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When will I start my period?

When will I start my period?

I am sorry to say it is nearly impossible to say for sure!  Most girls will start between 11-14 but it is not uncommon to start from as young as 8 or 9 too.  Some girls won't start till 16 or 17 either.  It really depends on your body and your unique hormones.  If you feel it is getting a little late and you are worried have a chat to your doctor.  

Want to know the clues?  Usually they don't start until a few years after your breasts have begun to grow or your pubic hair starts appearing.   Asking mum when she started can also give you a good indication.  It is often likely you will start within a year or so of when she did. 

Another dead giveaway is when you notice a white or creamy coloured discharge or stains on the inside of your knickers.  Sounds pretty yuck hey but its nothing to worry about and totally normal. It happens when the walls of your vagina start producing a fluid to keep them healthy.  It usually means your period could start a few months after this occurs. If you worry about staining your knickers or the wetness bothers you try our leak proof knickers !  Mynickerbot makes leak proof knickers for tweens in youth sizes from size 8 - 14.  

One day down the track you will probably least expecting it you will go to the loo and see some red or brownish smears in your knickers or when you wipe your bottom there may be some blood on the toilet paper.  DO NOT panic!  Even if you are not at home there is always a way around it.  Hopefully you have a pair of mynickerbot's in your school bag ready for the big day and if not use some loo paper till you make it home or a ask a friend or teacher for a pad or some help. Relax when you get home and give yourself a hug as you deserve it and be proud of the young woman you have now become and now you are in the secret girl gang.   

We will discuss periods and how much blood will be in each period in our next blog.  We won't keep you waiting long don't worry!!

We have your back.  MNB.

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What is "No Freak Technology TM anyway?"

What is

We thought we should let you all know what is so special about our knickers and why we have taken so long to get these little babies onto the market!

Welcome to Mynickerbot we are so excited that once you join our world you will wave goodbye to bulky pads or worrisome tampons and bothersome leaks.

Did you know that our knickers look like regular knickers you wear everyday, except they have a secret built-in technology which we call our "No Freak Technology TM" to keep you dry and leak-free all day. These knickers are your secret weapon against your monthly visits and they’re exactly that – a secret! Just like normal undies but different! Go to sleep overs or school camp with confidence.

Our special design uses a specially made 3-layer technical system that works in 3 ways. First as a moisture evaporator against the skin. This top layer wicks away moisture and bacteria keeping you feeling fresh and dry. Whilst the middle layer absorbs the fluid and the bottom layer is a special fabric that will prevent leaks and embarrassment. Even on the heaviest of days, you’ll be confident and safe from “freak out” leaks.


Our ‘No Freak Technology TM’ uses anti-bacterial properties which prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew. In our organic luxe range it is grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides (making the fibre more hypo-allergenic to sensitive people). For you, this means no funky odours and the natural fibres allow you to breathe down there. This type of knicker is the perfect worry-free friend especially on those days where you are not sure if they are arriving or not!!

Introductory offer! Use our discount code EMPOWER for 15% off storewide. * bundles and kits not included.


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What is PMS?

What is PMS?

What is this talk about PMS?

Sometimes periods come with uncomfortable symptoms.  Not fair right?!  Most of the time you will be fine.  However sometimes you may need some TLC.  Sometimes maybe even a doctor.

PMS is short for premenstrual syndrome.

It is when a girl has mood and body changes before or during her period.  It is usually at its worst during the 4 days before a period.  It should go away 2 or 3 days after the period begins.

What are some signs and symptoms of PMS?

  • you may feel sad
  • mood swings
  • you may be a little more cranky
  • have anxiety
  • tired
  • pimples
  • food cravings ( did someone say chocolate?)
  • tiredness
  • bloating
  • backaches
  • sore breasts
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • headaches

Try to take it easy, rest up if you can, eat well and make sure you include fruit and veges in with your stash of chocolate and try to take gentle walks.

Eat less salt to reduce bloating.

What Are Period Cramps?

Period cramps are pain in the lower belly during a girl's period. Many girls have cramps during the first few days of their periods. Period cramps are caused by prostaglandin, a chemical in the body that makes the muscle in the uterus contract.

What Can Help if I Have Cramps?

If cramps bother you, try:

  • a warm heating pad on your belly works wonders!

Looking Ahead

Most girls settle into a regular period schedule and can manage any bothersome symptoms with home treatment. But talk to the doctor if you think there could be a problem with your periods.

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