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Old 10-01-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

My DD is only 5 and she has the worst BO ever! She showers/bathes daily but sometimes by the end of the day, she is stinky. Is it too soon to have her wear deodorant? Are there any child friendly brands?

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

i think i have seen some teen stuff at the store. Just make sure it is not anti-perspirant and just deodorant (for the smell). It's actually good for us to sweat to remove toxins.
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Re: At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

I say when you start to smell their BO, it is time to start.

My eldest DS was about 9y and my 2nd DS is 8y and we have already given him some deodorant.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:29 PM   #4
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Re: At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

If she stinks and bathes daily, then it's probably time.

I'm 29 and don't wear it most of the time. I don't sweat often and I also don't shower daily... no body odor at all. It's some strange genetic thing, because my mom, both of my sisters and a couple of my cousins are like this, too.
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Re: At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

A friend of mine has a daughter who is 6 who has deodorant. As for kid-friendly, I don't know. I mean, I know something natural would be best -- Tom's, I know makes some and I've seen others.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:43 PM   #6
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Re: At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

It could also be her diet.

The best 'natural' deodorant would probably be a little tea tree oil dabbed onto a cotton pad.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:24 PM   #7
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Re: At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

I have some TTO and I could have her use it, I just worry that TTO is sooo strong smelling that other people will notice it on her. The idea is for her not to have any smell.

I didn't really start wearing deodorant until high school, and then not even daily. I still don't need it most days.

I didn't think kids needed it until they hit puberty... I wonder why she's smelling so young?
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:06 AM   #8
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Re: At what age did your LO start wearing deodorant?

The smell so young could be a metabolic issue, but it could also just be the way she is. Was there anyone in your family or your husband's that wore deodorant early? I'm really curious how my kids are going to be. I starting wearing deodorant around 9-10 yrs old and I sweat (and smell) very easily. But my husband (and several other members of his family) hardly sweat and even when they do they don't really smell.
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My oldest dd is 10 1/2 and she been wearing it for a few months now. We've never noticed a BO smell with her, but she will get sweaty and she prefers to wear it.
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My son when he was around 9 1/2 to 10. My DD doesn't need it yet and she's 10 1/2.
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