Too young for tampons??? Help
Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:39 PM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:48 PM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:53 PM
Not to panic, Tmom! There is no reason for her to stay home. She can wear a pad and maybe the teacher will allow a little dance skirt over her leotard? If you feel she is ready to learn to use a tampon, why not? Since she is under 13, that would be up to you, but I don't see any reason not to.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:58 PM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:15 PM
DD decided to use tampons. They make so many small and slender sizes now that it wasn't at all a big deal.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:28 PM
She started with the very thin tampons and pads. I gave her very specific and embarrasing explanations on how to use them and dispose of them. Over time, she's developed her own system and uses varying sizes depending on her needs. She is one of the few in her classes that always is dressed correctly. Her teacher knows that if she is in black booty shorts, it is for a very good reason. She is also grateful that she gets her own bag of chocolate dove squares during that week.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:52 PM
She went straight to tampons because she was (and is) a water athlete. She had not a single problem.
Best thing is not to panic. Don't mourn her 'childhood' and just treat it all as a natural occurance---which is it. I remember seeing a Bill Cosby show when Rudi got her first period. They treated it as a celebration of a 'coming of age' ritual and the mom-character took Rudi out for a special mother-daughter day-out. I always thought that was a lovely way to handle it.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:48 PM
My DD was 11 and a year later she still refuses to try tampons. I bought her a box of extra slim ones for her to try when she feels ready. She wears the thinest most absorbant pads and changes often. Some of her teachers allow them to wear shorts, so she does on those days. So far she has not had to deal with a performance, but that day will come and she will have to deal with tampons.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:29 PM
My daughter just recently had to deal with this. We took the wonderful advice posted on the PTA thread. DD wears a basic thong underneath her leotard that you can purchase online at Discount Dance or any other ballet store. Using this she can wear a pad and you can not tell the thong or the pad are there. DD is uncomfortable with a tampon so this could be a viable solution if your daughter is adverse to them as well.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:33 PM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:55 PM
1) a female physician friend suggested using K-Y jelly to help aid insertion of the tampons;
2) my DD started out using the "pearlized" applicators.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:36 PM
Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:39 AM
Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:57 PM
The book, "The Care and Keeping of You" is an excellent resource.