Do you have an in-between stages son (tween) in your home? Here is a quick and easy hygiene kit with lightly scented Irish Spring Signature products for men. Grown up enough for the young man that he is without being overpowering. 3 in 1 Body Wash, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, nail clippers, and a soap sponge all tucked away in a mini tool caddy.
I am in my 30’s, but I still feel like a young mom. That is, until I look at my (almost) 12 year old son. Then I feel incredibly old and wonder how on earth my baby turned into a handsome young man overnight! He is only a couple of inches shorter than me, but wears a bigger shoe size than I do. He’s growing emotionally and physically and is a pretty awesome kid to hang out with. Seriously, the most easy-going boy, and I am so proud of the young man he is becoming. He is in the 5th grade and this is the year that they begin teaching the health units in school. You remember those, right? Where they separate the boys and girls and talk about “the changes”. We didn’t want him to feel uncomfortable or have a lot of questions beforehand so he and Dad had a talk about some of the things that may happen soon and some that he may already be noticing.
A few months ago he came down stairs, pointed to his nose and said, “What IS THIS?!?!?” That, my child, is a tiny pimple. It has begun. I remember being excited to be old enough to wear deodorant, shave my legs, and wear make-up. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t feel the same way right now so I didn’t want to make it sound like I was getting him a gift… because a hygiene kit is a pretty lame gift. I simply told him that I picked up a few things at the store that I think he might like to use.
Deodorant for the days he has P.E. at school or feels like he may smell a little musty, and some new soap and body wash. He has outgrown the fruity kid soaps, but doesn’t need cologne or anything overpowering. So I got him a 3 in 1 Irish Spring Signature Body + Hair + Face wash. I also got him a 3 pack of Irish Spring Signature soap bars (Exfoliating and Hydrating), and a Hydrating Body Wash so that he can choose what he would like to use. They all smell fantastic and aren’t too strong. My husband said he likes them too!
I tucked everything into a mini tool caddy so that he can keep it separate from the bath toys and other kiddie things in the bathroom. It will also make a great travel caddy for when he goes on trips.
What was his reaction? When I handed it to him and explained what it was he said, “Ok, can I use it today?” No awkwardness whatsoever. There are many changes that will happen these next few years and I hope he always knows that he can come to us with any questions he may have.
I found everything for his hygiene kit at Walmart (the tool bag was purchased on Amazon) in the Health & Beauty section.
When you purchase one of the new Irish Spring Signature products you can get $5 off a VUDU purchase. Simply take a picture of your receipt and go to (http://cbi.as/3boj) to upload your receipt!
I feel like a young mom until I look at my (almost) 12 year old son. He's almost as tall as me and his feet are bigger than mine. Sigh! He's outgrown the kids soaps, but definitely doesn't need cologne. I put together a caddy with all necessities for this awkward stage. He actually really liked it and my 9 year old wanted to use the new products too! 🚿 #theygrowuptoofast #cbias #mysignaturemove #ad
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