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    Default Body Odour in 4 year old

    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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    Subbing. My dd is like this too.

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    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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    Lush has some safer option deodorants that don't have aluminium in it

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    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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    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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    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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    I definitely second the coconut oil


 

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