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Tips for
your period
on holiday


Being prepared

Just because it’s your time of the month, doesn’t mean you have to cancel what you like doing.

Tampons allow you to go swimming and give you the confidence to carry on with all your normal activities such as going to your dance class, school trip, sleep overs and exercise too, so you’ve got no excuses to sit out! You’ve been looking forward to your holiday all year but it’s booked for your time of the month or you’re worried it may come unannounced!

We can’t stop this from happening. But, we do have some suggestions to make sure it’s not as big a deal as you think it might be.

Using tampons for the first time on holiday

If you haven’t tried using tampons before, try using them a few months before you go away. Our Lil-Lets Teens tampons are shorter and narrower, which makes them ideal for first time users. Once you’ve mastered the skill, they’re ideal to wear on holiday as they allow you to carry on with swimming and beach fun.

What if I don't want to use tampons on holiday?

If you’re still not up for giving tampons a try, there are ways you can get around wearing pads on holiday. Treat yourself to a few pairs of shorts to wear with your bikini and no one will be any the wiser. Or go for a bit of sightseeing and maybe try some activities away from the pool.

I'm already on holiday, what do I do?

If you’re reading this on holiday and you haven’t brought anything with you, head to the nearest supermarket or chemist where you’ll find a selection of products that you’ll need. The names of the products may be different but they'll have pictures on the front to tell you what’s inside. One last thing – if it does arrive, tell a grown-up as this is pretty big news and they’ll want to support you.

See Also

When is the right tIme
to use a tampon?


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I would like to try the Lil Lets tampons

Lil let's gal

Yesterday I was shoppung with my Bff and when I got back there was a brown mark on my underwear that wasnt there before. It didnt smell like poop but looked a lot like it but in the middle of my undies. Is this my period or spotting?


Can u still swim with a pad on because my mother won't let me use a tampon?


I love to swim and hang out at the beach but my period came 2 days before help 😥

Being a Girl x

I'm going on holiday in October! I asked Vikki a question and she said I could start later this year or early 2018 (not any more accurate) so when I do some more holiday shopping I'm going to buy tampons (lil lets smartfit applicator) pads, liners, nappy bags and wipes. I already use liners as I have discharge! So if it does so happen on holiday, I'm prepared! XXx


last year I had my period on holiday and I love beach and swimming activities. I was terrified of using tampons and still am (because of tss) and I'm due it again this year on holiday :( ... but last year I dealt with it so easily just wear shorts and a top and a pad when playing on the beach and when it comes to water activies I change into a dark swimming costume and no sanitary items I then swim like that and dry myself of and have all my clothes and a newpad in pants ready to put on after drying off. I'm always so frustrated when I have my period on holiday but you can still do everything you want and not use tampons and still have a great time! also I have a heavy flow and them tricks still work! and a few ways I make my period come earlier is having hot baths regularly, going for a run a few days a week and eating lots of fruit and tropical juice and it brings them forwards three days or so. its a lifesaver although I'm not sure it would work for everyone. (IGNORE MY BAD SPELLING AND GRAMMAR)

Rainbow lover????????

I haven't started my period yet but I am worried I might soon because I'm getting bad tummy aches and white discharge at the moment.As well as that,I am going on holiday soon,so this was very helpful for me.🤔🤔🤔😟😕😀😃🤷🏼‍♀️🦄🌈


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