Swimming on Your Period by Nickeze
So many mums call us in distress, that they are going on holidays and their child has just got their first period or it is due while they are on holiday. They say that there is no way their child will get into the water or indeed sunbathe while they have their period. And just like that, 5 days of the holiday are gone for the child.
But it really doesn't have to be like this and thankfully times have moved on. Period Swimwear have revolutionised holidays and swimming lessons for young girls who get their period and are too young/or don't want to wear a tampon.
The good news is that:
Swimming during your period is entirely possible and safe, thanks to various period/menstrual products designed to manage menstrual flow while in the water. Here are some common options:
Menstrual Cups: Menstrual cups are reusable, bell-shaped devices made of medical-grade silicone or rubber. They are worn internally and collect menstrual blood, making them suitable for swimming. However, they aren't usually the first choice for a young girl and can be fiddly to use.
Tampons: Tampons are absorbent materials that are inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood. They are commonly used by swimmers as they can effectively prevent leakage while in the water. But again, are often not suitable for young girls or there may be a reason why they can't wear them.
Period Swimwear: Nickeze offers specially designed period swimwear that includes an absorbent layer to prevent any leakage while in the water. They are designed for moderate flow when worn without a tampon for example. Or can be used on very heavy flow days with a tampon. Nickeze have extended their range, where there is a choice of period swimwear for everyone. Whether you want to mix and match the Nickeze Period Bikini Bottoms with your own bikini top, wear a period tankini or a full Nickeze Swimsuit, the choice is there.
When using any of these products, it's crucial to follow the manufacturer's instructions and change them as needed, depending on your flow. Maintaining good hygiene practices during your period, such as washing your hands before and after changing products, is essential.
Remember, swimming is a personal choice, and if you feel uncomfortable or have any concerns, it's entirely acceptable to choose not to swim while on your period. Listen to your body and do what feels best for you.