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When did your DD's start their periods?

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FernieB Sat 19-Sep-09 08:03:50

Mine are 9 and seem to be developing fast. Periods may be imminent. It just seems very young (or maybe I'm just old).

Tortington Sat 19-Sep-09 08:05:08


its about 7 stone i think, unlike me dd is tall and lanky

purepurple Sat 19-Sep-09 08:06:29

DD was 11 and in Year 6. Some of her friends had started before then.

bruffin Sat 19-Sep-09 08:47:20

DD was 11 in year 6 as well

duchesse Sat 19-Sep-09 08:56:26

DD1 is 14.6, DD2 is 12.2 and neither has started yet. I don't think DD1 will be long, but who knows?

GypsyMoth Sat 19-Sep-09 09:22:43

My dd is 15 and 3 months. Nothing yet! I was a late starter tho, so maybe why? Should I take her to docs?

She is very envious of her friends,but we are starting to wonder what's happening

teamcullen Sat 19-Sep-09 09:31:32

dd is 13 and still waiting. she only started to develop about 6 mths ago so im not surprised.

thats interesting about 7 stone though, I think dd is about 6 stone, but maybe heavier now.. shes been in a grow bag over the summer.

CybilLiberty Sat 19-Sep-09 09:35:55

A week before her 14th birthday. She was the last in her class (but was totally not bothered) . She is very slim so I'm wondering about the weight thing too.

bruffin Sat 19-Sep-09 09:38:37

DD was only about 6.5stone but very tall thin and curvy. From what I can gather it's supposed to be a percentage of body fat rather than an actually weight.

MamaG Sat 19-Sep-09 09:39:13

Yes I read the 7 stone thing too (DD is 10 and I'm trying to be prepared!)

cory Sat 19-Sep-09 09:39:46

10 and in Yr 5. Highly embarrassing as she had been having lots of urine infections with bleeding and we were on a monitoring programme for possible blood disorders which involved taking her up to the hospital whenever she had an infection. So I took her up- and the nice handsome young male doctor pointed out what should have been pretty obvious, that she was rather well developed blush

BrigitBigKnickers Sat 19-Sep-09 10:05:47

DD1 was 12.2

snorkie Sat 19-Sep-09 10:09:53

ILoveTiffany - I think 15 is the last age before you need to see a doctor, ie: go at 16 if nothing by then.

GypsyMoth Sat 19-Sep-09 10:55:06

thanks snorkie. we were wondering but didn't want to make it a problem. she's very tall and slim too. her sister is 13 and alot chunkier at the same height,so think she'll be first,which won't go well!

Docbunches Sat 19-Sep-09 11:23:46

My DD, is 12.8 and weighs 7.5 stone but has not started yet. It seems to be about 50/50 amongst her Y8 friends (some have, some haven't but it tends to be the skinny, flat-chested girls who haven't), so I think my DD will definitely start soon - I remember being in the equivalent of Y7 when I started.

MaDuggar Sat 19-Sep-09 14:17:42

my DD is 9 and has "buds" and fine under arm hair, though no periods yet. I fully expect its imminent though and she soooo isnt ready for it

TsarChasm Sat 19-Sep-09 14:21:41

Is 7stone a reliable benchmark? I've heard about that but wasn't sure if it was the deciding factor.

Such a shame little girls seems to be getting to this stage younger nowadays. Is that to do with a better nourished therefore maybe heavier generation?

EvilEdnasTwinSister Sat 19-Sep-09 15:33:15

DD was 11 and in Yr 6 (she started 3 months ago), although she had started to develop the year before.

The weight thing rings a bell too.

snorkie Sat 19-Sep-09 20:17:01

should add that it's not always a problem at 16 either (I think up to 18 can be normal), but 16 is when they like to start looking in case there's an underlying reason.

mathanxiety Sat 19-Sep-09 20:25:25

Very slim, tall (and over 7 stone) DD was 1 month shy of 16. They were going to do some tests if she got to 16.5. I think the BMI may come into play here too.

FiFi74 Sat 19-Sep-09 22:06:46

My DD started on Boxing Day when she 11.5. Too young I think, but you can't change natures course. I was surprised because I was later than that by at least a year.

Caz10 Sat 19-Sep-09 22:09:10

I teach Yr6 and always have at least 2 who have started before they leave to go to secondary. It has always been the tallest girls, but not necessarily the heaviest.

brimfull Sat 19-Sep-09 22:13:23

my dd was 13

bruces Sat 19-Sep-09 23:41:58

DD was 11 and in yr6, very slim but developed every where else and her periods have been every month since then.

EverySingleStar Sun 20-Sep-09 23:31:08

My mum was nearly 17 and I was just barely 11, so I don't think it's genetic.

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