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should I start teaching 8 year old DSD how to shave?

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Question: should I start teaching 8 year old DSD how to shave? HEr pit hair IS noticeable.

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yes to legs

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Oh boy. Here we go...Puberty...the time I have been dreading. Up go her arms and there they are....looking back at me.....arm pit hairs...Should I start teaching her now or wait untill it grows in thick? I am kinda at a loss on this one LOL. If I teach her to shave the pits should she learn legs at the same time? (if she learns she will be getting an electric so she does not cut herself) 

The month of May is the Nerofibromatosis awarness month. 

One of the major signs are cafe au lait spots (flat brown spots on the skin).

Please research this disorder! 

I have this disorder myself.

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by on May. 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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A.J.s_mommy
by Ruby Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM
I was 9 when I was allowed to shave.
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gypsy_rose
by Ruby Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:05 AM

She has been using deoderant for a year now. Her pits smelled bad well before the hair.

Quoting FooLynRoo:

Also if you haven't already its time for deoderant, and the "girl" talk.

And be ready for bra shopping.

the 7 year old I watch - she's almost 8 has been having a tiny bit of periods for about 6 months now - nothing regular.

She just got her first training bras , and wears deoderant (she needs it) and needs to start shaving soon but her mom isn't ready to start it, but she needs to by summer time - she's growing some.


The month of May is the Nerofibromatosis awarness month. 

One of the major signs are cafe au lait spots (flat brown spots on the skin).

Please research this disorder! 

I have this disorder myself.

CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE INFO!

Zanny
by on May. 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I get it that you are concerned... Is SHE concerned about it?? Does it bother her??

if you can answer yes to both of these .. then by all means, help her out

Quoting gypsy_rose:

dont want to rush it. I also don't want her teased. They are black so kinda noticeable.

Quoting Kool_Aide:

8 seems a little young to me. I believe I was 11 when my mom told me about shaving. My hair was so fine and light that it didn't matter that it was there. Don't rush this.



SweetPea2004
by Silver Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I shop at Childrens Place, Target, Walmart and NONE of my dds tops show her pits, maybe you need to find the right size. Also how often is a little girl raising her arms directly above her head.  Are your SDD pits so hairy that it is growing outside the shirt?

Also does it bother HER? DD (7) has really hairy legs and it is DARK (part hispanic) and she hasn't complained.

Quoting gypsy_rose:

I have as of yet seen a t-shirt that covers the pits when you raise your hands up. Most girls short sleeves show the pits.

Quoting Kool_Aide:

Quoting gypsy_rose:



Really, your brain went to long sleeves? She can't wear SHORT SLEEVES that still cover her armpits? Lolololol



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gypsy_rose
by Ruby Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM

One of my team mates damn near would knock herself out playing. She was an E.

Quoting FooLynRoo:

speaking of growing young ladies.

I was at a party on saturday and these two very fat parents were telling me their daughter will not have large breasts because she's an athlete - they have her in soccer.

And they are looking me dead in the eye when they are telling me this.

I almost calling them idiots.. forgot I wasn't on CM


The month of May is the Nerofibromatosis awarness month. 

One of the major signs are cafe au lait spots (flat brown spots on the skin).

Please research this disorder! 

I have this disorder myself.

CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE INFO!

Lyzmom
by on May. 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM
There's no rulebook on this stuff, you just have to go with your gut. Mine starting shaving recently because she was self conscious. Shes 10. I've been trimming her eyebrows since she was 5 because she had a
unibrow and got teased.
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MicheleJM
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM
What is wrong with short sleeves? Just don't go sleeveless.


Quoting gypsy_rose:

so make her wear long sleeves all summer?!


Quoting Kool_Aide:

Quoting gypsy_rose:




Then maybe a change in clothing is more appropriate?



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kirstina
by on May. 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

My niece was 10 when she started shaving her legs. and started shaving her pits this year and she is 11.

I was in 6th grade when I started shaving. My mom left it up to my sisters to teach me.

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