times and weaved together to form a super comfy and absorbent core. Because why not? You deserve the best!
• The comfort shape applicator is free from colors, dyes and BPA.

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Another major thing to highlight is its availability. It is conveniently available at our local Walmart store. I can quickly take care of my groceries and also purchase Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ all at once! It is definitely a time saver. Believe me, every minute counts for this busy mama.

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Oh and let’s not forget, with Simply Gentle Glide™ you can literally have the best of both worlds! The protection and care that you need at an affordable price. Now I can guarantee that I am fully covered and even managed to save a few bucks for much more important things. So make sure to check out the feminine aisle on your next Walmart trip. They are also available at in case you need to order online. You can save on your own box of Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ Tampons by clicking here.

Also, check out this hilarious video from Playtex Simply Gentle Glide. How have things gotten so extra? I’m thankful for Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ for keeping things simple!

Let me know your thoughts!


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  • Jenni

    Periods are such a pain and it’s great when you find products that work for you

  • Alli Smith

    Periods can be such a pain and I’m always looking for better ways to handle all the problems that come with. I love that these tampons are free from colors or dyes.

  • Melissa Chapman

    These s.eem like a great help during that time of the month. I am generally a pad user but maybe I can try these again for comfort

  • jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Any thing that simplifies that time of the month is a good idea in my book. It’s all about comfort and ease of use during the monthly cycle!

  • Taseena

    This post could not have come at a better time. I really enjoyed reading it. You’ve provided some really great tips.

  • Candy

    This is one thing I don’t miss at all. Good to have product that works, keeps a woman protected and clean

  • Janet

    Those are the only tampons that my daughters use and they say they are the best. Thanks for reconfirming that when I do the shopping I won’t pick up other brands.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    It’s really great to see big name brand companies coming out with feminine hygiene products that are free and clear. I’ve been buying an organic brand lately, just because they are free of dyes, perfumes, and harmful chemicals.

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    Period time can be one of the worst time but so glad you have found a product that makes it much more comfortable for you.

  • Tanvi Rastogi

    Luckily periods are not a problem for me … but finding the right pad always it. I have never tried Playtex. Will check it out.


  • Monica

    Having full confidence in your feminine hygiene protection is of the utmost importance!

  • Pam Wattenbarger

    My daughter has always sworn by Platyex tampons for her time of the month. They are a good brand.

  • Dina Demarest

    Those are my favorite ones to use for that time of the month too. They are the best.

  • Tara Pittman

    I like that companies are coming out with dye/bleach free products. It sure does make me more comfort that time of month

  • Stacie

    I have to check this out. I’m all about making my time of the month easier. It’s such a bear!

  • Lisa Favre

    My periods have changed drastically since I gave birth so I definitely need tampons that are high quality and from a brand I trust. I like that Playtex’s Gentle Glide Tampons are free from colors, dyes and BPA.

  • Ana De- Jesus

    It is great to hear that the gentle slide tampons are more comfortable, do you know if Playtex is cruelty free by any chance? I love that they are free from colours and dyes as well.

  • Roch

    I tried using tampons about three times and I’ve watched several videos on how to put it on. But still I find it hard. Anyway, it’s nice that you found a really comfortable shaped tampon.

  • Allison Cooper

    I agree! That time of the month is the worst and anything helpful to make it easier has my seal of approval.

  • Carol Cassara

    That sounds really nice. It’s good to see more feminine hygiene products for women because I feel like we need more options to make sure we find the one that makes us feel comfortable.

  • Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

    I love all the points you have made about this product and it’s great to read a post that does not shy away from this topic. Anything that can openly discuss this to assist with that time of the month is really good and I appreciate your post.

  • Amy

    Having food products on hand makes this time of the month more bearable. Nothing like running out of pads or tampons…yikes!

  • Terri Steffes

    I am happy to say that this time of my life has passed. I will share this with my daughter, though!

  • AManda

    I couldn’t live without tampons. Honestly I don’t know what else I could use. Pads are definite no go for me!

  • Sin

    I will show this to my wife. And remember this read if I ever have daughters

  • krystal

    PEriods are the worst and I am glad that there are some brands out there that keep innovating and changing their products to what their customer want – simple!

  • Heather

    I’ve actually never tried this brand. I’m not sure why. I think I just got used to one and never switched.

  • Claudia Krusch

    I love all your tips! They are so helpful! I’m glad I don’t have a period any longer!

  • Terri Beavers

    Thankfully I don’t have to worry about periods anymore but when I did have them, all I bought was Playtex. They just worked better than other brands.

  • Rachel

    This is the brand I prefer. They are much more comfortable. I can’t imagine them getting even more comfortable.

  • jeanelly

    This is 100% my favorite brand! It has never failed me!

  • rhian westbury

    I’ve started wearing tampons more as I don’t like the feeling of pads and it’s so much more comfortable x

  • Tara

    Sometimes I keel over in pain from that time of the month. I end up taking up pain killers back to back.

  • Ada

    I’ll take any help I can get for that time of the month. I love finding great products for the time of the month.

