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Your first period can arrive at any time and quite unexpectedly too, so it is worth keeping a couple of pads, also known as sanitary towels, in your school or sports bag.

And if you think your period may not be too far away, then like many girls, you may find wearing a liner every day is a good idea, that way if your period does arrive you and your underwear will be protected until you can get to the toilet to swap your liner for a teen pad or tampon.

Lil-lets teens have a super cute starter pack that comes with everything you need for getting a period in school.


78% of girls admit feeling
worried about
starting their period


What happens if you haven't got any
sanitary towels or
tampons with me?


  • Ask one of your friends. If it was the other way round, you'd want to help them.
  • Your teacher, school nurse and school secretary are likely to have supplies and they'll be happy to help too.
  • If you need an immediate solution to protecting your underwear, fold some tissue up and place it in your underwear. It's just a temporary fix but it'll work until you find a pad to wear.

How often should
I change my pad or
tampon in school?


A teen pad can be worn for up to 8 hours, but most people change every 3-5 hours, so there is no need to ask to be excused from class, it will be fine to wait until break time.

Tampons, whether they are applicator or non-applicator, can be worn for between 4 - 8 hours. If you need to go to the loo but don't want to remove your tampon, just move the cord to the side to avoid it getting wet.

Extra helpful
period tips for

#help, #periods

  • If you're worried about making a noise when you open the wrapper in the school toilet, it's a relief to know that lots of products, like our Lil-lets teens pads, now come with specially designed quiet wrappers to stop you feeling self-conscious.
  • Don’t be tempted to flush your used pad down the toilet as it might block it. Instead, wrap it up and put it in the specially provided bin inside the toilet cubicle, or if there isn’t one, in the general rubbish bin in the main area of the toilets.
  • Periods are completely natural and there is no need for you to go home if your period starts when you are in school. If you get upset, your teacher may let you call your mum to make you feel better.

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I'm really scared to get my FIRST period at school!I don't want everyone to see my pad :(


What if your school doesn't have a bin in the stall. I go to elementary school


I haven't started yet but in my locker at school I have a little pouch with different pads and liners just in case. This article was really helpful thanks👍🏼

Period girl

To angel don't worry I'm sure people will be kind about it (even the boys) believe me I've had my period in front of boys at school they were very understanding and caring. And for the cramps at home maybe use a hot water bottle and school portable heat pads for your tummy. Hope

Period girl

To leila loo If you have not already, maybe consider getting a lil lets teens starter kit or some pads or tampons if you prefer tampons but I suggest pads for your first period. Hope this helps ☺️

Leila loo

I am not on my period ,yet but am still preparing for the time to come.

I have my period

Thanks for the advice 🚺❣💓💕💞


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