We were out for dinner the other night and in the ladies room DD (5.5years) asked what the tampon despensers were. I said, 'they are tampons'. She asked 'whats a tampon'. I said 'ladies use them when they have their period'. She asked 'Whats a period'. I said 'its when a lady bleeds from her vagina'. She said 'i dont ever want a period'. I said 'One day you'll get one'. And she was a bit unsure and worried i think. I said to her, it doesnt hurt and its part of having a baby and you have to have a period if you want to have a baby one day.
Couple of days later i got my period and i called her into the bathroom and said look (my pad was on the floor), mummy has her period. She ran away saying 'yuck'.
She seems ok about it all now, ive always been open and honest about everything...i basically just answer her questions. 'How did the baby get in your belly', 'Daddy put it there with his penis'. The baby comes out of your vagina', breasts feed babies milk etc
I was 8years old when i got my first period and, while i hope it doesnt happen to her, theres a chance she going to be young too. I want her to know whats going on.
How did you talk to your girls about periods???