To take my toddler to the doctors in his pjs?
FuckyDuzz · 25/09/2018 10:23
My 2 year old is unwell so I took him to the doctors this morning
He was sat in his pram in his pyjamas with fluffy bed socks on, a hoody, a hat and a blanket and was dosing in and out of sleep
After I’d checked in and sat down the receptionist came over and asked me if he was wearing pyjamas, I said yes, so she pointed to a sign on the wall saying ‘no pyjamas’ and told me he couldn’t wear them in the surgery
I said ‘he’s a baby in a pram, surely that sign is talking about adults that come in in their dressing gown and slippers?!’
She just repeated ‘no pyjamas sorry’ I told her I wasn’t leaving if that’s what she was saying and I didn’t
A guy behind me leant over afterwards and said ‘good on you love he’s a bloody baby who cares what he’s wearing’
WIBU to take him in his pyjamas?
I know rules are rules but he’s a poorly baby for goodness sake - what about all the younger babies who wear sleepsuits all day, should she ask them to leave too?!
I kind of want to complain to the practise manager but I am prepared to accept that I’m being U so need to check first
Jeanclaudejackety · 25/09/2018 10:25
Absolutely crazy I can't believe this is real!!! You can't even tell the difference between some toddler Outfits and Pyjamas sometimes. I'd be having a word with the practice manager
happymummy12345 · 25/09/2018 10:26
I can understand why you did it but I wouldn't take my child to the doctors in pyjamas. Sorry
TokyoSushi · 25/09/2018 10:26
That's ridiculous, an adult in pyjamas - no. A poorly toddler, absolutely, hope they're much better very soon.
Puddingmama2017 · 25/09/2018 10:27
That is actually the most mental thing I've read on MN. And there's been some stiff competition.
I'd have burst out laughing.
RonniePickering · 25/09/2018 10:28
Eh? Seriously, she came over and pointed a sign out on the wall that said “no pyjamas”(!?) in relation to a baby in a pram?
Firstbornunicorn · 25/09/2018 10:28
What a jobsworth.
He's a baby. They run about in PJs all day. Actually, I remember my cousin changing her kids into their PJs after a certain point at my wedding.
If he's sick and getting him dressed would make him grumpier, I especially don't see the issue.
Anyway, what's the difference between PJs and trackies at that age?
Puddingmama2017 · 25/09/2018 10:28
Like bollocks am I wrestling an unwell toddler into 'outdoor clothes' just so he's 'dressed' for the doctor. Pjs are perfectly acceptable in the circumstances.
minisoksmakehardwork · 25/09/2018 10:29
Wow. That is taking the rule too far imo. You have a sick child. I don't think I'd have got them dressed in those circumstances either. Plus they were tucked up in a pram rather than running round.
I would write in to the practice manager, explain the situation and ask for clarification on the rule. You are right, they are not going to insist a tiny newborn doesn't wear a sleep suit, which by virtue of the word implies it is for sleeping in therefore would be pyjamas.
Faster · 25/09/2018 10:29
That’s ridiculous. I took DS to the doctors in his pj’s yesterday morning cos his skin is red raw with HFM and changing clothes causes him pain.
QueenOfMyWorld · 25/09/2018 10:29
That's batshit.If a child is ill they should be able to come dressed in anything imo.poor mite
BuntyII · 25/09/2018 10:29
I think I'd have lost the plot. Who would actually get a sick, lethargic toddler up and dressed to go to the doctor? Actually I would complain. She tried to refuse access to medical care for a young child because of what he was wearing. I'm getting really annoyed the more I think about it.
reetgood · 25/09/2018 10:30
Complain. That’s weird. Who’d ask you to redress an ill toddler for the sake of.. what? Am also a bit about the entire rule in general. Why should a doctors have a dress code?
TinyTear · 25/09/2018 10:30
WTF? A sick baby? Definitely mention it when you see the GP they should have a word with their receptionist!
totorosfluffytummy · 25/09/2018 10:31
Definitely complain otherwise she will do it again to someone else who might just leave and miss an important appointment for a sick infant x
NoNoCharlieRascal · 25/09/2018 10:31
So what was her plan? The child misses a much needed appointment and wastes gp's time because they are in pjs? How stupid!
Iamablanket · 25/09/2018 10:32
That is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in ages. Who is going to change an ill 2 year old just to go to the GP?? You are absolutely not being unreasonable and I would complain!
Swissgemma · 25/09/2018 10:32
I've taken mine out in his PJs to the doctors... hell until he was 1 a lot of his day wear was pjs bought for that purpose - comfortable tops and trousers and perfect for wearing in a cot/pram for nap time. Recently he wore his pjs to creche for a day (at 3yrs old) because he wanted to and it really doesn't matter!
ofwarren · 25/09/2018 10:32
Wtf? I have taken my child to doctors in pyjamas many times! What a stupid rule.
mirren3 · 25/09/2018 10:33
Definitely complain, as PP have said, what a jobsworth. I'm wondering what her colleagues said, I'd have also mentioned it to the G.P.
JynxaSmoochum · 25/09/2018 10:34
It can difficult to make a poorly toddler comfy, and pyjamas is sensible for such a young child and not vastly different to many of the clothes that young children wear. If it's a morning appointment and an emergency, the adult is getting a minimum of two people out of the house in a hurry.
My DCs wore baby grows as casual wear until they got mobile as they are very practical and comfortable for lying in and frequent naps. Obsessing over baby grows as night wear only only really lines the pockets of clothing retailers/ manufacturers by pushing people to buy extra (more expensive) outfits.
Adults in pyjamas fair enough. They may be thin material or badly cut/ poorly fitting and compromise on people's dignity (either the wearer or observers). Most adults are able to dress themselves and get themselves to the appointment and can manage 5-10 minutes to get themselves clothed into day wear.
TestingTestingWonTooFree · 25/09/2018 10:34
Ridiculous. I’d complain to the practice manager about their stupid rule.
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