How to deal w/ peach fuzz??

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How to deal w/ peach fuzz??
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Sun, 12-11-2011 - 9:55am

My DS has gotten some noticeable peach fuzz along the outer edges of his upper lip.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 3:50pm

If he doesn't mind, I'd just leave it alone for now. If he's asking to shave, why not let him give it a shot? Shaving to me is just a grooming tool, not an adult rite of passage. If they need it, they need it.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 7:41pm
Welcome to the board! I sort of agree with ash mama, it seems more like a grooming issue, if he's asking to shave it, I would just supervise and teach the ins and outs of using a razor and then see how it goes.
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Registered: 11-19-2010
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 11:36pm

We just left it alone. It wasn't until it got thicker and then on his chin that we got him an electric razor. He only have to shave a few times a weeks at this point, lucky guy. It's really up to him when he shaves. I don't care if he wants facial hair. He did ask about shaving and that is when he started using his razor.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 9:51am

Well, maybe I'm just overbearing, but we didn't give our ds11 much of a choice. He's tall for his age and started developing a noticeable - well, mustache is probably too strong a word, but noticeable hair-along his lip. Dh has been shaving it for him about once every two weeks. I have to add- ds11 has OT issues and we are slightly afraid he'd kill himself with a real razor. I never thought about an electric razor- maybe that is not a bad idea?

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 12:04pm

For a while there, DS thought he could get clean in the shower by just standing under the water.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 7:40pm

This is a very good post. My son is 14 and very fair, so he doesn't have much facial hair yet, just the peach fuzz, but he does get an occasional zit. He takes a shower daily, but I've told him he also needs to wash his face in the morning to get rid of any potential acne. He thinks I'm nagging, so I think I'll have his older sister do it. He listens to her and values her advice. Sometimes these things are received much better from an older sibling.

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Registered: 11-19-2010
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 1:58am
Matthew is very fair also. So when the facial hair became noticable we knew it was time for the razor. He didn't start shaving until he asked if he could. We went with the electric razor direction cause the thought of my 13 year old and a razor on his face just made me uncomfortable. Also, he has a lot of break out and the razor would cause a lot of bleeding cutting off scabs and pimples. That thought had me cringing. He has stuff to wash his face and knows he should. I'm not going to force him to use it, he has the case of the lazies so he chooses not too. He does take care of himself when there is a girl he likes. So it will kick in with our young men, just later then with our girls. I say just let him tell you when he's ready.

Matthew looks older then his 14 years, he looks about 16 or 17 and mistaken for that a lot. But his mature level shows his age, anyone just needs to talk to him and figure out he's younger.
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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 12:38pm

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 12:42pm

For a while there, DS thought he could get clean in the shower by just standing under the water. I had to tell him that no, you actually need the shampoo & soap to get rid of the germs and get your hair actually clean

ROFL - gotta love it! I had to talk to ds9 about his feet (which came out of the shower a few times this summer with dirt still on them). He was like, "well, how could I put soap on them? I'm standing on them?" Like your son, he doesn't *seem* to be stupid otherwise.... I explained that he could lean on the wall, or sit on the shower floor, or whatever, but his feet would be stinky and dirty if he didn't actually use SOAP!! on them. He was truly perplexed... and he even tried to explain/excuse by saying how all the soap from his body ran down to/over his feet. And you contrast this with my daughters who are worried if their toenail polish is chipped...

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 12:10pm

Electric razors are very simple--they have them in all price ranges.

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