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deoderant for a nearly 9yr old..yes or no??

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BelleRomford74 Fri 21-Oct-11 13:01:18

Sorry strange post this but my dd is nearly 9 & a converastion with another mum this morning got me wondering as she said her dd (same age) wears deoderant everyday.. I just wondered if anyone else started using it at this age?? I am sure I was a wee bit older when I asked my mum for some!! Converstion came about as we both noticed this morning a fellow class mate of theirs was a bit wiffy as she walked past, I had noticed during the summer by the end of the day my dd slightly smelled a bit at the end of the day when she was getting undressed for a bath but put that down to it being hot!! But never normally noticed any smell, with all this pressure esp on girls I really would'nt like to think she was the odd one out at school!!!

ChasingSquirrels Fri 21-Oct-11 13:03:51

My ds (just 9) started about 6 months ago, he seems to go through phases of needing it and not needing it - he just suddenly started stinking, you just walked into the same room and it was "YUK" (he was showering every day) so I got some, but then a month later didn't need it, and then a month after that stinky again. At the moment he doesn't need it.

If they need it they do, if they don't yet then they don't

Elsjas Fri 21-Oct-11 13:13:27

My dd1 is nearly 11 and doesn't use deodorant. I'm not particularly green but really don't want her to start putting chemicals on her skin unless she needs to. At the moment she doesn't smell at all but, when she starts to, I will provide her with some.

Wellthen Fri 21-Oct-11 14:50:40

Agree with chasingsquirrels, if she smells then she needs it. As puberty goes I would say being sweaty is one of the first things to happen so 9 really isn't that early.

If its mainly on hot days or PE days I would say buy her some and advise her to only use it when she needs it, or if you're worried you could even keep it in your room and only give her it when she needs it.

I don't think she'd feel pressure, no one would know she was wearing it and from my experience of this age (Year 5/6 teacher atm smile ) she will probably be secretly pleased at being so grown up!

Having to wear deoderant and possibly feeling a little weird is DEFINATELY better than being the smelly kid. Believe me. There was a girl in my class at secondary school who wasn't allowed to wear any and she smelt all the time. We felt so bad for her because it wasn't her fault but nobody wanted to sit near her.

CocoPopsAddict Sat 22-Oct-11 23:27:49

When I was about that age, my mum (who is really into green/organic/etc) got me a 'Tom's of Maine' one. You can get more natural deodorants like that.

piratecaaaaaaaaaghhht Sun 23-Oct-11 16:26:42

DD was 8 1/2 when she started to get really smelly pits, so that was my cue. I got some Bionsen, which is just a deo, not an anti antiperspirant. I was bloody taken aback that she needed it!! I must have been about 11. Yet, she has been showing all the signs of pre puberty, and puberty since turning 8. Spots, sweat and breast buds.

BleughCowWonders Sun 23-Oct-11 16:43:03


and for the second time today, try the pre-teens section grin

bottlebank Sun 23-Oct-11 16:45:57

I use a Neal's Yard organic deoderant on my DS (9), when he'll let me.

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