Jump to content

Another question about periods
Also recommend me a book.


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 KAS

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:21 AM

Hi all,
DD is almost 9 and very tall for her age (She is in size 14 clothes). I have a well meaning friend (who only has boys) who keeps telling me that DD will get her period soon due to her height.

I didn't think this was a big factor in when menstruation starts but what do you think?
There are not really many other development signs, although I did notice a pimple on her nose today and her breasts do seem to have grown a bit but they are not what I would call buds and are not painful at all. Further even though she is tall, she has only lost 5 baby teeth, where as most of her friends have lost lots more by this age. Does any of this factor in to when she could be expected to start menstruation?

So what signs did you notice before your DD's first period?

Also, what books would you recommend to read together.
Thanks.



#2 Handsfull

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

On these holidays we just did "Hair in strange places", got it from the library. Really cute book with loads of pictures and funny.

It took two readings before they realised it would happen to them, then the tears started....

However we went away and as soon as we came back DD2 went in and found the book and went straight to the page about periods and how often and how much blood.  Said see it says only a small amount of blood and only once a month.

DD1 who ended up being quite hysterical at the reading actually had a conversation with my mother last week at the shops and actually brought up the subject and was rational and very matter of fact.

In terms of her development it really is very individual.  My DDs are very tall for their age, have a thyroid condition and have just started to get hair down there, a little.....  Their paediatrician who I will see tomorrow said to me last visit that when they get breast buds its normally about a year later, they also start to get a discharge and that signals about 3-6 months.  But all children are different.

My girls have no breast buds, tiny hair and have lost 11-12 baby teeth.  DD1 started to lose hers at 4 but that was due to her thyroid condition were the teeth were right underneath ready to come through.

They do seem to be getting them a bit earlier than when we did but you can't stop it.  

GL

Edited by handsfull, 24 January 2013 - 08:02 AM.


#3 JustBeige

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Care-Keepi...r/9781562476663

This is tthe book I got for DD.  It is awesome as it details not only theit body but mood swings; peer pressure; hygiene; eating right etc etc.   DD was about 8/9 when we got it for her and its well thumbed.

#4 KAS

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Thank you.
Will look into both books.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.