how everybody was talking about feeling like a diaper, its true but then sometimes it depends on your periods because if you have a small flow that means you can get the thin ones which are less uncomfortable, but you still change it often. but still easier than using a tampon when you're younger. once you start you might be spotting meaning it will be on and off during the first few times it happens, like you might have it one month for a week then the next month for 4 days or not at all. when you're on your period and go out somewhere and you think you'll only need a couple pads then find out that you need more, you'll learn less is usually better when it come to that. ~bad expirence~ stay away from caffine and be active!!! caffine causes more cramps which are very painful, but staying active reduces your cramps and shortens the period if you stay active all the time. but if you do have cramps when its your first period a heating pad is great. shower everyday to stay clean too. carry extra clothes to school with you, and dont be embarassed when on your period at school. it'll happen to just about everyone else. we know what you are going through too so dont feel bad. keep some of the individual wipes with you in a purse or something just in case to feel clean or if you accidently start before you have a pad to clean your underware. but also when you start talk to some about it. talk to you mom, sister, aunt or even your health teacher at school. hope this helps
and good luck!