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To wonder how many of your children sleep with day clothes on?

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MrsA2015 Thu 13-Sep-18 22:12:08

I’ll admit sometimes DD 3 will be put to bed in her day clothes if she’s had a new set on not long before bed and we’ve gone out, I’ll leave her asleep rather than wake her. Is it really that terrible? If they’re clean and comfy then surely it’s ok? I know it’s not “proper” just wondered how many of you do the same sometimes ?

CaveMaman Thu 13-Sep-18 22:17:11

I've never done that. Not really sure why, because I sometimes have gone to bed in leggings and a t-shirt but wouldn't put my ds to bed in his regular clothes.

I might feel differently if I could move him from the car seat to bed without waking him, but I've not managed that since he was a baby!

Heratnumber7 Thu 13-Sep-18 22:18:35

If DDs fell asleep at bedtime in their clothes, we would undress them while asleep and put them to bed in their knicks and vest.
Being undressed while sleeping didn't really wake then if they were very tired.
I wouldn't want to wake up in my clothes, would you?

BuntyII Thu 13-Sep-18 22:19:02

I don't do this but he would never sleep through a transfer, I probably would if he was fast asleep in joggys and a t shirt or something though or maybe just take his trousers off.

Ohyesiam Thu 13-Sep-18 22:19:13

Not done it but would if I was in the situations you describe.

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Thu 13-Sep-18 22:20:05

Mine have definitely been put to bed in their day clothes, like you say if they're clean, comfortable enough and appropriate then crack on. I put my foot down on polyester dress up outfits no matter how much little bat-toddler cries, I'm not putting him to bed in one like that as I think he will overheat.

Whyohsky Thu 13-Sep-18 22:20:31

Occasionally, e.g. after a long car journey or if they’re poorly and fall asleep. They’re only clothes after all. If they’re clean, who cares?

CrochetBelle Thu 13-Sep-18 22:20:40

My DD is 10 and would sleep in her clothes if she could get away with it (and often does if I don't specifically put her to bed at night). I think for her it's a sensory thing of being warm and content in the clothes she's been wearing and not wanting to having to wait to 'feel right' in the night clothes after changing.

girlalmighty Thu 13-Sep-18 22:20:51

No it wouldn't feel very.... clean. I don't know. It just not something Id ever do but I can't put my finger on why.

I wouldn't sleep in my day clothes either. I have 'lounging' tee and shorts though. Which I keep as pjs.

flirtygirl Thu 13-Sep-18 22:20:59

No I have never done that, always undressed them when they were little.

SinglePringle Thu 13-Sep-18 22:21:48

How old and what clothing?

A baby in a babygro they’ve had on for the afternoon? Not a problem.

A pre-schooler in leggings and a t-shirt they’ve had on all day? Not ideal but not the end of the world (especially if changing = meltdown).

A 5 year old in their school uniform? Best not.

Basecamp65 Thu 13-Sep-18 22:22:11

Yes do it quite often - if it's leggings soft clothes.

Happyandshiney Thu 13-Sep-18 22:22:35

Do what works for your family, but no we never did this.

They had a bath almost every night so changed into PJs.

The very occasional night it was too late we woke them enough to brush their teeth, pop them on the loo and put them into PJs.

Easynow Thu 13-Sep-18 22:22:51

No. I would put PJs on them, whilst they are asleep.

formerbabe Thu 13-Sep-18 22:23:24

Never done this.

FelixTitling Thu 13-Sep-18 22:24:28

Frequently happened here. I also used to do it the other way round and put them to sleep in fresh comfy clothes if we had a v early start in the morning such as an early flight. They're teens now and don't seem to have suffered.

RiddleMeThis2018 Thu 13-Sep-18 22:25:17

I’ve never done this. I like things orderly: night clothes for bed. Anything else would make me feel weird.

cheesefield Thu 13-Sep-18 22:25:41

If the clothes are clean and the child is comfortable then why would it matter?

coldrain2018 Thu 13-Sep-18 22:26:05

frequently sleep in clothes myself. Don't care, whats the difference? whats day clothes is one part of the world is night clothes in another anyway.

comfortable is the only consideration

MazDazzle Thu 13-Sep-18 22:26:11

My kids would happily sleep in their clothes, especially their tshirt & pants. I have to nag them to get changed. Now they change into clean pants (yes, I know this is against the mn grain as you all sleep knickerless!) and a clean tshirt. They have a huge pile of unworn pjs & nighties.

LynetteScavo Thu 13-Sep-18 22:26:17

Very rarely they may have been carried from car to bed, and I'd take off their trousers and top so they were just in underwear or two-shirts. Those times they probably weren't particularly clean!

salopek Thu 13-Sep-18 22:26:33


SleepingStandingUp Thu 13-Sep-18 22:26:49

If he fell asleep solid just before bed I would do anything to not wake him again because he'd just have hysterics for 20 minutes. So he has on a handful of occasions been put to bed not in pj's. Jeans or shorts would come off, leggings and t shirts I'd leave.
Only happened a handful of times because he doesn't nap anymore!

LastOneDancing Thu 13-Sep-18 22:27:03

Ive always changed mine into pajamas if they've fallen asleep. They hardly stir and go straight back down anyway.

I know I've been uncomfortable the few times I've fallen asleep in my clothes, so I wouldn't want that for them.

I agree there's no harm though. It's just my preference.

JuiceBoxMonster Thu 13-Sep-18 22:27:07

Have done it occasionally but only if they're wearing soft clothes.
Wouldn't do it in jeans or school uniform for example.

The little ones don't get changed into pjs for naps during the day so it's not going to do any harm if they sleep through the night in day clothes occasionaly.

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