Let’s talk about period pants…

February 13, 2017

A post of the ladies (sorry gents)…

Let’s talk about periods…

My periods have always been a bit all over the place. However, since  I have welcomed my beautiful children into the world they have been horrendous. With each baby, my periods have become heavier, more painful and something that I dread it occurring each month (not that I ever looked forward to my period, but you know what I mean).

Since the arrival of Piglet, they have been especially bad. With a family trip to Cadbury World and Drayton Manor providing me with quite possibly my most embarrassing moments. Now I am on medication to help ease the symptoms, which helps but by no means lessens the ordeal. I still want to hibernate in the house for the first few days and not venture out unless necessary.

Let’s talk about period pants…

Part of the issue I have with my period is the fear of leakage (TMI?). I want to be able to walk, move, complete daily life without fear that I leak through my sanity wear into pants etc. So much so that I have several pairs of crappy period pants. Think ‘big granny panties’ and you’re on the right lines. These beauties are my period pants. The pants that I don’t mind spoiling. That was until I met Carol Smilie at Britmums who told me that period pants don’t need to resemble bloomers.

Diary Doll Perfect Pants

Diary Doll is a pioneering range of pretty clever pants and the brainchild of TV presenter Carol Smillie. With teenage daughters dealing with their monthly cycle, Carol originally developed the range for young women who might be worried about heavy periods whilst at school, playing sport and sleepovers. They definitely serve a  great purpose for this but also stress incontinence (which an estimated 1 in 3 women suffer with), during / post-maternity and SUI, commonly known as  ‘sensitive bladder’, or ‘pelvic floor weakness’ (which is believed to affect approx 9 million women in the UK).

Having recently received a pair of Diary Doll Perfect Pants to try out I was intrigued to see whether they would save me from ‘big granny panties’. The secret waterproof panel goes from elastic to elastic to give maximum protection. Now if you are anything like me and heard the words waterproof panel and envisioned crinkly and uncomfortable then you are wrong. There is no evidence of the waterproof panel from looking and feeling the perfect pants. They simply look like any other pair of pant in your knicker drawer.

How well do they perform?

Firstly, let me just say how refreshing to find a pair of pants that are cut and shaped for a woman… Ladies, you will understand what I mean here.

Anyway, back to the pants… They are lightweight, machine washable and are a simple yet cute design. The waterproof panel is hidden within the lining of the pants and helps to capture any leakage. They are soft against the skin and surprisingly cool to wear (thinking that I was going to get hot and bothered by the waterproof lining).

Available in a choice of four colour options, and have recently announced that they are available from size 6-28. Ensuring that all women have access to the protection against leaks that is needed during our periods.


I’m not sure there is such a thing as a happy period, but Diary Doll perfect pants do give that added confidence against leaks… So we are happy to have two pairs of Diary Doll pants to giveaway (one pair for two winners).

To enter, simply complete the Gleam widget below:

Diary Doll pants

Disclosure: We received a pair of Diary Doll pants FOC for the purpose of review

  • Elaine Livingstone February 13, 2017 at 8:13 am

    I wish these had been around in my day, normal for me was pop in 2 tampax, put on 2 heavy towels. leave the bathroom and be flooded time you got to the kitchen, so back you went. Never left home in anything but black and never left home for the first 3 days of a period for years.

  • Rachel Craig February 13, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Seems a great idea. As we do want to remain dry, comfortable and presentable in company in our everyday life. Yet, not always easy to get samples. Yet that allows us to try before we buy :- Often wanting to have a few changes as laundering items takes some time.

    Have come across friends and relatives who when encountering some incontinence would rather be able to obtain suitable products from local shops. Feeling embarrassment at the thought of speaking to a Doctor in regards to such personal Issues.

  • Pinkoddy February 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Brilliant thank you for the opportunity – these are such a fantastic invention

  • Tina Glover February 23, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Love the idea of these. My daughter is 11 and is likely to start her periods soon these would give a little extra protection for her x

  • Carrie Talbot-Ashby February 25, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Ohh these would be great! My daughter is getting ready to start, and I remember how heavy mine were when I first started, and how one lunchtime at school, I realised I had leaked through my grey skirt, back and front, luckily I was sat down with a drink of ribena, and poured the whole thing on my lap and pretended I had spilled it accidentally. After that, I would wear the night time towels constantly, felt like wearing nappies, and not only that, mine lasted 9 days, with which my P.E. teacher would scream at me calling me a liar saying they only lasted 5 days max, and I had to get in the showers anyways. What with my name being Carrie, it felt like a certain part of a Stephen King film!!!! Horrible times, I want my daughter to be able to live life normally when she starts her, and I’m trying to prepare her, its great knowing these are out there!

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