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post #21 of 34
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well we are very close and i did ask her. she said no one has touched her down there and i asked if she would tell me and she said yes.
post #22 of 34
It is quite possible that she's hurting herself, and/or penetrating herself during masturbation, leading to the bleeding. It's very unlikely that she's starting her period.
post #23 of 34
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no

i asked her and she said she doesnt and i believe her.
post #24 of 34
As evidenced by the direct experience of other posters, it is NOT unlikely that she is starting her period. Some girls really do start pretty young, even without other visible development. Alot goes on in puberty that is invisible from the outside - it's not just about breasts, hips and body hair. I also know at least 2 friends who started their periods at 8 or 9, and one of them is short and petite to this day.

OTOH, did the doctor test to rule out UTI or bladder infection? Sometimes that can manifest with bleeding.
post #25 of 34
My son will be 8 in August and he's 48inches and about 50pounds. He's small, especially for a boy. However, he's not unhealthy and his size is genetic. My daughter was similarly built only thinner. I am 5'7" (so on the taller end but not tall) and only 110lbs. My oldest has just turned 14, she's 5'10" and 130lbs. She's the "abnormal" one, lol. I wouldn't worry too much about your daughters size just yet. As long as she's healthy and active, especially if she's genetically prone to being smaller, she's likely fine.

I don't know anything about the periods/breasts/hair. I swear I was the last of my friends to get any of those things. I'm still waiting for breasts
post #26 of 34
There are average height weight growth charts for girls at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/...l/cj41l022.pdf
post #27 of 34
You know what is wrong with that chart? It shows the weight by age, not according to height. My dd is 7 and weighs 65lbs but she is NOT OVERWEIGHT at all. But according to that chart, she must be because it is off the chart.

Then they have a separate chart for height. They both should be combined as one. I think that chart is very misleading. And again, it is "average." Not everyone is "average."

To the OP. My oldest dd was very small for her age. She was still wearing a girls size 10 in the 5th grade. At the begining of 6th grade she still wore a 10 but quickly went to a 12, then even more quickly a 14, and next thing I knew, by the end of the year she was wearing a Jr's size 1. She has basically stayed in the same size pants this year, now her bra size keeps getting bigger. She has not started her period yet however.

I wouldn't worry about your daughters size. She will catch up at some point. As for the bleeding, I remember my first period being kind of brownish not red like blood. I would think if it is red like blood it might be something different and would suggest as another poster said to get her tested for a UTI or other infection. (if the doctor didn't already test for that.) Good luck. I hope you figure out what is going on.
post #28 of 34
If you go to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad314.pdf and scroll down to page 23 of 28, there is a weight by stature chart. These charts include percentile data.
post #29 of 34
I wouldn't worry. I got my period at 10, with no hair and very little boob action going on. DD is almost 8 and she is about the same size as your daughter and VERY healthy. It actually boggles my mind that people comment on how she is short for her age because all of the other kids in her class are about the same size (some even smaller) with only a very few being taller. So in my mind she is average, which would make your DD about average too. She is still between a 6x and a 7, nothing to fear there.

Don't worry, you're just being a loving and concerned mama. About the buds, it is possible if she is sore that she is starting to develope. I remember there was a little girl who I babysat for who developed breast buds around 8 or 9 and would walk around with ice packs on her chest, poor thing. And come to think of it, there was a little girl at the spring choir performance who looked like she was already wearing a bra (I know because it freaked me out to think that could be DD soon) and they were all around 8-10.
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by marie257
i wanted to see if she was budding but she doesnt seem to be but my daughter said that when i had a feel to see if she was,her boobs ached. is there anyway of knowing when she will start to bud.
wtf? You squeezed her boobs to see if she has them?

Dunno if she's small. Here in Holland most kids have that height when they're 5, but they grow up to be 6-footers. I would worry more about how an eight-year old who gets her period feels when her dad or mom or whatever squeezes her "buds".
post #31 of 34
I feel like I missed an edited part since I see no reference to bleeding...

but in reference to height, both of my daughters are considered "petite". My husband is 6'1 and I am 5'5 so really we aren't short people. But my 8 yo is prob around 4ft and weighs about 52lbs, my 10yo is under 5ft and weighs about 56lbs. I see so many varying sizes in their grades, many are the same size yet she feels "short" and there are several taller and a few shorter, same for the 8 yo too. The thing is (and this may sound sexist but is reality) if I was to have a "petite child" at least its girls. Girls won't be teased for it and can deal with it better, it is more acceptable to society then having a 5ft son. Sucks but hey its reality, wouldn't life be grand if there was acceptance everywhere for everyone.
post #32 of 34
it is unlikely? huh... i guess I am the out girl then...

I started right when I turned 8. everything else... breasts, hair.. growth spurt happend later... much later.
post #33 of 34
Everyone is different. My DD is 7, 4'4" and weighs 65 lbs. She's tall, thin and muscular, just like I was at that age. It's genetic, because her father is 6'4" and has a brother who is 6'6". I also have tall thin people in my background. These "charts" never take genetics or environment into account, and they are actually several decades old.

Unlike myself, though, she's not showing any signs of puberty yet. I was already starting to put on some body fat at that age. Started my period when I was 11, and I had JUST started getting BO, body hair and breast growth.
post #34 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by simonee
wtf? You squeezed her boobs to see if she has them?

Dunno if she's small. Here in Holland most kids have that height when they're 5, but they grow up to be 6-footers. I would worry more about how an eight-year old who gets her period feels when her dad or mom or whatever squeezes her "buds".
not anywhere have i said i squeezed her buds. i said i felt.
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