My 11 year old son has a neighborhood friend who's been coming over a lot lately and the kid just reeks. It's not only unpleasant being round him, it's unpleasant after he leaves. I made the mistake of sitting on the couch hours after this kid left one time and I ended up stinking. That night I took the couch pillows outside, poured baking soda on, patted it in and left them out over night. In the morning I whacked the baking soda out and brought them in. When I got home from work later that day I sniffed and they still stunk. Its that bad.
I've decided it's not a sanitary issue, it's just the way this kid smells. You know how old people have old person smell sometimes? Its like that, intense old person smell. So, my dilemma is do I talk to the kids parents? I think the only thing that might work is drastic dietary changes but thats just a guess. I might be offending them over something they can't do anything about. I'd hate to have to tell the kid he can't come in our house but I also don't want to be uncomfortable in my own home. So, its down to one of those two things, tell the poor kid he can't come in our house or try to come up with a non-offensive way of talking to his parents about it and hoping they can actually do something.
I'm all ears for any alternative solutions, ways to broach the subject with the parents or thoughts on why a kid would stink so bad.