Every mom of boys is familiar with that distinct "boy smell." It starts early. Even my 2 year old son has that sweaty boy smell after spending a few hours in our backyard!
I'm not concerned about my 2 year old, yet, but my oldest turns 8 later this month. As he gets closer to the tween years I've begun to think about those tween boy issues every mom dreads - changing hormones, "THE talk," and pungent boy smell.
Thankfully some of those concerns are my husband's responsibility! But, I'm guessing that buying deodorant (and making sure he uses it!) will be my responsibility.
When that time comes I'll turn to my friends and on-line resources for ideas on communicating with my son why he needs deodorant and how to use it.
Unilever, the maker of Degree, Dove and Suave deodorants, recently launched an excellent resource for helping parents transition through the tween years. Don't Fret the Sweat.com is an informative website packed with expert tips, tools and real life stories.
In addition to the website, you can like Don't Fret the Sweat on Facebook to print coupons, read tips from other parents, and ask other moms for advice on how they handled specific tween situations.
I find it hard to believe the tween years are just around the corner for us. While I can't stop my boys from growing way to fast I plan to help them keep their boy smell to a minimum!
Have you dealt with a tween son? How did you handle the issue of body odor?
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