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Tampons for young girls?

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SlartyBartFast Sun 25-Oct-09 09:24:46

actually she is not a teen, but dd has been having periods since july, seem fairly frquent but she has to miss out on swimming lessons.
i went to look at tampons and was blinded by science, however i couldnt find mini tampons which i would have thought she shoudl have,

kitkatcadaverqueen Sun 25-Oct-09 09:39:34

Hiya, when I started mine I wasn't a teen either and I used regular tampons with an applicator - could not get the hang of the non app ones. See how she gets on with them, personally I think I would encourage her to only use them for swimming to avoid risks of TSS.

brummiemummie Sun 25-Oct-09 09:42:07

DD4 (10) uses Tampax Compak Lites. They are the ones with plastic applicators which in my experience are easier to use when you're just starting out. I find they aren't available everywhere though so have a look around.

SlartyBartFast Sun 25-Oct-09 09:45:25

thanks smile

i was going with the applicator as i think they are better suited, in the unknown, as it were.
even i dont use the compac <<too mean skint>> but i spose they sound the best.
or perhaps i should buy both and let her judge.

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