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Teen first Period

My daughter got her first period last week, she is 15 1/2 years old. Yes she is a late starter but that ok. My question is, is it to early for her to wear tampax. I don't want her to but she had a swiming class saturday and had no chose but to wear one and now she prefer tampax than pads. I would like her to wait at least one year to make sure everything is regular etc.. What do you think??? (sorry if I made mistake my first language is French)
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203342 tn?1328737207
I think she should be fine wearing tampons. Just make sure she knows how to insert properly for a good fit and that she changes often.
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134578 tn?1642048000
Our family doctor started all the girls on tampons when our periods began, and it was great.  Nothing about a tampon changes the way a period flows, all it does is absorb the fluid.  It won't affect how regular everything is or not, and it DOES make a teenager feel much less conspicuous about having a period, so it is psychologically better for her.  She could wear a minipad too in case there is overflow, until she learns how often to change them, or she could just make it a point to change each time she goes to the loo.  Good luck to her.
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I wore tampons when I first started and I was I think in 4th or 5th grade maybe sooner. I agree with above poster I hate pads they are uncomfortable and you are always worrying if someone can notice. To me its like having a diaper on. The only time I wore them was after giving birth and you feel gross. I say let her wear the tampons.
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965641 tn?1274534320
my family wouldnt let me wear tampons when i first started
i think i was like 11 1/2
they said "its for girls who are no longer virgins" LOL
i hate pads and i was always worrying about people being able to see them and
feels nasty period.
but in jr high i was a cheerleader and played almost all sports they were such a pain
i member one day while running track this girls pad fell out!!!!!
how i dont know i felt so bad for her the whole football team and both girls and boys athletics class were out their
so after that i out myself on tampons !
i wasnt about to let something like that happen to me....
but i would just make sure she knows to change them often and if thats what she prefers then i think she should be fine
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Oh my gosh poor girl. I would say she lived with a bad nickname for awhile.
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202436 tn?1326474333
My daughter started her first period the beginning of last month.  She is 13.  Almost all of her friends wear tampons.  She has asked me about wearing them.  I have told her not yet.  I think my reason for not wanting her to is becuase I can't make sure she is doing it properly.  I've never worn a tampon.  I've always used pads.  I've just never been crazy about walking around being PLUGGED all day lol :)
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134578 tn?1642048000
When a tampon is in properly, you don't feel it.  If you feel 'plugged,' it is not pushed in quite far enough.  Try it, you'll be surprised!  :)
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thanks everyone, I think I will let her wear them, I know when I was a kid could not wear them and that was a pain (parent would not allow). I am sure she will be happy to hear that. Sylvie, Quebec Canada
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