Hi, my daughter just turned 11. She started her period six months ago and has been using cloth pads. We are running into the issue of wanting to go swimming when she has her period. From sheer luck so far it has not happened that she wants to go on a heavy flow day and she's managed to get away with it. But it will happen.
I'm pretty sure she is too young for the Diva Cup and definitely not aware enough to stick to the learning curve to use it (I use one and love it). She does not want to use tampons because she is aware of the dangers of them, whether it is contamination from sprayed cotton or just the fact that our vaginas are made to be moist places and tampons can wreak havoc on that. She also has environmental concerns around them.
Other than the Diva, what options does she have? If we have to use a tampon for her, can anyone recommend something safe and earth-friendly (if such a thing exists)?