Help and advice for parents

Being a teenager can be tough. There are hormone changes to deal with, changes to your body and not to mention coping with your first period.

Girls can start their period as early as 8-years-old and as a parent it’s important to talk to your daughter about starting her period and advise her on the choice of products available.

Once your daughter has started her period it usually takes about 12 to 18 months for them to develop into a regular pattern. It’s also not unusual for girls to have their first period and then not have another one for a few months.

Be prepared for mood changes. Due to the increase in hormone activity at this time it’s completely normal for teens to be happy one minute and emotional the next.

Suggest your daughter keeps a diary and marks when the first day of her period arrives and then again when her next period starts. This will help her understand her monthly cycle and is a great way of ensuring she is always prepared with sanitary protection.

Lil-Lets have designed a unique new product range to help make things a little easier for girls who have recently started their periods. Lil-Lets teens ultra towels are perfect for your daughter, they’re smaller and narrower, yet even more absorbent than the leading adult towel. Packed in pretty drawstring bags with ribbons and a removable band, so no one needs to know what’s inside.

When your daughter is ready to use tampons, which are ideal for when she is more active, Lil-Lets Silk Comfort compact applicator tampons expand widthways to give her the best protection. They come in pretty tubs with removable sleeves for discretion and are wrapped in a grey whisper wrapper so nobody will see them in her bag.

For more advice on talking to your daughter about periods visit www.lil-lets.co.uk. You can also visit www.becomingateen.co.uk which has lots of information and advice for young girls.