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To let DD wear the same clothes on repeat?

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SayYesToTheToddler Thu 14-Mar-19 12:43:16

DD aged 3 has plenty of lovely clothes but she has 3 particular items which are her “favourites”. She wears them until they’re dirty, I wash them and once they’re back in her wardrobe/drawers again and she spots them she wants to wear them again. She probably wears them once a fortnight to once every 3 weeks depending on how quickly I wash and dry them. (Items are a particular dress, a particular t shirt and a particular pair of leggings).

She sees my Ex once a week. And he’s just text me after I’ve dropped her off saying he wants to see her in “different” clothes, as she’s wearing her favourite dress again.

I have no problem with her wearing her “favourites” she wears other things (with a bit of persuasion) but just wants these particular items when they’re available and I am the same in that I tend to go back to the same items of clothes in my wardrobe if they’re available.

Ex knows he is welcome to change her into whatever he wants her to wear but doesn’t provide clothes for his house for her, so I kind of think it’s up to me. One of the items was a Christmas present and was quite expensive (not bought by me) so it’s also nice she’s getting plenty of wear out of an expensive item – I also have bought bigger sizes of 2 of the 3 items so as she’s grown she’s had her “favourites” in the correct size Don’t even think she’s noticed either.

AIBU to think she’s 3 and can decide what she wants to wear as long as it’s weather and age appropriate? Or is Ex right that I need to rotate her other clothes more?

origamiunicorn Thu 14-Mar-19 20:10:41

Sounds like me grin

Happynow001 Fri 15-Mar-19 00:15:18

I have wardrobes full of clothes but only have a small capsule of clothes I wear regularly, which I can throw in, look appropriate for most days and make me feel good. I'm much older than your daughter.. 😄

Happynow001 Fri 15-Mar-19 00:15:50

Throw on - not in!

Horsemenoftheaclopalypse Fri 15-Mar-19 07:33:26

* and I do have to provide clothes for that too*

The court ordered you to?

If not I’d stop doing that and let him buy some clothes

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