To think the sample girls pack from the school nurse was totally inappropriate.

(259 Posts)
Picturesinthefirelight Sun 16-Jun-13 17:45:48

Dd wanted a private talk this morning. Turns out that in Friday they had the puberty talk and were given a pack. Except they ran out of time so no time to discuss how to use the products.

There were a couple of always panty liners, three Always towels a normal one, a night one and a "silk" one. They were huge. I can't see dd bring able to wear a leotard in one of those.

Then there were two Tampax Compact (the ones with plastic applicators) one Regular Yellow one & one green Super one. As if a year 6 child will be able to insert one if those. When I was at school we were given a same of the special lites ones. They could put her off for life.

Luckily I had anticipated this and a couple of months ago bought a lovely little make up style case by Lillets contains various if their teen products. Smaller child sized towels but that are supposed to be extra absorbent and small easier to insert tampons.

I know they were free samples but really!!'n

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 09:31:22

I watch Dance Moms,I can't see how any of them could wear even a thin towel without it showing.

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 09:31:53

Yes I do watch crap Tellyblush

Dancergirl Tue 18-Jun-13 09:56:34

Never seen Dance Moms, but my dd started last year and she's a keen dancer. She uses towels and you can't see them under her leotard. I think it helps wearing tights under the leotard, wearing a leotard with socks might be more of a problem.

MiaowTheCat Tue 18-Jun-13 10:16:29

My periods started at ridiculously heavy and painful levels (to the point I'd vomit and pass out from period pains). I just won't be relying on the school to sort it out and do the educating (knowing I started mine very early in Y7, I'm working on the assumption that late on in Y6 might well be TOO late for "the talk") or providing with sample packs anyway.

As for everyone knowing what the drawstring bag is - was the tampax plastic flip top box thing when we were kids.

And I thought the only point of school sanitary protection sample packs were for the tampons to be slung over the branches of every local tree like some kind of strange Xmas bauble anyway?! Added bonus points for immaturity if you got busy with a red felt pen before doing so! Or is that just the local schools near us?

I'm surprised that so many schools leave it as late as year 6! The county where I teach covers puberty in detail in year 5. I teach year 4 and have 2 girls in my class who are already visibly developing.

My own DD was in a crop-top bra and shaving her armpits in year 4. She started her periods in year 6. There are usually one or two in any year 6 class. My DD had an extra pencil case in her school bag from yr 5 onwards that had spare pants, a travel pack of wipes and several slimline towels.

She's now yr7 and has just switched to Lillets teen-sized tampons, which are fabulous.

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 12:16:19

Girls have the talk in yr 5 at ds's school and the boys slightly cover it in yr 6 but properly in yr 7.

I'm not sure what your problem is - your DD was given samples which aren't as well-suited to her lifestyle or preferences as other products that are available. Presumably you are free to go and purchase the preferred brands/sizes/varieties for her and don't need to wait to be given free samples?

The fact that the freebies are unsuitable are neither here nor there - they will be suitable for someone, and if they're not, there is always the bin and Superdrug.

The end of mrsminiverscharladys reply made me <boak>. Seriously?!

VonHerrBurton Wed 19-Jun-13 11:02:53

Dance Moms! Loved it! Gutted the series has finished, roll on series 2! Miss Abbie, what a ledge! Hilarious.

Sorry, totally unrelated! As you were.

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 19-Jun-13 11:21:10

Am a dance moms addict too in a masochistic kind of way

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