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How long do we have?

My dd is 7 1/2 and we just bought her a few training bras. I noticed that she was starting to show through her shirts. She is a little overweight (10 lbs). I thought since she was overweight that it was making her more pronounced in her chest. She recently lost a little weight and shot up during a growth spurt. Her stomach flattened out a bunch but her chest got even more pronounced. We arn't talking like a "B" cup or anything. She can hide it with a loose shirt. Anyway my question is now that she started getting "breast buds" how long do we have before her period? I read approx. 2 years but would rather hear from some other moms.

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Asked by sadira29 at 5:34 PM on May. 9, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • I started wearing a "training bra" in I believe the end of 5th grade. I didn't start my period until the summer going into 7th grade. So I would say the 2 year rule is probably right.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 5:39 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • at my child's 10 year physical, our doctor said about a year after they start budding is when they'll start having periods.

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 5:41 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • All girls are different. Some start really early, like 10 and some about 12. My oldest daughter started at 10, and boy she thought that was cool until a couple of months down the road. Then my youngest thought my oldest was way cool and she wanted hers too, but, it didn't come until 13, now she hates that time. So they have been at it for a while and think they can't wait til menopause☺Just talk to your dauhgter about whats going to happen starting at about 8, explain it easy, and let her ask anything she wants. After a while she will forget until it actually happens, but, she won't be as scared.

    Answer by Kat122 at 5:41 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I and my dd's started at age 10 (not together of course!)

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:21 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • hopefully not before 12 but warn her gently now some girls it coames early and it is easier on her if she is warned the poor thing I hated becomming a girl with a figure I actually developed before one of my older sisiters warn her nice ugh growing up is rough brib her with chocolate

    Answer by goatmom4 at 10:49 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Every girl is different. Girls who are very physically active can also see a delay in their period. I suggest the book Body Drama, it is great.

    Answer by salexander at 12:03 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • My daughter had breast buds in kindergarten...this is termed 'precocious puberty'. Ask her doc if she could possibly be going into puberty early;google the precocious puberty I daughter had bb's by 5...and still didn't start her periods until she was almost 11.

    Answer by starrsun at 2:12 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • This cannot be answered. I teach dance and very close to all of my students and they are pretty open with me as well because sometimes their first "periods" happen in class or they come to class after they started feeling SHY and embarrassed. I have had several girls that started right away after they start budding, some didn't start until long after the budding... So really you cannot even predict if they will or will not start after their budding. One student has been budding for three years before she finally started.

    Answer by TheFriskyKitty at 9:58 AM on May. 12, 2009

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