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    Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Personal question for those who have older daughters. At what age did your children need deodorant? I noticed for the first time tonight that Alyssa has BO. She is 8. I would have thought she would be older. She has not started to develop in any other way.
    My oldest DD needed it for a very short time around 8 and then not again until 11 or 12 when she was definitely dealing with puberty. I think it was a hormone surge or something. My advice to moms is always get them deodorant before they really need it, you dont want them to be known as the stinky kid

    Lisa, one of my DD's had a similar issue with her eyes and we did get her classes. She never used them as it seemed to be too big of a change for her to go back and forth. I would see how she does after school starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    My oldest DD needed it for a very short time around 8 and then not again until 11 or 12 when she was definitely dealing with puberty. I think it was a hormone surge or something. My advice to moms is always get them deodorant before they really need it, you dont want them to be known as the stinky kid
    Thanks. I wish there was a step by step manual for the next several years

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Laurie, ice it. 20 minutes on, 20 off. Take ibuprofen if you can. Bump it up to 3 regular strength (600 mg) every 6 hours for a few days if you have to. If you have time to get a doctor's visit in ask for a prescription strength of Voltaren Emulgel - like 10%. It's a compound they have to make. It will kick the crap out of the pain, trust me. Hope you feel better soon!
    Thanks, I am taking ibuprofen but I don't have time to go to the doctor before we go away. This morning is a little better. I stopped by the yoga studio this morning since I was walking right past them and asked for some stretches, she showed me a few things and said they would help.

    I'll have to wait until we get to Fire Island to ice...too much to do this morning. At least I can move around. Steps are still not fun.

    Good luck with all the stinky BO girls. Nathaniel gets stinky feet but the rest of him is okay as long as he showers. I just got him Odor Eaters for his shoes.
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    Gah....puberty....DH always says, while Claire's throwing some kind of hissy fit, "Can we please just skip over puberty?" I remember needing deodorant before I got my period. I remember getting armpit hair at about 12. I started shaving my legs about the same time. My hair is so dark and I was so embarrassed about it. It wasn't like thick or anything, just really dark and noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Gah....puberty....DH always says, while Claire's throwing some kind of hissy fit, "Can we please just skip over puberty?" I remember needing deodorant before I got my period. I remember getting armpit hair at about 12. I started shaving my legs about the same time. My hair is so dark and I was so embarrassed about it. It wasn't like thick or anything, just really dark and noticeable.
    I had an extremely long conversation about this on a different forum with TONS of participants and people recounted the stories of when they started shaving their legs. It was amazing to hear the different experiences. I was amazed at how many people first did it in secret, often hurting themselves, because they were embarrassed by their hair and desperate to shave their legs but their parents felt they were too young and it was inappropriate. I really had no idea.

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    Thankfully all of my girls have really blond almost white body hair. Hopefully that will not be a problem for awhile with us.

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    I remember asking our nanny about it when I was little! She was in her early 20s, and somehow it seemed easier to go to her than to go to my Mom, although my Mom was the one who told me that those removal creams didn't really work. She used to make fun of the Nair commercial: Wipe Nair on. Wipe Nair off. Hair stays on!
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    Laurie, so sorry about the soreness! One thing I do that really helps is take baths with lots of Epsom salts added. I do that on nights when I do long and/or tough runs. I know some of my running friends swear by ice baths, but I'm too much of a wuss to do that. Although sitting in a nice cool pool helps, too.

    I have boys... the older two started needing deodorant around 10 years old. Nathan will be 10 in August, and still doesn't really get BO. He sweats like crazy, but just has that wet puppy dog smell. Thomas is going to be 15 () in 16 days, and he's been shaving for a couple of years. Oh, and Matt (11...almost 12) has maybe three or four armpit hairs...lol.

    I'm feeling very "meh" today. Chad left early this morning to fly out to San Diego. His best friend lives out there, so he goes out once a year. I had to get up early to take down a window display I had put up at our city municipal building. It was for the Fox Valley Marathon - my most favorite race. It starts and ends in my hometown, and I'm heading up a couple of committees for it. Plus I'll run the marathon with them this year. On the upside, Thomas gets home from Tennessee tomorrow. He's been there this week with a group from our church, working on homes.

    Happy Friday everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    On the upside, Thomas gets home from Tennessee tomorrow. He's been there this week with a group from our church, working on homes.
    I am curious as to what part of Tennessee he is in?

    ~Bonita~

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