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when should you start letting your son wear deodorant?

My son is 6 and i was wondering if he is too young to wear deodorant.


Asked by mandynjohnsmom at 6:40 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Health

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Answers (27)
  • Well when they stink.... at 6 I am sure he doesn't but they like to smell good too. I use to buy the travel size for my boys as stocking stuffers.

    Answer by christinato at 7:43 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • If he stinks, then he is old enough to wear it.

    Answer by tony1638 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • When he starts smelling.

    Answer by lilshortie415 at 7:07 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • If he wants to wear it, why not a small stick of something gentle? Some of the chemicals in "big guy" deodorant might be harsh on more delicate skin.

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 1:44 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • yes he's too young. wait until puberty when he starts smelling like he needs it.

    Answer by admckenzie at 6:41 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • aww he just wants to feel grown up. He probably see's his daddy do it and he wants to ! I say why not. It won't hurt him.

    Answer by staciepi at 6:45 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • when he stinks

    Answer by sahlady at 7:10 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • My daughter is almost four and is always putting it on. She likes to do whatever I do. I figured I would just let her because it is a good habit to get her on right?

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:52 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • When he starts smelling...? LOL

    Answer by SAMNMAYASMOM at 11:20 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Basically whenever they smell on a regular basis.

    It won't hurt him to wear some though, just get him some basic plain kind.

    Answer by Selena at 1:21 AM on Dec. 14, 2010