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What pads are best for young girls?

post #1 of 88
Thread Starter 
I have been wondering about it for some time now. My oldest will be 13 in July and I'm kinda expecting something to happen soon.

Now I really don't want to scare her with the "matress size" pads I use :LOL
And I really don't want to buy every pad on the marked to find out wich one is best.

What is the best brand or size for young girls, so they don't feel like there back in diapers? :LOL

Cinnamon
post #2 of 88
I just ordered some of those WeMoon pads from Australia in the nighttime size, I'll let you know how they are. I think super absorbency is important for young girls so they feel secure and the cloth pads usually dont feel like diapers
post #3 of 88
If you're not gunning for cloth, Always with wings. Be sure to get wings -- they'll crumple up in the middle if you don't have them, and that's the absolute last thing someone with a new period needs, KWIM?

hth
post #4 of 88
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sly Soprano
they'll crumple up in the middle if you don't have them, and that's the absolute last thing someone with a new period needs, KWIM?

I know what you mean Thanks for the tip!

Cinnamon
post #5 of 88
Thread Starter 
~K~

I would like to know how that turns out.


Cinnamon
post #6 of 88
how about a menstrual cup? i have never bought one for myself, but they seem comfortable and easy.

http://divacup.com/ here is one example.

tabitha
post #7 of 88
They make "junior" size Always with wings- I remember liking those at that age.

I'm 21 and still intimidated by menstrual cups :
post #8 of 88
We bought the medium and mini sizes from Chimera_dreams on ebay - Char is super-nice, and the pads come in lots of fun, funky fabrics.

I don't know about sposies...

Dar
post #9 of 88
I like the Kotex thin ultra with wings, too. They are very thin. I'll probably try those for dd when the time comes. I like the Always, too, but they make me itch - don't know if that's just my sensitive skin or a general problem. Some of the disposables pads tend to make a plasticy rattly type noise when you move, you'd definitely want to avoid that for a young woman, I think. The Kotex wrappers aren't plastic, either, so they don't make a lot of noise when you open them. A friend's young dd had an awful time with that - she was just sure every one in the bathroom could tell what she was doing, and she started her menses at 10, so their wasn't a lot of support from friends yet.
I can't imagine a young girl figuring out a menstrual cup, even though I think about switching myself.
post #10 of 88
another vote for always with wings. they come in a variety of sizes (lengths) for day, night, heavy and light flow. (they even used to have a box that contained three different sizes if you can find it.) and they're super skinny so they can be packed around discreetly in backpacs and little purses. and they come in a wrap that can be reused during the disposal phase.
post #11 of 88
Our Whole Foods carries a nature care pad made of better stuff and it comes in a junior size. No wings. My dd doesn't like them. These are so soft and I use the adult sizes for myself.
post #12 of 88
I vote for cloth pads bc they are so much more comfortable, and not at all crinkly or diaperlike (among other reasons) I think a teen could be taught to soak and clean them at an early age. I just rinse mine in the shower and then put them in the reg wash. Many clothies have wings.
post #13 of 88
Kotex is an good brand if you are going disposible. NEVER NEVER use ALWAYS or CAREFREE. The material on their liners gives many women a "diaper" rash. Kotex has more of a cotton feel against your skin. The LAST thing a young girl needs is her period and a rash! They have very thing super absorbancy ones with wings.
post #14 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by doctorjen
I like the Kotex thin ultra with wings, too. They are very thin. I'll probably try those for dd when the time comes. I like the Always, too, but they make me itch - don't know if that's just my sensitive skin or a general problem. Some of the disposables pads tend to make a plasticy rattly type noise when you move, you'd definitely want to avoid that for a young woman, I think. The Kotex wrappers aren't plastic, either, so they don't make a lot of noise when you open them.
My 11 yr old Dd (who just started her period for the first time this morning!) gives the so far to Kotex thin Ultra w/ wings too.
post #15 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angierae
Kotex is an good brand if you are going disposible. NEVER NEVER use ALWAYS or CAREFREE. The material on their liners gives many women a "diaper" rash. Kotex has more of a cotton feel against your skin. The LAST thing a young girl needs is her period and a rash! They have very thing super absorbancy ones with wings.
My Dd's friend got a rash from using Always. Ughh what drag that must have been.
post #16 of 88
Thread Starter 

Thank You All!

Thanks for all that info!

Now I know what to consider.

I have tried Always once and was not impressed for the same reasons as some of you mentioned here.

I will hunt for Kotex and also check out the cloth pads. I have to read up on the diva cup. I have heard about it but that's about it.


Thanks again

Cinnamon
post #17 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by tabitha
how about a menstrual cup? i have never bought one for myself, but they seem comfortable and easy.

http://divacup.com/ here is one example.

tabitha
I bought some of these that they sold in the drugstore. They were just reusable for a few times, so probably different from the ones that you use month after month, but they were huge. Now I have used a diaphram and a cervical cap so I was familiar with how to get them in and I had given birth a couple of times, but I just could not get them in comfortably.

About pads, I am in the same situation with my oldest turning 13 this summer. But I remember that my mom (who had had a hysterectomy years before I started menstruating) only had mini pads on hand for me and no way were they enough. Because I am little she thought I wouldn't need the bigger pads.

I am thinking about making some cloth ones for my DD out of old diapers (talk about the great circle of life!), but I will just offer those as an option because I have a feeling, at least when she first starts, that they might just seem too out there for her.
post #18 of 88
I love that idea, maybe she would like to use the cloth diapers for nightime only, i'm sure they are very absorbent ( i use them for that purpose, though just folded)
post #19 of 88
I used Kotex when I first started (I was 10) . They're good pads, but I was always worried people would know what I was doing when I used the bathroom at school. It's hard to disguise that indiscreet RIIIIIIIIIIIP and crinkly noises. :

That's why I love cloth now.
post #20 of 88
Kotex has changed their wrappers and they aren't plastic now, so no more loud noise when you open them. They actually brag about having the quietest wrapper on their packages.
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