Deodorant for under arm for children?

User - posted on 07/08/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




What type of deodorant can a buy for my 10 year old son and my 8 year old daughter because of the smell from there under arm...My son is 10years old and my daughter is 8 years...after going out to play..there under arm smells a lot of sweat...what type of deodorant will be nice and suitable for there age...?


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MeMe---Past And Present (-.-) - posted on 07/08/2012




It should also be a deodorant NOT an antiperspirant. I had the same problem with my daughter at the age of 8. I did a bunch of research and from what I found, antiperspirant can block the pores in the under-arms IF not properly clean off, daily. It also blocks any sweating and kids need to sweat, to be healthy.

I had a really hard time finding an "only" deodorant. Pretty much all of them, these days, are antiperspirants. I would give it a try, though, in finding a deodorant only. I know Avon had deodorant but I am not sure where you live and if there is Avon, there.

Deodorant and Antiperspirant

An important distinction to make is whether a product is a deodorant, an antiperspirant or both. While deodorants fight bacteria that cause odor as well as cover up odor with fragrance, antiperspirants use chemical compounds (many of which contain aluminum) to actually block and close pores and sweat glands, reducing moisture and odor. These aluminum compounds, in particular, can trigger sensitivities.

Michelle - posted on 07/08/2012




Look for a mild one. It doesn't need to be a strong purfume/fragrance at that age. I would find one that is designed for people with sensative skin.

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