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Deodorant for 9 year old DD

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Handsfull

Hi everyone

 

Just wanted to throw this out there. Was told today by DD teacher that she was really hot and sweaty in dance yesterday at school and that there was an odor.

 

I asked DD about it and she confirmed she was a bit stinky. Poor little thing.

 

Just wondered if anyone has a DD who has started using deodorant yet? when did they start and what brand do that use.

 

Would welcome your feedback if you have any.

 

TIA

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MrsDamonSalvatore

my 9 yr old sister uses "mum" deodorant, the unscented version

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Zesty

I have a 9yo DS who has been regularly using deodorant for about 18months or so. He needed to, badly. He knows that he needs to put deodorant on each day and will occasionally forget. If he does forget he is usually the first one to own up to requiring it.

 

There hasn't been an issue in either people making comments or how he feels about it. He knows if he doesn't wear it, he has really strong BO.

 

I just use normal roll on in whichever scent he likes.

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mypigeonpair01

My almost 7 yr old DD has been using deodorant since last summer. She is stinky and needs it. I didn't want her to be teased for being stinky.

DS who is almost 9 still has no need for it.

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Ireckon

DD wil be 9 at the end of the year. She has been using deoderant for about a year now. I buy her the Mitchum tea tree one, or there is another brand that is also tea tree scented, but withuot the aluminium in it (I think. It is in her room, and the kids have just headed off to bed.)

 

I can always tell if she hasn't put it on, cos she does have a strong odour. I am trying to find the balance in pointing it out nicely to her (as opposed to making her feel like she smells) so that other kids don't end up noticing it and then teasing her. I remember being teased about it in year 4, and it wasn't nice.

 

DS is 7, and I am starting to notice a bit of odour from him some days, so will start looking around for something for him - though the mitchum one is pretty unisex.

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Ang1982

Rexona has a deodarant designed for girls that my dd uses.

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Guest Nyz31

Have you considered a 'salt block' aka 'salt crystal'?

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, it's basically a small smooth lump of salt that you buy from health food stores and chemists for about $10 (I think?) and basically you wet it under the tap and use it in the same way as a roll-on. It obviously doesn't have a perfume but stops odor. My whole family have been using them for about 10 years now, my Dad (who's is the most recent convert) even uses it on his feet and couldn't believe the difference. And the best thing is, unless you drop them (in which case, they shatter) one block will last you for YEARS!

I highly recommend checking them out, especially if you're concerned about the chemicals in deodorants....

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Guest holy_j

Redwin aluminium free in the blue spray bottle.

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FeralLIfeHacker

I would never use a deodorant with aluminium in it on a young child, there are so many natural alternatives.

 

Miessence have a great one, there are cheaper ones in the supermarket like redwin and tea tree oil ones (which actually isn't overpowering at all).

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Billy Shears

My DD (also aged 9) uses Innoxa unscented brand that I bought from Priceline (wen she remembers)

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liveworkplay
Have you considered a 'salt block' aka 'salt crystal'?

 

My 7 year old uses this. You can also get a pump spray version. She has intermittent body odor problems which are quite severe. This works for her. I was reluctant to use an adult deodorant on her being so young.

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Kathryn74

My 9yo DD needs one and has a roll-on....now if I could only convince her to use it!! Ugh.

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Kat5

My DD is 9 and absolutely needs it. After heavy training etc, I've actually gagged on the stench of her B.O.!

 

She uses an aluminium free tea-tree oil one that we bought at Coles. It really helps....when she remembers to wear it...

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-al-

I started DD on a clay & essential oil based deodorant when she was about 8 because of the climate being so hot I didnt want her smelling.

I agree that it is important to use something natural at such a young age, and reminding them to apply is important also.

L'Occtaine have some lovely products which are quite natural, but it seems there are quite a few options listed which are likely to be less expensive.

I guess it may be worth having a little conversation providing a gentle reminder on effective washing as this may contribute. I also believe diet has a big impact on personal odour.

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sophiasmum

My DD is 9 & hasn't needed it yet - "I don't sweat" she tells me - but when the time comes I will buy her the aluminium free tea tree one from coles someone else mentioned.

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miriams

My DD was using deodorant for about three years (she's almost twelve) until DH discovered a great alternative a couple of weeks ago. It really works. It's about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil rubbed over both armpits and then a few drops of teatree oil on each one. I didn't believe him at first when he said he doesn't stink at all but it's true. DD does dance too and her B.O can be surprisingly rank for such a young kid...feel very relieved to have found a non-aluminium alternative.

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Handsfull

Thanks for all the replies. I went and inspected all the brands at woolies and settled on the alum

Free redwin blue bottle spray. Smells really great I might convert!!

 

Thanks for all your responses.

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pea_jae

I am so pleased to have discovered this thread. My almost 8 year old daughter has BO after a long day at school, or if it's hot and she's been active. It's only started in the last few months.

 

I was worried she was way too young for this, but as it turns out from reading these posts, it's perfectly normal.

 

However my personal preference (nothing against other's choices) would lead me away from deodorant as she's so young. It's been so helpful to learn of some natural alternatives.

 

Many many thanks :):happy:

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Jekaho

I know you've already bought something, but just wanted to throw in another alternative. The Moo Goo deodorant cream.

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Delillah1

My DD who is 9 has been using the Miessence one as well as the Sukin pumpspray which she really likes. We've also used the crystal but I find that one is harder for her to bother with because of the need to wet it and apply it.

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