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Mrs. HHH posted in Clothes Feb 07

Best slip on shoe for toddlers/preschoolers?

Is there something you like similar to Crocs or Natives for kids shoes? My son hates putting on shoes with Velcro He prefers to slip his foot into something. Prefer no heel or low heel. Not flip flop

  • T
    Feb 09

    Get a pair of Hickies no tie shoe laces and any shoe can potentially become a slip on shoe. They come in all different colors and that way you’re not stuck having to rely on a pair or two of shoes.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 19

    We ve gotten the Target brand version of Crocs and they were cheaper and great! We also have some New Balance sneakers that just have elastic in the front instead of shoelaces. Both my kids love them, they seem comfortable and easy for a toddler get on and off themselves.

Anonymous posted in Clothes Nov 08, 2019

Toddler Hates Winter Clothes

My 2-year-old daughter loves going outside. Today, when it started snowing, she got really excited to go out, but the minute I went to get dressed for it, she got upset. I let her go out in sneakers and fleece jacket, but she refused to wear a hat and kept pulling my hat off of me. I brought her inside and told her she needed to wear boots and a hat. She's been melting down since. All shoes... More

  • Sara
    Nov 13, 2019

    This might be controversial but I usually just let my kids regulate their own temperature. Even my 18 month old will indicate when she's cold and wants me to put her jacket on. One of my kids runs warm and is always wearing less clothing than me and is fine with it. I just make sure I bring extra gear with me so that they have warm stuff when they request it.

  • samantha
    Dec 14

    I have seen decent discounts on Newchic for toddlers using these https://www.grabthecoupons.com/Home/store/342 newchic coupons

How do I clean this??

Can someone please tell me how to clean dirty puffer coats.. the material will not come clean no matter how many times I wash. My daughters both have pink puffer jackets for school and they look awful after recess. Any ideas?

  • Yanis
    Oct 27, 2019

    I put Dawn dish soap wherever there is a dirt stain like on the sleeves, let it sit a few minutes and then wash normal. So far it has worked

  • Bobbie
    Jan 09

    Have you tried a magic eraser?

Baby too cold at night?

My 10 month old daughter always seems cold at night. I dress her in a fleece pajama with covered feet and the temp says 77 in her room. Her hands and cheeks and ears are chilly when I check her before bed. But If I add a small blanket it seems to make her very warm. Anyone struggling with this?

  • Danielle
    Oct 21, 2019

    If her neck is warm to the touch, then she is not too cold, even if her hands and feet are cold to the touch. Babies circulation at that age is still not great so their extremities can feel cold

  • Tina
    Nov 21, 2019

    Yeah, baby monitor isn’t accurate. We keep ours between 68-70 depending on the weather. I put socks on her hands and feet. Babies are different from us they really don’t get that cold easily. Their circulation is just different,

Laundry soap choices

I'm a working mom who doesn’t always have time to wash clothes right away. So when my child has stained clothes I can’t always throw them in the washer, since I live in an apartment and the laundry room is always busy! My question is: what laundry soap is best to use on kid’s clothes to get old stains off?

  • Liza M.
    Oct 08, 2019

    Oxiclean spray and Dreft spray are the best!!

  • EmmaD
    Oct 10, 2019

    Better than any stain removers moms k have recently learnt: Boil a kettle of hot water and pour it (the whole kettle full) straight into the stain. Sometimes you can assist with some dishsoap or stainremover or Sonett Gallsoap it doesn work right away but mostly does . the plain hot water is amazing on fruit stains especially! :-) Mud stains i would scrape off and then look up a video on it 😂

Stained clothes

Does anyone honestly have baby clothes that have stayed unstained from food and/or diaper blowouts? I feel like none of my girls clothes stay stain free for long. What should I even do with these clothes when they're outgrown?

  • Sara
    Jul 10, 2019

    A few things that help with stains: -Treat the stain right then, not a few days later when you are doing wash. It requires a big commitment but basically if I want my girls to have stain-free clothes, I need to treat them every night even if I'm not doing wash that night. -I use Zout (that's Zout, not Shout) for stain removal. It works better than a lot of other ones I've found. -Do... More

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jul 10, 2019

    Heck no. Not here. But I happily dress my youngest in those stained clothes. Nothing takes the stress off a poop explosion like a prestained onsie. ;). I have three going on our fourth though. I have zero time to spend trying to get stains out.

