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    Default Stinky underarms (9yr old)

    I have a 9 (turning 10) year old girl who in the last two days has started coming home with smelly underarms. (B.O style)

    I thought it was me and promptly went and bathed myself until I was coming Into her vicinity and noticing it and then leaving. i took a whiff and, Yep definitely her!

    I'm assuming this is the onset of puberty?

    Anyone else's kids need deodorant this early? When did you or your youngest start puberty?

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    Sounds about the right time. Get her a roll on deodorant, they work better than sprays.


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    Mine's not even 8 yet and need deodorant.

    I figure she's like me and starting early - I had pubic hair and budding breasts at 8.

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    I've had to have the talk to parents of children in lower primary before who had no idea that there child was starting to get BO - but the kids were picking up on it and starting to give the child what for. I'm glad you have picked it up before she gets noticed at school.

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    I started writing my own post on this the other day,it's still saved in my drafts lol! My daughter is 8 and I started buying her her own deodorant at least 6 months ago! She stinks after being at school and after playing outside all day.

    I have also noticed a small amount of pubic hair 'down there' and has a little bit of armpit hair. Lately she has also been complaining of headaches and tummy aches. She is so young

    I also have a 12 year old daughter who doesn't 'need' to wear deodorant and is not experiencing any other signs of puberty yet.

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    I started wearing deodorant at that age. I needed to.

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    Thanks ladies! I'll lend her some of my spray tomorrow and pick up a roll on I think.

    We had recently had 'The talk' but I didn't even think to talk about smells and whatnot. So to have me sniffing her armpits she was a ball of questions as to why.. Lol!

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    mine is turning 8 very very soon

    I only said to DP that we are gonna have to buy her some trainer bras soon cos she is starting to plump up a little in the chest area, and everywhere else for that matter too (growth spurt I think). I grew up being teased by my family from the very onset of puberty and became ashamed of my body as a result. I don't want dd's to go through that.

    I wouldn't have thought about smells much either. DP had commented recently about her smelling too.

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    My DSD has been using roll on since about 9. And we had to get bras too. She only 11 now but the hormones, hair & smells are raging poor little thing. Won't be long now until AF enters her life too I would say.

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    Not that I want more expense for you but mum would also get us impluse so it wasn't a chore ( feeling awkward about wearing proper deodorant) it added a little fun to the routine


 

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