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To think that keeping cool is more important than looking good?

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TabithaTwitchet Mon 29-Jun-09 15:55:24

In this hot weather then DD (18 months) is just wearing a t-shirt and a (cloth)nappy around the house.
My husband doesn't want her going out in public like that, and I know most of my friends would agree with him. I agree it isn't a good look (before I had a baby I was very snobby about having a nappy showing).
But in a heatwave, I don't think I care.
AIBU, or is it tantamount to parading round in your underwear and to be reserved for the park/ beach/ garden only?

pooka Mon 29-Jun-09 15:57:50

Wouldn't bother me. In fact I doubt I'd even really register it.

As a compromise, you could put those enormous cotton knickers that come with every skirt/dress bought from BabyGap over the top.

But not necessary IMO.

JamieJay Mon 29-Jun-09 15:58:14

YANBU - risking over heating just to look good is daft. However there is a part of me that can't help thinking of nappy being the same as underwear (totally illogicalblush) so would probably think of a simple cotton dress type of thing in place of the vest.

Repressed! Moi! grin

myredcardigan Mon 29-Jun-09 16:04:11

YANBU but a short stretchy skirt (the ones that barely cover the nappy usually from Next) would keep everyone happy.

DD2 had one of those short A-line dresses which barely covered her nappied bum today. She was sat in the pram with her legs on the bar, showing her wears (wares?) Not a good look but she was under the parasol and cool as a cucumber.

dawntigga Mon 29-Jun-09 17:33:55

YANBU DS is 10 weeks and dp thinks it's really common for him to be around the house/garden in just his nappy - he's not going to be happy when he gets homewink


monkeyfacegrace Mon 29-Jun-09 17:46:25

I hadn't even thought of this as an issue (says the lady who just walked to Tesco with son in just a nappy in the buggy)

stealthsquiggle Mon 29-Jun-09 17:50:35

Logically, there is nothing wrong with it...

but for some reason I cannot put a finger on I always hated nappies showing and always put my DC in shorts - we also had some American 'playsuits' (all-in-ones, basically) which were great in hot weather - loose and cool and practical.

SarahL2 Mon 29-Jun-09 17:53:13

My son is pretty much potty trained now and all he has been wearing all afternoon is sunscreen and pants. Admittedly we've just been in the garden not out anywhere but our garden is quite overlooked.

Luckily for me - DH has just gotten home and told DS he looks lovely and cool. But then, my DH often tells me that DS is not a dolly just for trying to dress him in a matching outfit!! Covered is good enough for my hubby!

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 29-Jun-09 17:55:12

Keepping cool is more important and cloth nappies look nicer than disposable ones too.

sarah293 Mon 29-Jun-09 17:57:33

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ABetaDad Mon 29-Jun-09 18:02:41

No problem. Sounds sensible to me to have nappy and T shirt on. Wish I could sometimes.

PrincessToadstool Mon 29-Jun-09 18:05:59

Good god. They are babies, it really doesn't matter.

DS is often in a t shirt and nappy. If anyone is so fussy as to judge then they really need something more important to worry about, surely.

Before I had a baby I was snobby about a lot of things, then I joined the real world

JoesMummy09 Mon 29-Jun-09 18:09:24

YANBU If it's hot who cares? Took DS on an aeroplane a couple of weeks ago. It was absolutely roasting in the cabin and DS was sweating loads (he was only 11wo) so stripped him off to just his nappy.

Quite often put him in just a vest if it's hot... with his nappy wrap showing out the sides a bit.

Don't care what people on street think - have you seen what some grown-ups are wearing? Nappy is quite smart and respectable by comparison! wink

screamingabdab Mon 29-Jun-09 18:11:41

ABetaDad grin

thefortbuilder Mon 29-Jun-09 18:12:18

good god! def just a nappy in our hosue at the moment for ds2 (15 mo) - but loose cotton shorts and a tee shirt when we go out as he hates being under the sun cover and is fair skinned.

both ds1 is going to be running around in swim shorts only for the rest of the week while he's at home I suspect.

Podrick Mon 29-Jun-09 18:19:55

Just slip a pair of cotton frilly pants over the nappy or the matching pants from a dress set?

dawntigga Tue 30-Jun-09 10:31:00

ABetaDad if you want that wish to come true I know some people......


screamingabdab Tue 30-Jun-09 10:32:47

"Just slip a pair of cotton frilly pants over the nappy or the matching pants from a dress set?" (Podrick)

That's good advice too ABetaDad wink

whereeverIlaymyhat Tue 30-Jun-09 10:35:43

It's fine as long as the nappy is clean, some woman at our school yesterday had a toddler running around in a shit laden nappy on display which was most unpleasant in the hit.

whereeverIlaymyhat Tue 30-Jun-09 10:37:13

*heat even

ABetaDad Tue 30-Jun-09 12:31:22

dawntigga/screaming - I occassionally wear disposables in RL (yes really). A nice lady at the chemists gets them for me. They are incredibly hot to wear in summer so I know how babies feel. Haven't quite plucked up the courage to walk down the street in them with just a T shirt on top yet though.

Must admit that I am a bit worried about being judged by MNetters though if I admit not going for washable natural cotton. grin

BitOfFun Tue 30-Jun-09 12:36:11

Keeping cool is paramount, but you need to remember some propriety grin

belgo Tue 30-Jun-09 12:39:27

My ds is showing his cotton nappy under his vest. Why ever not?

SarahL2 Tue 30-Jun-09 13:41:39

Thankyou for linking to that BitOfFun, it's got me crying with laughter - and sticking a big note to the front door before my pregnancy brain get's any worse and I do the same thing!!!

expatinscotland Tue 30-Jun-09 13:42:48

she's a BABY. YANBU.

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