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♥ Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3181 posts
18th Jul '13

I was caught off guard and started my period early this month. I was out of the house when it happened and by the time I got home to get a pad My undies had blood on them. I chucked them in the wash and stupidly didn't start it straight away. My 5 year old daughter went to put her clothes in the machine and saw my bloody undies. She was laughing and asked me if it was poo and why I had an accident. I didn't know what to say so I told her no it's not don't worry about it and she let it go.



She has brought it up a few times since and went and told SO I poo my pants lol. I think she is too young to tell her about periods and if I tell her it was blood and it happens when you get older I think she might freak out a little bit.



What do I tell her? Should I just go along with her thinking I had an accident or should I admit it was blood and try to explain things to her?

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2390 posts
18th Jul '13

I'd just tell her



ETA: in a simplified way, like other mums have said. And just try to answer any questions she has in a simple way. I'd try to make it sound as normal as possible to not freak her out too much.

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66787 posts
status 18th Jul '13

I wouldn't go into a lot of detail. She's too young to understand the complexities of the female body. My daughter does not allow me privacy while I'm in the bathroom, so she's been curious about my "ouchies" for quite some time. That's what I tell her; that mommies get ouchies.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
18th Jul '13

I'd try to explain it in simple terms. Like mommies bleed once a month if they aren't having a baby or something like it. I wouldn't go into a lot of detail but I would tell her that you bleed show her your pads/tampons and tell her usually when you bleed you have to use this but this time you had an accident. I wouldn't want her to think it was a poop accident but that's just me, I also wouldn't want to scare her and give her too much detail so maybe you could see how others gave their kids talks?



I know my ex-stepmom bought a book about it, but it was kind of g*****c. She showed it to me and I was like :shock: and it was a children's book. She told my little sister everything at like 7 years old.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [38 wks]:" I wouldn't go into a lot of detail. She's too young to understand the complexities of the female body. ... [snip!] ... the bathroom, so she's been curious about my "ouchies" for quite some time. That's what I tell her; that mommies get ouchies."


That's a good idea, mommies get ouchies! Not too much detail but enough so she's not freaked out.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
18th Jul '13

I don't think its too young. My 4yr old would say oh no, mama has a booboo when he was younger (I haven't had a period since last July)



He knows I bleed, he knows I use tampons or pads.



I haven't explained to him why I get booboos yet.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3181 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [38 wks]:" I wouldn't go into a lot of detail. She's too young to understand the complexities of the female body. ... [snip!] ... the bathroom, so she's been curious about my "ouchies" for quite some time. That's what I tell her; that mommies get ouchies."


This is what i'm worried about. That she will want more details and if I try to explain it even simply she won't understand it.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3181 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" I'd try to explain it in simple terms. Like mommies bleed once a month if they aren't having a baby or ... [snip!] ... showed it to me and I was like :shock: and it was a children's book. She told my little sister everything at like 7 years old."


I don't like her thinking I have accidents either. She already went and told my SO and laughed her arse off while saying it, I can so see her randomly remembering it and telling people lol.

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66787 posts
status 18th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" I don't like her thinking I have accidents either. She already went and told my SO and laughed her arse off while saying it, I can so see her randomly remembering it and telling people lol."


That's a kid for you. My daughter thinks it's hilarious to share mommy's farts with everyone.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3181 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [38 wks]:" That's a kid for you. My daughter thinks it's hilarious to share mommy's farts with everyone."


Hahaha! She does that too, it's so embarrassing.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" I don't like her thinking I have accidents either. She already went and told my SO and laughed her arse off while saying it, I can so see her randomly remembering it and telling people lol."


Yeah I imagine Peyton will do that too. Kids are funny they don't remember the things you want them to but they remember the things you don't want them to and share them at the worst moments with the wrong people lol

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" This is what i'm worried about. That she will want more details and if I try to explain it even simply she won't understand it. "


Hmm I hope maybe someone will have some advice on what to tell her that's simple but not too simple and something that you can tell her without going into too much detail and scare her. I don't have any experience with that yet :( But I would want to give her the truth somehow in kid form.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3181 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Yeah I imagine Peyton will do that too. Kids are funny they don't remember the things you want them ... [snip!] ... want them to but they remember the things you don't want them to and share them at the worst moments with the wrong people lol"


Yup, lol.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
18th Jul '13

I would go with ouchie thig a d then ask if she has any questions and answer them honestly.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3181 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Hmm I hope maybe someone will have some advice on what to tell her that's simple but not too simple ... [snip!] ... detail and scare her. I don't have any experience with that yet :( But I would want to give her the truth somehow in kid form."


I try to think of simple ways to explain it but then think of the questions she will come up with (she always needs to know everything about everything lol) I thought something like "Every now and then I bleed, it's something that happens to girls when they are older" then I think she will be like "Why? Why do you bleed? Why don't I bleed? Am I going to bleed too? OMG BLOOD?!?! where does the blood come from? Why would you bleed from there? Are you sick? (she hates blood so much, freaks out if she gets a tiny scratch not from the pain but if she sees the small amount of blood)



I'm probably over thinking it, I might tell her and she will be all "oh ok, whatever"