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Have you ever let your dc go to nursery in their pyjamas??

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nappyaddict Wed 29-Oct-08 23:16:33

I am having such a battle with getting ds dressed at the moment I am seriously considering it when half term is over.

If you have done it did it actually make them start cooperating to get dressed or did they just want to wear their pjs to nursery and do the total opposite of what you wanted it to?

Plonker Wed 29-Oct-08 23:19:07

Nope. But you could cheat and put him to bed in a comfy pair of joggers and t-shirt wink

ScareyBitchFeast Wed 29-Oct-08 23:19:29

have you tried a timer or something?
how old is he?
i used to have a race, but i assume he is younger?

NorthernLurker Wed 29-Oct-08 23:20:02

I've never needed to do this but I think that if you do - they will just be delighted and think that they've won that particular battle. What about saying that he doesn't have breakfast until he's dressed? Then if he makes a battle of it you take him to nursery without breakfast (and ask them to feed him in a few minutes without comment) That might be a better shock tactic perhaps? Have you tried asking him what he wants to wear etc?

Yurtgirl Wed 29-Oct-08 23:20:30

I walk mine to school every day.
If they refuse to get dressed for whatever reason, we leave at the normal time I put the appropriate uniform, shoes etc outside the door and say

"What would you prefer to do - get dressed now or carry your clothes and wear your pjs - if you wish to continue wearing your pjs ill go and get a plastic bag for you to carry your clothes in!"

Within 3 minutes my ds (7) with aspergers is gorgeous and handsome in his uniform! Thankfully this doesnt happen often and we dont get any passersby!

Works though!

controlfreeeeeakyshrieeeeeky Wed 29-Oct-08 23:22:13

ds1 regularly attended nursery in spiderman pjs and wellingtons (the only things he would wear without a huge fight).....

tis all a phase. it will pass. pay no attentions.

alphabetsoup Wed 29-Oct-08 23:22:59

no but have let bhim get into the car wearing socks but no shoes ("don't want to wear my shoes") and driven to school (= reception) without him realising shoes were in my bag. was happy to wait until he asked to go back for the shoes ("actally my feet are a bit cold now") before producing the shoes for him to put on, which is what I'd wanted him to do in the first place.

nappyaddict Wed 29-Oct-08 23:24:36

He's 2.4 and can't dress himself so a timer or race wouldn't work. I have tried singing appropiate songs such as Here we go round the mulberry bush.

It usually results in him running around the house, me finally catching him, pinning him down and strapping him in the pushchair so he can't take them all off again. By this time we are usually 30 mins late.

nappyaddict Wed 29-Oct-08 23:26:30

controlfreaky - did you take clothes for him to change into and did he ever ask to change into them or was he quite happy in pjs?

people have suggested taking him to nursery in pjs and he will be embarrassed and comply with getting dressed in the future. i don't think it will work. but then neither is chasing him around the house.

Tortington Wed 29-Oct-08 23:27:48

i dressed mine and told them to stop whingin

ScareyBitchFeast Wed 29-Oct-08 23:28:10

the only thing i could suggest is start earlier -- i should take my own advice - and make a game of it,

ScareyBitchFeast Wed 29-Oct-08 23:28:42

i remember it took a complete stranger to put ds's shoes back on in the playground at about the age of 2. shock

CHOCOLATEPEANUT Wed 29-Oct-08 23:29:34

im with you custardo

controlfreeeeeakyshrieeeeeky Wed 29-Oct-08 23:31:26

well it wasnt a punishment as such. no he didnt care one bit, that was what he wanted to wear. i think 2.4 is a bit young to expect social pressure to conform to shame him..... if you asked him "do you want to get dressed now and go to nursery in your clothes or go to nursery in your pjs?" what would he say?

does it really matter if he doesnt get dressed for nursery??? by all means you could take his clothes in a bag.....

controlfreeeeeakyshrieeeeeky Wed 29-Oct-08 23:32:51

ps he is now in year 7 and puts on his uniform quite happily each morning.... do my boho attitudes haven't scarred him permanently..... grin

PillowOfDOOM Wed 29-Oct-08 23:35:16

Dd used to dress herself for playgroup at 3 1/2 until one day we came home and I was helping her change and I found her pj's under her trousers and playgroup jumper blushgrin

nappyaddict Thu 30-Oct-08 00:17:04

controlfreaky - did you walk to nursery? cos we do and my only problem with it is that it is a bit cold to be walking to nursery in just pjs.

nappyaddict Thu 30-Oct-08 00:17:54

oh also - did you let him wear the pjs other places if he wanted to? like the park or the shops or toddler group?

bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 30-Oct-08 00:19:36

I have taken DS1 to nursery in his PJ's, but he wouldn't get out of the car wearing them, he wanted to get dressed before he went in.

I would have walked him there in his PJ's with a coat over.

Acinonyx Thu 30-Oct-08 10:36:57

I use bribery. Dd (3) gets dressed and hair done to her favourite Cbeebies show or DVD. Any obstreporousness and it gets turned off.

But I swear I will lose the plot one of these days trying to get her into the car, into car seat, strapped in, on time.

Geepers Thu 30-Oct-08 10:48:22

No way would I send them in pajamas.

I'm the parent, and if I say they are getting dressed, then they are getting dressed. They can fight, they can moan, and they can scream, but they WILL be getting dressed.

We don't have issues like that though, what I say goes really, they know when I say something, I mean it.

twinsetandpearls Thu 30-Oct-08 10:50:22

No but I have been to tescos in mine much to dd dismay.

Not big tesco that would be slovenly and dirty but tesco express which makes it highly eccentric and a sign of great intelligence

thegreatescape Thu 30-Oct-08 10:54:15

My mum picked ds up from nursery and was horrified to find him in pj top. My dh said it was clean and didn't look like a pj top so he didn't think it mattered grin

My mum said 'but you can just tell its his pjs.

We await our letter from social services!

controlfreeeeeakyshrieeeeeky Thu 30-Oct-08 21:03:19

well yes geepers....
one could take that approach or one could choose to allow your child to exercise some control over their worlsd in areas that done actually matter one jot..... each to their own....

nolongeraworriedmummyfied Thu 30-Oct-08 21:08:31

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