It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Teen Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-12-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 257
SpeisFamily HB User
Question Training Bra?

At what age do girls start wearing training bras. My daughter is 9 and wants to start wearing them and I honestly don't remember at what age I began to wear them. My daughter does not really have anything to put in a bra but isn't that the point of the "training" bra?

 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 279
Quencher HB User
Re: Training Bra?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeisFamily
At what age do girls start wearing training bras. My daughter is 9 and wants to start wearing them and I honestly don't remember at what age I began to wear them. My daughter does not really have anything to put in a bra but isn't that the point of the "training" bra?
I would say whenever your daughter feels ready. And that would be now.
__________________
Eschew obfuscation.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-12-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 382
Ms Harriet HB User
Re: Training Bra?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quencher
I would say whenever your daughter feels ready. And that would be now.

i think i was about that age too. its not really a bra so just let her go for it!

i always wondered why "training bra" what are you training and to do what!?

 
Old 07-12-2004, 10:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 279
Quencher HB User
Re: Training Bra?

Quote:
Originally Posted by supergirl
i think i was about that age too. its not really a bra so just let her go for it!

i always wondered why "training bra" what are you training and to do what!?
You're training yourself to get used to the feeling of wearing a real bra when you have to. I mean, it IS quite uncomfortable...
__________________
Eschew obfuscation.

 
Old 07-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 43
crazybabe_04 HB User
Re: Training Bra?

that was the age i started to wear one.

 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:24 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,381
Thisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB User
Re: Training Bra?

I would imagin this is more of a parenting issue. If you want to let her rush into womanhood well before she's ready, just because she's pressuring you to let her, that's your decision. But you're going to have a lot of decisions like that, e.g. when to start letting her wear makeup, 'mature' clothes...

Personally, I feel a girl should wear a training bra as soon as she begins to develop breasts, any earlier is not necessary. The point of training bra is not only to get you used to it, but to get a girl past that awkward stage of small breasts that really don't need any support. If she is a slow starter, and is feeling 'behind' her friends, who already have breasts, then I would let her wear one then. But not before her peers have breasts (and if they're all wearing training bra's w/o any need to, then it's something you could talk to her friend's mother's about). If they're all 9 and wanting to be 'sexy' like Brittany Spears, I wouldn't encourage it. But that's just my opinion.

 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:21 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: California
Posts: 219
Geek_USA HB User
Re: Training Bra?

Yeah what Thysby said.

I mean at 9 she obviously doesn't need one, but its not REALLY a bra so its not like its gonna do her any harm, and little girls like "being big" so why not buy her one, she proabebly wont wear it everyday anyways. But girls do start everything early these days...so I don't know whats right.

 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:40 AM   #8
Inactive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: ma
Posts: 9,648
eightball61 HB User
Re: Training Bra?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeisFamily
At what age do girls start wearing training bras. My daughter is 9 and wants to start wearing them and I honestly don't remember at what age I began to wear them. My daughter does not really have anything to put in a bra but isn't that the point of the "training" bra?

Girls are staring puberty at a younger age than when you were a child. She may not be ready for one but she wants one because there may be some girls at school allready wearing and talking about them. She is just trying to feel grown and fit in.

 
Old 07-17-2004, 05:52 AM   #9
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,999
JinL HB UserJinL HB User
Re: Training Bra?

Do you start boys on a "training Jock strap" ?

If you do not need a bra yet why wear one???

 
Old 07-17-2004, 03:58 PM   #10
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 48
LoveLiz HB User
Re: Training Bra?

I started at around 10 I think. Everyone develops differently, so if she feels it's time to start preparing for womanhood, then it probably is. I remember how exciting it was when I first got mine. Heck, bra shopping is still fun and I'm 18!

But yes, whenever she's ready to start 'training', tell her to go for it.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
training recommondation request Dave440 Exercise & Fitness 3 08-15-2006 03:03 PM
Marathon Training Advice Steph@nie Exercise & Fitness 4 03-30-2005 09:25 AM
Couple of questions... new training schedule justanothagirl Exercise & Fitness 21 01-20-2005 03:40 AM
Any potty training advice? OrbOfConfusion Cerebral Palsy 13 07-01-2004 09:12 AM
Cardio, strength training, stretching-which first? GettingWellAgain Exercise & Fitness 7 12-30-2003 04:06 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



rosequartz (6), Seraph (6), writeleft (6), lenvegas (4), Kszan (3), Diverdan8 (2), ERpiguy (2), solofelix (2), frisbeefreak (2), SoundsFamiliar (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (858), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (772), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:20 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!