My First Period
Advice for Parents
How to Insert a Tampon
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Pointing out that the teenage years can be fraught is like telling a new mum she's going to have to change a nappy or two. As puberty starts to take hold, hormones begin to make teens more irritable, which combined with the changes to her body could mean you’re in for a bumpy ride.
Some girls see all of this as a really positive sign that they’re becoming a woman. Although, many girls wonder if they’re normal, especially if they’re the first or last in their class to see signs of puberty appearing.
One of the most important pieces of advice we can give you is to just keep on reassuring your daughter that everyone is unique so she may experience the changes at different times or in a different order to her friends.
For most girls, puberty starts around the ages of 11 and 12, but it can start as early as 8. The first signs tend to involve breast development and hair growing under the arms and between the legs. It’s then usually a couple of years later that the first period arrives. Again they could start as early as 8 though, or in some cases not until she's 18.
At Lil-lets, we understand that younger girls with smaller bodies have their own needs, so all of the products in the Lil-lets mini Purple Range have been designed shorter and narrower for a better fit, just for you.
We all have questions about our periods, no matter our age. Read our FAQs here.
Your health and wellbeing is our priority so here are some tips and advice on managing your period at different life stages.