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Oh boy, my DD stinks...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Literally, BO. She is nearly 8. She has NOT had a strenuous day or done tons of sweating. She just came to me and asked me to sniff her armpit LOL I was like "WOW" [​IMG]

    I started going through puberty at 9, I was really hoping she would hold off a little longer than that I did [​IMG] She's already wearing a training bra.

    Time for some organic deodorant I guess, or a crystal salt stone, I have a couple of those and they work well. I'm not ready to be slathering her underarms with chemicals yet.

    Gosh they grow up so fast. [​IMG] Where did my baby go?!

  2. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    In my humble opinion you should just go ahead and use the deoderant. I mean if she needs deoderant use deoderant. I have a thing about this. I know it's hard that the kids grow up so fast, but I remember when I was in the 6th grade there was a girl who needed to shave her legs. I mean she really needed to shave her legs. Her legs were covered with thick black hair. Very unattractive. However, her mother couldn't bear the thought of her baby shaving her legs in the 6th grade so the poor kid had to go around looking like a hairy ape. Back in those days girls had to wear dresses. Pants were not an option so she couldn't even cover up her legs that way.

    That said, you might try baking soda. It is said to help. My dad used to use rubbing alcohol on his underarms. Worked for him.
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:Hey thats the look I am going for, I figure if my daughter has inch long leg hair I wont have to worry about her dateing, now as far as deoderant goes, I let her have that. [​IMG]
  4. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Something my dad taught me about a great (and safe) way to control BO: once a week wash the stinky bits in iodine soap, like you would use before surgery. It's bacteria that stinks, and if you kill off all the bacteria, no stinky :)
    It can be harsh on the skin, but once a week shouldn't be too irritating.
  5. ChaosTheory

    ChaosTheory Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    It's not always bacteria that stinks. Some people have genetic problems that involve certain enzymes not being digested properly and so they are excreted through the skin, in which case deoderants are mostly ineffective in controling odour. But generally it is just bacteria that cause odours [​IMG]
  6. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    Wow poor girl! I would let her use deoderant, if she stinks, she stinks. If she sweats a lot, lavender deoderant helps. I know a girl from when I was in Girlscouts who was 12, and she smelled terrible if she didn't remember deoderant. It was so bad that her mom, the Girlscout leader, would tell her to get away from her because she didn't ''know how'' to put on deoderant to embarass her because you simply couldn't bear the stench. Yet again, there are ones like me, who are much older than 8, who don't even need deoderant. I have also been shaving my legs for at least 6-7 years [I started just because my older sisters did despite them being 6-8 yrs older than me lol] and still have thin brown hair and only need to shave maybe once a month. Good luck with the odor!
  7. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    The crystal stuff works ok if you apply it immediately after your shower. It also comes in more "normal" form as a roll-on. My husband and I both used it, but it seemed to stop working for me. Works great for my husband though. I'm not really sure it's any more healthy than regular deoderant though.

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