11 year old's first bra

Myloe - posted on 08/25/2010 ( 63 moms have responded )

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Peggyann - posted on 05/01/2012

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Well, I'm not a mother but I am a teenager, I'm 14 years old and have been wearing bra's since age 10. I hated talking to my mother about the subject, still do really, the other day, she walked in on me changing and asked me what bra size I was! I was like, Mother, get out of my room right now! but anyway, I started with ones that were barely padded and not wired, but now I wear ones iwth more padding and with wire, I find them more comfortable. But, when it came to me getting a bra, I just said to my mum that I was going shopping, she had no idea that I was ready as I always wear a t-shirt and a hoodie but I went out and bought them for myself, I cam home and said, mam, what do you think of these, thats what I do now, every few months I go out and go shopping, often with friends as me and a few friends are the same size so we go shopping together, but I come home, take my mum into a private room, show her what I got and see if she approves, most of the time she doesn't. But, you could say to your daughter, right, I think it's time you start wearing a bra so here's some money, go buy some, buy which ever ones you want but show me when you get back.

Keelie - posted on 06/22/2013

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hi im not a mother but im an 11 year old girl and honestly by the time your 11 people start to notice and say things about it but I got mine about a year ago I still wear the same size but me and my mom just went out to the store and I tried on a few in the dressing room and we got me the ones that fit the best but if u notice and she doesn't ask u you should surprise her with one the size that fit me best was a 30a or a training bra with removable pads

Lulu Andrea - posted on 12/16/2013

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Hi I'm 11 my mom and i just found out I'm a size 32/B

Kaylea - posted on 02/05/2013

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i walked into target and bought my self a Fruit of the Loom Sports Bra for $ 9.00 that is how i got my first bra.

Michelle - posted on 09/14/2013

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My daughter, now 16, got a training bra at age 9 because of show through. At age 12 she started wearing regular underwire bras.

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Sofia - posted on 07/09/2014

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i am not a mother but an 11 year old. when you notice your daughter getting larger nipples and it shows through shirts, i reccomend sport bras, crop top bras (which are super comfortable and mine have removable padding) im a size 32 (im small compared to some of my friends who actually have cups) but dont get one until it starts showing, because that can make your daughter feel insecure about her breasts.

Regina - posted on 03/07/2014

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I didn't even think about it until suddenly one day at a very public chorale performance, I noticed my daughter was developing (because of t-shirt she was wearing)....I measured her and went and bought the very basic beginner cotton sports bra type for young girls at Wal-Mart. She doesn't like wearing them, and I have given up on making her and just hope she changes mind before getting teased.

Kathy - posted on 02/16/2014

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Okay my oldest was ten when she got her first bra. She was not developed at all but had to start changing in locker rooms and was very self conscious. Since she didn't really need one I just brought her to Kohl's and looked at the bras. There were these really comfy half training half sports bra labled size 10-12.

Sophie - posted on 01/22/2014

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I'm not a mother but I'm 11 and I got my first bra at age 10. I recently just picked up a few from target and justice. I feel that these two places are good places to get a first bra. Khols is also a good place to buy a first bra.

Chris - posted on 01/01/2014

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My grand daughter ( I have custody) needed a bra last year (age 11) I asked a friend who was younger (25) to take her shopping since Nana only picks boring bras! I told them one from Victoria's secret and the rest from Wal-Mart/Kmart. This year I tried to get her some before school this year and she hated them all so I just gave her the cash and let her pick her own.

Maria - posted on 12/31/2013

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Hey ppl who love talking about your bra size and think its cool, jk! But seriously why would u talk about it? Thats private stuff, keep that to u and your bf... ha he. If u have a bf. Jk.

Maria - posted on 12/31/2013

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This is weird how people talk about there children. I would seriously never talk to my mom ever again... jk! But i would yell at her no joke. So srry, im just speaking my mind. Happy new years eve!! Ha ha ha!! I love my life

Lulu Andrea - posted on 12/16/2013

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thats the truth i just bout a bathing suit to hide my nipples from justice once again I'm eleven

Emilia - posted on 08/26/2013

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My daughter got her first at 10 years old because her uh nipples were showing through/ poking out... Akward! Lol. I got her a mini version of mine, except it wasnt padded. The sports/training didn't work for her because they didnt hide her nipples (our whole problem. We just walked into kohls and looked for nude. We joked about how all her shirts were too thin for fun patterns.

