is there a soultion for my daughter's smelly armpits?

Nikita - posted on 07/07/2011 ( 35 moms have responded )

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My 3yr old active daughter's arm pits stink.....any suggestions??? Do they have some sort of child's antiperspirant....help! I can't have a smelly Princess for the summer!

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PINKIE - posted on 03/26/2012

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Parents i have found a solution to my 5 year old daughter smelly armpits.... JOHNSON AND JOHNSON BABY COLOGNE........ It works wonders. I was using baby powder it never worked and i was really stressed because everytime I picked her from school OMG.... people please try it moght work for you too....

Lorena - posted on 05/24/2012

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My daugther started at the age of 5. Really smelly armpits.

Kirsten - posted on 05/25/2012

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I know this is an old thread but I do have a note that I haven't seen here. Basic Anatomy and Physiology here moms, ALL CHILDREN ARE BORN WITH SWEAT GLANDS UNDER THEIR ARMS!!!

This means that it is natural to become stinky. The oder becomes more pronounced after the onset of puberty. We are too conditioned to neutral or perfumed smells these days that we have forgotten this simple fact. For those of you who are seemingly demanding or overly concerned about the smell and advocating children must have something wrong in they smell need to check yourselves. All Pediatricians will should point out that it is merely sweet glands and natural smell and recommend frequent under arm bathing on top of a regular bath. Anything more is ridiculous and over reacting. By all means bring it up at the Dr. but don't spaz out about it. Thats all, no need for deodorant unless it develops into a strong smell a couple hours after a bath or shower and no sweaty activity and the kid is younger than 10. Remember kids sweat at night unless your house is kept cool and they are highly active throughout the day and though they may not be dripping sweat, their underarms are typically getting sweaty without being seen as such. Just have them change shirts and clean under their arms.
Oh, my credentials, my kids, ages 6, 3, and 1 have this problem. I am a Pre-PA student (32 yrs old) and the daughter of a Physcian's Assistant who has been practicing for 36 yrs. I checked with my daddy and he confirmed what I suspected.

Ebony - posted on 07/14/2011

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I have this book called The Art of Shenku, everyone should buy it either on Amazon or anywhere that sells books online. It's mostly natural home remedies for different health issues.But anyway, in the book it said to get a damp cloth and put baking soda and rub it on. I just posted a comment the other day cause my 2 ½ year old daughter was smelling musty and I thought she was too young to smell like that. When I tried the baking soda, no more problems and scent free. Trust me and it’s natural.

Thoko - posted on 04/27/2012

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I'm having the same problem with my 6yr old son. i've been using baby powder but it's not helping.

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Lorena - posted on 11/17/2011

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Maybe i should try this!!!!!! I was having my daughter use Tom's all natural deodorant, and it was working well, but, i just noticed that she is getting a rash :-(

Tracey - posted on 10/30/2011

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Doctors are seeing more and more of this, and according to many studies, one of the big culprits is soy. If you are giving her soy milk, stop. Don't give her tofu, either.

Another big problem is BPAs. These are hormone-mimicking substances present in many plastics and household chemicals. Most new sippy cups and bottles are made without them, but if you're using hand-me-downs or ones from older children, she may be taking in hormones with every sip.

This can be reversed by being careful to avoid soy and BPAs, and using truly natural household cleaners and personal care soaps, and avoiding fragrances. Avoiding GMOS (genetically-modified foods) can also help.

Part of this whole pit-stink thing is early onset puberty. You want to reverse that if you can, because it can seriously affect her health, including things that adult women are at risk of. If her head is smelling as well, then she's within a short time of menstruation.

Brenda - posted on 07/10/2011

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give her a bath every night put some alcohol on a cotton ball and rub under her armpits and in the morning put some baby powder under her arm. If you start using deodorant at a young age you will have to continue

Melissa - posted on 07/10/2011

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there are body spray deodorants as well. and some are kid friendly scents. try brands such as "Juice Bar" they have things like cotton candy, gummy bear

Jodi - posted on 07/10/2011

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Regardless of treating the actual body odour, it is unusual for a toddler to have body odour like this, and it SHOULD be checked out by your pediatrician. It MAY be nothing of concern, but there are many causes that COULD need medical attention, and as with anything, early intervention is best.



Here is a link with information, and some very good reasons why checking with your pediatrician is a good idea:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/131427...



So while I can see you have a LOT of helpful advice on how to treat the odour, please don't take it upon yourself to "treat" the condition and not consult your doctor.

Heidi - posted on 07/10/2011

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Baby powder work like a dream. My little boy has so many rolls he doesn't know what to do with them... ;-)
We started off with the same problem with some seriously smelly pits, but since putting baby powder in his pits after his bath each night, no fouls smells anymore. Being a baby product makes it a baby friendly alternative to adult antiperspirants.

