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to not have pjs for DS?

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pimsandlemonade Wed 25-May-16 16:13:51

I recently saw a reference to an old thread about a mum who put the kids to ben in next day clothes and it was thought of as weird to say the least.
So I've been thinking if I'm weird too
DS 3.5 doesn't own any pyjamas, in the evening he has his bath then puts on clean underwear and t shirt and goes to bed. Then in the morning there is no need to change, just add some shorts or trousers and he's ready to go.
I never thought of it as odd, is it? Am i depriving him of something?

nancy75 Wed 25-May-16 16:16:04

You send your child out in a top he has slept in all night?

HackerFucker22 Wed 25-May-16 16:16:19

What did he wear when it was cold??????

MagnumAddict Wed 25-May-16 16:17:22

I suppose as he won't sweat technically it's not so bad but... It's not exactly setting him up with good habits for the future.

Plus t-shirts aren't as cosy as pj's

Would you be happy wearing a crushed t shirt you had slept in all day?

Not the crime of the century but yabu

nancy75 Wed 25-May-16 16:17:43

hacker his coat, obvsgrin

Chippednailvarnishing Wed 25-May-16 16:18:27

Hope he doesn't get threadworms given he's still in the pants they would have laid their eggs in...

captaincake Wed 25-May-16 16:18:34

I was coming on to say yanbu of course no one needs specific 'pjs' just comfortable clothes. But I think yabu to leave him in the same t-shirt and pants he's worn all night the next day.

pimsandlemonade Wed 25-May-16 16:18:42


ICanCountToOneHundred Wed 25-May-16 16:19:06

Using a T shirt and underwear is not a bad thing but to send him out in them the next day is a bit strange to me.

RiverTam Wed 25-May-16 16:19:41

Ours you wear a t shirt and pants you'd worn all night? Just buy some pjs for heaven's sake.

HackerFucker22 Wed 25-May-16 16:19:44

As an aside I used to go home to my folks after work, have dinner and a shower then change into clean clothes and walk round to my DP's house (2 minutes away) and take my clothes off the good old days and then I'd shower and wear those clothes to work the next day!!

Did this for a few months until we got our own place.

nancy75 Wed 25-May-16 16:19:44

Really what op?
Do you go out on clothes you have been to Ben in?

curren Wed 25-May-16 16:19:50

Yabu. He sleeps in pants and a t shirt then wears it all the next day? Everyone sweats at night.

It's not the worst thing in the world but I think Yabu.

ICanCountToOneHundred Wed 25-May-16 16:20:24

I suppose to me it just seems a bit like wearing yesterday's knickers?

nancy75 Wed 25-May-16 16:20:25

Bed ( damn phone)

HackerFucker22 Wed 25-May-16 16:20:33

grin grin grin @ Nancy

PPie10 Wed 25-May-16 16:21:14

Yabu and lazy! He needs a change of clothes in the morning. Do you not give him a wash or anything before he leaves home?

Yankeetarts Wed 25-May-16 16:21:24

Would you wear the clothes you slept in the next day ?

pimsandlemonade Wed 25-May-16 16:21:39

Really? So does everyone have a clean set of pjs for each night ( without underwear underneath)
Genuine question, i just never thought about it before.
He is generally warm when he sleeps, but not exactly sweaty. He is 3, he really doesn't care if his t shirt is crumpled (and I don't iron anyway)

I'm starting to feel a bit of a crap mum now

Costacoffeeplease Wed 25-May-16 16:21:49


Floggingmolly Wed 25-May-16 16:22:10

Why is there "no need to change" in the morning, just because it's a t shirt instead of a pyjama top? It's still a t shirt he's slept in all night hmm

ICanCountToOneHundred Wed 25-May-16 16:23:15

Not a clean set every night, new nightwear every 2 or 3 nights. No underwear and a wash every morning. DD2 is 5.

HackerFucker22 Wed 25-May-16 16:23:19

Clean PJ's every night but then my kids are filthy beggars!

I have got into the habit of clean PJ's every night too (And my filthy kids tend to snot or vom or get food on me!!)

curren Wed 25-May-16 16:23:19

I wear cleans pjs everyday. Don't think my Dd does. She is older so it's up to her.

It's not that, that's rank. It's the Sleeping in them and wearing them all the next day.

IAmAPaleontologist Wed 25-May-16 16:24:24

Mine don't have clean pjs each night, they get worn more than once or often the kids sleep in just pants if they want to but they still need to change pants etc in the morning! That's just basic self care. A 3 year old may not sweat but you are setting up the skills for self care for life. A teenage boy thinking it is acceptable to keep the same scuzzy boxers on that he slept in will be a different kettle of fish.

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