When you get your period, you'll need to use something to Girls first period tampons up the menstrual blood. There are lots of choices out there, and it may take some experimenting before you find the product that works best for you. Super, slender, overnight, with or without wings, deodorant, maxi, mini. But the good news is that with all these choices, there's bound to be one that works for you.
Pads are rectangles of absorbent material that attach to the insides of a girl's underwear. They're sometimes also called sanitary pads or sanitary napkins.
Some pads have extra material on the sides called "wings" that fold over the edges of your underwear to help hold the pad in place and prevent leakage. Some girls have periods with heavier bleeding, and others have lighter periods with less bleeding.
Pads come in several different thicknesses and absorbencies Girls first period tampons heavier or lighter menstrual periods or for day or nighttime use.
That way, girls who have a lighter flow don't need to feel like they're wearing a pad that's bigger than they need — and girls with a heavy flow don't need to worry that they'll leak through their pad.
Some pads are scented or come with a deodorant in them. But these can cause irritation of the vagina or an allergic reaction in some girls.
Most pads that you buy in stores have a sticky strip along the bottom. You peel off the strip that covers the adhesive, press the pad into the crotch of your underwear wrapping the wings around and sticking them under the crotch if the pad you're using has wings.
This type of pad is disposable.
Once you've removed the pad, wrap it in toilet paper and put it in the trash can or if you're at school or out somewhere, in the special disposal box that's found in most stalls. Don't try to flush a pad down the toilet — even Girls first period tampons lightest kind of pad may back up the toilet and make a huge embarrassing!
It's also possible to buy reusable pads that can be washed after each wearing — these are usually available in natural health stores or online. These kinds of pads snap or clip onto a girl's underwear or have a special holder that attaches on.
Some women choose to use these pads because they think they are better for the environment or because they save money. It's all a matter of personal preference. No matter what kind of pad you choose, it's best to change pads every 3 or 4 hours, even when your flow isn't very heavy.