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Periods
at school
How to
feel prepared

#periods

When your period happen at school, it's nice to feel ready for it and you can do this in the following ways:

Keep a couple of pads in your school or sports bag. Lil-Lets have created a Teens Starter Pack in a pretty bag that's perfect for this.

Wear a liner each day to give you light protection.

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I haven't got
any products
with me?

#periodatschool

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?

#periodatschool

You may want to change your pad every few hours. Try to change them every 3 - 5 hours when you're in between classes or break time. If you can’t change it, a pad will protect you for up to 8 hours.

With tampons you can wear these for between 4 - 8 hours. If you need to go to the loo but don't want to remove your tampon yet, just move the cord to the side to avoid it getting wet.

Extra
helpful
tips

#help, #periods

  • If you're worried about making a noise when you open the wrapper, it's a relief to know that lots of products come with specially designed quiet wrappers to stop you feeling self-conscious.
  • Remember not to flush your used pad down the toilet as it might block it. When you're finished with it, wrap it up and put it in the bin.
  • There's 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.