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is it 'normal' for ds (age 6) to have a bit of B.O.?
thats it basically, his underarms smell of sweat. i noticed it tues night after he had had a shower, we haven't been washing under his arms with soap because didn't think it was necessary.. so last night when he had a shower dh made sure he did wash really well with soap but today i can still smell it.
i thought he would become sweaty when he was 10 or 11, not at the tender age of 6.
My DS is 14 and I remember various conversations with other mums about BO round about yr 6 (10/11), but usually it's older. I'd have a chat with the GP, it won't be anything serious and probably has a simple explanation (like some kids just do!)
My ds is 5 1/2 and has incredibly smelly pits . He needs a clean top every day, whereas my dd aged 9 can easily get 2 days out of hers. I'm pretty surprised but my dh is also very sweaty so i suppose he gets it from him. Not really worried maybe i should be? Think I might mention it next time we're at docs but (touch wood) we don't go that often!
My dd is 6.5 and has smelly armpits ! She hasn't noticed but I bought her a stick deodorant (Bionsen) which is nice anmd natural and does the job. She thinks she is grown up having a deodorant like mummy !
They have a hormone surge a6 around 6 I believe - so I hope it is just that !
Just to clarify - we saw the GP - who recommended we used a deodorant - quite different from an antiperspirant ! The Bionsen one my dd has is entirely natural - made from seaweed or something like that.
The issue with using anti-persps on kids is the aluminium in them. That is what is not recommended.
That's interesting LeafTurner, didnt want to cause any offence with my post, i think our school used to have a nurse pop in sometimes for in formal chats, i think may put a note on calendar for when we go back to have a word if she still comes