Birta - posted on 08/23/2013

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my daughter got her first bra at 11 training bra and when she got 12 i got her a sport bra she is 12 now and she wear them alot she is in soccer

Wendy - posted on 06/25/2013

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Okay some um I really didn't do anything!
She asked ME! She already had a "something"! The trick is that you shouldn't ask her! If she has gym class(this happened 2 or 3 years ago) she would see more advance girls wearing trainers, camis and underwires it's a matter of time let them come to you

Wetalktogirlzlikeyou - posted on 06/10/2013

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I got a bra when I was 11 and a half . I wore a training bra ( without any padding ) to start with . I think that it does not am depend on the age ... You can buy her a bra when you feel like she NEEDS it , not just because her friends are wearing them .when my daughter was 9, she asked me if I could buy her a bra . Instead , I bought her a cami top with a shelf build bra .she is 17 now , and she wears a soft cup bra

Patricia - posted on 02/15/2013

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My daughter was reluctant to go bra shopping. We looked for different styles and spent time with her trying them on. Her favorite are the sports bra. We do need to get new ones every 6 months. At 13 she still wants the sports bra and they come in fun colors. Dad took her to Kohl's once, she made her selection and handed him the blue bag telling him "This is what I want".

Denise - posted on 02/10/2013

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I too was shocked by the padding they use for an 11 year old. I found the least padded at Justice. They are a neutral color and wireless.

Caroline - posted on 02/04/2013

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With all of my daughters (I have four) we had mother and daughter times and they each, seperately got to pick out their own set of trainer/sport bras.
I got my first bra at age 11 although I had started puberty way before. I was so shy that when I should have had one all I had was a couple bras. I was probably 9.5 when I needed/ wanted one, but instead my mother only gave me some trainer bras when I was 11. I hated that!

Robin - posted on 01/29/2013

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Get her a really nice one that she will like and then get her one thats a cup

Elizabeth - posted on 07/10/2012

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For me it was easy. I wear pretty ones and my daughter has always liked them. When it came time I just looked at her and said..you know hunnie, I think its time we got you a bra..wanna go shopping? We got her ones she loved and it was a great bonding experience for us both.

Izzy - posted on 07/10/2012

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My mom asked me if I wanted one first. I said yes, then we went and got me a little, slightly padded bra when I was 10. I like the underwire personally, but that's up to your daughter.

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Sherri - posted on 10/16/2011

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@Mray bras are a necessity in our society and a requirement in some jobs. I know when I got hired in a bank it was a requirement that woman had to wear bras and could get terminated for not.

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HomeNewsPoliticsWeatherVideoSportsTrafficSky7News Team7News Live.The DishThe Hiller InstinctHealthcastHeading HomeHank InvestigatesArchived ReportsShare PrintMonday, May 19, 2008Special Report: Banish the Bra?

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Share Once considered a necessary undergarment, bras today lend more than just support and they have become a fashion statement! But some medical experts say the bra you wear every day could be bad for your health! 7's Sorboni Banerjee looks into the possible link between bras and breast cancer.

No longer just hidden under shirts, Victoria's Secret brought the bra out into the open, making it a real fashion statement.
But could a woman's bra actually be dangerous to her health?

"Our research has shown that the bras issue, we believe is the leading cause of breast cancer", said Sydney Ross Singer, who wrote a book about what he believes is a link between breast cancer and bras.

"In fact to look at breast disease and ignore bras is like looking at foot disease and ignoring tight shoes," said Singer.

Singer's center conducted a study involving five thousand American women, half had breast cancer.

They looked at past behavior, including how tight the bras were and how long the women wore them. Here's what they found:

Women who wore a bra for 24 hours a day, had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer.

If a bra is worn 12 hours a day, there was a 1 in 7 risk.

And women who didn't wear a bra had about the same rate of developing breast cancer as a man.

"So what's happening with the bra is that women are preventing the proper flushing of fluid and toxins out of their breasts," said Singer.

Singer claims a bra is too constricting, interfering with the body's lymphatic system.

This causes toxins to build up, eventually causing cancer.

"If you get rid of the bra, your breasts will finally be able to flush out the fluid," said Singer.

But mainstream medical doctors dismiss the study.

"There's no evidence in any of the world research data that I'm aware of that supports the fact that breast cancer risk is increased by wearing a bra or a bra that's too tight," said Dr. Ermilo Barrera of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Barrera says women should get mammograms to reduce risk factors and not worry about their bras.

"Watch their weight, exercise, drink only in moderation and don't smoke," said Doctor Hussein.

Doctor Atif Hussein, Medical Director at the Memorial Cancer Institute calls the bra study interesting, but said, "it really is hard to tell you wearing the bra in itself was the contributing factor."

He says it's not the bra, but the risk factors of the women who wear them that is the deciding factor.

"Women who may be overweight tend to wear bras, therefore I would say the factors that contributed to those women wearing the bra contributed to their high risk rather than the bra itself," said Doctor Hussein. He said the issue should be studied more.

But despite criticism from the medical community, Singer is sticking to his mission saying, "there's absolutely nothing good about bras, it's completely a fashion accessory."

He is encouraging women to banish their bras for better health, saying, "We live in a culture where women feel insecure with a natural bust line, but if the price of fashion is disease, then you have to decide whether you want to participate in that or not."

Singer is now studying women who go bra-free to find out if they have lower rates of breast cancer.

Sorboni Banerjee, 7News.

