6 year old with body odor

Rosie - posted on 05/18/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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so today i noticed my 6 year old son has major body odor. is this completely out there or have you heard of it before? would you start using deodorant/antiperspirant on a child that young? i'm at a loss on how to handle this. my 11 year old doesn't even stink yet!

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Jenn - posted on 05/18/2011

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Just curious - how often does he bathe, and does he wash himself or do you still help? Perhaps he's not actually cleaning himself. Does he have any issues with peeing in his pants - even a little drop - it can cause a bad odour. Or maybe when he goes poop is he not wiping properly? If he's washing himself properly and wiping his bum properly and not peeing in his pants, then I'd go with some deodorant.

Isobel - posted on 05/18/2011

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Eve got stinky armpits around 8...I got her deodorant and told her to shower more. Kinda all you can do really.

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