I was browsing some sites today and this was a topic discussed? I haven't really thought about it but... most of the ages were the age my son is now and some kids were much younger... When did your child start wearing it? Do they make them safe for younger kiddos like 7 or  8? I know girls can start with the little body sprays and perfumes early but what about the boys? Do you let them wear cologne or what type of deodorant do they use? 

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I started my daughter at age ten. She developed a rash from the pits rubbing. She definitely didn't have any odor yet.

I was kind of shocked because I am thinking this is something they do as preteens or so. But there were several that said their children started at 6-8 some as early as 5 years old. There were lots of different reasons but some of them were because they had the odor already. It's amazing to me that kiddos that young would be dealing with that but they do. :)

Elizabeth Lavallee said:

I started my daughter at age ten. She developed a rash from the pits rubbing. She definitely didn't have any odor yet.

Things are a lot different now than when we were kids. So much of our food supply is processed junk and our kids take more immunizations than we did. This probably caused our kids to develop differently than we did.

Jen Ryan said:

I was kind of shocked because I am thinking this is something they do as preteens or so. But there were several that said their children started at 6-8 some as early as 5 years old. There were lots of different reasons but some of them were because they had the odor already. It's amazing to me that kiddos that young would be dealing with that but they do. :)

Elizabeth Lavallee said:

I started my daughter at age ten. She developed a rash from the pits rubbing. She definitely didn't have any odor yet.

I totally believe that. I know these kids are maturing so much faster than we did. It's sad a lot of them don't get a childhood because they are dealing with things coming along early... sigh... I guess what we have to do is prepare them for it huh ;) 

Elizabeth Lavallee said:

Things are a lot different now than when we were kids. So much of our food supply is processed junk and our kids take more immunizations than we did. This probably caused our kids to develop differently than we did.

Jen Ryan said:

I was kind of shocked because I am thinking this is something they do as preteens or so. But there were several that said their children started at 6-8 some as early as 5 years old. There were lots of different reasons but some of them were because they had the odor already. It's amazing to me that kiddos that young would be dealing with that but they do. :)

Elizabeth Lavallee said:

I started my daughter at age ten. She developed a rash from the pits rubbing. She definitely didn't have any odor yet.

Gotcha beat Ladies. My oldest daughter started wearing deodorant at 2 years old. Now before everyone starts coming apart at the seams let me say. 1. she is schizophrenic 2. she has many other mental disabilities and she is black. She is 11 now and started developing around the age of 6. Everything has been doctor approved and she is made to put on deodorant and shower at least 2 times a day. Her younger biological sister is 7 now and occasionally wears deodorant although she is showing no signs yet of other development. According to her Dr. because of her disabilities she is developing earlier than normal and she will probably always be this way. I had tried cornstarch and baby powder and all the natural remedies before starting her on deodorant and nothing worked. I like the arm & hammer essentials natural deodorant which is aluminum and paraben free, so it does not clog the pores like some of the others. Dr. said to stay away from white color deodorants and stick with the clear kind. The most important thing is to make sure that the armpits are washed throughly with a good soap. I like ivory because there are no additives in it. SO go ahead and blast away I know some will, but let me say that if you think I'm wrong come spend the day with us when she is not wearing any deodorant and then tell me I'm wrong. I love my child dearly so yes I do this for her sake (children are cruel) and for the sake of everyone else in the room who cannot tolerate severly bad body odor.  

i don't think age matters, if their 2 or 12, when they start sweating or having body odor, that's the time to wear it :-) 

As far as what type, i think i'll hold off on the cologne until my son is a teen like maybe 13 or so if he wants to wear it. He can wear deodorant when he's maybe 8 or so, or if i notice an odor or profuse sweating he can wear it earlier :-)

omg.. i can't believe i'm talking about deodorant and my son already :-(  too fast for me! Not ready to let him grow up just yet :-)

 I would gather it's all due to our own chemistry. Be mindful of the parbens and aluminiums. I dated this stunning Greek Adonis guy once he was perfection a health nut but he smelled like a two day old starkist sandwich. My roomate and my eyes would water when he would come over he just processed differently. My 16 yr old doesn't give off anything too bad boys have a boy sweat smell I think around 4 ish. Go into a Gamestop or a comic book store whew.. But he didn't start deodorant until 13. Sometimes you can just dip a cotton ball in alcohol and rub under arms when they are little ones if you don't want to start deodorant.

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