Anonymous

Reasonable number of outfits

Hi! My two year old just started playschool and I was wondering what’s a reasonable number of outfits to keep for school? I am very wary of over consumption but also mindful of him fitting in! Your thoughts?

  • T
    Dec 21

    What do you mean exactly? How many outfits in his/her closet?? If so I don’t feel there are specifics on that because it varies on the child. Maybe at least 14. Two weeks worth I know I don’t wash my preschooler’s laundry every week unless he’s had accidents.

  • Julie
    Dec 21

    I’m not sure if you mean a reasonable number of outfits to keep at school in case of accidents or messes (I leave 3-4 full outfits at school for my daughter, she’s 16 months), or if you mean how many outfits you should have for him to wear to school....in general we have lots of clothes for my daughter because I have a big family and we all hand clothes down from our Little’s to the next rising little and I sometimes see an adorable outfit while shopping and can’t resist. However, my daughter seems to develop favorite outfits (like right now she’s crazy about turtles and birds so any outfits that have a turtle or a bird is all she wants to wear) so it seems like she wears the same outfits week after week!! I’m not sure if two year olds notice if their friends are wearing the same clothes all the time so I wouldn’t worry about it from a point of fitting in (hopefully we have years before we have to worry about peer pressure like that!!), but more from a point of how few clothes do you need before it gets to be too much?? For me, I am not the type to do laundry all through the week so she needs at least enough outfits to get her through the week. She tends to wear only one outfit all day on school days (unless things get particularly messy there), but on weekends she cycles through 2, sometimes 3 outfits a day due to messy play!! Sorry that’s a long answer just to say maybe 5-7 outfits and also a few extra to keep at school as an absolute minimum???

  • Anonymous
    Dec 21

    The other 2 year olds won’t notice. Neither will their parents. Don’t sweat this.

  • Julie
    Dec 21

    👆👆this. Although I DO notice when a kid has a super cute outfit. Like in my daughters class today one of her friends is dressed like a candy cane. So cute. 😍

  • Anonymous
    Dec 22

    Thanks for your responses! I meant total outfits -not standby at school- I am an immigrant and feel ten outfits are abundant, but mindful that cultural norms can be different!

  • Stacey
    Saturday

    I aim for 10. some seasons i go overboard and sometimes family gives us some additional outfits.