Too young?

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    Sophie

    Hi Misty,

     

    This is a great question! This article may help answer your question: https://gc2b.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015923968-Am-I-too-young-to-bind- 

     

    If possible, we suggest ordering a binder, and then bringing it to your child's doctor. If for some reason the binder doesn't work out, you can always return it to us for a refund! 

     

    Feel free to email us at support@gc2b.info if you have any additional questions or concerns! 

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  • Lincon Gold

    First off, I would like to say that you have a wonderful attitude! I assume this is new to you, but you're educating yourself and trying to do what is best for your child. A+ job right off the bat.

    I would recommend that you buy a binder for your child. A binder is the safest method of flattening breast tissue, and if your child is desperate, they may resort to more dangerous methods such as a homemade binder, ace bandages, or duck tape.

    Encourage binding safety! You don't want your kid to get hurt. If they complain of pain or discomfort, prompt them to take off their binder, never let them sleep in their binder, ect...

    You, of course, will want to have an open dialogue with your child, so you may ask that the purchase be conditional upon them talking honestly about how they feel about their gender and any changes that might occur. Encourage your child to take their time and really get to know themself as a person.

    Above all else, support your child in anything they share with you (while of course being reasonable and safe). Encourage them to be open without fear of rejection. Your kid is opening a door that leads to a very vulnerable place. Build trust, develop your relationship, and help your child to be as happy and healthy as possible.

    Your kid is so lucky to have a parent like you!

    I hope this helped,

    Lincon

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  • Oak

    Hi!

    I agree with Lincon’s comment, especially how many DIY binding methods are very UNSAFE and that your child should always bind with a binder.

    However, your child’s body is still going through growth and changes at age 11, and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to check with a medical professional first. There should be doctors specializing in helping transgender youth.

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  • lara

    hey hi hello I agree with everyone here.
    11 may seem young but (personally) its a ok age to start binding!! of course im not a professional on this but I agree with oak and I also highly recommend you check with a medical professional first. but just be sure that the mp youre going to is lgbtqa+ friendly!! if they aren't they may tell your child to not bind and that may introduce the risk of your child trying to use a diy binder (they are SUPER unsafe and can cause scaring, skin issues, breathing issues, and can even damage your child's ribs) binding is the safest choice but if you REALLY do not want to get a binder for your child then putting on a few layers of sports bras can also work for the time!! (but only up to 3-4 at a time because more (ESPECIALLY IN HOT WEATHER) can be really hot and uncomfortable and is just not fun) but I highly recommend going to a mp and getting a binder. (if the mp permits and if it is sure to not mess up your child's breast development)

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  • Steli UwU

    Hi, i am 13 years old and i started to wear binders, but i am scared that something Will happen with my chest, i didnt tell my mum or dad that i am trans/non-binary and my mum saw that i am wearing binder and she is very worried about what Will happen with me, and i was thinking am i too young to wear binders and what should i do. Should i wear sport bra?

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  • Cheshire

    Hallo, im almost 13 years old and i want to start wearing binders. im not out to my family yet, but will have my friend pay for it and have it shipped to their house for them to give to me. i also have the correct size i would need, so all im worried about is 1. am i still too young to bind? and 2. can i have a binder in secret from my family? if so, how can i make sure to hide it from nosy family members?

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  • Bug

    Chesire I would suggest hiding it by taping it to the inside of a painting or you could cut a small slit inside an old stuffed animal or pillow then hiding it in there

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  • Karlie Dye

    I would just like to say something unrelated to binding since your child is non binary you need to respect there pronouns online as well they are not your daughter anymore they are just your kid please refrain from using she/her pronouns in favor for they/them pronouns thank you very much

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  • Rielly

    Like every one said above I personally don't think they are too young even though they are probably around 13 now and already have a binder. I faced the same problem when I was around their age, and like them I was around 5 foot 4. And i then came out as a pansexual and demi sexual non-bainary. 

    But honestly I think you should let them see who they are and what they are comfortable with.

    Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

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  • Charlotte Hughes

    Hullo. My kid is hitting puberty only 12. But already developing. They already need some support and is wanting to cover up more. We have always been a small bunch in the genetic department, in terms of stature. Always stuck in between sizes. I know a kid who got pregnant at 12. I don't think 13 is too young. I don't think 12 is. If you're needing more support in terms of undergarments. Just kind of struggling, I cant find their exact measurements with the sizes gc2b offers or really anywhere else. 😕
    Is that a thing, providing youth sizes?

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