9 year old daughter and deoderant, anyone else have a problem?

Miranda - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 and MUST wear deoderant everyday. I realize things are different now than they were when I was a kid but she really needs it. How do I get her to wear it everyday whithout making her feal self-conscious about her body and thinking I'm telling her something bad or embarrass her?

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Dawn - posted on 10/20/2010

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why not use it yourself every day you could both put it on at the same time in the morning make it out to be a grown up responable thing to do rather than an odd thing to do ! hope this helps

Andrea - posted on 10/11/2010

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its nothing to be embarrassed about, she needs to know about her body changing. Having girly time is good, putting face masks on, doing toe nails & having girly chats is good.

Kirstin - posted on 08/09/2010

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My 10 AND 8 yr. old girls wear deodorant every day. My 8 yr. old seems to actually need it more but I figure it is better to be safe than sorry. I make sure they wash up well and then put it on right away because I don't want them to get made fun of at school or anything because of stinky pits! :P I think all kids are different when it comes to when they really need it...just like puberty all together. Just make sure to let her know everyone has to wear it eventually and it is a normal natural thing. Tell her it just helps when you sweat and if ya get good smelling stuff she might even like the thought of it! :) Good luck! :)

Margaret - posted on 08/08/2010

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I have to be blunt about it and tell my daughter to go get washed and put on deodorant, I've tried explaining to her that she doesn't want to get teased by other kids at school so she's has to wear it no matter what.

Shana - posted on 08/02/2010

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My son who is 10, has been wearing deodrant for a while now because he is the sweatest boy i have ever met, and although it wasnt smelly when he was younger, i wanted him in the routine before he was...we simply made it part of his routine...brush your teeth, face your face,deodrant. We told him outright that it would help him stay smelling nice all day (and since he picks his own it was easy!) But be honest, not brutal....if you give her some airy answer she might ask kids at school and they may crush her!!

Lisa - posted on 05/18/2010

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My daughter will be 10 in October and has been using deoderant for about a year now. Not that she needs it right now but I think getting her in the habit now will prevent future problems.

Myra - posted on 05/16/2010

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Miranda sometimes I feel as parents... mothers we need to sit and tallk to our girls, it may surprise us they level of understanding to certain things. My daughter is 10 and had to use deodorant from about 5 yrs, she's a bit cubby and therefore sweats alot, so my explanation to her is that it'll help her to continue feeling fresh after her play time.

Christy - posted on 05/06/2010

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This is completely understandable! I am going thru this with our son. He picks his out at the store and he puts it on. However, I have found it has taken a week of reminding him to do that. Now he does it. I explained to him he doesn't want to be the smelly kid..lol We had a chat and he is getting it.. Good LUCK!

Tanya - posted on 05/05/2010

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Make it more fun. Take her to the store and let her pick out her favorite brand and scent. Explain to her the changes her body is about to go through soon and how much she will need to wear it and how this is like a practice to get her in the habit of using it everyday. I did all this with my daughter who is 10 and she throws a fit now if she runs out and forgot to tell me to pick it up. Keep it somewhere she goes everyday when she get up and washes like the bathroom counter or dresser. That way when she sees the deodarent it will be a gentle reminder for her to use it without you having to tell her she smells.

Frannie - posted on 04/28/2010

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What I do with my daughter is we put ours on at the same time in the mornings along with our perfume and body sprays. Try setting her's out beside yours and call her to the bathroom so you can put it on together. Tell her by you both doing it together, neither of you will forget. And I'm with Daneene, let her shop for her favorite scent so that she feels it was a choice she made and not one that was being forced. They offer cute little sets that usually include deodorate and body sprays so this could be a fun shopping experience for her. Good luck.

Daneene - posted on 04/28/2010

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my daughter has just recently needed under arm deoodorant. one day after a shower she couldn't get a smell off her underarm. so i made her re shower and we baught her some under arm deodorant. we went shopping..i let her smell them all pick out her favorite scent. try and make is as fun as possible for her. and we laughed about it. there is a good book called Just For Girls. it breaks down puberty and we read it together just incase she has any questions. its better that u answer any questions and help her correct any problems..because we all know kids at school can be sooo mean!!! I suggest making "being a lady" as fun and as exciting as possible....but be firm with why and how because u don't want her coming home from school one day in tears because other kids taunted her about her stinky under arms....

Amber - posted on 04/13/2010

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I have the opposite problem my daughter uses it but doesn't need it! The other kds have it so.... If I was you I would just be as honest as possible, I mean if she is stinky you are going to have to have more than just that conversation(puberty and all that)soon. If you are leery of telling her that she smells than u could tell her that it is something that will happen soon with puberty and she needs to start using deodorant now to gett into the habit, like practice, before it becomes a problem. That is why I told my daughter she could get some. I am not all for her wanting it just because most of her friends have it, I just firgured it won't hurt anything and hopefully putting it on will be a habit by the time she needs it

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