What kind of products do your young teens use for 'that time of the month?' Have you had success with getting them to use anything reusable or eco-friendly? My 13 year old has had her period for about 6 months now. She's doing fine with it and is responsible about changing her pads. She's recently started using tampons part of the time so she can swim. I've allowed her to choose the type and brand of products she's most comfortable with, since it's her body and it's a new thing to her, but as time goes on I'm feeling not-so-great about all the single-use, throwaway stuff I have to buy for her.
I've used a cup for many years, and supplement with mama cloth. I bought DD some cute cloth pantyliners and a stylish little zippered wet bag, but she says she feels uncomfortable using them especially at school because putting them back in the bag is "gross" and "a boy might get into my backpack and unzip the bag and see them and it would be embarrassing." I get that, I really do, so I haven't pushed the issue. Just wondering if there is any other product your young teens have used successfully? I'm thinking she's still too young and squeamish to be comfortable with a cup (not to mention, she can hardly fit a tampon in there). Maybe Sea Pearls?
What do you think - any ideas? Do you buy your daughters whatever products they prefer?