It is fantastic that you are the kind of mother who is thinking about these issues as she supports her daughter through all these developmental changes! On average, most girls get their period for the first time between the ages of twelve and thirteen. Your daughter may have been one of the first in her class to start her period, and she may need a little extra support and guidance from you as she adjusts. Some mothers worry that if their daughter uses a tampon that she will no longer be considered a virgin. This is a myth!
Tampons are used for menstrual flows to absorb the blood during the days of a period. Much like sanitary pads, they are a blend of rayon and cotton that collect any blood and fluid flowing out of the vagina. Once inserted, a cord extends out of the body for easy removal. Tampons can also come without applicators and are inserted using the index finger. Young girls and teens generally find tampons with applicators easier to use when they begin their period. Tampons come in various shapes and sizes with different levels of absorbency and are designed to hold from six to eight grams of blood.
I just put in my first tampon today! What I did that really helped is to put some lube on the tampon to help get it in easier. I know how frustrating it is because I've had my period for over a year and haven't been able to put a tampon in.