It’s a conversation that a lot of moms probably don’t know how to have, but it’s one that should happen. I mean, little boys are very curious by nature and if there’s one thing they’re always thinking about (and it’s not an exaggeration here), it’s their little man downstairs.
In other words, boys become very close to it and as women, we likely don’t have a whole lot of experience with it. But, raising boys we learn fast that when it comes to their body, they’re not shy and it can create some interesting situations for us.
Here are 9 body etiquette rules moms should teach their little boys.
1. Take Care of It
This one’s a given, right? Make sure your little man gently washes himself each day.
Your son should know it is important to maintain personal hygiene, but too much washing with soap and detergents can make his little guy sore. And you definitely don’t want that.
And while there’s a great temptation to use talc and deodorants, don’t do it. You’re better off avoiding them because it could cause irritation.
2. Some Things Should Be Private
We get it, it can be fun to play with but some things are meant to be private and this is one of them. If you’re a mom boy you’ll understand that it seems once the diaper comes off, it’s hard to keep their hands away from that area. It’s not your child, it’s all of them, like something they’re just born to do.
As they get older, they’ll understand there’s a time and a place for that.
3. Aim It!
Yes, going to the washroom is so much fun when you can pretend it’s some kind of weapon, but you need to work on your aim. Don’t get it all over the place when you’re going pee, keep it inside the bowl because I will lose my GD mind if you start to play with it like it’s a toy and it gets all over the place.
Seriously, hold it steady, aim, and wash your hands after.