It might sound strange: a puberty kit for your son. With daughters, sure, an army of products to prepare her for her first period seems obvious, but boys? What else could they really need besides some deodorant and soap? Lots.
When your son starts to show signs that he’s approaching some inevitable changes (which could be pre-teen years for some and teenage years for others), it’s time to start thinking about putting together a boys’ grooming kit. Think of it like a survival kit of puberty products that will not only help teach him proper hygiene, but ensure he’s caring for his body safely and effectively. We’ve listed the must-have products to help you create the perfect puberty kit for your son.
Maybe it’s clearing out a drawer for him in the bathroom vanity or finding him the perfect container that feels both masculine and private. Whatever it is, giving him a tangible vessel to store all his puberty products can help him feel prepared, organized and discreet.
This is at the top of the puberty-kit list for several reasons: 1) boys smell badly when they hit puberty, like, really bad; 2) natural deodorant is a no-brainer; and 3) choosing the right natural deodorant is easy when you know what to look for. Just be sure to prepare him for how his body will react to the toxin-free odor-fighter.
Make room in that puberty kit for an all-natural body wash, facial cleanser and moisturizer. Knowing how acne-prone pre-teens and teenagers can be thanks to the hormone party their bodies are having, it’s important to teach them early that a daily facial routine is key. PrepU Body Wash or Charcoal Face & Body Scrub delivers a toxin-free, gentle-on-skin-tough-on-bacteria clean you both can feel good about, and we’re big fans of all-natural, oil-free moisturizer to boot.
Whether he’s been hairy since his toddler days or just barely showing some upper-lip growth, stocking his puberty kit with a gentle razor, shaving cream and after-shave might be helpful. Sure, shaving might be part of a larger conversation and tutorial session, but his boys’ grooming kit is a good place to start.
Although he should already be gum-deep in a daily oral hygiene routine, it wouldn’t hurt to upgrade his gear as part of his new puberty products. A power brush is a top-notch option that might make brushing more attractive to him, along with his own floss and rinse bottle.
No puberty kit is complete without a nail clipper, brush or comb, hair product (gel or pomade), a mild body spray, and PrepU Active Dry Powder (this stuff is multi-purpose and mind-blowing). Throw in a moisturizing lip balm for good measure, and you’re covered.
There you have it: your son’s first-ever puberty kit. It’s an easy, but effective way to get him thinking about the changes he’s about to experience and how he should start taking ownership over his body sooner than later. Not to mention, it might just encourage him to come to you for advice when puberty becomes all-too real (no guarantees, but a parent can dream).
Since we’ve all been there, we created the PrepU Basics Box and Strtr Pack to get your boys’ grooming kit off to a good start. Check out all of our safe, natural products here to find the best fit for him (and you).