Help my 9yr old daughter has started spotting

Yvonne - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I was watching out for the usual signs you know hair growth non she is only starting to get the little lines around the breast areas but she started spotting is this normal

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Candy - posted on 07/24/2010

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I was 9 years old too. Educate her and tell her the truth and you both will be fine. My mom said she cried for me when I started becuase she thought it was so young.

Carrie - posted on 07/08/2010

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my daughter is turning 9 next week and she has been going through the same thing. she has also had to start wearing bras, which has been very difficult for her and i both. ive noticed with her the spoting will be there for a day or two then she wont do it again for a couple of months. I talked to our doctor and he said that she was fine but always checking out the problem with a doctor is probably the best policy.

Karla - posted on 07/06/2010

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I think that while many posters are saying it IS normal, I think it is best to contact your doctor - i had a friend whose daughter started spotting at 9, and she actually had some ovarian cysts... better safe than sorry!

Emma - posted on 07/06/2010

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I started my periods @ the age of 10 but my mum made sure I knew where the pads were kept and although i was too embarrassed to tell my mum I knew where everything was and she noticed they were being used so she did know and just waited for me to tell her this worked for me I was very happy with the way my mum handled this situation maybe the same for you?? she just used to ask me to see if she had a full packet of pads not If you start ur blob that's where they are kept!! lol very subtle but it worked The questions had already been covered on why do u need them

Shawna - posted on 07/06/2010

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don't trip ..my daughter started her moon @ 10 ..she is 12 now and its just a normal routine.. just talk to her so she doesnt feel awkward

Lori - posted on 07/06/2010

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My Oldest was 9 when she got hers and my middle Daughter was 10 their pediatrician says this is normal.

Amanda - posted on 07/05/2010

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My daughter is only 2, so I have some time. But I have a 13 year old and a 11 year old stepdaughters. The 13 year old was at her mom's when she started. but the 11 years old could start anytime. the signs are there. the girls and I talk very openly about girls bodies and puberty. She seems to be excited about getting hers. (for the life of me I don't know why! LOL). It's natural. It's normal. And 9 years old is young but not out of the ordinary.

Adrienne - posted on 07/05/2010

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I agree with everyone else the biggest thing is teaching her 2 be more careful in her personal hygiene & making sure she is prepared just in case she doesn't want 2 talk about it or if U R not home when the real thing starts as we know it can be very scary...

Jenny - posted on 07/04/2010

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Im speaking from personal experience. I started my period at 9. I think it's a little young, but very normal.

Monica - posted on 07/04/2010

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American Girl has a book called The Care & Keeping of You The Body Book for Girls, I highly recommend reading it with her and answering any questions she may have.

Suzanne - posted on 07/01/2010

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Yes... this is normal.... I worked at a summer camp for many years, with the 8 - 12 year olds... and one of the first conversations we had with the 9- 10 year olds was that the altitude (we were up in the mountains) could trigger spotting and girly issues that they may never have encountered...
and quite often we'd have girls have their first cycle...

Prepare your daughter, give her the tools and supplies she needs, and let her know to talk to you if she is afraid or concerned... and let her know that she is NORMAL.... nothing out of the ordinary, and nothing to "discuss" with her friends... it's a personal matter...

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