What Age Did Your Daughter Start Wearing Deodorant

Updated on July 06, 2017
T.N. asks from Houston, TX
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My 8 year old soon to be 9 year old is starting to smell quite musty after playing outside.. What age did your daughter start deodorant? I remember my oldest being in fifth grade not 3rd! Geez.. Help and what kind do you recommend

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S.M.

answers from Pocatello on

My daughter is also 8 well 9 this month but she too had to start using deodorant this year but pls don't worry I was also concerned but after talking with moms of Jamie's(my daughter) friends I've learned we are not alone😉It's completely normal. 👍

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D.D.

answers from Boston on

Oldest was probably 10, middle was 10 or 11, and youngest was 8.

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M.6.

answers from New York on

I think it was in 4th grade, the whole class for one of my kids got sent home a note from the teacher begging us all to start making our kids use deodorant! She said the smell in the classroom after recess was actually making her lightheaded :) If you can smell it, so can others, including folks who have to be in close proximity to your child.

We made our kids use a deodorizing body soap (AND WASH UNDER THEIR ARMS) daily plus use deodorant (which is not the same as antiperspirant) starting in like 4th grade. The boys used Arm & Hammer brand - which seems to do a good job for an excellent price point. The girls were always fussier but I remember purchasing Secret a few times. The only thing for me was they had to use stick and not an aerosol (personal preference).

Good luck!

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C.C.

answers from New York on

I think that good personal hygiene can be a separate issue from simply wearing deodorant, especially if you are concerned about chemicals etc. "Playing outside" is often a child's equivalent of an adult cleaning the garage or going for a run - possibly dirty physical activity - afterwards the child might need to put on a clean shirt or take a quick bath/shower etc. That's just good hygiene which can be encouraged at any age, nothing to do with puberty. Maybe try encouraging those behaviors before jumping to deodorant.

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N.B.

answers from Oklahoma City on

When they needed it.

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