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BO in not quite 5 yr old

(11 Posts)
Elibean Wed 13-Aug-08 19:07:33

dd has had a few episodes of whiffiness over the past few weeks. Only when very sweaty/rushing around in the heat, but definitely new and quite strong.

I've done some research, and am pretty sure she's not in precocious puberty (no other signs) so - with GP's agreement - have decided she's just unlucky in starting to sweat and smell earlier than most of us.

Question is, what to do?! I use Tom's Natural deodorant, made from plants, hops etc with no aluminium or nasty things in it, so have put some of that on her a couple of times when very hot, after her morning wash. It works very well, and she doens't need it every day, but I still hmm at using deodorant - however natural - on a child.

Has anyone else dealt with this in such a young LO, or have any tips/feedback on how to manage it?

PotPourri Wed 13-Aug-08 19:09:36

Try the crystal dos, they don't smell at alll, and are just alum crystal. They are quite effective.

Have never come across that before

frankiesbestfriend Wed 13-Aug-08 19:13:47

My dd has begun to sweat a lot more in the last 6 months, especially under her arms. She is 7 btw.

Not used anything as yet so am watching with interest for suggestions.

wheresthehamster Wed 13-Aug-08 19:15:11

Agree about just natural deodorant, like Pitrok or something. There was a girl in yr1 last year who had the same problem after PE. Got a few comments from other children sad. So maybe only needed on some days? Oh, this girl wore quite tight clothes so maybe make sure that her dresses and tops are not makin her hot as well.

dd who is nearly 7 has also recently started to get a bit whiffy. I realised with her that she was skimping on the soap during her nightly bath and so have been keeping a careful eye that she washes properly every night, but haven't started on the deodorant route yet. Naturally I find it happens less if she is wearing pure cotton clothes.

Elibean Thu 14-Aug-08 10:18:49

Thanks, looks like dd is the youngest so far sad

It really is only on hot sweaty days, so will look out for PE days and will also try the Crystal Rock thingy (though it did'nt work on me, whereas herbal stuff does?).

dd is the type who wants to wear a sleeveless dress on a chilly day, and hates tight clothes, so no worries there at least - pneumonia maybe, but clothes-induced BO, no wink

Meid Mon 18-Aug-08 21:40:50

My DD is 7 and has had BO for about 3 years. Other than making sure she washes properly in the bath each evening and sometimes an addtional wash in the morning the only way I've tackled it is to give her a quick spray of my deodorant on days when I know she'll be running about more than normal.

ImForeverBlowingBuble Mon 18-Aug-08 21:42:21

My dd2 who is 2 has always sweated,it runs down her nose if she even gets upset.

Elibean Mon 18-Aug-08 22:56:26

Yes, but does she smell of BO? I'd think not!

The weather is cooling down, so less of an issue recently...

Meid Wed 10-Sep-08 22:07:44

Elibean did you come to any conclusion as to what is best to use?

I've promised my DD that we'll go shopping for her own deodorant, instead of borrowing mine on PE days. Her BO is getting worse and its only a matter of time before other children notice.


Sobernow Wed 10-Sep-08 22:14:10

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