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Margaret - posted on 09/18/2010

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goto marks and spencers and get her fitted they do first time bras called angel bra sizes start at 28 aa

Jamie - posted on 09/12/2010

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My daughter started having a visible sign of maturity around 9. I took her to Walmart and we picked out a few sports bra type things. Then as she got bigger we have bought actual bra's. She is still small enough for a training bra but some fit better than others. Just take her to the store and pick out a few of the small ones and take her to the dressing room and try them on. You should be able to help her as your her mother and ya'll should feel comfortable with each other.

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I told her she needed to start wearing a bra and helped her pick out a few cute ones (training bras). She still doesn't wear the bras I bought her because she got teased while dressing in PE (she's more developed than the other girls in her class) so she wears supportive camisoles that look more like an undershirt but cover her breasts (she's uncomfortable about them but she still has to get changed in the locker room so she doesn't really have a choice here).

Irene - posted on 09/08/2010

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i guess my mum wasnt comfortable with me getting brests- esp since i was so young
so it wasnt till my dad noticed (really embaressing) an insisted i get a bra that we got one it was such an awkward day..
my daughter doesnt need one yet but like many of the mothers who have already posted i will be making a day of it, its really important for young girls to feel comfortable with their bodys- an my littleboobs hurt without having support esp when i was running. i think the idea of getting supplies for a period box at the same time is really cool.
i was the first girl in my class to need a bra so it was pretty difficult for me so making it as normal and as fun as possible is the best way to go- you might want to start getting her fitted properly as soon as you can to because its important to ware well fitting bras

Michelle - posted on 09/07/2010

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Make it a special time for you and your daughter. Teach her right off that it is ok to go in and have a fitting. I think that the worst thing that my mother did was to just bring one home for me. My daughter and I went into the local Victoria Secret and made it a special girls day for just for the two of us!

Elizabeth - posted on 09/05/2010

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With my oldest daughter, I just asked her when we were clothes shopping whether she was ready for one. I had gotten camisoles for some thinner shirts, but they weren't fitting anymore. She didn't want them the first time, but eventually bought a couple at Target. When she started Middle School and dressing out for PE, she started wanting them more. My youngest asked for a bra when she was ready. I found basic, cotton bras (they feel like the same material as cotton panties) at Target and Justice for Girls.

Joann - posted on 09/02/2010

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my daughter actually confronted me and asked about getting her first bra...all the other girls in her class was getting one. I took her to a bra specialty shop and had them measure her, then I let her pick it out as long as it fell into a respectable style (not too sexy or frilly). it was also a good mother daughter day, then we went out to lunch...

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Very normal to be embarrassed about things. We need to be open about it and she will come around.

Marla - posted on 09/01/2010

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Oh, and I just told her that I thought it was time to start wearing one. No sense in beating around the bush about it. I see some girls that need them and are not wearing them and cannot believe that their mothers have not suggested it. If it was me, I would have been embarrassed. My daughter and I have a very open line of communication!

Marla - posted on 09/01/2010

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My daughter is 12. 5'6" tall and has been wearing bras for a little over a year. We get them at Target in the girls section. They come in her size, a A cup and they are not as padded as the ones that are in the adult sections. And the patterns, as one other mother stated, are cute! She usually wears a tank or cami over the bra, under her shirt. She started out with the tanks and camis and feels weird without them. We have them in all colors to match her clothes.

Adrienne - posted on 09/01/2010

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my daughter is ten bout to be 11 on the 5th and she is definantly showing we got her bras a year ago and she was just barely showing and she was wearing them then but now she hasnt been and she was at her dads the whole summer and she came back started school and i was looking at her one day and was like omg she is growing. she is very shy about it even to her sisters she has to be by herself to change or cover up and stuff. anybody have any suggestions and how normal is this at this age?

Michele - posted on 09/01/2010

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I took my daughter to VS for a fitting at first That way we made sure she got the right size. She is now 13 and is fully developed. Sports bras are good but not what they real like. They want the real thing. good luck

Priscilla - posted on 09/01/2010

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went to Khols and bought it. It was a trainer. I buy them when I start to notice that there are little round bumps showing around the shirt. not the nippies...but small round "mounds" Thats when I know...Ok its time.

Tricia - posted on 09/01/2010

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I bought my daughter her first 'bra' about a year ago. We went to the store together to look at them. She really likes the ones that look like a half cami/sport bra. I too (like Julie Green-Culley) was shocked to find that most of the bras for little girls are padded. Thankfully my daughter (11 yrs old) is so not interested in making herself look more endowed than what she is. For her, it's all about comfort and manageability.

Lori - posted on 08/31/2010

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my daughter is 11. Last year we started with jog bras and cami's with liners. She blossomed a bit over the summer so we made an outing out of going to Target and picking out some cute bras (btw.. they have really cute patterned ones now).. we also used that time to purchase items for a special "period" box for when she needs it (tampons, pads, motrin, chocolate). She loved the day! It was just her and I .. brother and sister stayed home with Dad that day. The funniest part of the day.. we wear the same sized bra.. I think my daughter will be a bigger cup than me soon. :)

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