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beginnersewer Thu 01-Sep-16 14:41:26

Just wondering what would everyone else would do? We are very lucky that a relative buys our son lots of lovely clothes from posh shops. However I'm reluctant to send him in these to nursery to get covered in paint/mud etc. I was wondering whether to get some cheap stuff (supermarket/primark) specifically for nursery but this seems a bit silly when he has more than enough clothes already?? Also not very eco-friendly.
The relative won't mind either way, they are happy for the clothes to get dirty. There are no issues about having to pass them on to somebody else in pristine condition either. I'm not the world's best laundryperson (normally just chuck everything in on a medium wash together...) so worry about getting stains out.
I know we're lucky to have this dilemma but just wondered what anyone else would do?

Ilovenannyplum Thu 01-Sep-16 14:50:05

I buy super market and Primark clothes to send DS to nursery in, he has a few outfits that are nursery only.

He comes home covered in paint/food/God knows what else and I don't have to worry if something gets ruined/stained

BittyWanter Thu 01-Sep-16 14:50:27

I'd buy some cheap supermarket joggers and tees, some long sleeved tops and a jumper.

The nurseries my dcs have been in have all been really hot. Your DS will be comfier in joggers and they wash and dry really quickly. He will get food on him and paint and pens and glitter and glue.

No point ruining nice clothes.

Caterina99 Thu 01-Sep-16 14:54:46

If he has enough clothes and there's no requirement to pass them on in good condition then personally I'd just let him wear them for nursery.

mumhum Thu 01-Sep-16 14:57:57

Let him wear what you have or he'll grow out if them!

OhFuds Thu 01-Sep-16 15:00:23

I buy 5 nursery t-shirtsjumpers with the logo printed on and Sainsburys jogging bottoms.

OhFuds Thu 01-Sep-16 15:00:50


drspouse Thu 01-Sep-16 15:02:58

I have lots of very cute clothes (not posh shops but Scandi/Boden) but 90% are bought from Ebay and FB, or clearance sales - though some are nearly new. I just send them in those.

We don't do structured trousers anyway - leggings or jogger style trousers.

I have about 2 dresses for DD and 3 shirts for DS that are kept for parties. Other than that I agree about growing out of things!

BestZebbie Thu 01-Sep-16 15:13:05

Use the nice clothes but pick out a few outfits to be the nursery ones so you don't end up with one stain on every single item you own.

Racheyg Thu 01-Sep-16 15:15:27

All of ds' clothes get ruined at nursery. Supermarkets are your best friend.

drspouse Thu 01-Sep-16 15:59:41

The other thing to bear in mind is are you the only one ever who dresses your DS for nursery?
Because if not unless you have lots of storage space and can educate the other dressers about where to look, he'll end up in those clothes anyway.

We keep the few smart shirts/dresses on hangers and everything else in drawers so it's not too confusing.

Highlove Thu 01-Sep-16 17:03:25

We do cheap nursery clothes. DH has a really annoying habit of dressing her in the cheap stuff to go out somewhere nice. When I was in hospital for a week having DC2, he used to bring her in to see me looking like a jumble sale had thrown up on her. grin

PotteringAlong Thu 01-Sep-16 17:05:35

If you don't need any more clothes and it doesn't matter if they get ruined then just wear what you have.

Artandco Thu 01-Sep-16 17:09:54

I don't see why any clothes should be ruined at nursery. They paint with washable paint and a smock. So any that isn't stopped will wash off. The rest is sand, mud or similar which mine would be covered in daily at home also.

Wash any stain in cold water first as hot sets the stains.

NerrSnerr Thu 01-Sep-16 17:10:07

My 2 year old has been in nursery for a year and nothing has been ruined. She just wears her normal clothes (most of which is decent quality but bought from a charity shop.

trilbydoll Thu 01-Sep-16 17:10:10

I'm not too worried about dd2's clothes getting ruined as we are not having any more dc. However, worth considering them getting lost as well, if you'd be devastated, don't send them. DD2 is in a room with another baby of the same name and I've had loads of her clothes stuffed in the wrong bag!

Katarzyna79 Thu 01-Sep-16 17:18:19

they're going to grow out of them in a few months so not much point?

are you up for changing your child after 2 hours of nursery into their best clothes? If so it's up to you I wouldn't. I don't have posh clothes but I had a few pretty dresses which I was saving just for weekends, but It seems like she's growing out of it, so ive let her get paint on it at school, it washes out easily, if not use some vanish powder or similar works.

she did come home with mud in her hair and on white dress today I wasn't thrilled but it's just mud will wash out easily.

beginnersewer Fri 02-Sep-16 08:18:55

Hmm, thank you for your responses. I'm the only one who ever dresses him on my work mornings, and we get home just in time for dinner and bed so no need to change him out of the nursery clothes afterwards.
I'm leaning towards just making use of what we have....

golfmonkey Fri 02-Sep-16 12:39:25

My kids live in cheap supermarket stuff anyway (its really nice some of it!) but have a couple of nursery outfits....basically the ones I don't like but have been given by people blush. Luckily they are still too young to care what they look like and comfort is the main thing for me. I do sometimes feel I need to apologise for dd's outfits though! I dress her in pretty (but still supermarket) stuff when she is with me/family.

golfmonkey Fri 02-Sep-16 12:40:33

Sorry to answer your question I'd have some 'nursery clothes' that you already have but you don't like as much as the others!

insancerre Fri 02-Sep-16 12:49:28

Washable paint isn't always washable
The dark colours do stain
Glue will also stain
Yes, they wear aprons but they still manage to get it all over themselves, or somebody else does

I would just seperate a few of his outfits and keep those as nursery clothes, so you don't end up with everything ruined

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