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Is it normal for my 4 almost 5 year old to have B/O under her arms?

 
iluvmykidsxoxo

Asked by iluvmykidsxoxo at 5:16 PM on Mar. 16, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • According to my daughter's tumbling/dance instructor, it is not uncommon. I see in the monthly newsletter quite often that she wants us to take a whiff of our kids' pits after practices and that, if they stink, to please start using deodorant.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 5:26 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • does it actually smell? Or is she just sweaty?

    A little sweat is OK, but if it smells bad then it's a little strange. Our sweat begins to smell when we develop hormones when we're going through puberty.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 5:20 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Yes there is a little smell, that's why i thought it was weird.

    iluvmykidsxoxo

    Comment by iluvmykidsxoxo (original poster) at 5:23 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • My son has the same thing.....its weird. Maybe we should ask there doctors.
    mommawanken

    Answer by mommawanken at 6:34 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • my son has been wearing deodorant since he was 4 (he is 5 almost 6 now) he just sweats so much that it was foul, so to keep him from being the "stinky" kid we just started using deodorant.
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 6:44 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • my children dont have that problem
    jeanspa305

    Answer by jeanspa305 at 8:04 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I did not know that was possible. I learn something knew every day.
    krissyvelazquez

    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 11:11 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

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