The Lil-Lets teens range of pant liners are not scented and ideal for girls new to sanitary protection.
Thank you for your e-mail. Starting the conversation about puberty is sometimes as daunting for mum as it is for her daughter. It is very unlikely she will introduce the conversation first and for this reason and to get her into the habit of discussing sensitive issues it’s a good idea to coach and advise your daughter in small chunks rather than telling her all about puberty in one go. This will encourage her to feel comfortable speaking to you about any changes she may notice over the coming years.
Girls very often notice breast development about 2 years before their period arrives and this is a good subject to start off with at your daughter’s age. When the conversation turns to periods speak honestly using the correct terminology so she has a clear understanding of what is happening to her body. Reassure her that periods for some are painless and have very little impact on their daily lives and for those that suffer with heavy or painful periods help is at hand to manage them.
Once the mystery of periods has been explained to them girls very quickly adapt to this new chapter in their lives and more importance is then placed on the emotional side of puberty with relationships with friends, boys and parents taking centre stage.
If you wish I could send you one of our pillow packs as a starting point of the conversation and something that you can look at and go through together. If this is something you are keen to have please can you forward your full postal address and I will send one out.
Finally, if you would ask the PHSE teacher at Goddard Primary School to contact me on the number below I will see if we can assist them.
The teens range of towels and liners are available in most stores and chemists across the country, together with our mail order and online services. If you find your local Boots does not have the product you are looking for they offer a service by which you can order the product and ask for it be delivered to store for free.
The Lil-Lets teens range of towels and pant liners are available in most large retail outlets and chemists and for mums looking for something for a school bag we have our Lil-Lets teens starter pack, with everything a girl needs for the arrival of her first period sold exclusively to Boots the Chemist.
I am so sorry to hear that your mum is no longer around and I appreciate at this time you may need to chat to someone about periods and products. It might be a good idea to ask your dad if you can have a small amount of money to purchase your own toiletries including sanitary protection so you can choose the products right for you whilst on holiday. If he is unwilling to do this then at least this will have opened up the conversation and you can tell him your reasons why you wanted to shop for yourself.
There is no medical reason why a girl cannot use tampons as soon as her first menstrual cycle arrives, but most prefer to start with towels and move on to tampons after five or six periods. Usually the problem of insertion is down to nervousness that can very often make the vaginal walls contract. Make sure your daughter reads the leaflet held inside her pack of tampons and understands that like anything using tampons can take a bit of practice. Whilst there is nothing inherently wrong with using a lubricant to aid insertion, I would not recommend the use of Vaseline as this will coat the tampon disrupting its absorbent properties. It would be far better to use a water based lubricant like KY Jelly.
Whilst there is no medical reason why a girl cannot start using tampons as soon as her period arrives, here at Lil-Lets we always advise they girls use towels for the first five or six periods they have so they can grow accustomed to their monthly cycle and the amount of menstrual fluid lost. About 6-12 months prior to the arrival of their period girls very often notice discharge or feel anxious about being out and about and their period starting. This is when we advise the use of a pant liner; liners will keep girls feeling fresh and catch the menstrual fluid if it arrives unexpectedly, thus giving peace of mind. Once a period has truly started they should then move on to towels these will offer them more absorbent protection from leaks.
Why not contact our consumer relations team and request one of our teens sample packs with samples of both towels and tampons and a great booklet with lots of information on puberty and periods that she may find useful.
Please don't be embarrassed and remember that your mum was once a teenager too and will welcome your news. Why not ask if you can go shopping together one day and you can then browse the sanitary protection aisle and tell her that you need these products now your period has arrived. I am sure you mum will want you to have the protection you need during this time.
A girl can in theory use tampons as soon as her first period arrives, but as a general guideline we advise they wear sanitary towels for the first five or six periods they have so they can grow accustomed to their monthly cycle and amount of blood lost before choosing to wear tampons.
Thank you for your e-mail and I am sorry to hear of yours and your daughter’s loss. Your daughter may find our Becoming a Teen website helpful, it gives lots of tips and advice on all areas of menstruation and puberty and I am sure she will be comforted to know that a great many girls just like her need a little bit of advice at this most special time in her life.
There is no medical reason why a girl cannot use tampons as soon as they start menstruating, however we suggest that they use towels for the first five or six periods they have as this allows them to become accustomed to their menstrual flow and regularity of their monthly cycle. If your daughter feels comfortable trying internal sanitary protection she may like to try Lil-Lets Silk Comfort compact applicator tampons in our Lite absorbency, ensuring both she and yourself read the instruction leaflet enclosed with every pack of tampons. Alternatively you could have a chat to your daughter's dance teacher to see if she is happy for her to wear some discreet underwear when she is menstruating.
