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Does anyone else have a complete ban on character clothing and accessories?

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backonthewagon Tue 08-Oct-19 18:32:55

Or would you buy items like umbrellas, bags, towels, hats, sunglasses, gloves, scarves, pants, vests, socks, pjs, dressing gown, swimwear, raincoats, puddlesuits, wellies, slippers etc with tv characters on?

littlepeaegg Tue 08-Oct-19 18:33:45

I dislike it for my child

littlepeaegg Tue 08-Oct-19 18:34:20

So yes haha i don't like it either

kenandbarbie Tue 08-Oct-19 18:34:23

I don't mind underpants.

kenandbarbie Tue 08-Oct-19 18:34:39

Also some pyjamas!

MustardScreams Tue 08-Oct-19 18:36:18

I hate it but family members are insistent on buying dd clothes with characters on so she wears them when we see them.

There’s so many lovely baby/kids clothes out there without tv shite all over them.

VolcanionSteamArtillery Tue 08-Oct-19 18:37:06

For you your own choice, i get it.

Most of the kids i know that grew up with that rule hated it though

kenandbarbie Tue 08-Oct-19 18:38:11

Oh I see you meant in general! I only don't mind tv characters on kids underpants and sometimes pyjamas. Although they do have marvel wallpaper and cars and Star Wars bedding, that looks quite cool though. I think I'm a bit snobbish about which characters they are. Star Wars, marvel, Harry Potter I like but Mickey Mouse no way!!!!

I wouldn't dream of wearing any myself!

NerrSnerr Tue 08-Oct-19 18:38:30

My children wear character clothes because it gives them pleasure (although my 5 year old doesn't have much now she's getting older). My two year old will point to his top and say 'blue train' to anyone who'll listen when he wears a Thomas top.

I'll let them point out tops, pyjamas etc in the shop. As long as they're appropriate for weather I'll let them choose.

Drogosnextwife Tue 08-Oct-19 18:39:15

For me, nope never wear anything with a character. For kids I don't mind the odd tshirt, jumper, jammies and underwear. No to trousers, jackets, shoes. I try and avoid them as much as possible but if it makes my kids happy to wear them then I let them. If they couldn't care less, I wouldnt buy them.

littlevoicer Tue 08-Oct-19 18:40:26

Anything with a character on it is only permitted to be worn / used INSIDE our house grin

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Tue 08-Oct-19 18:40:37

No no no. Just don't get it. I don't wear band tshirts etc either. My dh loves that shit though. He is currently sporting pac man pjshmm

Bohemond Tue 08-Oct-19 18:40:52

We just don’t shop in Asda. Problem solved. grin

LuxuryWoman2018 Tue 08-Oct-19 18:41:28

My daughter loved bags and pyjamas with her favourite characters on so yes I’d buy them for her, long time ago now but I seem to remember Fifi and the flowertots wellies and the odd Peppa Pig thing plus a ton of Hello Kitty.

PrincessHoneysuckle Tue 08-Oct-19 18:42:32

Ds has spiderman pjs but that's it I hate slogan stuff too

sunshineandshowers21 Tue 08-Oct-19 18:43:15

anything used inside the house - pyjamas, bedding, ‘doss’ clothes - i don’t mind them having characters on, but i wouldn’t take my kids out in character clothing.

NerrSnerr Tue 08-Oct-19 18:43:15

If your child really liked PJ masks or Charlie and Lola and wanted a jumper with them on would you buy it as it's something they'd like and get pleasure from? If not, why not? Is it because you don't want your 3 year old to look common?

Ohyesiam Tue 08-Oct-19 18:45:31

I have always disliked branded and character clothing, then Harry Potter found a way into my heart and I melted a little.

Timeless19 Tue 08-Oct-19 18:46:07

Generally I hate characters on clothing, but as a baby she wore peter rabbit branded clothes from Jojo which I did like!

smellybelly1 Tue 08-Oct-19 18:46:56

I dislike it but they have pyjamas & bed linen, slippers, bags that are paw patrol, pj masks or peppa pig

smellybelly1 Tue 08-Oct-19 18:47:56

oh but I like Mickey Mouse stuff from h&m & Zara and they wear that out.

marshmallowkittycat Tue 08-Oct-19 18:48:04

Nope. I don't particularly like it and don't buy it for my 2 year old. My 5 year old, however is very vocal about what he likes - at the moment it's superheroes or anything Lego. And if it means he'll put clothes on without a fuss, I don't mind.

RedSheep73 Tue 08-Oct-19 18:53:46

I've never really seen the problem. As long as they like the character, where's the harm?

neonglow Tue 08-Oct-19 18:54:02

I’ve never seen a problem with it? DS has Hey duggee wellies and top from NEXT, Bing PJs and onesie and a few other bits.

I’d say 99% of his nursery friends have character backpacks and umbrellas. Tbh most kids umbrellas are the character kind? Well maybe unless you pay extra for a cath kidston one or whatever

MmeBufo Tue 08-Oct-19 18:54:56

They were 'allowed' stuff with characters on if it was a present or handed down or some such, they tended not to though. Which surprised me TBH. Same with stuff with in your face branding now they're older.

I found they were perfectly capable of understanding the concept of adverts from a very young age, once they did they weren't that keen on being advertised on and got that there was no way I would be paying to have them advertised on. It was never an issue though TBH.

What I did, and still do, strictly refuse to allow them to wear/have is camouflage anything. They aren't child soldiers. I really can't be having with that in a world where the are actual child soldiers, I really, really can't.

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