We will have to live one day at a time and pray that she does not get cramps. Giving her shots to have her period come less often has been an option but it is not something we want to consider right now due to the side effects! I hope to be a support in the future to other parents of special needs girls. My daughter is very high functioning compared to other girls with Down syndrome so every case is different. Lots of love and support is all they need. My 15 year-old got hers at 11 almost 12 and had a harder time because none of her friends had theirs yet so in a way, not knowing exactly what's going on is better.View Thread
My slim and very active daughter just got her period Christmas Eve. That same day she was waiting for Santa and lost her tooth! She had seen her 15 year-old sister and myself putting pads on and so she did not seem upset. I bought her the cute tween pads with stars and different colors and she likes them. She has a bit of trouble managing the sticky part and will probably need help at school. We were surprised since she is so little in size and skinny. My daughter also has Down syndrome so in a way, the fact that she does not understand exactly what is going on, is a benefit for her. I am just not sure how it will work with school but she is not the first one who might have to go to the nurse for help. She is not bothered by it so far. People say things like, "oh she is now a woman." but she in no woman to me. She is playing with her dolls and sill loosing her teeth. She has the body of a little girl! Not sure why some girls get it earlier but oh well, we need to deal with it and be supportive. Give your girls lots and lots of love. MyView Thread
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