Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePreschool · 1 year ago

Horrible odor coming from student..?

I’m coming to this forum because I don’t think I could possibly bring this up to anyone else at my preschool but I am a teacher assistant and work with with 4 year olds..I have a child in my class who anytime we take them outside to play, she comes back in smelling like strong BO..almost like a mixture of sweaty nether region and sweaty man pitts. Which I don’t think is normal for a 4 year old - average weight female. I think it might be coming from her hair but I can’t say for sure. She is Swahilian and I don’t know what it could be..I have children of all backgrounds in my class and none have ever given off this scent, even after the hottest days..but it gets so bad that it turns my stomach. Has anyone experienced this with any child?

10 Answers

  • L
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    Discuss this with the child's parents.

  • 6 months ago

    I've had 2 children that I use to care for and they both smelled really bad after going to the restroom, but the odor would stick with them all day regardless of how clean I made sure they were.The smell made me want to vomit and their hair let off a weird, smelly aroma as well. It was very odd. I know one child was Ethiopian and I'm not sure what the other child's nationality was. I honestly think it was from their diet. I could never pinpoint what the real issue was and I didn't have the guts to confront the parents. Are you able to spray some natural essential oils in the classroom? That might help if it's allowed. 

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You can quit because the school can be sued, if you bring up the bad odor. Use a mask and tell others you are afraid of catching the coronavirus.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    I have never experienced this with any children. Maybe, you can try politely talking about the issue with her parents.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    I think you're a troll.  However, just in case you are not:

    She doesn't smell this way BEFORE she goes out to play?  Are you sure she's not getting into something odd out there?  Keep a really close eye on her and what she's doing.

    I'm sure you'd notice if some strange person were out there molesting her every time the children go out to play.  Anyone would. 

    And what are the other staffers and children saying about this?  If the odor is that bad, everyone must notice. Right?

    By the way, one thing that makes me very suspicious of your post is that Swahili is a language, not a nationality, and no one uses the word "Swahilian".  The language is spoken by ethnic Swahili and non-Swahili people in quite a few different countries in Africa.  It's a lingua franca there. Normally someone would describe an African child as being a native of whatever country she came from, NOT as "Swahilian".

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Get used to poor people it's the 21st century.

  • 1 year ago

    Children in general smell bad. She's not anything special.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    get someone to check it out, someone could be molesting her

  • 1 year ago

    Talk to the other teachers.

  • 1 year ago

    maybe you should report it, someone could be molesting her

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