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Wet dirty clothes from playing in the garden

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My2012baby Wed 23-Oct-13 20:59:21

So my 1yo comes home pretty much every day from nursery in different clothes than what I put on him the morning. He plays outside and gets dirty/wet and changed. And that's ok and normal. But then I come to wash the laundry and his trousers and socks are soaked in water and mud and actually on his baby grow, which is originally white, is all brown/grey on the bum from the water/mud. I don't know what he's doing, sitting in a puddle to get that wet??? I don't care about the washing, at all, but I do worry how long does he sit in this wet drenched muddy clothes, in the outside cold, before he gets changed in clean dry ones?
What are your experiences? Is this level of wet/dirty on a daily basis normal? Should I be asking nursery about it or not worth it? We love the nursery and they are great so don't want to raise an issue if this is actually normal?

evertonmint Wed 23-Oct-13 21:03:48

If you're happy with the nursery I wouldn't worry about it. They change him so it means they notice and make sure he's in dry, clean clothes. And he's getting to explore the outdoors and they're not too prissy about them staying clean and tidy, both of which are good things smile

SpookedMackerel Wed 23-Oct-13 21:06:14

Get him some waterproof dungarees.

evertonmint Wed 23-Oct-13 21:07:22

Pressed post too soon -meant to add that both of mine frequently came home in spare clothes with clean faces and hands, having got their clothes absolutely filthy or soaking. But they were very happy and had clearly been cleaned up. DD goes on 'bear hunts' and such all the time, which she loves and I think the muckiness is part and parcel of that.

It's worse when they start school / they get filthy and nobody tidies them up so they look like urchins come 3pmgrin

KatyMac Wed 23-Oct-13 21:24:55

Waterproofs - I manage a nursery & I won't let children come without proper waterproofs & appropriate shoes. Being outside is such fun & mud is great....

Willowbear Wed 23-Oct-13 22:57:46

We have waterproof bottoms for all of the non walking children. It can't be nice to be outside in the cold with wet clothes.

JoannaBaxterIsARudeFucker Wed 23-Oct-13 22:59:46

Don't buy white anything.

I have the same trouble with both of mine, whether they were at nursery or at home. Dirt magnets

HSMMaCM Thu 24-Oct-13 07:43:58

Sounds like a great nursery I'd worry if a child came home clean and dry every day grin

grumpalumpgrumped Thu 24-Oct-13 08:49:50

How lovely that a nursery is ensuring access outside (as they should). We have splash suits for all the children to stop them getting cold from wet clothes.

Send in some waterproofs, it saves them a job, changing 11 babies into dry clothes takes ages!

insancerre Thu 24-Oct-13 17:44:40

why don't you ask the nursery what he is doing?
I am sure they won't mind sharing his day with you.

solveproblem Thu 24-Oct-13 17:46:55

Getting dirty is a sign they're having fun! Get waterproofs for him.

My2012baby Thu 24-Oct-13 20:02:56

Thanks everyone for the reassuring replies and the tips on waterproofs! Will look into it! I did ask what he does in the garden and apparently he's a bit of an explorer! All good, I can see he is happy and so I am too! Thanks everyone

totallystuck Sun 27-Oct-13 12:12:41

You can also get fleece lined waterproof dungarees which are perfect in the cold, always lots on eBay second hand kozi kids are really good value smile

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