Training bra suggestions???

Martina - posted on 11/23/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I noticed recently that my almost 10-year old daughter is starting to bud. She hasn't raised the subject yet, nor I with her, but I'm thinking that it'll be time for her first bra soon. With that in mind, I recently went looking at what is available in the stores that would be suitable for her and I wasn't impressed at what was availabl. All that I saw were mostly either "crop tops" - ,(-ie - glorified undershirts,) "sports bras"- (really 'chest binders' - yuck!) and all kinds of padded - ugh! - and even "pushup-style" bras - double-ugh!!) intended for, but to mind, not at all appropriate for a 10-year-old!.. Back in the day' when I was about 10, I remember my mom buying me some very basic Teenform-brand training bras that had no actual cup size. The "cups" if you can call them that, were perfectly flat rectangles of stretch-elastic fabric that could expand and would grow with you as you developed. Aside from the "cups", the rest of the bra was just like a regular bra, with adjustable straps and a back "hook & eye" closure. Looking back I think they were perfect for me then and would be perfect for my daughter now.. I don't think Teenform is in business anymore - at least I haven’t seen that brand or that style of bra in the stores. Does anyone know of a very basic, non 'crop-top', non "sports" and non "padded or push-up" actual 'training bra' that has the stretchy one-size "grow-with-you' style cup feature?
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PS. Just to give everyone an idea of the general style of bra that I mean, I came across a drawing on the net from an old ad, of the actual Teefdorm-style bra that I started with. I had totally forgotten this, but apparently the style-name for it was "Littlest Angel". It's long out production, but I'd liove to find something that is at least similar, for my daughter. ( http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O1nl-cmANJw/TX...)

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Amy - posted on 11/23/2013

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The brand I got my daughter Josalin was just fruit of the loom. I believe they came in a two pack at walmart in the girls section by the socks etc.. I was in the exact same boat with my daughter last year. I just sat and talked to her just me and her. I told her that I had noticed that she was developing breasts and maybe she and I should go look for a bra or two. To my surprise she just said ok. I could tell she felt a little awkward about it. We decided on a day to go just me and her. That was the most comforting I think to her was it was just her and I going. You maybe surprised on how well she will take it or react. Just be honest with her.

Martina - posted on 11/23/2013

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Hi, Amy. Thanks for the reply and the information.It's really good to hear from somone whose been there already. The bra you mentioned sounds like what I should be for looking for Emma. Do you recall the brand and where you
bought it? Also,any ideas how I should broach the subject of geting a bra with
her? Sje's almost 10, but she seems (and especialy to met!) much younger than her chronilogil age. I'm so not ready for this!

Amy - posted on 11/23/2013

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I found a similar style to what your talking about at walmart in the girls section last year when I bought my then almost 11 yr old some. They have the band size for them but no cup size. No padding and just the triangle shape yr talking about. Take her with you when u look. I made the mistake of not taking her and the next time I did it was much easier. Otherwise on line might be easier for u and her as long as you know her band size of course. Good luck.

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