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April 15th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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My 5 yr old totally has BO! Is that normal? Do I need to buy some baby deodorant? She smells like a grown up!
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April 15th, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Haha, I have no idea if it's normal or not. My 5 yo son gets really stinky, but it's usually after running around and sweating a lot. And let me tell you, that boy can SWEAT. After 30 min of basketball, ice skating, whatever, he is just drenched. If he doesn't get a bath that night, he turns into one stinky kid. But if he hasn't been sweating, I don't really notice an odor.
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April 15th, 2013, 04:24 PM
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She is pretty sweaty lately. Louisiana is almost the land of perpetual summer. lol
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April 15th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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My 5 year old has some seriously smelly feet!
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April 15th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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I have a 6 year old and a 10 year old and neither have body odor like that yet, but are smelly in other ways.. LOL
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April 15th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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My kids got BO really young too, which was really weird to me because I don't remember getting it until I was close to being a teen. Both were wearing deodorant by the time they were 8.
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April 15th, 2013, 10:02 PM
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My nearly five year old gets stinky when it's hot or if he's been running around a lot (which is.. um.. all the time! he can't sit still, literally.) but it is different than adult or teen BO. I remember my little brother getting the same smell about him when he was outside playing and running around. We all said that he smelled like a puppy. Which is how my five year old smells, I hate to say it, but the smell reminds me of a stinky puppy LOL! We usually just bathe him and it takes care of the problem for at least 24 hours.
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April 16th, 2013, 05:29 AM
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I have a 5 year old, but he doesn't have BO yet. My 9 year old has the stinkiest feet I have ever smelled though. Seriously they smell like something died in his sneakers, lol.
If your 5 year old doesn't have "funny" skin like mine does then maybe you could try a stronger soap, like Dial or something that is supposed to last longer, OR Irish Springs has an 8 hour body wash that I buy my dh, it smells AWESOME and the scent really does last a long time too.
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April 16th, 2013, 05:45 AM
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DD is going to be 7 in June and like some of the other kiddos moms posted about, if she's running around or really really active, she'll be stinky. We use Irish Spring and that takes care of that until the next day, usually.
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April 16th, 2013, 06:47 AM
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OK I somehow came across this topic on a diff forum on JM sometime back while I was lurking. Here's a gist of what I read. If the BO is very adult like and also occurs soon after a bath or shower (say an hr later without any major physical activity) you need to get it checked out. Most pediatricians will brush it off BUT if the problem persists, it's upto us to press harder, because sometimes this could be a symptom of endocrine issues, precocious puberty etc. But since its such a subjective symptom, its up to us to watch and see how abnormal it is. Also want to mention that this is just the worst case scenario and in most cases it turns out to be nothing. And even if endocrine issues are discovered they are usually quite easy to treat. But diagnosis is the difficult part.
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April 16th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Thanks, Anitha! That's informative. I gave her a bath yesterday afternoon, paid a lot of attention to her armpits. The smell wasn't there this morning. For now I will chalk it up to the hot weather.

She better not go through puberty at 5! I know it can happen, though. Youngest mother in the world was 5.
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April 17th, 2013, 11:38 AM
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If its something that keeps going on I would get it checked out.

Even my older kids, 14, 12, and 11 I don't notice much with smell even after all their practice. I notice stinky feet and that sweaty smell, but not a BO smell really.
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