Hoping to get some advice.
Hi Sorry to post this a little late. Both of my girls have their periods already. Oldest got it just as she turned 12, youngest was 11. About a year after my oldest got hers, there was a pool party for her softball team. She had her period and she decided she wanted to try tampons. Since she was 13 and had already had her period a year, I decided to let her. She tried, came out with her arms crossed and said "NO WAY! THEY HURT!" I had guessed she didn't do it quite right, but she refused to let me help and by that I mean at least stand by and watch to see she was doing it right. I gave her the package insert and she read it. To this day, she will not use them. She's 14 now. I was more open to it, because she'd had it a year. Now she's going into high school and is on cross country and she plays sofball. Both my girls use Always infinity and LOVE them. They are very thin and comfortable according to them and you cannot see them thru the tiny XC outfit or softball pants. I am ok with my older one using tampons, but will wait till my youngest is 13 and then let her decide.
My dd just asked me if she can try tampons when she gets her period this month. between being prescribed BCpills to start this month & now Tampons I just don't know what to think. I guess we'll go to Walmart & buy the sport ones, she has a heavy flow & she's timy so never having used them I'm at a loss.
our fearless leader is so wise but I do want to offer clarification on one thing Tracy wrote. . .
Here is the quote:
and I must commend our fearless leader for these words of practical wisdom
"If she is cramping and is uncomfortable, ibuprofen usually is the best thing to start out trying, you can do midol or pampren, but you'll want to watch as usually the have a diuretic and caffeine in them, and caffiene can actually make the cramps worse for some girls.