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Old 07-04-2011, 08:07 AM   #11
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

Do I let them intentionally, ?
My son was taking out the trash when this happened:



See the trashcan to the right? Obviously, the puddle was in his way.
Eh, it's dirt & water. He's hose-able. Clothes wash-able.

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Old 07-04-2011, 08:34 AM   #12
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Cute pic, Jamie.

Yes, I let them jump in mud/puddles all the time. I mean, not in their church clothes or something but you're only a carefree little kid once in your life. Go for it.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:41 AM   #13
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Yep, all the time! I actually bought a nice new top load washer with an agitator because I found that my front load machine wasn't getting my kids muddy clothes clean. Now they can happily jump in the mud and roll in the dirt and I don't even think twice about it. It all comes out in the washer and we rarely have stained stuff so I let them be kids. We used to do the fancy wool longies stuff years ago and now I laugh about it because my life just does not work for that kind of thing now!

The only time I say no is if we are in the process of going somewhere that I actually care about them not being dirty. Sometimes I still let them get dirty and then just change their clothes (specifically the 3yo boy lol) right as we are literally running out the door. Let them be kids!
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #14
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It depends on what my kids are wearing. If they are wearing something that can easily be washed then yeah I will let them splash. If they are in nice new clothes then no. And my kids are usually in play clothes.






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Absolutely. DS loves playing in water and dirt and mud and well puddle jumping is Just plain fun!
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:49 AM   #16
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

Mmm... not really. But they don't appear psychologically damaged from it so I'm not too worried. Getting dirty play is definitely more of a separate, specific thing for my kids. If we're walking on our way to somewhere, I don't let them jump in puddles.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #17
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All of his clothes are puddle jumping shoes or clothes. The only time I'll stop him is if we're about to get in the car. He is still rf'ing so his shoes are tearing up my seats.
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Mine are a little older than the toddler stage, but yes, even in dress clothes:
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:43 AM   #20
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Re: Do you let your toddlers get dirty/jump in puddles?

Last summer my youngest got dirty, so she took off her clothes and put them to soak in the animals (dogs and cats) water bucket (5 gallon pail). She then proceeded to play in the rain, naked, including swinging on the tire swing and blowing bubbles.

Yes, my children puddle jump. lol Heck, I like to jump in puddles some times.
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