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to wonder if my older kids actually eat shower gel and shampoo?

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Ormirian · 09/05/2011 08:15

They must be.

Surely no-one gets through half a bottle in one go without eating the stuff like yoghurt Confused

I don't want to get all scrooge-like with it and I am grateful that I no longer have to chase them into the shower and wash them myself but really..... wtf do they do with it?

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Imnotaslimjim · 09/05/2011 08:36

do what my mum did. Give them each a travel bottle and refill it after each shower. That way they think they're emptying the bottle and you're not going through a river of shampoo everytime they take a shower


youmeatsix · 09/05/2011 08:38

yes the do
and poop it out in the form of LOTS of soggy towels, least they do in my house


aldiwhore · 09/05/2011 08:39

Oooh liking the travel bottle idea.


Bumperlicioso · 09/05/2011 08:54

Do they use those shower puff things? They lather up really well with only a tiny bit of shower gel.


BelovedCunt · 09/05/2011 08:55

buy them soap


streakybacon · 09/05/2011 09:31

I heartily recommend Body Shop shower gel. 12 year old ds has had a bottle for a year and a half and it's only half used, which is incredible value for money onsidering he uses it EVERY DAY Wink. What a fabulous product!

He has a bottle of Mitchum deodorant which is similarly cost-effective Wink.


Ormirian · 09/05/2011 09:58

Soap would be OK but it would end up with a soggy mess all over the shower and would still disappear fairly quiickly. And they need shampoo.

We have shower puffs but I think I am the only person who uses them Hmm

Travel bottle good idea....

streaky - what is different about it then? Does it smell really vile so they don't like using it? Is it a 2 gallon bottle? Does it come out reallly slowly? Grin

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streakybacon · 09/05/2011 10:05

It's just normal shower gell but ds is a dirty pig and lies about how often he uses it. My post was just a sarcastic nod towards the habits of mucky pre-teens.

I guess it goes to show we're never happy and they can never get it right. I'd love mine to use more bathroom products and you're desperate for yours to use less Grin.


littleshebear · 09/05/2011 11:28

I feel your pain. My 18 year old son is now obsessively clean (first girlfriend) and I also have a 16 year old girl with long hair and a long standing daily shower habit and the shampoo/conditioner consumption especially is ridiculous. I bought 2 big bottles of Aldi shampoo last week because I could not face spending any more again but now I have hair like straw. I could buy my own more expensive shampoo/conditioner and hide it I suppose but that seems wrong and I think they would ferret it out. On the other hand, my 12 year old DS 2 is at the height of non- washing and I know which problem I would rather have!


Fennel · 09/05/2011 11:38

I would go for cheap soap and cheap shampoo and then they can be profligate with it.

Not that we have this problem, my dds are all still at the stage when you have to pin them down and force them to wash, I rather long for the days when they might choose to wash or brush or scrub.


dementedma · 09/05/2011 11:44

get them solid shampoo bars from Lush - they last for ever and no chemicals.
I can't get my pre-teen Ds into the bloody bath. he takes up a ninja stance and yells "You'll never take me alive!!!"


WhenWillISeeYouAgain · 09/05/2011 11:49

If they're like my three (and I include DH here) they're pouring onto their hands and using it like that, instead of using a facecloth or scrubbie thing.

I recently introduced my husband to a facecloth and he is now obsessed with how little shower gel he needs to have a proper wash with Grin after 23 yrs of marriage!

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