This weeks installment of Works For Me Wednesday comes with a twist. Instead of doling out sage wisdom, we are to
beg ask for help from our readers for a particular problem. Well I have one. And y’all have never let me down before. So here goes.
My children stink.
What a relief. It feels good to get that off my chest.
My daughters, ages almost 6 and almost 8 have sweaty pits. And they stink.
This is one of those posts that I will never be able to get away with in a few years, when they actually care about what I write about them. So, I’m getting it out of my system now.
First you might suggest that I bathe them. Which is brilliant advice. But, I do. Every single day. And I personally oversee the washing of the “under pits.” I began to notice this problem last winter. I thought I was losing both my mind and sense of smell, because I didn’t think we’d be dealing with body odor issues until they were 10 or 12. Or teenagers, I type with a shudder. Incense is out of the question, because that would just bring back unpleasant memories of the 70’s. And there’s the potential fire issue.
Are my girls just weird? Has anyone else noticed this about their prepubescent children? I’ve even had them on organic milk since toddlerhood, to ensure that we don’t have to go bra shopping while I’m in the throws of pre-menopause.
I’ve thought about antiperspirant/deodorant, but I’ve heard that the ingredients in antiperspirant aren’t good for children. And something just called “deodorant” is hard to find.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would be grateful.
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