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First Ever Period - Advice Needed Please

(6 Posts)
Browny Sun 12-Aug-07 14:32:35

I was very surprised yesterday when I found out that my 9 year old had started her periods.

Last week she was the daughter from Hell, extremely angry, nasty and voilent towards everyone, she actually spoiled our family holiday , obviously she never usually acts that bad and I'm putting it down to her hormones.

The advice I'm after is what type of pad do I buy for her, the Always ones I've given her look too big for her little knickers and are there any supplements that can help her make life any easier for her and us, as it seems that she's going to have pmt really, really bad.

Any help or advice gratefully received .

SlightlyMadSpider Sun 12-Aug-07 14:39:00

Try searching the archives - someone recently recommended a pad designed for pre-teens

Turquoise Sun 12-Aug-07 15:01:17


9! Poor dd, poor you. Try EyeQ fish oil for the pmt, certainly works for me.

Browny Sun 12-Aug-07 19:51:38

Turquoise, thank you so much for the link, I'll read through it with her later on. Poor dd2 doesn't want all his to happen (as he is 100% tomboy) and has even been avoiding reading all the books that I bought for her elder sister (who is 11.5 and hasn't started yet).

foxinsocks Sun 12-Aug-07 19:53:51

I think the first couple of periods are pretty notorious for causing hormonal ups and downs. You may find that as her periods start to settle into some sort of routine (however long that takes) that her hormones will settle a bit.

Bouquetsofdynomite Sun 12-Aug-07 22:10:56

I saw a documentary about hourly carbohydrate snacks can make a difference with PMT. Never had it that bad myself so someone may come along and disprove it.

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