Questions tagged [clothes]

For all questions about children and clothes, e. g. which clothes are appropriate, how to make a child wear them, how to dress a child, what children do with their clothes (e. g. how they treat them, how often they change them) etc.

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How can I make my 6-year-old daughter zip her jacket up?

I am a father of a 6-year-old daughter. She comes out of school with her jacket wide open, even on wet rainy days. She knows how to zip her jacket and can do it very competently. It's just that she is ...
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How to punish my teenage daughter for buying thongs? [closed]

I have a 14-year-old daughter. I found out that she has bought a bunch of thongs and thong body suits and thong bikinis. I also found a bunch of mini skirts and super short shorts. How should I punish ...
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13 year old daughter refusing to wear a real bra

My 13-year-old daughter has a training bra that she has been wearing 24/7 for almost 2 years now. When we first got it, it was her first bra and she has only tried on one bra when I got her fitted. I ...
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How to dress kids for the unpleasant weather?

This is regarding my 5-year-old little sister Leah and her school friends that come to ours in the morning to walk to school with her. When it's raining heavily which it can do a lot in Ireland, and ...
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How do I resolve this bikini problem between wife and daughter?

My wife and our 15 year-old daughter are having a big issue regarding a bikini that my daughter bought without our knowledge. The issue is not with our daughter having a bikini in general; my wife has ...
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My daughter wants to express herself, but her school has uniforms?

My 15-year-old daughter is starting her second year of high school. For most of her school life, she has gone to schools that didn’t require any standard clothing, and she liked to express herself by ...
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Do I need to worry about how much time my 6-week-old's hands are covered in mittens?

It's winter here and our place doesn't have central heating. We have been using freestanding heaters and layers of clothing to keep warm. In order to keep our daughter's hands warm, I've been putting ...
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Force-free changing clothes, putting bonnet on

My 2 yrs old has recently a very clear attitude: Changing clothes is a nogo (go sleep, or go out); Putting bonnet on in winter is a nogo. Moving to California or similar is not yet an option. What ...
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Skater teen wears shoes with holes, and doesn't care

I have a 16 year old that loves to skate. However, skating will ruin your shoes, put holes in them and also the socks. My son is wearing the same shoe over and over again which has a big hole in the ...
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Labeling children's clothing

What are effective ways to label children's clothing? It seems that most forms of writing will wash off in the laundry and also it's difficult to write in small font handwriting to fit on the small ...
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How can I motivate a 13-year-old girl to take better care of her appearance?

Unlike most of the teenagers, my 13-year-old niece doesn't care about her appearance at all. She does what is necessary hygiene - shover, teeth brushing - but not a bit more. She wears sweatpants and/...
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It's winter. How to dress up my 2-year-old daughter for daycare?

I'm a first-time mom to a 2-year-old girl. This is the first winter when I send her to daycare and I'm really unsure about how to dress her up. Earlier when she was home, we used to step out together. ...
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How to deal with the pre schooler who hates wearing uniform daily?

The child is 3.6 years old, and it is not her fault that she dislikes wearing school uniform daily. It doesn't have anything to do with comfort. It is all about wearing the same boring stuff daily. ...
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My 6-year-old daughter's undies get stuck to her skin. How to solve this problem?

My girl is 6 years old. Often, when she pulls her panties down, they seem to get kind of stuck to her skin, often between her legs. This is pretty embarrassing for her, considering she just started ...
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Zipper on Newborn Sleeper Gowns

I've been in the process of sewing some clothes for a newborn coming in the next few months. In looking at designs for sleep gowns, it seems like they almost universally go over a child's head, even ...
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What expenses should I pay for my 16-year-old daughter

I give my 16 year old daughter 1 dollar a day for keeping straight A's (90% or above in every class).  If she drops to a B in one of her classes, no dollar until she brings it back up (I check via the ...
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Is it wrong to wash cloth diapers in a shared washing machine?

My wife and I are having our first child and our considering cloth diapers. We live in an apartment complex with 10-15 units and all share the same two washing machines and two drying machines. We are ...
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At what age can a child be responsible for deciding whether to wear warm clothes?

My son is about to turn 2 and is getting to the stage where he has strong feelings over what he does and doesn't want to do. One of the issues we have is with clothing. I'm happy to give him some ...
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Is it ok to take a 2-month-old baby out on fresh air? [duplicate]

Is it OK to take a two-month-old baby out in fresh air and cool weather (14 C, 57 F) if properly warmed by adequate clothing? How long can the baby be outside?
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How to prevent an infant from taking off her socks?

We normally dress our 5-month-old daughter with socks, especially when going out with the stroller. Then, it takes just few minutes until she starts rubbing her legs and feet until, eventually, the ...
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How can I persuade a preschooler to wear a suit?

A few month ago, I asked: Can I avoid nice clothing being a source of argument? That was mainly focused on my eight year old, and now I have a related question... but about a preschooler. Our ...
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Do newborn stocking caps help skull shape?

It's common to put stocking caps on newborns. For both of my boys, born in different hospitals with different methodologies, they were given stocking caps immediately after birth. I know that the ...
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Can I avoid nice clothing being a source of argument?

My middle child (seven years old) hates dressing up. Well... sort of. He likes shopping for dressy clothing (slacks, vest, button-down shirt, tie) and has a respectable collection. He'll even ...
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How to get a 17 year old son to realize that laundry is not that hard to do and to do it on a regular basis?

Our other kids that are now grown have pretty much always done their laundry since they were like 13 years old. This son is 17 and probably has only done his own laundry, all on his own, like 10 times ...
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Building self-esteem while encouraging a tidy, acceptable appearance

My daughter is currently 10. I have always tried to encourage her to not be overly concerned with other people's opinion of her, and I think that this has largely succeeded. Like any kid, she gets ...
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Using and not using a car seat for transporting between car and building, how do I get a infant from the car to a building when it's freezing outside?