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding Jun 12, 2019

Breastfeeding in public

Is there a specific kind of clothing to wear? Like buttons etc? Do I pull the shirt down or up?

  • Amy
    Jul 26, 2019

    Depends on how well endowed you are, and how uncomfortable you are with the idea of someone catching a glimpse. I liked having a few specific nursing shirts that I wear anytime I anticipated a public feeding, or had guests over - and at home I mostly wore tanks I could pull down or shirts I could lift up. The two shirt method was just too hot mid summer, and too frumpy - I felt much more confid... More

  • Suz
    Aug 26, 2019

    I like Milk Nursingwear tops. You open the discreet nursing flap and get the baby latched and then no one can see much. The shirt is mostly closed / covering everything and baby’s head covers the rest. I loved it at airports. I do believe mommies can and should nurse however they want, including without a cover - but personally I wanted to be a bit more discreet / private.

Anonymous posted in Clothes Jun 11, 2019

Best socks for stinky toddler feet?

My 2 yo son has some stinky, sweaty feet. Does anyone have any recommendations for breathable or sweat wicking socks for toddlers?

  • Haley
    Jun 17, 2019

    I’ve never seen any for little feet but you could try a little baking soda in the shoes to help with smell. Other than that a supportive sandal ?

Anonymous posted in Clothes Jun 10, 2019

Pajamas

What are your favorite brands for pajamas? I have been buying Carter's cotton pajamas but am tired of constantly having to buy them due to them shrinking so much. I've tried the polyester ones too but after several washes they become scratchy.

  • Sara
    Jun 16, 2019

    We love Hannas! They really hold up. We also love Carters and the Cloud Island brand from Target (those are our favs and I’m so bummed they stop at 9 months). Garanimals are also awesome, and the sizes are somewhat between the other brands, so they’re great for when you’re between.

  • Emily
    Jul 06, 2019

    We love H&M for everything! They also sell organic cotton brand. Great sales. Big selection.

Walkable sleep sack or other warm sleepwear solution.

My 2 year old won’t keep the covers on while she’s sleeping and ends up waking up cold in the middle of the night. About a month ago we moved her to a big girl bed. When she was in her crib, I used a Woolino sleep sack through the winter and that worked great. Now that she’s in a bed that she can get into and out of freely, I don’t feel the Woolino is safe to walk in or will allow her the freed... More

  • Anonymous
    May 23, 2019

    Just do fleece pjs and socks. They make pants and tops options.

  • Kiva
    May 30, 2019

    We used the Sleeping Baby Flying Squirrel while my toddler learned to stay under the blanket. He loved it.

Anyone know where I can sell outgrown baby and kid clothes?

I know a garage sale is obvious but we live in an apartment so it is a little more complicated to get permission to do that.

  • Devon
    May 07, 2019

    you can sell majority of used baby clothes at once upon a child! cash back, and it’s usually a good amount so it makes it pretty worth it.

  • Kieli
    May 08, 2019

    Yes, Once Upon A Child will buy clothes! But they have to be in good condition. And it’s perfect if you want to buy more you are already there!

Archival Clothes? #Throwback

Parents, if you're holding onto your kids baby clothes, maybe don't feel so silly, maybe they're for your grandkids😊 My dad held onto my clothes. He's been sending them to us, and the 8, 6, & 4 y.o. gang here love them! It appears they lasted forever in part because my mom was big on preemptive clothing maintenance, check out those ironed in patches!

  • Vonda
    May 09, 2019

    I was thinking of saving some clothes for the next generation. If not for kids; at least some baby clothes.

Mommy and son outfits

Are they any good websites/stores that have cute mommy and son outfits? I

  • Elena
    Apr 15, 2019

    I try to buy similar if not exactly the same like we both have same Nike shoes I got as matching Adidas outfits. I sometimes shop dmfrom the young man section to find a botton down shirt and it works out fine :)

  • Joy
    Apr 15, 2019

    I Find most of this on Amazon. I just search for mommy and son outfits. It’s worth a try I hope it helps.

Sunhat

Best sunhat for a 2 YO? Thanks!

  • Cathy
    Apr 06, 2019

    I actually found ours on Amazon with SPF!

