Which sanitary towels does your daughter use?

(41 Posts)
Madmog Wed 16-Jan-13 14:22:51

I need to get prepared to my daughter starting her periods, and I'd be grateful if you could let me which sanitary towels your daughter likes to use. Think I'm going to buy 2/3 lots combination of styles, sizes but it would be handy to know what works for other girls.

Beckett3 Wed 16-Jan-13 14:25:36

Bodyform with wings, normal size, think they're in a pink packet.

She hates always, can't remember why though.

SassySask Wed 16-Jan-13 20:56:23

I've heard good things about Cottons

YDdraigGoch Wed 16-Jan-13 21:01:30

Any really, but neither DD likes pads with wings.

Shybairns Wed 16-Jan-13 21:02:31

Either Always or Bodyform- with wings.

Get her invisible ones for the day and thicker for night time.

I remember my first one. I was 12. And in bed at night I was paranoid that blood was going to escape the pad some how. I put toilet roll all over in my knickers, like a nappy! blush So reasure her that the pad can handle it!!

HSMM Wed 16-Jan-13 22:18:50

Always with with wings. I got her a little box with an assortment of towels and tampons to experiment with when she started. She uses nighttime towels too.

HSMM Wed 16-Jan-13 22:19:29

And she.looked at.me as if I was mad when I suggested a moon cup.

Madmog Thu 17-Jan-13 13:57:40

Thanks for your replies. Look like Always and Bodyform with or without wings would be good choices and some style of nighttime towels. It's great there's so much choice these days - I can remember many leaks!

BertieBotts Germany Thu 17-Jan-13 13:59:55

90% of girls at our school used Always, presumably because we had a little talk from the Always lady with free samples etc!

The important thing IMO is that they are individually wrapped as it keeps them clean when she's carrying them around at school, and it just feels cleaner to dispose of them in a little wrapper too!

Cottons are lovely though, can get them in Boots.

Lilets teens pads are good,as they are narrower.

Primrose123 Thu 17-Jan-13 14:10:31

I buy my DDs bodyform without wings, and I use them too. I also buy them cheaper, thicker ones, like boots own, or lidl ones, which they prefer for the nighttime.

None of us like always.

singingmum Thu 17-Jan-13 14:12:51

Always my dd tried those lilets for teens and they were tiny and held nothing. She was so upset as it leaked everywhere love her

herewegoloubylou Thu 17-Jan-13 14:13:56

Always, but must get her some others to try too.

CinnamonCandle Sun 20-Jan-13 18:39:51

My DD uses Lilets teens daytime and night time ones, having tried various other brands. I don't think her periods are too heavy though, she has never had any pain either. (lucky thing, I was in agony from the first month and used pads like paperback books sad)

sashh Mon 21-Jan-13 05:20:02

Most companies will send you free samples which is a good way to try them out.

Madmog Mon 21-Jan-13 09:50:40

Think I might get some Bodyform and Always with/without wings and a pack of Lillets teen range. A bit worried whether the Lillets teen range will cope if she is heavy (I was really heavy immediately and sometimes had to change every hour - luckily school were great and I had two teachers to support me through mega accidents!) but if they can't cope, they'll do for lighter days. Thank you!

mrsjay Mon 21-Jan-13 10:11:26

I always use bodyform so that is what she uses sometimes you can get tins with packets of bodyform handy for taking them to school dd says

Groovee Uruguay Mon 21-Jan-13 13:57:29

The Orange Bodyform ones. I had to buy her new proper pants instead of the short like ones she wore.

PuppyMonkey Mon 21-Jan-13 13:59:06

Won't do Always since they added the perfume %23allergic

Bodyform or Boots own brand here.

EdBird Mon 21-Jan-13 17:03:30

plus pant liners for the end bit...

CinnamonCandle Mon 21-Jan-13 19:16:14

Also stock up on some Vanish for any leaks/unexpected accidents, I was pleased it removed stains from DDs pants no problem. My mum always used to leave mine and my sister's pants to soak in a bowl on top of the washing machine blush

Madmog Tue 22-Jan-13 10:24:56

CinnamonCandle, soaking pants brought back memories - there were always some soaking in an old saucepan under the stairs when I was growing up. Will encourage her to use older pants when the times comes, but luckily have quite a good spray from Tescos.

piratecat Tue 22-Jan-13 10:28:16

Morrisons own pads. normal ones in a purple packet. long enough, padded andthey absorb!! have tried everything with my dd age 10. 80p a pack!

piratecat Tue 22-Jan-13 10:29:27

oh and get black knickers. i bought size 8-10 for dd, from primark. saves staining, and looks less scary when there are leaks.

GetOrf Tue 22-Jan-13 10:33:15

Dd hated towels because they felt so sweaty, so quickly went to tampons. She prefers lillets - anything with an applicator unnerved her. I remember buying a variety of sizes for her.

She had a terrible time at first because of heaviness and pain, tried menlafamic acid and then went on the pill. I was no help really as my periods are so non existent that I don't have to use anything. But drs are very good at helping with heavy periods now so no need to suffer in silence with a bar of chocolate like Just 17 magazine used to advise.

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