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Babies are born with sweat glands, and they perspire to bring their body temperature down when they get overheated, as adults do. Unlike adult sweat, however, baby perspiration isn't stinky. The apocrine glands, which are linked to body odor and clustered in the underarm, nipple, and groin, don't turn on until puberty. --Hagar Scher
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