Pajamas for bed?

@jbosari (155)
United States
February 10, 2009 4:30pm CST
I skip the pajamas most nights for my toddler and put him to bed in his clothes. I only use them if it is a bath night. Starting to wonder if I am being lazy or am I an average mom? You?
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• Canada
10 Feb 09
I rarely let me kids sleep in their clothes from the rest of the day, anymore. By the end of the day they have been sweating and playing with other kids that can transfer dirt and germs. If you wash your kids bedding often then your defeating the purpose by letting them sleep in their clothes. My son has a shower every morning and my daughter has her bath before bed but they never sleep in their day clothes. I used to let them sleep in their clothes but started to feel differently about it when my son started school.
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@jbosari (155)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I agree with you on bigger kids, my 8 year-old wears pajamas because I can make him do it himself! As far as a shower every day, I can't do that with him because he has sensitive skin. He doesn't get that sweaty though.
• United States
10 Feb 09
I have a 1 and a 2 year old. my 1 year old little girl i usually just put a cotton t shirt on her because it is warm enough in my house and my 2 year old little boy, well i just let him wear nothing. He likes it that way. I dont find myself to be lazy i just think of it as to how comfortale they are. LOL. As to leaving them in clothes they were wearing all day especially if they are jeans and something stuffy well I wouldnt find that to be too comfortable. Would you?? mdelosh
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@jbosari (155)
• United States
11 Feb 09
My kid is pretty messy and usually goes through two sets of clothes in a day. I wouldn't put him to bet in crusty clothes. Right with you on that one.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Feb 09
My 2 year old and my 9 year old sometimes go to bed in their regular clothes. I am not too worried about them sleeping in their clothes instead of pajamas unless their clothes are dirty.
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• United States
10 Feb 09
I do this too. So if your lazy I'm right there with you. The clothes will get washed anyways and if there's nothing wrong with them she can sleep in them until I get her a new outfit in the morning. I'm on your side.
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
11 Feb 09
This is one thing I don't ever do. I always put my kids, especially when they were toddlers, in pj's for bedtime. My husband would always let them sleep in their clothes if I was working and it really made me upset. First of all, pj's are so comfy, so of course they should have them on to sleep. Second, they had these clothes on all day. They certainly aren't clean. I don't like my kids to go to bed in something dirty. Now my kids are older and they always wear jammies. My daughter might want to wear a pair of shorts and a big t-shirt to bed, but she knows it can't be what she wore all day, it has to be something clean. My teenagers love the sleep pants to sleep in with a tshirt.
• United States
11 Feb 09
My two year old never stays in pj's. Even if I put them on, he will take them off and dress himself or sleep in a diaper. I just let him do what he wants to do in that respect. As long as he's not cold, I don't think there is anything wrong with it. I do sometimes adjust the heat accordingly.
@amrith (291)
• India
11 Feb 09
it is not whether he is wearing pyjama or short it should be a comfortable one for the baby that is the first thing to see. if you are careful about that you are above average mom
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
No, definantly dont think your lazy....My kids only own 1 pair of pyjamas because they never wear them...My kids are hot all the time, no matter what time of the year it is, so they just always go to bed with just a nappy and shirt...
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
10 Feb 09
It always depended on the situation with my two boys. Especially if we were out a little late they were noted for falling asleep in the vehicle. I have just left them alone and allowed them to sleep in their clothes and didn't think anything of it. But normally I would bath them of the evening and they would get in their PJ's and watch TV or play for a couple of hours before bed and they would have their pajamas on. I don't think it makes you a lazy mom. It just depends on what works best for their routine and yours.