What we have here is a great iPhone and iPad app for you ladies out there who are looking for a way of more effectively remembering to change your tampon, pad, or cup on time, ideal for helping you to avoid Toxic Shock Syndrome and generally maintaining better health all around.
I think that this is a great idea for an app; not being the proud owner of a uterus and what not means that I probably won’t get much use from it personally, but I definitely vouch for the efficacy with which it has been developed.
This is the first app of its kind that I’ve come across so I don’t really have a point of reference for comparison, but I really like what I’ve seen so far and would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re in need of this kind of utility.
Tampon Timer™ (an iPeriod® companion app) is a very simple tool that has been designed to ensure you always remember to change your tampon, pad, or cup on time. This is achieved mainly by setting countdown timers that deliver a Push notification when it’s time for a change.
You might argue that this is not much more than a glorified timer, but you can also record all of the changes you make throughout each day. This is perfect for those of you who might need to report this information to your doctor.
Customize Your Timers With Ease
You can also customize the timers to ensure they are tailored to how heavy or light your flow is, so if you need to change things up every couple of hours then this should be no problem at all.
Finally, this app contains handy recommendations from the FDA and USDA, such as the optimal frequency with which to change a tampon, how to identify Toxic Shock Syndrome, and plenty more to boot.