  • Victoria
    Apr 06, 2019

    Something you can tie on, so after the battle of getting it on is over, they can't get it off and then they forget about it 😆

Anonymous posted in Clothes Apr 01, 2019

Packing Advice

Hi All! I'm a horrible overpacker. How much and what types of clothes would you pack for your 3 year old girl? It's for a 2 week trip..I tend to pack 14 shirts for her and 14 bottoms for a 2 week trip for example..and we share a luggage..its really bad..haha..Thanks in advance.

  • Steven
    Apr 09, 2019

    We’ve taken my daughter all around the world 2-3weeks at a time. In addition to what everyone else said, get Briggs and Riley luggage with the compression technology, it’ll let you carry more. Look up supermarkets and stores nearby and bring just enough diapers for the plane. Look up laundromats too. If you’re up for it, look up a primark and buy clothes there and throw away when done

  • Steven
    Apr 09, 2019

    For a stroller, get a flat folding one like the baby zen. If you want more information, feel free to pm me! Our trips are either multi country romps or road trips on a foreign country, so portability is key for us. We try to blog about our travels(not doing a good job) to provide details for parents like you!

Helppp

I just washed my sons clothing with a tub of that white sticky butt paste! It’s on every single item Of clothing. I tried re washing and that did not help. They can’t be stained forever can they! Does anyone know how to get the stains out!? I also think I might have broke my washer it won’t spin therefore my sons clothes will be just chilling in the washer so gross

  • Elle
    Apr 02, 2019

    Soak in bathtub with some Dawn?

  • Lynn
    May 16, 2019

    Hand wash in dawn. Sounds like you need to clean the catch drain in your washer. If it’s clogged with gunk, the pump can’t drain all the water and it won’t spin.

Bra size after weaning?

Experienced mommies, please excuse me if this is a weird question: did your bra size change again after weaning your baby, and if so how long after? We weaned about a month ago in anticipation of the surgery I am now recovering from, and I’m wondering if it’s “safe” to go buy new bras. I have not fed, pumped, or leaked in 30+ days, and I would very much like to start wearing normal bras rath... More

  • Kieli
    Mar 25, 2019

    Mine definitely changed. But after being pregnant I didn’t lose the baby weight. I gained 30 pounds and it stuck to me. So I went from 32D, to 34C. I was back in a normal bra a month after weaning

  • Jenn
    Apr 04, 2019

    Yes 😔 it definitely changed. I don't remember when exactly I noticed. Probably bought new bras like 1.5-2 months after we were done. I'd suggest trying on a bunch of different types and be open minded. What fit/felt best before may not anymore.

Anonymous posted in Clothes Mar 10, 2019

Do you let in laws buy your kid clothes

My mil always buys my son clothes. To the point where he has so much and I dont want to add to the pile. So since he was born i barely bought clothes for him. Last week she was talking about buying more and i asked her to stop. I want to dress my own kid but my boyfriend has no problem asking his mom to furnish my sons wardrobe. I dont want to buy clothes that he has no need for but my boyfr... More

  • Georgina
    Mar 19, 2019

    I know what you mean. My boyfriend talked to her mom about it but she still did it anyways so i just put them in a bag deep in my sons closet and use them only when he sees her and buy him the clothes i want. This a mothers time to dress up our children. My son has soo many dress up shirts from her. I don’t see the need to put them on him? We went through the clothes together and i showed her w... More

  • Anonymous
    Mar 19, 2019

    So update* the solution we came up with is she will either keep the clothes she buys at her house and he can wear them when he visits or give me money to buy the clothes myself.

So lately my 3yo keep taking her pants off.. 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Kee
    Feb 27, 2019

    My daughter does this too. It’s totally a phase. I believe she likes it more so she can climb and jump around without the the extra restriction 🤪

  • Triny
    Feb 28, 2019

    That makes sense, thank you! I asked her is she wanted shorts instead and it seems to be working fine... only for when we are in the house thou 😅

Swimsuits

I’m looking for brand recommendations for swimsuits for a 2.5 y/o girl. Decently priced, holds up well to a summer of frequent beach and pool days. Thanks in advance!

  • Lore
    Feb 22, 2019

    My recommendation if your concern like me about the sun is eBay

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