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6 yo ds has body odor already?!

My son who is 6 years old, seven in November.. has body odor already! Is this normal? I am speechless...


Asked by Autumn07 at 7:17 AM on Jun. 2, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Sometimes it is triggered by dietary issues. You may want to have a look at what he is eating. But BO is the mixture of bacteria and sweat in the underarms. You could have him wash with antibacterial soap there, but I would steer clear of antiperspirants.

    Answer by nepenthe429 at 7:44 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • My son is 5 and will be 6 in September and he has to wear deodorant or he is so stinky.

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 7:23 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • My daughter was 7 when she started wearing deodorant. My teen son was 14!

    Answer by mompam at 7:40 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • His brother who is 10 years older didn't need it until he was a teenager... that's why I am surprised.

    Comment by Autumn07 (original poster) at 7:32 AM on Jun. 2, 2011