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ChocolateJam Sat 12-Mar-16 13:45:26

Do young teen girls go a bit stinky? DD(13) claims that she washes properly and puts on roll-on but I can smell her every afternoon when she gets in the car after school and all her shirts have to be soaped up under the arms before washing otherwise the smell doesn't come out. She also has a vaginal discharge (normal I think, not menstruating yet) which adds to the general BO.

BertrandRussell Sat 12-Mar-16 13:47:07

She's not using a "gentle" roll on, is she?

Shadow1986 Sat 12-Mar-16 13:51:10

Could you try a different deodorant? I hated roll ons...
Also a shower every morning with a new school shirt on? I dread to think how much I smelt as a teen my mum wasn't great at advising me about things like this!

ChocolateJam Sat 12-Mar-16 13:54:02

No, Garnier men's roll on. She does shower every morning and puts a clean shirt on along with clean undies (I hope!). It's summer where we live, so days between mid-20's and early 30's but she insists on wearing her blazer to school every day even though it's not compulsory. So that doesn't help. I washed the blazer today as even that was smelling of sweat.

Vixxfacee Sat 12-Mar-16 13:54:10

It could be the deodorant. Not every deodorant works on every person. Experiment with deodorants. I find the cream ones the best.

ChocolateJam Sat 12-Mar-16 13:55:24

We've tried different roll ons and sprays. I've also supervised her putting it on, to make sure she's not just giving it one swipe under each arm. Maybe I must insist that she shows me every morning that she's putting it on properly.

Vixxfacee Sat 12-Mar-16 13:57:57

Try Mitchum the scent less one.
Get her to wash her armpits with soap in the mornings if she doesn't shower first thing and then put the deodorant on doubling up the 'slicks".

TrinityForce Sat 12-Mar-16 14:01:00

Mitchum is great, try that if you haven't already.

Poor lass

Fairylea Sat 12-Mar-16 14:02:01

Another vote for Mitchum. It really is the best.

SwearyGodmother Sat 12-Mar-16 14:09:28

Does she wash in the shower? Lots of teens when I was at school seemed to think the dirt would rinse off and therefore didn't use soap/shower gel when they were "washing". If she is washing properly it might be worth changing her shower gel to soap. DSis reeks by the end of the day if she washes with shower gel but doesn't if she washes with soap.

specialsubject Sat 12-Mar-16 14:37:12

in temperatures like that she's going to get sweaty whatever. Yes, some washing lessons may be worth a go; proper soap and scrub of pits and bits.

wearing a blazer in that heat is clearly daft and creating washing. Why's she doing that? Blouse too thin and underwear showing through?

ChocolateJam Sat 12-Mar-16 14:46:11

Thanks, I will try Mitchum and reiterate the importance of scrubbing with soap. She wears the blazer because she thinks she looks really smart in it and the pockets are great for storing things in! She doesn't wear a bra yet. I was wondering if she's self conscience about her nipples but she won't discuss it. I bought her a tight fitting white t-shirt with thin straps to wear under her basketball shirt but I haven't seen her wearing it to school.

SueLawleyandNicholasWitchell Sat 12-Mar-16 14:55:16

Is she washing her hair enough? A lot of body heat and sweat goes through the head, so hair can smell quite a bit.

Another yes for Mitchum.

The blazer might need a run through the machine every week if she is sweating a lot in it. The armpit area can get quite crusty with sweat, and even washing powder doesn't quite shift the dormant sweat smell.

Whosthemummy16 Sat 12-Mar-16 15:02:54

Could she be excessively sweating, causing stains on her shirts, which is why she is reluctant to take her blazer off ?

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Sat 12-Mar-16 15:08:50

Another vote for Mitchum here!!!!

StewardsEnquiry Sat 12-Mar-16 15:21:41

1. get her to wash with soap not shower gel
2. Keep armpits hair free (less surface for bacteria to multiply)
3. Sure intensive deodorant - the cream formula one that you put on at night.

If this doesn't sort it take her to the doc's.

ChocolateJam Sat 12-Mar-16 15:27:51

I think she is washing her hair a couple of times a week. Maybe I must get in the shower with her regularly even though I don't really like that. No stains on the shirt.

I will make sure she shaves more often, she is not really into shaving. You don't get Sure deodorant here, will try the Mitchum.

QforCucumber Sat 12-Mar-16 15:35:41

Another vote for mitchum I was recommended it by the gp when I was 16, been using it ever since (almost 30 now) the only thing which stops me sweating and stops me smelling myself! You need to roll it on and let it dry before dressing - fab product.

SueLawleyandNicholasWitchell Sat 12-Mar-16 20:51:49

I don't think you need to actually get in the shower with her or inspect her armpits. Just explain. Her hair might need washing every other day.

hugoagogo Sat 12-Mar-16 21:06:17

Is she wearing her blazer everyday because her shirts are thin and she needs a bra?

Anyone might smell a bit at the end of a hot day! She is 13! How can you even think of getting in the shower with her!? shock

Make sure she has clean clothes and the deodorant of her choice and let her get on with it.

MadauntofA Sat 12-Mar-16 21:07:27

Mitchum worked here too

MadamDeathstare Sun 13-Mar-16 02:00:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MummySparkle Sun 13-Mar-16 02:16:58

I hated taking my jumper off at school because I was really conscious of my sweaty underarms. Mitchum has literally turned my life around! I also think a bra might help. Something like the stretchy comfy crop-top ones that have a bit more shape / support to them. They look like a roa rather than a crop top under a shirt.

Has she got a decent bag to put things in instead of a blazer? Does she wear trousers or a skirt? Is she wearing tights?

differentnameforthis Sun 13-Mar-16 04:50:05

Deodorant isn't going to last all day, even if they say they do!

Is there any way she can freshen up at break & re-apply deodorant?

For the discharge, it may be time to introduce liners.

Yes, some washing lessons may be worth a go; proper soap and scrub of pits and bits. No soap for her "bits"

My dd wore a thick hoodie before she started with the bras, perhaps it is time to invest in those (bras) too. She does know that a blazer will overheat her body, doesn't she, which will lead to dehydration etc? Daft to wear one in that heat (and we get similar heat, we are in way would dd be wearing a blazer in summer)

ChocolateJam Sun 13-Mar-16 05:35:17

I have offered to buy a bra, multiple times, she always turns me down.

She has a bag, she just chooses to put things in her pockets instead. She wears trousers, refuses to wear skirts or dresses.

She is always begging me to shower with her.

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