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Guy Stuff: The Body Book For Boys

If you’ve been a reader long enough you’ll know I’m a girl mom. So what am I doing reviewing a body book for boys? I’m actually not. I have a lot of great “boy mom” friends and luckily one of them who has two younger boys was willing to check this book out and give me feedback from her perspective.

Before we get started I will say we completely LOVE the American Girl body book, The Care and Keeping of You and highly recommend that you go through it with your daughter together. I personally wouldn’t just hand the book over because I want to be intentional with what she’s reading and give her opportunities to talk when she has my full attention to answer questions or just ease nervousness about growing up.

That said, American Girl has recently published Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.

Guy Stuff tackles everything boys need to know about their developing bodies and minds-from healthy eating, bad breath and shaving to pubic changes, moodiness and expressing emotions. Written by Dr. Cara Natterson, board-certified pediatrician, NY Times bestselling author of AG’s Care & Keeping of You series, and mom of a 12-year-old son and 14-year-old girl, tackles every subject in a down-to-earth and approachable manner that will help spark conversations between parents and their sons, including those most reluctant to talk about what they’re going through!

Here’s what Chelsea, mom of two boys 6 and under thought:

“There was a lot of great information broken into each body part or hygiene issue. This allows moms of younger boys to be able to focus on topics that are more on their level. The book is great to keep around long term because it does discuss puberty and what exactly happens “down there” with boys.

My son isn’t quite ready to know everything, so we stuck to the beginning of the book. I do like the fact that they combine the regular body part descriptions with the more private area descriptions. It helps kids understand that every part of their body is normal and able to be discussed openly, but it also lends itself to help kids understand the different between areas of their body that can be exposed and areas that God made to be private. It can also help guide safety talks such as who in their life is able to see which parts etc.

Overall, I like the book. Ultimately, how much or how little of the book you read to or with your child will depend on their age and maturity.”

Though it’s not always easy to talk about this topic, it’s so important. It’s never too early to start talking to your child about their body and most importantly it’s great when that information can come directly from their primary care giver.

You can purchase your copy for $12.99 at American Girl’s Website: Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys

Leave a comment!!! At what ages have you talked to your son about their body and/or puberty? Have you used any other great resources?

 

Birthday Bash – Boogie Boutique

Are you ready to boogie? How about a, “Birthday Boogie”? If so then you’ll need a cute Boogie Boutique outfit to commence. Baby C is beyond ready:

Baby C in Boogie Boutique

First off, you have to love the name, Boogie Boutique. Secondly, once you see their line up of uber-cute, frilly, girls clothes and adorable boys wear you’ll have a hard time picking your favorites.

In keeping with the cute, “Look Whoo’s One” owl theme I challenged {and I say challenged as more of a request than a demand}, Boogie Boutique to create a specific look for the onesie, and to my surprise it wasn’t quite what I asked for…..it was much much cuter. They added their own little signature through pink sequins on the owl and coordinated the bow with our Neapolitan colors. I fell in love as soon as I saw it wrapped so sweetly in the package it arrived in.

This three piece set started off with the adorable onesie (you can opt for a t-shirt instead), personalized bloomers with matching bows, and sassy, matching tutu, which Baby C LOVED! Boogie Boutique also has a great selection of hair clips, bibs, burp cloths, embroidered banners, and so much more and not everything has to be matchy-matchy if you want to mix it up a little.

Not only was everything beautifully made, but all of the pink cupcake frosting washed out so Baby C was able to wear it for her 1 year photo shoot, {which you’ll see is coming in a Birthday Bash post soon} and she can wear it until she outgrows it, after all she’ll be one for a year! I encourage you to check out Boogie Boutique’s shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/boogieboutique and look for your child’s next holiday gear.

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Baby C Boogie Boutique Bloomer

I received samples from Boogie Boutique in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.