Share photos of your child's getting dressed mix-ups and you could win a £100 library of children's books! Plus, 10 Bing goody bags up for grabs

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GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 01-Aug-13 13:16:05


HarperCollins Children's Books are celebrating the publication of Bing: Get Dressed. It's the first in a fabby new picture book series from Ted Dewan celebrating life as a toddler, life with a toddler, and all the ups and downs of everyday life.

In the first Bing picture book, clever Bing has mastered putting on his clothes (with a little help from his constant companion Flop), but he's struggling with the right order. Sound familiar?

To be in with the chance to win a £100 library of children's books and one of 10 Bing goody bags, take a photo of your DS or DD getting things slightly wrong and upload it to this thread, along with a short caption.

Post your pics plus caption before the end of 30 August and we'll then create a carousel of our favourite 10 pics. Each person who makes the shortlist of 10 will receive a Bing goodie bag, including a copy of Bing: Get Dressed.

Author Ted Dewan will then choose a winning photo from the 10 and we'll announce the winner on Friday 6 September. The winner will receive a £100 library of children's books from HarperCollins.

Find out more about Bing at

About the books

Ted Dewan has created a series that focuses on the dynamic between toddler and parent, and that speaks to them both equally, about life as a toddler and life with a toddler. With short, repetitive texts, bold, bright artwork and appealing characters, Bing offers both parent and child an enjoyable reading experience and a simple, reassuring guiding principle - that, whatever happens, it's just a Bing thing, a normal occurrence, and nothing to get upset about.

All entries must be posted by Friday 30 August.

flamingobaby Fri 02-Aug-13 08:09:46

namechanging to post this smile

Following on from our success with baby led weaning, DD decided to try some baby led dressing.

YourHandInMyHand Fri 02-Aug-13 17:18:32

We've had Bing: Get dressed! for years!? DS loved it as a small one and he's 8 now and still won't part with them. We also have Bing: Go Picnic and Bing: Bed time. smile

Will find a funny picture of DS later to add to thread.

firawla Fri 02-Aug-13 23:04:15

my ds age 3. i took this recently cos i was so proud of his getting dressed skills, despite that is a swimming shorts not proper clothes! he managed to put them on by himself, he has sn and thats a real accomplishment for him and the first time he ever did it! the shoes are a massive accomplishment too we could never take him to have new shoes fitted before! he loves them and keeps putting them on in the house, albeit on the wrong feet :D

mimitwo Fri 02-Aug-13 23:24:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shelllouise Sat 03-Aug-13 00:47:57

This is what Ella (then 3, now nearly 6) picked when she asked if she could choose her own clothes for a change.
Needless to say she wasn't allowed to go to nursery in this outfit!

HeatherSprouse Sat 03-Aug-13 19:07:11

Lilly is 2 years old she loves to dress up in this photo she has dressed up as a fairy Princess x

FunnyOlWorld Mon 05-Aug-13 11:52:58

Name changed for this.

DS (3) got ready for nursery by himself on an extremely hot summers day grin (We never went out like that of course despite his tantrum).

FunnyOlWorld Mon 05-Aug-13 11:55:18

Here in pic 2 DS donned a tie and his dad's old shoes proudly announcing he is a doctor.

Theincidental Mon 05-Aug-13 14:13:51

"Potty training is pants!"

Ds has two pairs of pants on here... His choice! However one pair is fully round his waist - he completely missed the leg holes.

HorrorCow Mon 05-Aug-13 14:38:52

Hey, who turned out the lights?

She is under there somewhere, I promise!

HorrorCow Mon 05-Aug-13 14:42:26

"I like my noo shoos mummy... no I won't stand still so you can take the price tags off... no I won't put anything else on thank you..."

PerfectlyImperfect Mon 05-Aug-13 15:54:37

Name changing for this

DD thinks more is definitely...more

SamsGoldilocks Mon 05-Aug-13 16:37:08

It is not the preserve of toddlers to get things mixed up - dad's water socks and little brother's pants

MasterFlea Mon 05-Aug-13 19:01:25

Would this competition be open to nonUK residents too?

SuperNappy Mon 05-Aug-13 21:42:31

Happy Nappy Chappy!

Eve, when I told her to get dressed for nursery. I particularly love the leg warmers on the arms.

And on a different day she decides her brothers football glove is a good addition to her outfit.

mignonette Tue 06-Aug-13 10:14:05

Laughing at these. Maybe I should post a photo of my ex who came home complaining about the washing shrinking his pants. He was wearing his sons. Aged 4-5.

