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what are best pads /period pants?

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lu9months · 27/12/2020 15:23

i think my daughter is about to start her periods, and i feel out of date.i dont even know if period pants can be used without towels or just as a back up? what does your pre teen use please? do they manage with tampons or just pads? how do they cope at school? any tips appreciated

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CeeceeBloomingdale · 27/12/2020 15:32

DD uses period pants but also sometimes pads as well as not much time to use toilets at school with covid rules and one ways systems. I bought her cheeky wipes and modibodi pants, she much prefers modibodi as they are less likely to leak and more like the boy shorts she would ordinarily wear. They do a teen range which makes it good for getting a neat fit. I have a referral code I can send to give us both discount if you decide to go for those. In terms of pads I normally just get the Always sensitive or lilettesteen pads. She doesn't want to try tampons yet.

CeeceeBloomingdale · 27/12/2020 15:34

This is a good starter pack

what are best pads /period pants?
Lindy2 · 27/12/2020 15:38

I got my daughter the Cheeky Wipes period pants. They work well and she finds them much easier than using pads. They are also less expensive than some of the other brands which when you're buying quite a few pairs is a consideration.

lu9months · 27/12/2020 15:38

thank you so much for speedy response! so in theory could use pants without pads - thats amazing! though get that might not be suitable for school. lillets teen sounds perfect. ill buy some just in case. she doesnt like to talk about it at all but i want to be prepared

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CeeceeBloomingdale · 27/12/2020 15:55

They can last a school day without pads depending on flow. DD uses a pad and whips it out at lunch time and uses the pants alone in the afternoon sometimes. The pants are just rinsed through in the sink and then go in the normal wash. It wouldn't be practical to change the pants at school with shoes and tights on although they now make some with a bra fastening so it's easier. She has a few little drawstring sponge bags to keep rinsed out ones in pre washing.

CeeceeBloomingdale · 27/12/2020 15:56

Bra fastening is on the side so they open like a nappy. We haven't tried those though.

Clammyclam · 28/12/2020 18:37

This is just the thread I need thank you all

I would be grateful if a referral code please if you are still willing to share thank you.

DD11 is on month two and is very keen to move to pants

We both like the idea that if they can be used alone then brilliant or can be pads in a morning and pants after lunch.

Very helpful thread thanks

CeeceeBloomingdale · 28/12/2020 19:30
CeeceeBloomingdale · 28/12/2020 19:32

The above link is modibodi, the cheekywipes one contains my name so I’ll pm you

KendraTheVampireSlayer · 28/12/2020 19:38

Can the modibodi link be used more than once Ceecee? I've been thinking of getting some in ready for when DD starts, she does dancing classes and I think the period pants would be ideal for under her leotard. Don't want to pinch the discount off another poster if its a once only deal though.

WreckTangled · 28/12/2020 19:39

My dd started the month after she turned 10 and uses the cheeky wipes pads. She hates the disposable ones as they stick to her leg etc and she gets all in a tangle, plus she hates the feel of them! They have to be rinsed out in cold water then chucked in the machine, they last all day at school and she's happy to rinse them herself (she uses the bath rather than the sink). I really recommend them.

Whatwouldscullydo · 28/12/2020 19:49

Wuka are quite nice too think they go down to xxs ( teen/tween size) on some of the range. They are slightly bulkier than modibodi but still comfy.

CeeceeBloomingdale · 28/12/2020 19:57

@KendraTheVampireSlayer yes it’s multi use so help yourself Smile

Dollygirl2008 · 28/12/2020 23:24

My DD has been using Modibodi since she started age 10. She has the boy pant style ones and wears pads in then although they aren't needed, but it makes her feel secure and has never leaked

Worth every single penny!

We also have the swimming bottoms - brilliant!

JingleJohnsJulie · 29/12/2020 10:57

DD has some Modibodi teen. I bought her different tampons and towels to try.

She's a bit like me in that she has a heavy flow and was regular right from the first period.

So she has modibodi with towels for the first 2 or three days at school then just goes down to the modibodi.

SirVixofVixHall · 29/12/2020 11:07

My dd has some Modibodi and also some asos own brand, Dorina Moon, but they are out of stock at the moment. The asos ones were in adult sizes but come up very small, dd is a size 4 in clothes and the smallest size is snug.
She much prefers the pants to pads. Hasn’t tried tampons yet.

JingleJohnsJulie · 29/12/2020 11:14

Just remembered that I also bought her the Hey Girls Starter Pack.

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