I actually sniffed under her arms yesterday :LOL and, yep, she is getting B.O.
So, what should I use for her?? Does this mean she'll hit puberty and such at an early age??
My 9 yo ds is showing no signs of needing it.
Surromama of four
Originally Posted by sistermama
Have you noticed any other signs of advancing puberty? (Thicker blond pubic and underarm hair, breast buds, etc.) If you have you might want to have her screened by a pediatric endocrinologist. I know that some girls do start puberty around eight, but precocious puberty can sometimes have other underlying factors. My son has precocious puberty (at two, ehgads). Then again, she could just be a really active and sweaty girl!
Surromama of four
Faces, armpits, and feet need a little more abrasion to get clean because of the natural oils and the way dirt and grime sticks to oil.
If she's into pioneer times, you might relate to to washing things in the stream. They didn't just swish things around, they beat their clothes with rocks or used a washboard. The abrasion is important.
Her very own loofah, scrubby, or shower brush might help with these tasks.
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And as far as natural deodorants, there are bunches of different kinds at any natural food store. JASON makes a good one, and there are so many others.
Originally Posted by Potty Diva
There is an 8 yr old in my school age class and she definitely needs deodorant. I don't know if I should say something or not, but it is difficult to be near her...I'm not being cruel and would never say "gee you stink" but it does make me nauseous. So yes, I can see deodorant for an eight year old. Especially in north carolina summers.
Anyways, I wanted to relate that there's links between early puberty (including body odor) and dairy too. I don't know if you guys do dairy, or if reducing it could help the B.O., but it'd be worth researching.
Originally Posted by AngelBee
What would be a natural deordorant option?
For deodorant I use a crystal stick. www.thecrystal.com I don't think it is too hard to find. I bought one recently at RiteAid, a mainstream drugstore. I don't recommend the spray version. It didn't seem to work as well.
I highly recommend a crystal stick for a young kid because she won't be teased for using deodorant, because it leaves no residue, and it has no odor, so it would be impossible for anyone to know that she was using it.
I've read that its the bacteria that makes the smell so the anti-bac in the tea tree keeps it away.
so i ended up stealing my mom's deodorant and my older sister's razors and using them anyway.
i think kids nowadays are very aware of their personal appearance / grooming (as well as *other* kids being aware of it), so i don't think it would be out of line to gently let her know 1) that she's smelly, and also 2) that there may be other *changes* she should watch for.
I use baking soda with a few drops of scented oil mixed in. it keeps the stinkiness at bay.
I am now a third grade teacher and in the warm weather, ohh!, P.U.
"One can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato
What is ironic though, I am needing it less????????? Any one want to explain that one?????
just want to put out there, also, that there are some great natural products that can be used as deodorant, and some great natural deodorants, if you want to avoid smearing chemicals on your kids' skin.
Thanks for all of the great advice!!!
Surromama of four