One Thing Boy Moms Should Stock Up On

Thanks to Febreze for sponsoring this post.

When I found out I was pregnant for the first time I knew my life was going to be changed forever and, when we discovered it was a boy, I prepared myself for all things “boy”. I realized rough housing was going to be a daily occurrence, messes were something I was going to have to get used to, and that I better keep a lot of food in my pantry at all times. I’ve learned though, that there are many things that I did not prepare myself for because I didn’t even know to do so- things like having to check the toilet seat before I sit down to go to the bathroom, how to choose the right cup for my little athletes, the fact that everything would be turned into a competition, and that sitting around in underwear would be a daily thing.

Something else I learned? Boys are stinky. I had heard this but my nose was unprepared for the amount of stink that my son (and his brother born after him) would produce. Whether they’ve just come from the basketball court, have been playing outside all afternoon, or just arrived home from school, boys have an aroma all of their own. I was not ready at all.

Thankfully, since I’ve discovered this, I’ve stocked up on air freshener. Lots of air freshener. So next time my oldest challenges my youngest to a fart contest I’m ready.

Febreze One is a new product that just came out in Meijer stores. It’s designed for both air and fabrics, so it can act as your go-to all in one air freshener– with the added benefit of no aerosols, dyes or heavy perfumes. I love the scents and keep one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen so I can keep my house smelling fresh (or fresher at least).

Being a boy mom wasn’t necessarily what I expected it was going to be but, honestly, I love every messy (and stinky) moment of it. Are you a boy mom? What was one thing you didn’t expect? (If you are a girl mom I would love to hear one unexpected thing you’ve discovered, too!)


  1. Yes! I have a son, and Febreze is a life saver. Boys are STINKY!

  2. Febreze is a life saver if you have boys OR girls. Both groups can get pretty darn dirty, sweaty, and stinky when they’re younger or if they play a lot of sports.

  3. Boys are definitely a dirty, stinky group, but oh so much fun :) Air freshener is a must to have around.

  4. Being in Canada I haven’t seen this Febreze yet, but will be watching!!!! I love when Febreze ups their game by making even MORE awesome products!

  5. I love to use Febreze! Boys (and dogs!) are truly stinky!

  6. robin rue says

    OMG yes!!! I have two boys and they sure get smelly! I need to buy this by the carton full!

  7. I had two girls before I had my son. I was so unprepared! They ARE so stinky! We use a lot of Febreze in my house!

  8. I have two daughters so I don’t have to deal with boy stink. Febreze has always made great products.

  9. My son just turned 13 and I hear you when it comes to stinky. I need this new Febreze. Can’t wait till I can get it here.

  10. You definitely have to have ways to fight the odors from all of the summer activities. Those Febreze One scents will make a big difference.

  11. First – your boys are too cute. Hard to imagine they are so stinky – but I believe it! haha.

  12. Claudia Krusch says

    I have been using Febreze for years and love it. I will have to look for some Febreze One to try this weekend.

  13. Elizabeth Lampman says

    Febreze One sounds perfect for my house. Summer heat can really make a house stinky. I love how quickly it freshens up the room.

  14. I just picked up some Febreze One today. I love the scents it comes in. Perfect for when life gets stinky.

  15. I don’t have any boys, but I do have two daughters. I love Febreze products too. I haven’t seen these around though. I’ll make sure to look for them the next time I go shopping.

  16. I’ve learned it’s not just for boys, all preteen kids could use this at some point. Thankful it’s around for all of us parents!

  17. I am a boy mom, and I know I need Fabreeze one for my house! I love using Fabreeze, it freshens up a room instantly!

  18. My boy “forgets” to flush, hates changing his underwear, leaves food in his room… boys are just gross LOL Febreeze is definitely stocked up!

  19. Great tips! You gotta have stuff that smells good when you have boys. Love febreeze!

  20. This all sounds just about right! I’m all about the Febreeze so I’ll have to try out this new product from them.

  21. Oh, that’s a new variety of Febreze, I haven’t seen that one yet! And yes, boys are something else when it comes to smells! Thanks, I’ll have to look for this one now!

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