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Kids Body Odour - really upset Mum

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janmark Wed 27-Mar-13 16:25:02

I am really upset to think that teachers and mums don't understand. Kids do have odour at quite an early age. Please tell me why oh why we give them our antiperspirants to use. Since this happend to my daughter I began to research and found all the terrible things like aluminium in antipersirants which we give to our kids storing up all kinds of problems. I posted about some deodorants I found which deal with the problem and do not put all the nasty things on their skin. Please everyone look at what you are doing and find deodorants especially for kids which do not have aluminium, parabens etc. Go to Boots they are now on the market. Please keep our kids skins safe.

EarthtoMajorTom Wed 27-Mar-13 16:27:54

I know, it's awful, there are so many people in hospital at the moment with aluminium overdoses.

You shouldn't believe all you read on the internet.

LynetteScavo Wed 27-Mar-13 16:33:37

Deodorants for kids? Seriously?

Can't they just use normal deodorant which are aluminium and paraben free?

And I'm not convinced that kids are that stinky if you stick them in the bath/shower every day.

squeakytoy Wed 27-Mar-13 16:35:13

Children who wash regularly and wear clean clothes do not smell.

YABU and sound a bit brainwashed too.

TomArchersSausage Wed 27-Mar-13 16:35:34

I've always erred on the side of caution regarding parabens and aluminium in deodourants.

I (for years) and dc use one free from them but I must admit I don't think it's as effective as ones with those things in them. Since being menopausal I've been very tempted to switch back (more sweaty than I used to beblush)

I do wonder sometimes about the 'danger' of the so called nasty things. It's never been proven either way has it?confused.

zukiecat Wed 27-Mar-13 16:36:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ArseAche Wed 27-Mar-13 16:38:11

I don't buy deodrant with aluminium or parabens in as I thought there was a link between these and the rise in breast cancer? Maybe I am wrong then, and would happily stand corrected if so?

monkeyfacegrace Wed 27-Mar-13 16:38:12

I dont get the 'kids dont smell' malarky.

I had baaaaaaaad B.O from age 7ish.

Yes, they do smell, and yes, they do need deodorant.

noisytoys Wed 27-Mar-13 16:38:58

If kids smell they need deodorant. It's not a big deal really. Seems like nothing to get all worried about

Dawndonna Wed 27-Mar-13 16:43:32

There has been no scientific evidence connecting breast cancer with parabens or aluminium.

YouTheCat Wed 27-Mar-13 16:45:59

I'd connect the rise in confirmed cases of breast cancer to be due to better screening and so higher diagnosis rate.

LastTangoInDevonshire Wed 27-Mar-13 16:53:09

Thai Deodorant Stone. Nothing else needed.

SummerInSicilia Wed 27-Mar-13 16:53:46

I've had breast cancer, and there was a lot of talk at my support group about dangers of deodorants. Since then I've usd PitRok, a natural crystal deodorant, and think it's brilliant. It has worked for me, through the menopause etc, it has no smell, leaves no white marks, and the same one has lasted me 3 years! I would let a child use this.

ArseAche Wed 27-Mar-13 17:19:50

Sorry you have been through this Summer, and thanks for your view on this. Pitrok is one that I buy, also have bought Bionson, but prefer pitrok.

mrsjay Wed 27-Mar-13 17:23:25

young children do not need deodorant pubecent kids are different and do pong a bit how young are you talking about because if a child washes they dont smell of B O

Bunbaker Wed 27-Mar-13 17:30:19

I tried the "safe" deodorants on DD (12) and they just don't work. She got to the point that she was too embarrassed to take her blazer off in school, so I gave in and bought a stronger anti-perspirant that works.

mrsjay Wed 27-Mar-13 17:34:19

id rather have a happy dd than not bunbaker those crystal things are bloody rubbish I bought one on a whim for me still sweated

SquinkieBunnies Wed 27-Mar-13 17:38:52

We got some deodorant only for Dd, Toms of Maine and it works well.
Kids do smell, they may start out the day freshly washed with clean clothes, but they race about and have fun and soon get a bit whiffy.
Walk into the classroom full of 11 and 12 year olds on a nice sunny afternoon, it can be pretty rank.
Some kids need something from about 8 or 9, others don't seem to need it till they get to high school

YouTheCat Wed 27-Mar-13 17:42:18

I was absolutely rank from about 7. I got given a Mum roll on that was about as much use as waving a feather at my armpits.

thebody Wed 27-Mar-13 17:47:03

There is no evidence of this only theories.

If kid is smelly they need deodorant.

Not a biggi is it really.

Op stop reading the Internet and believing it all. It will drive you dirty.

leniwhite Wed 27-Mar-13 17:48:16

I second the PitRok vote - I currently smell horrific (40 weeks preggo) but use that and although it doesn't stop sweating, it doesn't smell at all and you can use it anywhere that whiffs. The no crusty patches on clothes part is also a major positive.

I'd rather use this for kids just for that reason really - I remember those awful yellow hard patches on my school shirts from using normal anti-perspirant - a lot more embarrassing than the stink itself I thought

TotallyBursar Wed 27-Mar-13 17:57:58

Is it just me that thinks 'why oh why' is the first indicator it wil be tin foil hat time? And 'wont someone think of the children' means a bingo card is full, hands up for house.

This is old news, things have moved on. It was all the rage decades back but there has been no discernable difference in breast cancer cases since everyone read about this in the news. However science has given us better early detection & treatment.
If you are concerned use the other options. I also don't want to hear about fluoride in toothpaste/tapwater or zinc in suncream. We all measure our own risks.

ConfusedPixie Wed 27-Mar-13 18:05:45

There are loads of alternatives to parabens and the like, but they aren't as good and costly to buy and try. I use Toms of Maine and Weleda, but on a Thursday a Friday when I work all day they don't last until I get home. I'm dreading summer!

Flisspaps Wed 27-Mar-13 18:15:02

Cancer Research UK say there's no link been found between deodorant use, aluminium and cancer


Theicingontop Wed 27-Mar-13 18:19:10

We used one from Holland & Barratt that was so bloody brilliant I kept telling everyone about it and convinced people I was a hippy, and even better, I discovered how to make it myself for pennies. It's a natural salt called potash alum, and water. That's it. It works better than any antiperspirant I've used.
I used to get nasty rashes and painful bumps but it's not a problem anymore.

I agree that kids pre-puberty don't smell though... Or is this a new phenomenon?

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