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Old 04-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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My daughter seems to always be changing outfits- it drives me crazy. One minute she will be in a dress and then the she will have gotten it wet while washing her hands and she will suddenly be in some PJ's. A little while later she might want to change because she got mud on her clothes. Sometimes she wants her shirt off in the yard like boys (she is 4 so I don't mind) but she will leave it places and I might find it outside somewhere...... then she needs a new shirt because we are going somewhere. We definitely play hard and I let them be kids with mud and squirt bottles and such, but is there a better solution to all the laundry? I certainly wouldn't let her change if she were still playing in mud/water but we are in and out all through the day and I am frequently reminding her if she takes something off not to leave it on the floor/ground, but I can't be over top of her all day.......just having a stressful day with mounds of laundry and in a funk. I suppose many of you can relate

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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Hang on my 3.5 year old is running around in a leotard tutu combo....3rd outfit today
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We had a rule about how many times they could change. I told them if they couldn't follow the rule I would have to pick their clothes for them and lock up the rest so they had to ask for a change. Thankfully, the threat of them losing their clothes was enough. Also, if they didnt take care of something, they had to stop what they were doing to take care of it. It didnt take too long for them to start taking care of things right away.
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My daughter is like that too. I considered putting a lock up high on her closet door.

A very healthy dress up clothes bin helped a lot. We put dress up street clothes in there so she could have fun with those too.
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