My son was born in December and is now about a year old and was born during a pretty heavy snow/cold spell. We bought a huge snow suit for him to take him home from the hospital but we couldn't get my ...
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Why would a child love and always attempt to wear a dress shirt an a tie?

My son always (from age 4 to elementary school) had this weird love for being dressed in a dress shirt and a clip-on tie. He wants to wear it very often, both to more dressy occasions (parties etc..) ...
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How do I convince an elementary schooler to always tuck his shirts/tshirts into his pants?

What are good approaches to convince an elementary school age child to tuck his shirts/tshirts into his pants? Every single time he gets dressed, the shirt/tshirt is over the pants. He'll tuck it ...
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How can I deal with no-socks situation at night?

Our house is reasonably cold (and try to keep it that way) and so I insist that aside from summer, the kids wear socks; including for sleep. The problem is that they take the socks off - it seems ...
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At what temperatures can infants be naked?

Assuming indoor conditions (without sun and wind), at what temperature ranges (C and F) can infants (6-12 months) be left to play without clothes or in just a diaper? Bonus points for outdoors in the ...
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What's the most efficient way to dress a toddler?

Our twins are just starting to stand on their own, which is making getting them dressed a bit harder than they used to be. For one thing, my son especially would prefer to stand rather than lie back ...
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My daughter hates all pants other than her sweats?

My seven-year-old daughter only ever wants to wear skirts, dresses, or sweat pants. Most of the time, this is just fine, but there are occasions when jeans or slacks are really the most appropriate ...
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To Socks or not to socks?

My own daughter mostly refused to wear socks - unless she had shoes on - until she was about five years old. Even now, she only wears them in the coldest months and rips them off her feet at the drop ...
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Why are there so many snaps on infant clothes?

Sometimes it seems like infant clothes are custom designed to be difficult to put on a wiggling baby. I find the multitude of snaps to be particularly difficult to navigate, especially when you miss a ...
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Is it normal for a 3 year old to change their clothes every 10 minutes all day long?

My 3 year old grandson changes his clothes every ten minutes. He even puts his baby sister's dresses and t-shirts and socks on. He came down with five t-shirts on yesterday and even chases his ...
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How to teach a pre-schooler to wear clothes?

My nephew is 3 years old, and like most boys, loves to run around naked. Sometimes we can't go somewhere we were planning to go because he refuses to get dressed again (although candy usually will do ...
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How do you pass hand-me-downs to a younger sibling without fostering resentment?

A recent blog entry that I read discussing hand-me-downs made me wonder about what it must be like to a younger sibling who receives the bulk of their clothes and/or toys as hand-me-downs, recycled ...
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Do we have to wrap an infant in the warm clothes after his birth?

My all relatives have been telling me that the inside of the womb is warm so when the baby comes out he needs to be wrapped from head to toe in warm clothes so that he doesn't get ill due to the ...
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What kind of clothes does a new born need to wear in summers?

The daytime temperature here is 45 degree Celsius in summers. We have a ceiling fan. We also have covered our window panes with Aluminum foil to reduce the impact of heat. So, what kind of (and how ...
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Are clothes needed for a newborn?

Provided that I have a warm enough home, can a newborn live there with only diapers, or does he still need clothes on? If so, why?
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Are second-hand shoes safe to wear?

Are hand-me-down and second-hand shoes safe to wear? For adults — and especially for children. Kids' feet are always growing. When the proper precautions are taken, are second-hand shoes safe? ...
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What's the difference between baby clothes that say X months and clothes that say X-Y months?

I have clothes that are 3 months and I have clothes that are 3-6 months. Are they equivalent? is there equivalency between sizes that are given as a single number vs ones that are given as a range?
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3 year boy old will not wear shorts or t-shirts WHY?

Unless he's going swimming, my 3 1/2 year old son always wears a long sleeve shirt and pants (not jeans and not button down shirts). I'm not expecting a 3 1/2 year old for logic and but I don't think ...
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Do toddlers need every size of shoe?

When we find shoes we like on a big discount, is it a good idea to buy a few sizes up at a time (like sizes 7, 8, and 9 all at once)? Or is there enough overlap in sizing that our toddler might move ...
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Should we use special detergent/washing powder for the laundry of baby clothes?

Any suggestions/experiences of the best characteristics for a baby clothes detergent would be appreciated. We are in the UK, in case that influences the options we should look for.
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My 3 1/2 year old son often changes his clothes

I have a son who is 3 and half years old. After every two three hours he keep on crying for changing his clothes. He only wears the dress clothes which he likes, and doesn't listen if we tell him to ...
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Why does my toddler want to take her clothes off?

Our 1 1/2 year old daughter keeps wanting us to take her clothes off. She'll keep wailing until someone does. She'll try to take them off herself. I'm worried that she'll just want to be naked all the ...
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Where can we find larger size Maternity Clothing? [closed]

My partner is a UK Size 22 (according to this that's US size 18, European Size 48-50), and is now at the stage where she requires maternity wear. This has proven to be incredibly difficult to find in ...
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How to choose rainy weather clothes for multiple seasons?

We are going to buy autumn clothes for our child (4y). There are so many technologies (waterproof,etc) and options available today that we are having a hard time choosing from the options. What are ...
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At what age should a child be able to dress herself?

At what age are children typically able (and willing) to dress themselves? Our daughter is two and a half and can take her pants on and off and take her shirt off, but cannot put a shirt on herself. ...