Primary girls about to start periods - do any books mention mooncups?

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WestleyAndButtockUp Wed 22-Mar-17 21:25:25

What are good books for girls in Year 4, 5, 6?

Do any books mention mooncups as an option, even if for later in life?

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bonbonours Tue 30-May-17 22:57:22

I think one of ours mentions it but very much as an after-thought 'there are other options such as ... ' but doesn't really explain it. We have an Usborne one and one called Growing up for girls.

I use one and am determined to at least get my girls to try because I hate the sanpro waste.

nightswimming1 Thu 01-Jun-17 23:20:49

Plenty of younger girls struggle even with tampons. A mooncup really isn't realistic at such a young age when girls are so small and growing, and just coming to terms with the whole process. Why not look into washable pads, and suggest mooncups to older girls?

OlennasWimple Thu 01-Jun-17 23:22:34

It took me a while to get to grips with a mooncup at 40, I really couldn't have dealt with it as a teenager (or younger)

Hamsolo Thu 01-Jun-17 23:26:59

I love my mooncup but I find it a bit of a squeeze and I've had two children! There might be a teen version? I think I'd also start them on pads for the first few times, as tampons take a bit of practice/ need regular changing to avoid TSS etc and I wouldn't trust a 10 year old to have the confidence at school. My DD has watched me change the mooncup rather a lot as she still follows me to the loo (aged 4, not 14 thank god!), so she may come round to it herself in the end I guess.

bonbonours Sat 03-Jun-17 22:30:13

I think it really depends on the girl. I used tampons from my very first period and never had a problem with it. The cups do come in different sizes. My latest one is a Meluna, and they have ones that are specifically designed for smaller younger women and girls.

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