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SaveAHorseRideAHighlander Mon 12-Oct-20 20:05:44

So this is probably a strange one - please bear with me!
At the moment my children, 9 and 6, get a shower in the morning before school, and to be honest it causes problems most mornings as they stay in the shower for ages and we end up rushing to get ready on time/I end up shouting like a banshee to 'put your shooeeeeessss ooonnnnn'! grin.
Some of my friends wash their kids at night, before bed.
So my random question is, when do you wash your kids?
If you wash them at night, I'm assuming they then put clean pants on? Do they then put clean pants on again in the morning, or not until the nighttime wash again (which in my mind is the same as them putting on clean pants in the morning then not changing them until the following morning after a wash, IYSWIM? Or clean pants night and morning? Or no pants and clean pjs every night? confused

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Suzi888 Mon 12-Oct-20 20:09:47

My four year old showers and bathes at night, clean pants. In the morning clean pants again. In summer she may have a quick morning shower too, hair clipped up, clean pants.
We have many pants!grin

SoUtterlyGroundDown Mon 12-Oct-20 20:11:12

Bath at night, no pants in bed, clean pants in the morning. Nighties rather than pyjamas, changed every 2 nights.
I think you may be overthinking a little.

DinoGreen Mon 12-Oct-20 20:11:26

Before bed. DS is 4 and not dry at night yet so he’s in a pull up, he gets a wash in the morning when it comes off. If he was dry then it would be clean pants after his bath/shower and then clean pair again in the morning (what I do - I also shower in the evenings most days)

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Aquamarine1029 Mon 12-Oct-20 20:13:48

I think showers in the morning for young children cause more problems than it's worth. Mine are adults now, but they showered at night, clean pants, same pants for the next day. They would usually wear the same pjs for a couple of nights because their bodies were clean when put on, so I didn't see the need for fresh pjs every single night.

SaveAHorseRideAHighlander Mon 12-Oct-20 20:14:06

@SoUtterlyGroundDown Haha I definitely think I'm overthinking it but we have tried the bath tonight and I'm now going hmmm? DH is working away at the moment so I've got far too much spare time on my hands 😂

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whatswithtodaytoday Mon 12-Oct-20 20:14:38

Why are children wearing pants in bed? (And what a weird sentence to write.) No adults wear pants in bed, so why would children need to?

Mine is still in nappies so not relevant, but I imagine we'll carry on doing a bath at night and clean pjs every two or three days depending on how dirty they get.

dementedpixie Mon 12-Oct-20 20:15:01

Dd showers at night - sleeps in pj's or nothing (no pants involved)
DS often showers in the morning or sometimes at night. Wears nothing or pj shorts (also no pants involved)

dementedpixie Mon 12-Oct-20 20:16:01

Why pants in bed? I only wear them if using a sanitary towel

WettnWild Mon 12-Oct-20 20:16:07

I wear pants in bed. I don’t really want secretions on my bed sheets.
DC always bathe at night, getting in bed dirty from the day is gross to me.

Changedmynameagain1 Mon 12-Oct-20 20:16:59

They shower every morning before school? At their age a bit OTT, they don’t need to shower that much! DSS now nearly adult showered 3 times a week until a stinky teen (around 15) then it needed to be everyday. This was always the PM, and fresh pjs , no pants.

My DS 5 has a bath twice a week, he has bad eczema and anymore isn’t recommended by our dermatologist. He is in the evenings too,

dementedpixie Mon 12-Oct-20 20:17:06

I wear nothing in bed. Don't know how you're getting secretions on your sheets

SaveAHorseRideAHighlander Mon 12-Oct-20 20:17:16

@whatswithtodaytoday erm I wear pants to bed and my DH wears boxers, so the kids have always worn pants and pj's. If I'm cold I'll put pajamas on top of my pants, if I'm not cold I just wear pants!

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Gooseygoosey12345 Mon 12-Oct-20 20:18:52

At night, clean pants or no pants, then clean pants again in the morning.

winetime89 Mon 12-Oct-20 20:19:01

Mine get a bath at night then into pjs, they don't wear pants to bed.

Itllbeaninterestingchristmas Mon 12-Oct-20 20:19:57

DS is 3. I top and tail him with a flannel every morning. I bath him in the evening 2 or 3 times a weeks. If I don’t bath him in the evening I top and tail him.
He’s still in nappies so clean pjs every night,clean clothes every day. When he is out of nappies it will be clean pjs every 2 days and still clean clothes every day. No pants at night.
Baby gets a bath when she does a messy poo, can be anytime in the day. I aim for 2 baths a week, other times I just wash her with a flannel.

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bonbonours Mon 12-Oct-20 20:20:15

@whatswithtodaytoday I wear pants in bed!!

whatswithtodaytoday Mon 12-Oct-20 20:20:22

I have never heard of this before shock

Dontforgetyourbrolly Mon 12-Oct-20 20:20:22

Ds is 6 and he has his bath or shower every night. He gets filthy at school so it wouldn't work any other way
No pants and clean pjs every night or 2 nights .

sittingonacornflake Mon 12-Oct-20 20:21:27

@whatswithtodaytoday I'm an adult and I wear pants to bed.

In fact I write this to you whilst in bed, wearing PANTS grin

Fallowdeerhunter Mon 12-Oct-20 20:22:25

I wear pants and nothing else in bed

Child wears pyjamas though so no pants

sittingonacornflake Mon 12-Oct-20 20:22:33

In fact now I'm curious, why don't people wear pants to bed? Should I not be wearing them? But then why wear them in the day if not at night? So many questions.

SaveAHorseRideAHighlander Mon 12-Oct-20 20:22:49

@whatswithtodaytoday grin isn't it strange how different everyone does things! I never remember a time when I didn't wear pants tbh, think I'd feel weird not wearing any in bed.

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