This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
Teaching good personal hygiene for kids is key for parents. Now that the kids have finally gone back to school (thank you Jesus), I realize I need to continue the ‘MomVersation’ about helping my son take good care of himself.
I want him to look and feel fantastic. I want to boost the confidence he already has. And… I want him to not stink.
Benefits of Good Personal Hygiene for Kids
Personal hygiene habits can affect kids’ self-confidence, self-esteem, and social connections. When you look good, you feel good, right?
When kids feel like they are presentable it gives them a sense of pride no one can take away. Plus, there are obvious benefits of keeping your body clean like maintaining good health.
You can prevent infection and illnesses from a myriad of bacteria and viruses simply by encouraging good personal hygiene for kids.
Help your kids ward off disease and ditch that stinky-kid body odor and greasy skin that encourages acne. Encouraging good habits means you are helping them build better self-awareness and avoid both the minor and serious effects of poor hygiene.
Back to school season means personal hygiene for kids is more important than ever. I have to make sure that my kids have hygiene routines they can manage though.
My teen boy is involved in a lot of sports, including travel soccer. He has gym class daily and is always running around with friends doing his many afterschool activities. And this means he is sweaty and stinky. This is where AXE comes in!
5 Fav AXE Personal Hygiene Products For Teen Boys
You can banish the stink by using the full range of AXE personal hygiene products for men. They’ve got the teen boy in your life covered for all his styling and grooming needs. Check out some of our favorite AXE personal hygiene products:
AXE Phoenix 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
- Good for the gym, school, and on-the-go
- 2 in 1 formula for easy cleaning plus conditioner experience
- Leaves hair feeling soft, touchable, and invigorating
AXE Clean Cut Look Classic Pomade
- Tame unruly hair and combat pouf
- Ideal for short to mid-length hair
- Creates a variety of structured styles with medium hold and a finishing shine
- Just a small amount of this pomade helps you control and refine your hairstyle
AXE Body Wash for Men
- Classically masculine fragrance with notes of green fruits and fresh sage
- Works into a foamy lather
- Designed to leave you feeling refreshed and smelling good
- #1 in the World Male Body Wash Brand (*Source: Euromonitor International Limited)
AXE Phoenix Deodorant Stick
- Provides all-day odor protection to keep guys fresh for longer
- Classic, fruity fragrance featuring lavender, geranium, and citrus
- Goes on smoothly and eliminates odor and sweat stains
- Strong enough to ensure 24-hour protection
- Perfect size to take to the gym or for traveling
AXE Apollo Deodorant Wipes 25 ct.
- Features a refreshing, sophisticated scent
- Helps to wipe away odor for a refreshed feeling
- Perfectly sized for travel, gym or school, use anytime, anywhere
If you want to improve your personal hygiene habits for kids, the following strategies might be helpful.
5 Rules for Personal Hygiene For Kids
Take The Kids Shopping With You
I know. No mom is really dying to head to CVS with their teenage son. (I’m guessing the reverse is also true.) However, it’s so important to give them choices.
What scent do they like? Is there a particular product they are looking to try? It’s hard, but we don’t get to make all their decisions for them anymore. Gulp.
Decision making gives them a sense of power that they deserve and we all know how important control is for a teen. This one is easy to hand over.
Use Technology To Set Reminders
You don’t want to nag your son do all the things they should be doing in the morning and before bed. They hate it and the eye rolls you get may send you over the edge. So let Siri do it for you. Or Alexa. Or Google.
Whatever. Set an automatic reminder at a certain time of day to tell your son to get the stink off.
Does your son need a more physical reminder? Hang a sign. If you don’t want to mess up your décor, you can totally Pinterest that sign.
Make it unique. And make sure it says things like: Did you wash your hands? Did you brush your teeth? Did you use soap in the shower?
I must confess – I did this in my hall bath many, many years ago and it is an absolute conversation starter. Every adult that walks into my bathroom questions where I got my bathroom sign. Etsy, if you are wondering.
Talk Openly With Your Son
It’s absolutely critical to keep the communication lines open during this time in your son’s life. His body is changing and with that comes a ton of questions. Be open and non-judgmental and do more listening than talking.
He might not have any questions just yet. He might just want you to understand what he’s feeling. Or, it might completely run the other way and he will come to you with a 1000% personal requests. Be there with open arms.
This isn’t a one time deal – keep that in mind. Don’t ever let kids feel afraid to talk to you about their bodies.
Keep Lots Of Personal Hygiene Products On Hand
You do not want to learn what your son smells like after soccer practice when he’s run out of his AXE deodorant. Just trust me on this. Boys go through products fast and they tend to tell you they are out 5 days after they are out.
Having a stash will come in handy. Go ahead and stock up this month at CVS. This is the month to do it, too.
From September 22 to 29, you can get a BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF deal with your CVS card on select AXE products.
Use the right personal hygiene products designed for teen boys to cut down on their stinkiness. Be direct but kind talking to them about their bodies and make sure they are getting into a good routine featuring personal hygiene for kids.
Don’t Forget About This Week’s CVS Deal
Remember! from September 22 to 29, you can get a BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF deal with your CVS card on select AXE products. Check out your CVS circular for more details.