11 year old's first bra
Tricia - posted on 09/01/2010
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
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. :)
Melinda - posted on 08/30/2010
I know exactly what you mean about the padded bras. My 11 year old needs one and she's not big enough for padded ones or doesn't need them to make her look like she has big boobs when she doesn't! I'd like her to wear the sports bras and she's been doing well with those. Good luck!
Angie - posted on 08/27/2010
My oldest daughter developed breasts at 10 and started having periods at 11. One day I just said, Alana, it's time we go bra shopping. We went to the store and tried on bras until she found ones she liked. About once every 6 months, we have to go back and buy new bras. So far, she likes the wireless bras. But when she first started wearing them, she wore the training bras and moved up from there. She wore the sports bras for a while, but said she didn't like them. I saved all of her old bras and now her 11 year old sister is wearing them.
Laura - posted on 08/26/2010
My daughter plays Little League Softball and she needed something to wear under the sleeveless shirt (she didn't want to wear a t-shirt--too warm). I suggested we get her some "sports bras" and she thought that would be a good idea. She's 12 now, and still doesn't really need a bra but I bought her some trainers so she has them, just in case she needs to wear one. I don't force the issue--I leave it up to her discression to wear one with only a few exceptions (sheer or thin shirts). Sometimes she wears one sometimes she doesn't...for now...
Candi - posted on 08/26/2010
My daughter is 10 and she wears the ones that come before the training bras! Its kind of like a short tank top. SHe has been wanting a bra for a while b/c she saw some with Littlest Pet Shop on them and some others with cool pictures. She is definitely not shy about that stuff and tht mkes it so much easier on all of us
Barbara - posted on 08/26/2010
Great question! My daughter is 10 and really doesn't need one yet, but she is modest and I remember the age wanting to feel age appropriate and all.
She's been wearing lacy camisoles and the simple training bras for about a year or so.
On the other hand, if your daughter needs the bra, then have fun and go look at what's out there and have a trying on session.
Is she shy or reluctant to talk about it? If so, then create a comfortable environment to talk with her first. If she's fighting the topic, you may need to be firm and say that it's important for her body to have proper support. So many times I find myself commenting on how quickly mine is growing up. The days when we talk about "new developments" sometimes come out of no where, but become very special and I savor them. Have fun!
Julie - posted on 08/25/2010
i was shocked to find most of them were padded! or had cups!!! We laughed like crazy...but we just added them to our regular shopping one outing as a "hey I think you need a bra" she had been wearing undershirts for a bit with her fencing stuff so it was just a natural progression
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