The Best Period Tracking Apps for Girls

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If you have a tween daughter, you know that the inevitable is going to happen any day now.

The majority of girls start their menstrual cycles between the age of 9 and 13. 

When my period started, I was scared out of my mind and not at all prepared.

It took me a couple of years to finally get a handle on taking care of myself each month.

Girls today have it way better than we did back in the day, though.

They have access to lots more information, and right in the palm of their hands.

Attitudes around periods have changed.

best period apps for girls

Also in their favor are the fact that parents are highly evolved.

We remember what we went through and are so open and supportive. If I should say so myself! Ha!

There are plenty of things we need to do to help our girls out when they start their period.

We have to talk to them about staying clean, laundering their period underwear, and how to use pads or menstrual cups.

We also have to make sure they know how to track their menstrual cycles.

I’ve had plenty of mom friends tell me how upset their daughter was when she realized her period would be coming every single month!

I stand by the belief that the best way to track a period is with a paper calendar, but our girls live in a different time.

Their whole lives are managed on their cell phones.

It makes sense, then, to teach them how to keep up with their periods through an app.

There’s just one problem. Many period apps are created with grown women in mind.

There’s sex information you might not want your daughter reading until you’ve had a chance to talk to her.

And really, some of it might just be over her head. 

How can your daughter keep track of her period?

Periods are going to happen.

Teach your daughter how to track her menstrual cycle with a suggestion from this list of best period apps for girls.

Which period app is the best for girls?

The best period apps for girls have the following features:

  • Safe – You don’t have to worry about strangers engaging with your kid, or them getting information that is too mature for them.
  • Affordable – These apps don’t break the bank.
  • Accurate– You want to make sure the app isn’t buggy and will keep accurate track of your daughter’s menstrual cycle.

There are so many period apps to choose from, it can feel overwhelming.

Don’t worry, though. I have you covered.

I put together this list of period apps for girls by doing research.

Also, thanks to suggestions from other moms of tween and teen girls!

These period apps all come highly recommended by moms.

What are the best period tracking apps for girls?

Best Period Apps for Girls

These apps will help your daughter know when her period is going to start so that she can be prepared.

Other period tracking options

One of the most important things you can do for your daughter is to teach her that her period doses not have to rule her life.

We are the bosses of our periods, not the other way around!

By keeping track of her menstrual cycle, your girl can make plans and be sure to be prepared in case of emergencies.

If one of these period apps for girls doesn’t work for her, there are other options.

When I was a girl, I would keep track of my period in my daily planner.

Other girls would mark their menstrual cycle in a wall calendar.

Whatever works for your daughter is what she should use. The key is to just stay consistent with it. 

best period tracker for girls

Period tracker books for girls

If your daughter would prefer an analog way to track her period, here are some period tracker books that she can choose from.

But of course, if all else fails, you can always go back to the old school tracking on a wall calendar. 

That Time of the Month Period Tracker – I created this simple period tracker for the Mama Knows It All community. You can click here to download for free, or purchase on Amazon for $5.99.

My Prickly Days Period Journal – This simple period journal has an adorable cactus theme. It’s a fantastic value at under seven bucks, and is especially good for younger girls.

Period Tracker for Tweens – A straightforward tracker that’s perfect for girls who aren’t looking for frills

Getting Started: A Personal Menstruation Journal for Girls – This frilly journal would be perfect as a first period gift

Girlhood: Printable Period Journal – Not as much a tracker as the other options, but this is a sweet way for your daughter to reflect on how she feels about having her period.

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15 responses to “The Best Period Tracking Apps for Girls”

  1. pillow case baby Avatar

    Don’t panic, we need to communicate with the child for her to be normal. Of course these tools in the list look great for “newbies”!

  2. Jenny Ruiz Diaz Avatar
    Jenny Ruiz Diaz

    Thank you for taking the time to do a research and post your suggestions. I chose Calendar. Hope it goes well. Greatly appreciate your work.

    1. Texan Avatar

      I love your post here Brandi! So incredibly informative and helpful to mommies with their baby girls starting a new journey in their lives. I love the sensitive nature you put to your post and how I could read it even to my daughter without having other intimate details written that I would otherwise not want her to see just yet. You. Are. Amazing! Thank you so much for this post! Our little one just began her new journey today and this momma needed a tween app that is fun and practical. And you helped to meet that! Keep posting and I’ll keep reading!

  3. Cort Avatar
    Cort

    Please please please remove Flo from these options. They now have a “secret chats” tab and it is sooo explicit. Asks about really really inappropriate things for any child to read. I downloaded flo for my daughter. Some of the items are ok but just as many are SUPER inappropriate for girls. Please check them for updates if they are going to stay on the post, as I know this chat function hasn’t always been there. Just really scary.
    I recommend mothers download the same app so if anything changes in the update they are aware and they daughters don’t inadvertently read something and then you are explaining things mom isn’t ready for and they are really to young to be exposed to.

  4. Readermom Avatar

    You need to rethink having Flo as a suggested app. I’ve used it for years, but the new “Secret Chat” is just an unmonitored, sometimes filthy place young girls do not need to have access to. I was reading this article in hopes of finding an alternative app to use instead of Flo. I was surprised to see it as a suggested safe site for tweens. Just thought I’d make you aware if you did not know about that feature. I’m going to check out your other suggestions in hopes of finding just a simple tracker.

  5. Lisa Avatar
    Lisa

    Thank you for this list. I wanted to mention that ‘Flo’ is very highly rated but has a ‘anonymous chat’ option which gets very graphic. I don’t think many parents would find that appropriate for their tween/young teen.

  6. Josephine Avatar
    Josephine

    Is there an app that has the option to track for multiple people? My young teens don’t have their own devices yet and it’d be great to use one app instead of different apps for each kid.

    1. Bhavani Avatar
      Bhavani

      @Josephine,
      I wondered Abt that too

  7. Jean Avatar
    Jean

    I’m an adult woman and I’m bothered by some explicitly sexual topics in the Flo app (like in their ‘insights’ section, sometimes showing on the main page as well). Can’t imagine that app be a good fit for a teenage girl.

    1. brandijeter Avatar

      I’m going to check this out, Jean. Thank you! There’s a good chance I’ll need to remove it from the list.

  8. Kate Avatar
    Kate

    Similar to the concerns with Flo, a parent really needs to dig deeper into Clue. I found far more info there than what I feel is age-appropriate for my tween girl. Especially in their articles.

    1. brandijeter Avatar

      Thanks, Kate! I’m going to go back in there and check it out. These companies change their policies and could probably do a better job of communicating it to users. I appreciate your comment!

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