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Old 07-04-2011, 10:54 AM   #21
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

Absolutely!!!! Heck, clothes only fit a short time anyway :-)

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Old 07-04-2011, 11:23 AM   #22
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

Generally, yes. We take many walks every day and often neighbors have their sprinklers running. It is common to return from a walk with wet clothes. hehe.

That being said, there are times where I don't want him to run through puddles/mud/water and that's usually when we're going to run errands shortly or things like that.

One of my sons favorite times already this summer was when they flushed the hydrants on our street. Every little boy was out running and riding bikes in the running water. They had so much fun!
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:19 PM   #23
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

With my first? No. NEVER. Anytime her outfit got a little dirty it was time for a new one. Now with 3 girls, they get one outfit a day. I can't do 50 loads of wash a day.

I'm much more laid back now and if they get dirty? Eh. The dirtier they are at the end of the day, the more fun they had. Baths happen much more frequently in the summer, but oh well.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #24
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Absolutely.

My kids are always a mess We live in a new home and have a vacant lot next to us. Their clothes are so stained it's getting ridiculous now LOL... I think I'm going to need to go shopping for new clothes and set these aside as outdoor clothes.
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

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Depends on the day, my mood, and what she is wearing. We only have one pair of sneakers right now, so she is not allowed to get them wet.

But if she is in crocs, jump away.
This. I not only let my boys (usually), but my dd too!
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:48 PM   #26
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

Yes, though it makes my eye twitch a little bit. It's part of why I will never own white clothes for my children, ever again.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #27
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Yes. Yes I do.

There is no staying clean where we live. I like kids to earn their baths here. I am not wasting a tub of clean water and soap on kids who don't play hard.
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Depends where we are. Running late into karate, or headed in to be in the mall. No. But if we are just home and it's raining, or they want to play - absolutely. They each have rubber boots just for occasions like that, and we try to encourage it.
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

Of course!!!! In fact, the baby is usually naked bc he is always into something and I don't feel like changing his clothes all the time. We have a creek behind the house and I just tell the teens to put on older stuff (so that my EX doesn't freak when they mess up their hollister stuff ) and throw their clothes in the washer when they are done....like other ppl said, if we only have 1 pr of tennies, I have them take their shoes off or wear flip flops....the other day it was a torrential downpour and the teens grabbed a football and were off!
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Yeah, I think I have finally learned to not buying ANY white clothes for my kids again! Every shirt is soooo stained from food. haha!
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