  • Natalia

    I’ll have to check their products! You’re right … this time is truly irritating, and it’s not so easy to find the right products which will really satisfy you. Thank you for sharing this! 🙂

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore

    This sounds like a great brand! Sounds so comfy!

  • Kiwi

    I love the tampon holder bag. That is cute and so my style I want it!

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    I must admit that tampons scare me a little, lol. I generally use pads. These sound like a good option though x

  • chubskulit rose

    I have never used tampons in my life but I heard it’s a really alternative to using the regular sanitary napkins. Speaking of which I just got done so I am no longer cranky ha ha

  • Becca Wilson

    These look like they would be great for this time of the month. I also have had a hard time finding the right pad or tampon.

  • Emma

    They sound great! I’ll look for them next time I’m shopping.

  • Lynne Harper

    I hate that time of the month. But if there are things out there that make us more comfortable and things easier im all for it 🙂

  • Krystel | Travel on a budget

    I work really hard to make that time of the month as smooth as possible. It happens every single month so we shouldn’t be uncomfortable through it.

  • Kristi Ann

    I’ll try anything to make that time of the month just a little better! I’ve heard tampons without dyes are the way to go!

  • Jessica Joachim

    I haven’t had my period since before I got pregnant with my son, and he will be 2 in September! I keep waiting for the day that it will happen though, and I think I will pick some of these up for that day because you know it will come out of nowhere and I don’t want to be caught out with nothing to absorb the problem.

  • Jessica Taylor

    Playtex is one of the only brands I will use! I love them! I haven’t tried this specific kind, but I am sure they are great!

  • Anne Marie

    I’m glad they are being more mindful of their products, how they are made and what types of ingredients go into them!

  • Reese Woods

    I am not a big tampon fan, to be honest. I’m with you on not feeling comfortable with the really large ones! Fortunately, right now I really don’t have regular periods with the birth control I’m on currently. But I will have to keep these in mind for the future when I have my arm implant removed!

  • Princess Quinn

    My best friend and I have been talking about using tampons lately. Because, honestly, we have tried it. But a common friend suggested likewise. And upon reading this blog, I thought to myself, I will make more research and see how better this is than using pads. Recently, I got rashes from my previous period. It gets so itchy and uncomfortable, I even used cloth pads to lessen the discomfort.

  • Farrah Less

    AF is not my friend I feel tired and moody at times. During this time of the month I take it as my time to slow down and relax.

  • Sherry

    I like that these are free of color, dye and BPA. I wish I could use them. I can only use pads. I watched the video and it was so funny.

  • Ruth I.

    Now I am considering to use this instead of pads. I honestly haven’t tried tampons before because I have this idea that it is scary to use. lol!

  • Ann F. Snook-Moreau

    I love that these don’t have dyes or chemicals. I’m pretty sensitive in that area so having the purest ingredients is key!

  • Kita Bryant

    Anything to make it easier is okay with me. I wouldn’t mind to check these out.

  • LavandaMichelle

    What an honest post! Its really important to find something that works for you at this uncomfortable time of the month. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Heather

    It’s definitely not a time you want products that don’t work! Playtex is a brand I know I can trust.

  • Sara Welch

    I am actually okay to try these. It couldn’t hurt!

  • Echo

    Making this easier is always the way to go! By the way, I absolutely LOVE that pouch!

  • Emily Leary

    This is interesting. We all need to be able to rely on both good protection and comfort and to feel confident during our periods so this sounds like a great product!

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    We don’t have that brand over here, but it sounds very simple and easy to use. What a great product!

  • Melanie williams

    The inconvenience of periods can be super annoying, so anything that makes it easier is well welcomed x

  • Mellissa Williams

    These sound like a great product for that time of the month. I wonder if there is something similar in the UK.


    Monthly period is indeed one of the not so nice part of womanhood. I easily get irritated to in terms of napkins. I have never used tampons yet and I guess, I might consider this one moving forward.

  • Bismah Bonnie

    This seems like a great product to use during your cycle. Anything that makes a woman feel more comfortable during a period is a win.

  • Laura Dove

    Finding products that work for you during your period is such a great step in finding them less of a pain! I love organic tampons, I think they should all be!

  • Joanna

    I don’t want to remember the days of painful periods. Ever since I’ve started taking the pill my nightmares are over, no more pain, no more leaks. I’m glad you found the right product for you too!

  • Helen Costello

    I love that technology has improved so much during the past few years. Now my girls are entering teenagedom they have nothing to fear. Bulky towels are definitely a thing of the past!

  • Nina

    it is essential to be aware of all things that give you comfort and release from pain during the time of period pains 🙂 thank you for the tips

  • ohmummymia

    I’ve never heard about that brand before but I can’t imagine ‘those days’ without tampons

  • Becca Talbot

    I can’t say I’ve tried Playtex tampons, as they don’t sell them in the UK (as far as I’m aware). However I am a big advocate of tampons, and usually always chose them over towels 🙂 they’re less bulky and usually more discreet x

  • Becca Wilson

    Anything to make this time of the month easier is great by me! Ever since I was a teenager, I have been plagued by my period.

  • fashionmommy

    They do sound very good and offering of the right sort of protection, but I have to say I still don’t really like tampons.