Q: When should my child start using deodorant?
A: Some parents notice that their children develop body odor in the pre-teen years. It is safe to use a natural deodorant in your pre-teen or teen aged child.
Q: How often should my pre-teen/teenager bathe?
A: Daily. During these years, you may notice some body odor, skin and hair changes. Daily bathing helps to manage these body changes.
Q: My pre-teen/teenager has asked about shaving. When is the right age to start shaving?
A: That is a personal decision but teaching your child the safe way to shave is important. Teaching your child to use a new, clean razor is important in prevent injuries and infections.
Q: My daughter got her period last month. Can she use tampons?
A: Yes. Many companies make a “teen” tampon. It is sanitary and safe for young teens to use tampons if desired. It is not suggested they be worn overnight. They should be changed at least every 4-6 hours.
Jillian Grant, APRN