Is It Normal for a 7-Year-Old to Have Smelly Armpits?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 7-year-old son. She says her son’s armpits smell even though he showers every day. She grew up with five brothers and didn’t notice this issue with them, so she is curious to know if this is a normal issue.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: My Husband Isn’t Thinking of His Family’s Health During This Pandemic: Advice?

A member of the community asks:

“Is it normal for a 7-year-old to have smelly armpits?

Is it normal for a 7-year-old boy to have smelly armpits? Lol I know it may be a silly question but I grew up with five brothers and they didn’t experience that until almost puberty age. I also sent my son’s doctor a message to be sure but I want to know if others have dealt with this? And yes he showers every day.”

– Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice for This Mom Who Wants to Know if It’s Normal for a 7-Year-Old to Have Smelly Armpits

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Fan QuestionIs it normal for a 7-year-old to have smelly armpits?Is it normal for a 7-year-old boy to have smelly…

Posted by Mamas Uncut on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Advice Summary

Is It Normal for a 7-Year-Old to Have Smelly Armpits?

The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.

“Use a combination of deodorant and antiperspirant. They sell a combination or by themselves.”

“Some are early bloomers. Some girls get their period around 8 some boys start to stink at 7. It’s normal.”

“Boys smell! They can go outside for 5 minutes and come back in smelling like wet dog. I’ve seen it with a few girls too but mostly boys.”

“My brother has AWFUL body odor. Worse than grown men. he’s 7. He has prescribed deodorant.”

“I work at a school and have 5 kids of my own. Kids stink.”

“Could be experiencing early on or could be an underlying health problem. Talk to his doctor.”

“My 8-year-old daughter already wears deodorant daily. It’s good hygiene and they don’t smell.”

“Look into a milk sensitivity!!!!!! My daughter will pit if she has had to much milk. She has always been sensitive to it anyway. Some say changing to organic helps; it didn’t help in our case. So lactose-free or go without!!”

“I have twin boys. When they were about 5-6 I had the same problem. I cut out whole milk and switched to skim. Smell went away.”

Do you have any advice for this mom? Leave a comment to help another mom out!

Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important mom questions. Thoughtful mom answers.

Do you have a question you’d like answered? Submit it to the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, and we may feature it along with some of the best answers on this site! You can remain completely anonymous while still getting the information and support you need from other moms who know what it’s like.

About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.


Leave a Comment