A 5-year-old girl left the internet in stitches after a video of her dreamcatcher made out of a tampon went viral on social media.
The video shared on TikTok by the girl’s mum under the username Renaesmiler, shows the stamp hanging from one of the shelves, decorated with colorful designs.
The clip, which has been viewed more than 1.3 million times and liked 93,500 times since Monday, comes with a caption that reads: “My five-year-old daughter told me she made a catch- dreams for her room.”
Kid’s Health says that by the age of six or seven, most children can understand the basics of periods. Periods usually begin around age 12, but are possible as early as 8 years old, which is why it’s important to address this topic early, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Both boys and girls should be told about periods, says Kid’s Health, and parents should find a natural time to talk about them.
It could be when kids ask about puberty or changing bodies, when they ask where babies are from, or if you’re at the store buying pads or tampons.
It is estimated that each year in the United States, people spend more than $2 billion on menstrual products, including tampons, sanitary napkins, and menstrual cups.
On average, each menstruating person uses nearly 17,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime.
Most of the users who commented on the video loved the creativity of the girl. One user, Rhonda Jane, commented, “I mean, it’s [definitely] made to grab something…but not that way.”
Another user, WoodenPints_ joked, “dream absorber?? Haha.” And Rita Iolanda added, “It absorbs all the negative energy.”
Jazz pointed out, “aww, she decorated it and everything.” And Brooke Stone said, “This is a masterpiece, please do a shadow box.”
“It’s a deep work of art there. I’m not even kidding, keep it and give it to him at 35,” emmafry596 said. And maryslusarchuk added: “At least she didn’t use them as rollers to curl her hair!” shelly_bel said: “Very creative!”
Another user, Eva.walig0ra, said “wait a few years until she knows what she’s actually for”. And Lyndabobs added, “This is the most beautiful dreamcatcher I’ve ever seen.”
Other users shared their own personal experiences. Jesshampson95 said: “My sister thought they were earrings and was still trying to wear them.” And Billiusz added: “[oh my god] that was me when i was younger, i told my mom i made a rocket.”
Pleasemynews has contacted Renaesmiler for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.