At what age did your daughter start puberty?

My seven year old is getting pubic hair!!! I think it's early, but I was a VERY late bloomer. (13 1/2) Anyone else have/had a young daughter starting this early?

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steveswife1130

Asked by steveswife1130 at 2:13 PM on Dec. 30, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Not too young at all! Like your daughter my daughter is 8 and already has a nice amount of pubic hair and some fuzz under her arms. She gets "mysterious" headaches and even discharge in her panties! Just know that early signs of hair doesn't necessarily mean early puberty. Her menstrual may not come til much later. But I would begin talking with her about puberty if you havn't done so already. FYI--asthmatic children who've taken steriod treatments are at a greater risk for the early onset of puberty. Hope this is helpful.
    phillymom49

    Answer by phillymom49 at 3:03 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • My DD is 9 and is getting underarm hair too and wears deodorant too. I started my period at 12 and I'm thinking she's going to start early also.

    LovingParent08

    Answer by LovingParent08 at 2:16 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • I started my period when I was 9. My daughter is way to young to even think about that yet though! lol
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:17 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • talk wit her dr..... n its time 4 the period talk too.... i was 13
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • i was11 when i started
    jbirchard

    Answer by jbirchard at 3:04 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • some girls develop early. ask her dr.
    cnelson82

    Answer by cnelson82 at 3:12 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • Talk to her doctor but it varies for everyone.

    I started growing pubic hair around 7 or 8. Not much but a few strands. Around 9 or 10 I started wearing deoderant. I also started developing breasts in 4th grade ( 9 or 10). 9 days after my 13th birthday my period started and sometimes that year I started shaving.
    madamekatekate

    Answer by madamekatekate at 3:24 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • Seven is at the early end of the normal range but it's still normal.
    I'd get the book "The Care and Keeping of You". It talks about what is happening to her body but doesn't go into sex. It's very age appropriate.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:31 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • I started at 9. I had to wear a bra at 7.
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 5:28 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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  • I was 11 when I got my period. My neice was 10 when she got hers. My daughter is 5 but she haven't shown any signs of puberty yet.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Dec. 30, 2008

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