Roll-ons and deo for preteens

(11 Posts)
MaiTatenaTina Mon 10-Mar-14 07:26:50

I have an 11 year old dd. Am now facing decision regards what roll-ons to use, what is safe/not safe for that age given aluminium fears etc in the regular versions. Any help?

LastingLight Mon 10-Mar-14 13:58:08
feetheart Mon 10-Mar-14 14:02:19

Was about to hunt out old threads as noticed a slight whiff from DD(11) at the w/e so thank you for the link smile

Salt of the Earth are suitable for young skin, they even have one especially for tween girls.

ljd26 Tue 08-Apr-14 18:22:02

Pitrock is an all natural deo no aluminium suitable for all ages x

PhDmummy Tue 08-Apr-14 18:29:12

Boots stock roll on for age 8 up, called Fresh Kidz I think.

OneWomanWentToMow Fri 11-Apr-14 11:38:38

For DSS (nearly 11), we're considering getting an adult-strength antiperspirant. DP (his dad) and I have discussed the chemicals, etc, but DSS has been very noticeably - and increasingly - whiffy for a couple of years now, despite using deodorant, which is achieving nothing.

He showers twice a day sometimes, and DP still has to frog-march him to the shower for a freshen-up on a regular basis.

His armpit sweat is strong enough to fill the room he's in, it's that potent. It's odd in a respect, because he's showing no other signs of puberty as yet, so we're not sure why it's so strong.

But he starts secondary school in September, and our concern is that he will be monumentally picked on for smelling. DSS is a sensitive soul and has already been bullied a bit at primary school.

We've weighed it up and think that for his mental health, now's the time to start using an adult-strength antiperspirant.

My local tesco has some teen range antiperspirants with the other adult ones

Vintagebeads Thu 19-Jun-14 19:31:49

onewoman
Have you checked he is actually washing properly while in the shower?
DS was giving a lick of shower gel and came out smelling the same.

He had to use soap not shower gel under his arms to get rid of the smell,as he was coming out of the shower still smelling of BO.
Just thought I would mention it.

OP we got Sanex Zero its like the others,free from parabens/chemicals etc.

WeAllHaveWings Thu 19-Jun-14 19:40:12

Ds(10) uses bionsen from tesco. Aluminium free.

VenusDeWillendorf Fri 04-Jul-14 23:12:06

I agree, onewoman are you sure he's washing properly?
Then drying completely, then applying deo?

You need to pop into the shower room when he's in there to get towels or something, and mention it in passing. He should be washing in shower gel / soap under his arms and his hair too.

If his pits aren't washed with a good foam of soap and rinsed, and then not dried properly, the deo won't work. Get him to dry with a hair dryer if he can't manage to dry completely with a partially damp towel.

If he continues to honk, after doing all this, you need to get him checked out.

You can use antibacterial hand gel on his underarms every night for a week and see if it changes his pit bacteria balance- this might kill off the smelly ones. Also use coal tar soap for a week and see if it makes a difference.

Fwiw, there has been recent research done on sweat and smelly sweat in particular and the findings show that a diet full of tomatoes of all things, make sweat really smell. There's a chemical in tomatoes, which reeks when broken down and eaten by skin bacteria.

Maybe try cutting tomatoes, and ketchup and beans in tomato sauce out of his diet completely as well.

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