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When do you think DD might start menstruating?

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DrTinkle · 11/09/2015 09:40

I was 11.5 when started. She is 10.2 has breast buds and starting to develop hips. Some yellowish discharge in pants. Had a bit growth spurt this year but nowhere near adult height yet and same height as her peers.

She has no hair under her arms or down below and no body odour.

I've given her some sanpro in her school bag just in case.

Does hair come before menstruation? I can't remember. Thanks!

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winchester1 · 11/09/2015 09:42

Mine didn't don't know if that's the norm though.

TheFormidableMrsC · 11/09/2015 09:48

My DD started at 9...I would have said that prior to that I noticed very downy hair down below followed by the lovely scent of BO (sorted that out pronto). Period followed shortly after. To be honest, I was shocked, I didn't start until I was 14. You've got her prepared, that's all you can do. My DD is now 17, but I am still surprised at how young some girls are starting these days and all in primary school.

DrTinkle · 11/09/2015 09:55

She's definitely tanner stage 2 and it says periods won't start until stage 4, after which point they only grow another couple of inches (she can't stop growing yet- too short) so am hoping its a while off. The discharge threw me a little I guess. Thanks both.

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JustDanceAddict · 11/09/2015 09:58

Not for a while! My DD just started, she was 13 in July and pretty well developed: hair everywhere, boobs (wearing bra for nearly a year, we just bought the 2nd lot), womanly figure. She is still very slim though she's nearly 5ft5 (had a massive growth spurt this year, around 5 inches) and a size 6.
Hair def comes first!

TheFormidableMrsC · 11/09/2015 10:07

Discharge...yes had a lot of that too...I still didn't anticipate a period and nearly fell over when she told me. I really hope it's later for your DD, OP. It's a lot of them to cope with so young.

DrTinkle · 11/09/2015 10:08

That's good to know, thanks dance.

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DrTinkle · 11/09/2015 10:10

I hope so MrsC. She's slim (visible ribs, flat stomach) but definitely getting curves. No body odour and no hair at all though.

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AugustRose · 11/09/2015 10:21

DD1 (13) started last summer when she was 12.5 - she had been developing breastbuds for about 8 months and had yellow discharge for about 5 months before they started. She didn't have any odour (still doesn't after a year) but did have some pubic hair. She has grown in the last year so is about 5ft but I'm hoping she will still grow a bit more as I am only 5 ft 2.

Dancergirl · 11/09/2015 15:34

I've been wondering this about my own dd. She's 12.5, breast buds started to grow in Year 6, still quite small, not ready for a bra yet. She tells me she's got some pubic hair now. Had some discharge and BO for quite a while but no periods yet.

I started just before 12 and dd1 was 11 and a quarter so I thought dd would have started by now. She is tiny though, about 4'8" I think.

Never heard of the tanner stages, what are they?

angelcake20 · 12/09/2015 00:07

DD(10) has had BO for a couple of years and is quite hairy down below at least. No sign of breast buds yet although she's very tall and quite hippy. She's all prepared but I'm hoping it'll be a few years yet. I started at 13, about a year after I started wearing a bra, but had also been hairy for years by then and had stopped growing a year or so before. However DM started at 10 so I won't be surprised if it happens. The one girl in her year who has started isn't particularly developed physically.

differentnameforthis · 12/09/2015 14:49

The tell is the underarm hair apparently. Dd had pubic hair for some time, but as soon as her underarm hair got thicker, her period came.

madmother1 · 12/09/2015 14:54

I had heard it's to do with how much a girl weighs. About 7 stone? A doctor told me that girls then continue growing for 18 months once they start their periods. This gas happened to my daughter. She's now talker than me Shock

madmother1 · 12/09/2015 14:55


scatterthenuns · 12/09/2015 14:55

Body hair, then periods.

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