Being a mother comes with its fair share of responsibilities. One of them includes helping your daughter through her puberty. We know that this can seem daunting, but without your guidance, she will only end up confused and ill-informed.
Prepare your child for menstruation
Remember what it was like for you, and you will understand what she might be feeling.
Begin by asking your daughter whether she has heard about periods or puberty. Let her tell you what she knows and make sure you correct any misinformation.
Must convey facts
As she gets older, her body changes to help her have a baby when she is an adult
These changes include the body readying the uterus, the place where the baby will grow
Every month, if there is no baby, the uterus walls will shed and will cause slight bleeding from the vagina.
How to make her feel safe:
You can make her feel calm and comforted by conveying a few things to her.
You need to prepare your daughter so that she can recognize the signs of her first period approaching.
A pressing pain in the lower abdomen area could be a sign of an approaching period
Do her jeans start feeling tight all of a sudden? This could be because of the bloating associate with an approaching period.
Nausea can also be a sign, particularly if your daughter isn’t eating anything unusual
Feeling anxious, sad or suddenly bursting into tears could be an indication that your daughter’s periods are approaching.
The paraphernalia she ought to know about:
Sanitary pads should be a staple in any and every period kit. But it is important that you show your daughter how to use the pads properly
The second best sanitary product that can help your daughter feel more comfortable are tampons. As a mother, you need to remember to tell and show your daughter how tampons work.
Pantyliners make for a great product to use when one’s periods are new. Make sure you tell your daughter about them and help her understand how and when it can be used.
Once you have battled through the ‘important talk’ stage, it now comes down to conveying the importance of hygienic sanitary practices.
Make sure you emphasize the importance of sanitary products from reliable and good brands. The right period products can truly help your daughter feel confident and supported
Because of the kind of variety in the market, choosing the right kind of pad or tampon for your daughter is easier. Pick ones that are best suited for girls beginning their first periods.
She can consult a doctor freely in case of unhealthy period days and if she is facing uncommon issues. Seeing a doctor at the right time is at most important.
Sanitary products need to be changed frequently upon using. This will help her maintaining hygiene particularly during her periods.
Ensure that you demonstrate the proper way to dispose off pads, tampons & pantyliners which helps her as well as people nearby staying away from getting infected.
Mothers play a crucial role in helping young girls transition from childhood into adulthood in the smoothest way possible. Communication is key. Always remember to keep the communication channel open, come what may.