DD decided that now she was 3 she should choose her own outfit.
Her brothers swimsuit (age 12-18months) and mummy's furry slipper boots (size 8)

YoniIShrunkTheKids Tue 06-Aug-13 18:42:58

Name changed to an old one I used during YoniGate for this.

Love the toddler logic that you get wet when you swim, and you wear wellies when It's wet.

pebblepots Wed 07-Aug-13 06:19:38

This is my 18 month old girlie ready to go out, entirely her own work!

KnittedWaffle Wed 07-Aug-13 09:23:35

This was an actual mix up!
DS1 (2) has started to try and dress himself so he can be like his big sister.
A couple of weeks ago I was wondering why he kept falling over but was busy MNing with all the morning things. When I looked he had put both of his legs into one leg of his trousers! It was hysterical.
For my shame he'd been like it for at least 5-10 minutes! blush grin

Charleymouse Wed 07-Aug-13 20:20:25

DD putting her PJs on!

How do turn it round?

LackaDAISYcal Thu 08-Aug-13 01:45:21

DS proves he is in touch with his feminine side!

LackaDAISYcal Thu 08-Aug-13 01:49:38

Nappy cover on head...epic fail

LackaDAISYcal Thu 08-Aug-13 01:52:28

This lovely snood is actually a pair of her big brother's shorts!

LackaDAISYcal Thu 08-Aug-13 01:57:05

DS2 again...I really do worry about him!

LackaDAISYcal Thu 08-Aug-13 01:58:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OanaChi Thu 08-Aug-13 18:15:21

Emma being cool!

sealight123 Thu 08-Aug-13 20:13:48

Ready for a trip to the park....

DaisyDoodle Thu 08-Aug-13 21:56:22

How can anyone be so miserable wearing a Trouser Hat?

Ds1 likes hats. And things that arent hats.

Catheric Fri 09-Aug-13 15:51:59

I bought DS1 some Thomas the Tank Engine pants when he started potty training. He decided he had to wear all 3 of them at once but unfortunately wasn't quite sure how to put them on so he's actually wearing a tri-colour pants belt.. A bit blurry because he realised I was trying to take a photo, he knows that when I photo him it's usually because he's done something very funny and he gets embarrassed grin

sandrabald Sat 10-Aug-13 20:03:46

DD dressed for winter in Mid July!

feralgirl Mon 12-Aug-13 14:50:51

DS in his 'Gypsy Acorah' phase.

manfalou Mon 12-Aug-13 16:23:33

Mason thought he would have a go at walking in mummys shoes... I hadn't walked in them myself for over a year (since falling pregnant with DS2)... he did it better than me.

He also like having 'pretty toes' which he paints with my lipgloss and/or mascara if I'm not looking...

mynameisslimshady Mon 12-Aug-13 16:28:49

Ds thought being Hannah Montana looked like fun.

mynameisslimshady Mon 12-Aug-13 17:02:08

Dd picked up the wrong hat at our hula party.

poorbutrich Mon 12-Aug-13 17:33:20

This may have been an error on the part of the mother, rather than the child. Not only in such a hurry that I put two legs in one trouser, but the mismatch between the top and the trousers. Poor little boy.

Ds1 attempts a make over

KnittedWaffle Mon 12-Aug-13 21:06:26

No prizes for guessing what DD had been up to while I wasn't looking!

KnittedWaffle Mon 12-Aug-13 21:14:13

DS1 rocking the ugly bug Cinderella look!

beautifulgirls Wed 14-Aug-13 21:10:22

Need I say more?!

Apparently she wanted to be "the blue one in the group" and achieved this by nicking her sister's skirt! Her sister has also fashioned an outfit from two pairs of leggings.

"NO! I do it myself Daddy"

Note pants giving only half the coverage required. She kept the t shirt on backwards all day.

LackaDAISYcal Wed 28-Aug-13 15:10:46

Just came across yet another DS2 gem...dressed by his sister this time hmm

This are quite funny grin

I cant upload my sons pictures due to MN not liking my phone sad

Laptop isn't working either

Poppanicolino Wed 28-Aug-13 19:53:43

DD decided to be Rapunzel with blue hair (and yes, I was summoned several times to climb up it hmm ). I have no idea why she sellotaped a circle of paper coloured in with red felt tip to her nose confused grin Just another day in DD's world!

