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Do your kids run around with food, dirt, or snot on their faces?

I never quite understood what's so hard about wiping it off. But then I don't have any toddlers yet, so maybe there's really more to it?


Asked by Adelicious at 1:32 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Goodness, no. I have 3 boys who are well out of toddlerhood and I never let them run around with crap all over their little faces. It's as simple as keeping wipees and kleenex with you at all times.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 1:37 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Hell no...not even in the daycare I worked for. We wiped religiously. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:35 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • there's a few times they scoot away b4 I can catch them but I do make them wipe their faces after a meal/snack also they DO get VERY dirty playing outside but then it's time for a shower!(mine are 3&5) I have a SIL that lets hers run around dirty all day! it drives me bonkers! Kids aren't gonna stay spotless but they dont need dirt sticking to their jelly on their face from lunch!

    Answer by hotrodmomma at 1:36 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Food? Absolutely not! Food is only at the table, and she gets wiped off before she can go play.

    The general dirt and snot, eh some days when she's sick it's hard to keep on top of it, but as a general rule... NO! I can't STAND being dirty and grubby.

    This was kind of a big deal recently when visiting with SIL and her daughter. My DD is 4 months younger than her DD, and the difference was HUGE! She'd let her kid run around all day with her breakfast on her face. Drove me CRAZY! I finally started wiping the nieces face off myself. SIL claimed "she hates having her face wiped"... but she didn't even squirm when I did it.

    Answer by coder_chick at 1:37 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • no i have 3 kids and non of them walk around like the and they r all under 3 years and i dont understand how people can watch their kids all dirty and dont wipe then

    Answer by evelyn334 at 1:42 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • ugh no. I cant stand when parents allow their child to have dirt n crap all over their face do the now see it or what?!

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:44 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • no

    Answer by alyssa1 at 1:46 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Heck no. I can't stand do look at a snotty face. I always wipe my boys faces.

    Answer by reigndrops12689 at 1:47 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • i have had 4 toddlers now. one is very hard to keep clean. it is very hard to catch him before he leaves the table! it is hard to keep clothes and a diaper on him too!!! my first two were always clean. i always took great care to get stains out of their clothes i find myself looking at the clothes, and the stain and i is not worth the extra time, and he could use another play shirt...or no one will wear that again!
    sometimes kids get messy! i try not to take them out in public like that though!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:47 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • NO! I would not walk around with food dirt or snot on my face, so my child darn sure isn't!

    Answer by mommy11260 at 1:47 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

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