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Is six years old to young to wear deoderant?

I have recently noticed that my six year old daughter has a mild under arm odor, so I bought her some teen spirit deoderant. Is six too young to need it? I was a late bloomer, but she is mature for her age, plays sports and is wide opened energy wise. She also get a bath every night and wears loose fitting cotton usually colthes. So am I being a paranoid mom and jumping the gun? Or am I doing the right thing?

Asked By: dixiekamplain - 1/28/2008
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I think you're doing the right thing. My six year old son kinda gets a little funky sometimes. So he wears deoderant and just for giggles I got him his own little cologne. Like that Axe stuff. And for all those people out there that think that's stupid and he's gonna wear to much. He doesn't. He knows he's not yet... More
Answered By: kdlamb24 - 1/28/2008
Additional Answers (39)
I think it's too young. Just get her to wash under her arms better.
Answered By: <> - 1/28/2008
 
Once it starts smelling, you do what you gotta do.
Answered By: fright187 - 1/28/2008
 
I think it is always good to smell and look good when u go out in public
Answered By: Jesusfreak93 - 1/28/2008
 
yes
Answered By: cj40002003 - 1/28/2008
 
maybe its just cause she's so active. but if she's gettin like, oder from not doing anything, then i think its nessacary
Answered By: nate dogg - 1/28/2008
 
that's pretty young. I didn't start till I was 12.
Answered By: bob - 1/28/2008
 
not if she needs it now
Answered By: Tsunami - 1/28/2008
 
If it smells put deteorant
Answered By: History Guy - 1/28/2008
 
give her a little more time...geez, I wasn't but 13 y.o. till I started
Answered By: nickelrustler - 1/28/2008
 
probably doing the right thing and saving her embarrassment. She is just developing fast.
Answered By: bluekrys20 - 1/28/2008
 
Yeah I think it's a little young for her to be needing it. But since you say there's a smell, maybe just make sure she bathes better or ask her pediatrician maybe?
Answered By: Kat Y - 1/28/2008
 
That's too young. She may have a mild fungal infection that's causing it or perhaps her diet. Ask your pediatrician
Answered By: Mark C - 1/28/2008
 
never heard of wearing that so young but i guess if they really need it.
Answered By: newlywed - 1/28/2008
 
If the kid stinks then they should wear it.
Answered By: amanda g - 1/28/2008
 
I think your doing what is in the best interest for your daughter.. you dont want this issue to turn into something she may get teased over
Answered By: MIss Cara - 1/28/2008
 
there is nothing wrong with wearing deoderant at a young age. try to get an anti-persprient...less chemicals. If she needs it, theres nothing wrong with that. also, baby powder is good to use after a shower/bath. It soaks up sweat and moisturizes the sweat glands
Answered By: Sam F - 1/28/2008
 
It's kind of funny you ask this. I work with children who are disabled and one of them had bad underarm odor. Then one day she smelled like flowers! She was only 5 but her parents started using deodorant on her. I also babysat a child who was 6-7 and she also wore it. It just depends on the child and how much they... More
Answered By: Courtney - 1/28/2008
 
teaching/learning good hygiene is never too young
Answered By: murrayc - 1/28/2008
 
If she smells, get it for her. She will be angry at you if you don't. I was. You are the mother and you should know when.
Answered By: adict2u2 - 1/28/2008
 
nope...my two year old twin cousins wear deodorant because they smell like onions if they dont
Answered By: Amerikaz Next Top Model - 1/28/2008
 
hmmm..... seems pretty young to me but if it's really needed then ya gotta.
Answered By: Cheyku - 1/28/2008
 
Unless it's really noticeable... I wouldn't make her wear deodorant. Maybe baby powder after the bath/shower would do the trick for now? I don't think there's any harm in deodorant, though. I had a friend when I was around 10 with bad body odour, her mom should have "jumped the gun". lol
Answered By: Corvidae - 1/28/2008
 
do what your heart says that way you are being the best mom you can and nobody can blame that anyways if its real noticeable, then let her use it if not, she's only six...shed be all right just my personal opinion
Answered By: Phil - 1/28/2008
 
If she is hitting puberty now I would be worried... More
Answered By: jess b - 1/28/2008
 
i think you're doing the right thing. usually those sweat glands don't develop until puberty but if she needs it go ahead. i would recommend using a DEODORANT though. not an antiperspirant/deodorant because antiperspirant isn't probably good for her because of the aluminum. i would try tom's.
Answered By: Nicolette - 1/28/2008
 
If your child needs it, then certainly let her use it. If you notice it, then others are too. You might be saving her from some embarrassment, and that is definitley the right thing.
Answered By: tsopolly - 1/28/2008
 
yes
Answered By: CHiQUiNARC0 - 1/28/2008
 
If she stinks why not use deoderant? I think sometimes people worry about the stupidest things!
Answered By: jasonktchn - 1/28/2008
 
I personally think it is too young as i didn't start till i was 12. I wouldn't think she would need deodorant at 6. Maybe if you make sure you really wash her well in the bath at night. And if you were a late bloomer then usually they tend to follow the footsteps of their close relatives.
Answered By: Anonymous - 1/28/2008
 
I don't see anything wrong with it. If there is odor there, then she should wear it! If she started her period, wouldn't you buy her pads? It's the same type of thing, if there is something wrong, fix it.
Answered By: sarah v - 1/28/2008
 
she is too young but get her too wash her under arms when she gets smelly.take more showers...
Answered By: monica - 1/28/2008
 
Go ahead and get her some so she can wear it during her activities! Plus this good for her to see that she should think about her body! She will soon be asking for more girlie items for herself! I think it's a good idea that you are thinking of her body odor also! Thanks for being a good parent !
Answered By: vivera - 1/28/2008
 
It is much much too young. I hardly wore it at 12 because I didn't need it. Most people started at the middle or end of fifth grade!
Answered By: ✩♥ツ♥✩ - 1/28/2008
 
No she isnt too young to use a deodorant in the morning. It wont hurt her any. Actually could hurt her more not to use it if the kids at school start to tease her because of BO.
Answered By: elaeblue - 1/28/2008
 
if she needs it then she is not young to use it
Answered By: ~♥~ Karen~♥~ - 1/28/2008
 
I started really needing it at 8, so I think it is probably ok.
Answered By: Cierra S - 1/28/2008
 
both of my children have percousious puberty, which is were they started developing early. now your child may not have this, but my oldest started getting peach fuzz under her arm when she was three yrs of age. both of my children were wearing deodorant at the age of four. If your child is having underarm odor, then... More
Answered By: dadjw98 - 1/28/2008
 
My son used to like wearing deodorant because he saw me put it on every day. Now he is 8 and I too noticed a mild odor. I read that odor only starts when hormones start the process of puberty. I have now bought him his own deodorant (one for men) and he puts it on. Makes him feel grown up and he smells nice.
Answered By: wickedly_funny66 - 1/29/2008
 
If she needs it she needs it, some kids just develop young - but I'd get her checked out by the doctor, because very early development can sometimes be a sign of other issues. Also if she's developing early all over, you might need to tell her about periods younger than you normally would (and the doctor can probably... More
Answered By: cathrl69 - 1/29/2008
 
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