Hey parents! Let's talk about a significant milestone that can be a little scary for both you and your daughter - getting her period. But don't worry, we’re here to help. At NORA, we want to help make this transition as smooth as possible by letting you know what to expect and why reusable period wear might be a better choice than disposables.
Signs your daughter is starting her period
Puberty can be an awkward and confusing time, but there are some signs you can look out for to help you know if your daughter is starting her period. As she goes through puberty, you may notice changes such as breast development, growth of pubic hair, and an increase in height and weight.
As she gets closer to starting her period, she may experience other signs like:
• Vaginal discharge: Don't worry, it's normal! It's just the body's way of keeping things clean down there. It's usually clear or white and doesn't have an odour.
• Cramps or bloating: Hormonal changes can cause these symptoms before, during, or after a period.
• Mood swings: Yep, hormones again! They can make her feel extra emotional or irritable.
• Breast tenderness: Her boobs may feel sore or tender to the touch.
If you notice any of these signs, don't be afraid to talk to your daughter about what's going on.
Why choose reusable period wear?
Disposable pads and tampons may seem like the most convenient option, but they're not great for the environment or your wallet. That's where reusable period wear comes in!
First of all, it's more eco-friendly because it can be used for years, unlike disposable products that take centuries to decompose. Plus, reusable products like our period pants and pads are made from natural, breathable materials that are gentler on sensitive skin.
Another big bonus? It's more cost-effective in the long run. Sure, the upfront cost may be higher, but you'll save money in the long run because you won't need to buy disposable products every month.
We offer a range of reusable period wear options at NORA that are comfortable, leak-proof, and designed to make life easier during that time of the month. Our period pants are made from organic cotton and come in fun colours and patterns.
In conclusion, getting your period can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! Being prepared and choosing reusable period wear can help make this milestone a little less daunting. Want to learn more? Head over to our ‘Stories’ blog on our website for extra tips and tricks. We're here to support you every step of the way! 💖🩸 #reusableperiodwear #periodpositivity #parentingtips