My DD aged four suffers from bad body odour. On hot days or if she is running around a lot she can have extremely bad body odour coming from her underarm area. Sometimes as soon as an hour or two after a bath.
I am planning on seeing our GP about it but wondered if anyone else had experienced this with their kids. I never thought kids that age suffered from body odour so just want to make sure there isn't something I should be concerned about.
Is there something I can use on her? I'm assuming adult deodorant is a no.
I don't want her to feel embarassed by this if another child at kindy mentions it.
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08-10-2015 17:23 #1
Body Odour in 4 year old
08-10-2015 19:33 #2Senior Member
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Subbing. My dd is like this too.
09-10-2015 06:08 #3
Just wanted to say that I have a few children at pre-school who are hot bodied. They get a bit sweaty and stinky. I don't think it's anything serious just the way they are. This year there's two girls.
I'm sure a natural deodorant might help...
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09-10-2015 09:00 #4
Lush has some safer option deodorants that don't have aluminium in it
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09-10-2015 10:42 #5
I had to start using deodorant at age 9 due to odour. 4 does seem young, though obviously it's not unheard of.
Apparently coconut oil works as a deodorant for some people, and would be completely harmless to try.
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09-10-2015 11:46 #6
I would ask the GP to have your DD's thyroid checked via bloods. Hopefully it's no big deal and just one of those things xx
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09-10-2015 23:16 #7
Thanks for your replies.
Will definitely make an appt with our GP to check into it further. Hopefully it won't be anything to be concerned about but I would rather have her checked for my peace of mind.
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09-10-2015 23:20 #8
I definitely second the coconut oil
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