Naana - posted on 07/09/2011

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Just use fresh lime. Cut it into two and use it to clean her ampit before every bath or wash.

Kari - posted on 07/09/2011

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My son had the same problem and my aunt gave me a hoome remedy. It is a pace made of coconut oil, corn starch and baking soda mixed in equal parts. After I bath him I put the pace on his arms. It lasts the whole day.

Cathryn - posted on 07/08/2011

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Have you ask her pediatritian? There are sometimes medical reasons for it. Also a nutrionist may be able to help, believe it or not there is a disorder that causes body odor that can be helped by cutting certain foods out of the diet.

Donna - posted on 07/08/2011

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Try cornstarch! Many people use regular cornstarch instead of deodorant. I would also check with her doctor, too. Washing her armpits with an anti-bacterial soap may also help some.

Constance - posted on 07/08/2011

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Oh yeah it does work for Athlete's foot as well and it only takes a few days to cure it. Or anything thing else my mom uses it on her dog it is suppost to be a West Highland Terrier he looks more like a rat. LOL She uses it around his ears and in the past two monthes he has grown hair. That dog has never had any hair.

Constance - posted on 07/08/2011

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I would defidently talk to the doctor. But for a quick fix that should be gentle enough for young skin is something I use because I am allergic to everything and I mean everything.
A product made by Quantum Derma Athlete's Foot Cure you get it at the health food store it is between 7 and 10 dollars. It is a fast drying mask that helps prevent odor and it will kill anything that is fungal. It has really good healthy properties. It doesn't burn or dry out the skin.

I know it seems kinda funny but it really does work for odor.

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I use extra virgin coconut oil myself, as it's anti bacterial and that's where the stink comes from.... bacteria Anyways, it works great for me unless I'm going to be working hard in the heat and then I use a crystal that doesn't have alums in it.

DD may have a bacterial infection... Also it sounds crazy but girls are hitting puberty at very young ages, some as early as 3!! Don't believe it? Google it and you will find all kinds of news articles on it.

May coincide with certain foods that are acidic and are causing the ammonia smell to come out of her skin. Like meat, dairy, gluten etc.

Stephanie - posted on 07/08/2011

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my son of 8 has suffered with this since he was 6 i took him the doctors an they done bloods for thyroid etc, everythin came back fine, so still dont no why he started very young but he has to shower every night before bed and sometimes of a day when hes been really active, i think hes still to young for sprays and his skins quite sensitive

Jody - posted on 07/08/2011

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I just got to thinking, track what she eats, it cd be coming thru her body!! Just because other moms have this issue dnt mean its normal!!

Michele - posted on 07/08/2011

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You need to take your daughter to a pediatrician as soon as possible. Body odor of that type is not normal for a 3 year old and may indicate a serious medical problem. Please check with a doctor.

Jody - posted on 07/08/2011

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What do yall think about baby gold bond?? It might be sensitive enuf for the pits, yet effective for the odor!!! Take that baby girl to the dr!! But try something for her in the meantime!!!

Sonya - posted on 07/08/2011

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Try having her drink more water and use baking soda for the underarms.

Jody - posted on 07/08/2011

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Wow!! What a dilema!! I wd say get a deo and use only a strip of it!!! Too much maybe too harsh!!

Michelle - posted on 07/08/2011

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My 6 yr old wanted me to buy him Axe cuz he said his armpits smelled like taco doritos!

Kimberly - posted on 07/08/2011

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There is actually something you can buy at a healthfood store, but I don't remember the name of it. The person working there should know.

Kate CP - posted on 07/08/2011

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Get it checked out. If everything is normal you can spray some cologne under her arms. The alcohol kills the bacteria that causes it to stink and the fragrance will help mask any new smell that may pop up. And she'll like getting to wear perfume like mommy.

Nikita - posted on 07/08/2011

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I went to the local pharmacy and asked the phamacist she said I'm not the only mother that has come in stating this, she reccomended an all natural organic deodorant with green tea and aloe.

Krista - posted on 07/07/2011

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I would also get it checked out. Like JuLeah said, it's very unusual for a three-year-old's armpits to stink.

JuLeah - posted on 07/07/2011

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The glands that cause stinky armpits are not active in a 3 yr old .... they don't smell like that. I'd have the situation checked out were she mine

Amber - posted on 07/07/2011

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My son likes to use daddy's deodorant. He doesn't really need it, but he likes it. Look at the labels and see if the ladies' says keep away from children or something. If not, I don't really see the harm, unless she has sensitive skin.
Just watch her to look for any reactions.

Christy - posted on 07/07/2011

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LOL! I would suggest a spray deodorant (NOT ANTI perspirant). There are all sorts of brands out there,mostly for men, though. You have to read the labels carefully, as long as it says deodorant (only) on the label.

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