Can 9 Year Olds Get Their Period?

Is 9 years old too early for period?

“It is not uncommon for girls to start their period as young as 8 or 9,” says Dr.

Sara Kreckman, UnityPoint Health pediatrician.

“This can be both emotionally and mentally challenging for girls this young, as well as their parents.”.

How do you explain a period to a 9 year old?

Talk early and often The earlier you begin talking to your child about the changes to expect during puberty, the better. Don’t plan a single tell-all discussion. Instead, plan on a series of conversations. If your child asks questions about menstruation, answer them openly and honestly.

Is it normal for a 10 year old to get her period?

Most girls get their first period when they’re between 10 and 15 years old. The average age is 12, but every girl’s body has its own schedule. Although there’s no one right age for a girl to get her period, there are some clues that it will start soon.

What are the signs my daughter is going to start her period?

Most of the time, a girl gets her period about 2 years after her breasts start to develop. Another sign is vaginal discharge fluid (sort of like mucus) that a girl might see or feel on her underwear. This discharge usually begins about 6 months to a year before a girl gets her first period.

How long does a period last for a 9 year old?

Periods usually last about 5 days.

How long after getting breast buds do periods start?

Periods. While timelines can vary, most girls get their first period within 2 – 3 years after the development of breast buds. The average age for girls to get their first period in the United States is around age 12. It’s important to emphasize that periods are a normal part of growing up.