Lupins Thu 29-Aug-13 07:06:07

The middle of summer and my 3.5 year old finds a woolly dress, her wet proofs and her little sister's hat to complete the ensemble.

For the past year I haven't had any say in what she wears. Some days are quite interesting.

I love all the photos here.

YourHandInMyHand Thu 29-Aug-13 10:49:16

This is my DS in a Tigger/Tutu combo smile

Skaramoosh Thu 29-Aug-13 14:03:15

"Faaaaame, I'm gonna live forever..."

My two year old went a bit 80's a few weeks ago!

sjonlegs Thu 29-Aug-13 14:23:53

I'm not sure who talked who into this ... but I'm not telling if you don't!

ps My daughter is on the left ... my son is on the right!!?*

LOL grin

sarahainslie Thu 29-Aug-13 14:57:20

I think DD was trying to look like mummy although I do try to wear my glasses the right way up and put my feet in the right shoes generally!

ginggingsma Thu 29-Aug-13 15:00:43

Her outfit of choice for a visit to the supermarket!

Dredre Thu 29-Aug-13 21:02:20

'Ninja Ballerina', my DD's take on getting ready for the day ahead. She loves nothing more than dressing up with her own special take on it.

Pippea Thu 29-Aug-13 21:22:31

Skirt-hats: the latest fashion

DD at 20 months being very stubborn determined to dress herself. Wouldn't accept any help from Mummy, not even where to wear a skirt!

Hopezibah Fri 30-Aug-13 00:19:39

Goggles and Giggles! My little girl found the swim goggles and decided to put them on whilst wearing her best party frock, then proceeded to say 'plash''plash' (her word for splash splash). Not the best time to wear goggles - to go to a party!

webster147 Fri 30-Aug-13 04:58:55

Wooly Hat for bed in the middle of Summer!

MrsNicklin14 Fri 30-Aug-13 14:11:05

Ivy (22 months) uses her skirt as a rather fetching shrug!

MrsNicklin14 Fri 30-Aug-13 14:14:08

Ivy's shoes, mummy!

When my husband saw this pic he said "If she'd asked for a pony, I'd have bought her a stable full"

Ivy 23 months

mommym Fri 30-Aug-13 18:50:58

DD told me I look like Snow White... I asked her if this is because I am beautiful?
No, she answered, it's because you married Prince Charming.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Sep-13 10:44:04

The comp has now closed. Thanks so much for all the fantastic entries to the Bing! Comp. We'll be creating our carousel of the shortlisted ten which will be published tomorrow morning. We'll announce the final winner on Thursday.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-Sep-13 13:57:59

We've consulted with Bing! publishers at Harper Collins Children's books and have now chosen the ten pics that have made it to the shortlist. You can view our carousel of the ten pictures here:

Bing! Get Dressed carousel

Congratulations to all those whose pictures are featured. We will be in touch later today to get your details so we can send your Bing! Goody bags including copies of Bing! Get Dressed. We've sent the shortlisted pics over to author Ted Dewin who will be choosing the winner and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Charleymouse Wed 04-Sep-13 13:43:43

I cant seem to move off the first picture in the carousel, is it okay for everyone else?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-13 10:13:57

Apologies we had a glitch with the link. I've amended - try this now:

Bing! Get Dressed carousel

Charleymouse Thu 05-Sep-13 11:21:10

Sorry still not working for me, cant get off the front page again.
Never mind.

Reastie Mon 09-Sep-13 15:05:38

Any news on the winner RachelMumsnet? <nosy>

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Sep-13 11:27:20

And the winner is [drumroll...] CharleyMouse for her wonderful pic of DD putting on her PJs. We'll be in touch with details of how to claim your prize.

Charleymouse Tue 10-Sep-13 11:43:52

Thank you so much Mumsnet and Ted Dewan.

DD thought this was hilarious when I had asked her to put her PJs on for bedtime.

I am ridiculously excited to be getting some new books.
Many many thanks

Poppanicolino Wed 11-Sep-13 12:40:07

A worthy winner! Charley's photo definitely got the biggest laugh in this house grin

Thank you for the goody bag, MNHQ, it arrived this morning and it's great smile

Charleymouse Wed 11-Sep-13 16:48:25

Thank-you Poppanicolino, I have to say your DDs use of sellotape nose did make me giggle, along with the image of you having to climb up her hair!

Looking forward to getting home to see if my goody bag has arrived. grin

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