DD wears a skirt to school (nursery) but keeps falling over in the playground. As a result her knees are a total mess, and are covered in scrapes. She gets so overexcited when she sees her friends that she runs around like a loony and inevitably trips and cuts her poor knees to shreds on the concrete floor. Should I buy her some school trousers, even though I have already shelled out for skirts, or hope that she starts to be a bit more careful? And if I did buy trousers, would these get wrecked too?
YANBU. I spent my entire childhood with scabby knees from falling off roller skates at high speed. No lasting damage! If the scrapes don't particularly bother her, I'd stick with the skirt, she will get more co-ordinated with time. And yes, the trousers would get wrecked.
Has she had her eyes tested? I used to fall over a lot as a child and trip over pavements and it was because i was really long sighted and couldn't judge my steps properly. It may not be that, but if she falls alot may be worth checking into
how long is this skirt? my dd hasn't fallen over her skirt since she was one maybe? if it really is the skirts that are tripping her, and if it is constant then i think u should do something, u could just roll it up a bit so its shorter (a trick i learned at secondary school)
My dd falls over all the time - esp in her first few weeks at school. I send ehr in in tights which offer her legs some sort of protection. We have trousers as an option but the ones I have bought are too long for her at the moment - they will be perfect length in the depths of winter though
Franklymydear - I think I can find a spare £4 - just didn't know if there was any point if the trousers would end up getting wrecked as well. Also, she LOVES her skirt (apparently it helps her turn around!), and likes to be matching with all her friends!