11 year old's first bra
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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