Is 5 or 7 years too young for a child to use deodorant?


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I would 'think' yes, but it depends on the kid. My 9 year old girls have needed deodorant since they were about 8.5 though. They don't remember every day and you can tell.....

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2011




My sons sweat stinks just like a full grown adult male, and has since he was in kindergarten, I was concerened about the chemicals in antipersperants, I mean he is just little and sweationg is a natural bodily function, so I didnt want to clog his little pores and prevent something that is supposed to happen. I spoke with a pharmicist and he said that I should stay away from anything that has aluminium in it, he also told me that pretty much the only mens company that made just a deoderant not deodirant and anitpersperant (that is what has the aluminium in it) is Old spice, so my son has been wearing old spice deoderant for three years now :)

Sharon - posted on 04/21/2011




Thx for the help ladies..I have tried powders but they sweat a lot..I dont want kids to tease them because that is something that will be with them for a long time..I was thinking TUSSY because I have always heard that it's Ok for young adults/children..I wont use antiperspirants cause that has its own set of worries..

Michele - posted on 04/21/2011




When my son was 6 or 7 his pediatrician told me he could use deodorant, but to stay away from antiperspirants. Teaching good hygiene is important and if they are cleaning themselves properly and still smelling go for the deodorant. Good Luck my son is now 10 almost 11 and I have to stay on him about these things.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 04/20/2011




I would say yes too. You can try using lotions, baby powder and products less full of chemicals because at that age they don't need it. I'm trying to think... I don't believe I had deoderant until 12 or 13... at least 10.. man.. No i wouldn't.

Donna - posted on 04/20/2011




I would say yes to that question, a child does not sweat like an adult does were the secretions smell, yes it is great to learn good hygiene and to teach your children the same as with the mouthwashes that you can get for children to use.

Amy - posted on 04/19/2011




Never too early to learn good hygiene:) My eldest is 6 and he loves having his own mouthwash and deodorant. He feels just like dad so for him it instills a sense of pride in his appearance and boosts his confidence. So no, I would not see the harm in it,but to each their own:)

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