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Do you let your child wear what they want?

My two DD's are 2 and 3. I allow them to pick out what they want but I give them a hand.

When we go out I choose the their outfits.

But since today we will be home all day I allowed them to wear what ever they want.

Those both chose their swimsuits.

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Asked by styhmMommy at 3:39 PM on May. 19, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I always let her pick her outfit.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 3:40 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • yes,but no swimsuits or costumes
    All his stuff matches so it doesn't matter

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:40 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Yep pretty much. My youngest is 6 yrs old and when we go shopping I usually have the people who work at the shops help put together outfits. I put them together all the time once home so she can go into her drawer or closet and choose what goes with what. Here lately though I have been having to help my 11 yr old. Lord have mercy that boy has to be color blind.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:42 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Sounds like fun to me! I love how our little ones can be free spirited. If you're staying home and the weather is nice then why not? I have 4 kids: 2 girls and twin BG. My little boy thinks he needs to play dress up with his sisters and they're always putting little outfits on him. I had a friend make him a fun red cape and try to find other things so he can be a superhero instead...but I don't always win that battle. :0)


    Answer by tools4mom at 3:44 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • At home, yes. If we're just running to the store or something I don't mind if her clothes don't match or whatever as long as she's not wearing a tank top in the winter or snow pants in June. For daycare I try to have her at least somewhat matching, so maybe she picks the pants and I choose a good shirt or vice versa. If it's a holiday or party I like her to look cute so those are the times I usually wave my Mom authority and get her in a cutesy, matching outfit. She is 2 1/2 by the way. And if I let her I think she would wear her jammies all day long, but that only flies on Saturday or Sunday at our house if we're not going out.

    Answer by MaryMW at 3:44 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • yes, I let mine pick their cloths themselves...their going out cloths are separate from their play cloths, so when we go out, I let them pick but usually help to ensure they match :-). When we are home, I don't care at all, they don't match half the time which doesn't bother me a bit....bathing suits, old halloween costumes, dress-up cloths...whatever they want to wear.

    Answer by sdks2011 at 3:45 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • My children do not know how to match. Sometimes we will go shopping and they are both wearing shoes that don't match. But I don't mind. My children are unique individuals who must learn what can of style they perfer best. As of right now that style is different on a day to day basis. The one thing I am picky about is their hair. It must always be up and done.

    Comment by styhmMommy (original poster) at 4:07 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • My kids only wear denim shorts and jeans, so the shirt they choose doesn't matter. Without fail, I'll pick out something for them to wear to school and lay it out, thinking it'll be easier - then they come downstairs in something else entirely.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 4:27 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • when my girls were younger they helped me pick out clothes but I never left it up to them and the same with my son but on weekends my kids have the complete freedom to dress anyway they like

    Answer by alotleft2do at 4:51 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I have learned that my kids have better taste than me! They all get to pick out their own clothing.

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 9:41 AM on May. 20, 2011

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