help with that time of the month

Deserae - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my 6 almost 7 yr old has most if not all the sings of starting her breasts has started and hair is starting to grow and she has the discharge can anyone tell how long it will be i dont remeber i was 11 when i started any info would be great im hopeing im looking to much into the whole thing and she still has a while thank u so much!!

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Laura - posted on 05/28/2010

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You may want to ask her school nurse if not her doctor. I was talking to my daughters school nurse and she said that girls were getting theirs as early as 9.

Telika - posted on 05/21/2010

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i don't think you can get a period @ 6 or 7 something else maybe going on its time to consult her ped

Tania - posted on 05/21/2010

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My niece showed signs of developing early so her mum took her to a paediatrician. She ended up starting later than expected. What I found out from her is that one of the concerns of girls starting young is the effect it has on their growth. Girls usually stop growing a couple of years after their first period. Definitely important to get her checked out by a specialist.

Yvonda - posted on 05/19/2010

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i think 6 or 7 yrs old would be way too young to have any of those sings already, have you talked with her pediatrician?

Anita - posted on 05/19/2010

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They can start very early. My new 8 year has breast, she has been wearing a bra for about a year now. She has more pubic hair than I care to see. I have decided to talk to her about her period. I know it is coming soon. She is going to 3rd grade in the fall and I an afraid it is going to start. Can I suggest a book. The Care & Keeping of You, The Body Book for Girls. by: Valorie Lee Schaefer. I starter the summer of 4th grade.

Stephanie - posted on 05/18/2010

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Hi,

My two older daughters 11 and 13 both have started their periods ( 3 yrs now for both ) and we got very helpful information from a book called the Body Book for Girls from Chapters. It helps them ( and you ) to understand what is going on with their body and encourages conversations about numerous topics!!! We started reading it when they showed signs of their bodies changing. My girls will often ask for the book to " look at something" they have questions about. Then they come and talk to me. The book is age appropriate for girls as young as 6 or 7 with realistic cartoon type drawings of body parts, different development stages options for when they get their period. It talks about body hair, body odor and many other things they are experiencing themselves. I recommend going through the book with them the first time and then have them ask for it when they want to know something. It is so important for them to know that the changes they are experiencing are normal and that we went through them too. It has helped them be empathetic to things other girls are going through as well. I hope this helps.

Susie - posted on 05/14/2010

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cow oestrogens in milk can affect the breasts and cause they to swell in children. Just off centre, boys can get small breast buds as a result of the affect of oestrogens either in their diet (milk, meat,) as well as reacting to the oestrogenic effects of chemicals found in plastic.

Amber - posted on 05/13/2010

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When I took my daughter for her check up when she was 9 they said she would start soon going by her breasts developing and other things well she did not start until she was 11 1/2. I started when I was 13 and my kid sister was 16.

Christina - posted on 05/12/2010

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My 12 year old showed many of the signs early as well but did not start until just a few months ago. Hopefully that is the case for you and your daughter as well.

Esther - posted on 05/12/2010

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it can be as early as 9 or 10 and as late as 16. just because the other parts are developing it doesn't mean that the period will kick in. ALL females are different, some by the book others are really off page :) as usual we have to wing it! i remember mine started with a small dark red/brown discharge. my advice would be to keep some sanitary towels and panty liners on hand at home so you're all prepared :)a lot of girls can be scared about using tampons straight off so best to avoid that for a while especially as she is still so young. keep talking with her and let her know its ok to come to you at any point to check . good luck x

Brigette - posted on 05/10/2010

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I've got a 12 year old and was very concerned when she looked like she was developing breasts very young and started to get discharge at about 7. Saying that, she has only recently got her first period at 12. Nonetheless, if you are concerned, get her a check up. Good luck.

Krys - posted on 05/10/2010

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I know that some start early. I come from a family of 4 sisters. All of us were different i started when i was 9 yrs old and the sister above me when she was 11 and my other two sisters were around 15...my kidd sister was 12...have you taken her to her pediatrician and shared the concerns thy may be able to help you as well.

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