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My DD started her periods yesterday. She is dealing with it very well, using naturacare regular during the day, and trying the super overnight. She seems to be going through the regular ones quite quickly.  At school she changed twice today.  She always had sensitive skin when she was younger which is why I went with this brand.  Is there a brand which would be more absorbant for her, but organic?
Also she is part of a swim team and normally swims 3 times a week, can anyone suggest something she could use and still swim?  I never swim if my period is on, and never have. However, I don’t want her to miss a week a month if we can help it, but she isn’t keen on tampon idea.


mum to a wonderful 11 year old daughter - Alanna, the light of my life
Also to Freya, who came into this world November 2016 and is already a strong and independent young girl!

http://vivalanna.blogspot.com/

Hi Skyowl,
That’s wonderful that your daughter’s taking it all in her stride.
I love Moon Times and Honour your Flow (links in this article - https://thegreenparent.co.uk/articles/read/alternatives-to-tampons) for washable pads, etc.
Rachel at Moon Times is really knowledge and should be able to offer advice re: swimming and periods.
Here’s a nice piece about marking the transition, in case you’re interested, too. https://thegreenparent.co.uk/articles/read/making-menarche-special
Happy new phase of parenting! xx

Thank you Melissa for your help.  We have read a couple of books about celelbrating and she would like to do this, just she isn’t sure how yet.  I think I’ll suggest the box idea though. 
The link for alternatives is really good, I never got on with tampons myself so would struggle to help her. However, I’ve only read some of it so far and I’m thinking I might try the sponge myself.  Maybe something the two of us can both try!


mum to a wonderful 11 year old daughter - Alanna, the light of my life
Also to Freya, who came into this world November 2016 and is already a strong and independent young girl!

http://vivalanna.blogspot.com/

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