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    Dear mamas,

    How old were your DDs when you noticed they needed deodorant? It's not an overbearing smell or anything, but she def needs it. There have been a few times where I just catch a tiny whiff and figured maybe it was me lol. But today I actually checked and it's my baby. She will be 7 soon.

    Any suggestions for organic deodorant? I really don't want all the chemicals and not interested in the antiperspirant either.

    Why do they have to grow up? I can see she's quite excited though hehe. Oh and did you see a connection with an earlier af? Thanks.

    Love,
    A freaked out mom

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    I can't remember exactly but I believe I started deodorant around 8 which is also when I started getting pubic hair. I did swim team and had to start shaving my legs and underarms around 10. I've had my period since I was 10.5 and I've had to wear a bra everyday since I was 11.

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    My oldest was 11 or 12.
    Becky

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    my oldest was 7 or 8. We started with tom's deodorant because it was easy to find. She didnt start her period until a couple months before 12yrs old, so it necessarily a correlation. She did start to get breast buds aroun 8ish and at 10 i remember thinking she could start her period any day. My second dd seemed to "blossom" all at once, with just a few months from getting breasts until starting her period, which was right at 12, so only a month or 2 after the oldest, eventhough she developed so much later. The next one down is 10 and no signs of puberty in her what so ever.

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    My 8 yo dd could use it on certain days. She asked me one day if her armpits did stink and sure enough they did. I showed her where my deodorant is and how to put it on. Or told her she can try plain coconut oil if she likes. So far I don't think she is using it but she only gets odor after an especially hot day and when I have mentioned, she goes and showers.
    I have a recipe for the stuff I use if you'd like a recipe. Also could just use coconut oil with a bit of lemon essential oil, or tea tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget View Post
    My 8 yo dd could use it on certain days. She asked me one day if her armpits did stink and sure enough they did. I showed her where my deodorant is and how to put it on. Or told her she can try plain coconut oil if she likes. So far I don't think she is using it but she only gets odor after an especially hot day and when I have mentioned, she goes and showers.
    I have a recipe for the stuff I use if you'd like a recipe. Also could just use coconut oil with a bit of lemon essential oil, or tea tree.
    This is my dd exactly. She only needs it on certain days. Particularly hot or active days.

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    Not there yet, but in 4th grade my teacher told the whole class to have our parents buy deodorant and I was 9 which IMO was sort of uncalled for but, after that I put on deodorant daily even though I didn't notice that I "needed" it until I was about 11 but I was paranoid after 4th grade. I didn't start until was 12 but, not sure if there is a connection to that.
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    Keira started wearing a lavender Tom's of Maine stick in kindergarten (yes...kindergarten). Through preschool she was in the "some days she needs it, some she doesn't" boat but by 5 it was daily. I make my own now with coconut oil, corn starch...baking soda maybe? and lavender and tea tree oil. She prefers that to any of the others I've bought. Scharae is 8 and just started in on smelling of BO every few days-usually after PE days at school. She has the option of using Keira's or not but doesn't very often. She's very sensitive to smells so I figure she'll smell herself when it becomes consistent so I'm not worrying about it.

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