Using a pad

Teaching your child how to use pads to manage their period can raise a lot of concerns for parents and carers.


You may be worried about:

  • how your child will react to the feel of having a pad in their underwear
  • if your child will be able to understand how to use a pad correctly
  • if your child will be able to change their pad independently and hygienically
  • if they will need assistance to change their pad at school

These are all normal and valid concerns that are shared by a lot of parents. Encouragingly, we know that early preparation, education and practice can help children with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder to successfully manage their period both independently or with the support of others.

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