Choosing The Right Bra For Teenagers: Tips And Advice
Once a girl reaches adolescence, her breasts start to develop. It is important that she wears the right teenage bras to provide coverage for the nipple buds. Few girls look forward to wearing one, while for some it’s very stifling. A few parents find it uncomfortable to buy a bra for their little girl (wasn’t she just a baby yesterday?) and it becomes even more difficult if they are under 10 years old.
What Causes Early Puberty In Females?
Due to changing lifestyles nowadays, girls reach puberty before adolescence.
- A bad diet loaded with sugars(Lack of nutrition)
- Higher stress
- Fewer exercises
- Hereditary Factors
- Obesity( Being overweight can increase estrogen levels)
- Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid gland
are some of the causes of hormone level changes that are causing early puberty in girls. For this reason, most girls develop breasts even before reaching adolescence. Read more on the causes of early puberty and how to protect your daughter from it.
How To Talk To Your Daughter About Puberty?
Breast development usually starts between the ages of 10-15 years. Once you know the physical changes, explain to her the changes in her body that she will experience soon. You can use the video below to help her understand her body in a fun and positive way.
Also Read: Are You Prepared For Your Daughter’s Second Growth Spurt?
This ‘girl talk’ is something that she will remember forever, so offer your support and provide the best answers to all her questions. Don’t let her feel that any question is awkward or forbidden. Explain to her the changes in the body, her physical transformation, emotional transformation and menstruation.
When you think it is the right time to get her first bra, make sure she is comfortable with it. When breasts start to develop, it gets bigger and sometimes can be painful due to tenderness. If your daughter seems eager to try then introduce her to one. But if she seems reluctant then don’t pressurize her – instead, wait for a couple of days and then try again.
The Changes Of Puberty: A Guide For Mothers And Daughters
- Explain what puberty is, including the physical, hormonal and emotional changes that occur during this time such as breast development, the growth of pubic and underarm hair and the onset of menstruation.
- Discuss the importance of self-care during puberty, including maintaining good hygiene, eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep and exercise.
- Talk about the emotional changes such as feeling self-conscious about one's changing body and experiencing mood swings.
- Parents should be prepared to answer questions openly and honestly without making their daughters feel embarrassed.
- Parents must show videos that are fun and engaging to help girls understand their bodies during puberty.
- Parents should be attentive to the signs of discomfort or tenderness as breast development occurs and encourage their daughters to try a bra if they’re interested, but should not pressure them if they’re reluctant.
Which Type Of Bra Is Good For A Teenager?
Choose a high-quality bra as this will define how she will view bras later in life as well. Ensure it is well-fitted and does not cause nipples to show through the tops. Padded bras & camisoles from Adira are designed for girls going through puberty.
Don’t invest in an everyday bra at first because she is not used to wearing a bra. Good teenager bras are made using soft fabric and have a thin pad to offer support and comfort. Moreover, it is best to get her a sports bra or a trainer’s bra. Avoid selecting underwired bras as they can hamper the development of soft breast tissues. A well-fitted teenage bra should offer support and cover the breast without spillage. If you notice any spillage then choose the next size.
Supporting Your Teen: How to Choose the Right Bra for Her
- Discuss the signs that your teen may be ready to start wearing a bra, such as breast development or discomfort during physical activity.
- Introduce your teen to the different types of bras available such as starter bras, sports bras, wireless bras and underwire bras and explain their pros and cons.
- Discuss the importance of trying on bras to ensure a good fit and comfort level and offer guidance on how to properly adjust the straps and band.
- Help your teen balance the need for support and comfort with their desire for a bra that is made of soft cotton and breathable fabric.
- Encourage your teen to ask questions and share their concerns about bra shopping and help them find the right bra that makes them feel comfortable and confident.
It is obvious that she feels uneasy at the beginning, so don't force her to wear the bra all the time. She can wear a bra when going out and remove it at home.
If she feels awkward wearing a bra, you could start her off on camisoles with soft padding. These types of camisoles are called camisole bras for teenage girls. After months of using these camisoles, she will be ready to progress to a padded bra for teenagers.
Lastly, it is important to let her know that puberty is absolutely normal and a natural process. She shouldn’t have to feel shy, embarrassed or conscious about the changes in her body.
Also Read: Tips To Deal With Your Teen’s Puberty Fears
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Beginner Or Starter Bras:Starter bras come with a padded style to provide enough support that does not showcase the nipple buds.
Teenage Sports Bra:A teenage sports bra is a must if your daughter is into sports activities. A sports bra gives optimal support and comfort and also prevents breast pain.
Starter camis are the best companion for your daughter as they can be worn in daily outfits. They are padded to give support and do not hinder breast growth during puberty.
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