Yes this is perfectly normal, very often girls find the first 18 months of their periods are very irregular. This irregularity can range from gaps between periods of several months and the level of flow lost. Once your daughter’s hormones have settled into a more natural routine her period should do the same
During the first 18 months of a girl’s menstrual life periods can be very irregular and it is not unusual for girls to have a gap of a few months at a time. It may be a good idea to ensure she has some pant liners available to her so her underwear is protected when she is at school.
Puberty is a time of change not only for young girls but for their mums too and it can be very difficult to know how to approach this delicate subject. Lil-Lets speak to many thousands of teenagers every year and have gained a sound insight into the way they are feeling. The subject of talking to mum comes up for conversation frequently and our tips are to be open, honest and short when opening the talk on puberty and periods. Usually all girls want to know is that mum understands and is there for any questions or guidance they need. Why not order our teen sample pack off the website and leave it in your daughter's room with a little note telling her that you understand she may have questions and you are there to answer them whenever she is ready.
Yes, she can and she may find our Brand NEW Lil-Lets teens mini tampons ideal as they have been designed to be shorter and narrower just for girls. They are currently available in Sainsbury's and Tesco or via our online website store.
I would confirm that there is no medical reason why a girl cannot use tampons as soon as soon as she starts to menstruate, however as a guideline we always advise that girls have five or six periods before they use internal sanitary protection allowing them to get used to both their flow and monthly cycle.
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It may do, if she is entering puberty the body very often likes to have a few practice runs as to how it will release menstrual fluid when a period arrives, so lower abdomen and groin cramps are very often experienced. Usually a little gentle exercise is all that is needed to ease these pains and a nice long walk with your daughter will also give you an opportunity to let her know you are here to talk if she has any concerns regarding puberty and periods. Finally, tampons can be worn a soon as the first period arrives but we always suggest girls use towels for the first five or six periods they have so they can grow accustomed to their flow and cycle.
Discharge is very often noticed anytime between six to twelve months before the first period arrives, so I think it is safe to presume that your daughters period could be with her fairly soon. Girls are very often concerned about discussing this topic with their parents and often look to mum to initiate the conversation. If you feel your daughter may be ready to discuss sanitary protection and periods then you may want to consider purchasing her first pack of sanitary towels, our Lil-Lets teens towels range is designed to be that little bit shorter and narrower than other towels so younger girls notice less discomfort and more importantly feel there is a product designed especially for them at this very important stage in their lives. We also have a downloadable booklet that she may find useful on periods and puberty.
9 is quite young for a girl to be starting her periods and this must be a very new and mysterious stage in your daughter’s development. Whilst there is no medical reason why a girl cannot use tampons as soon as her first period arrives, this does depend on the individual and how comfortable she is with her body. As a rule of thumb we always advise girls use towels for the first five or six periods they have, so they become accustomed to their menstrual flow and monthly cycle. Unfortunately it may be that your daughter may have to miss a few swimming dates until she is ready and comfortable with internal sanitary protection and a little bit older.
If she does decide to use tampons it is very important to read the leaflet enclosed within every pack that will give full health and safety advice on the use of tampons and the very rare illness Toxic Shock Syndrome.
There is no medial reason why a girl cannot use tampons as soon as her periods commence. However we always advise that girls have at least five or six periods before they start using internal sanitary protection, this allows them to become used to not only their monthly cycle but also the amount of blood lost during each cycle too. If your daughter feels she would like to use tampons when swimming then she should try using tampons on the heaviest day of her period as insertion will be easier, making sure she reads the advice held within every pack of tampons.
There is no medical reason why a girl cannot use tampons when menstruating, it really depends on the girl herself and how comfortable she feels about using internal sanitary protection. If your daughter seems keen to try them, then she may benefit from the freedom tampons can bring especially when active. We have two excellent videos she can watch that show how to insert either an applicator or non-applicator tampon and some tips I would offer are to let her try when her period is at its heaviest; usually days 2 and 3. Some girls find if they give a little cough just as they are about to insert the tampon it can help insertion ensuring the tampon is placed high enough into the vaginal passage.
Firstly, congratulations on the birth of your baby! Whilst I appreciate that a great many women will want to go back to using tampons once their baby is born, it advisable that tampons are not used until after your post natal check-up. The reason behind this is that immediately following birth your vaginal muscles may be weaker than they were pre-birth and there may be an increased risk of infection if the wound found at the uterine wall has not completely healed.
The Lil-Lets teens starter pack is ideal for girls who believe their periods may be with them soon. The beautiful cosmetic bag holds towels, tampons and an information booklet written by me that will give your daughter lots of tips on both puberty and periods. There is also enough room in the bag for her to add in some wipes and underwear if she wishes. The starter pack is sold exclusively to Boots the Chemist and larger branches stock this item. Alternatively you can order one direct from our online store.