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Poll Results: Would you go out and buy a one piece swimsuit for your daughter for one field trip because the teachers require it?

 
  • 57% (16)
    Yes
  • 17% (5)
    Yes, if they had a good reason for it
  • 25% (7)
    No
28 Total Votes  
post #21 of 29
Bare midriffs are commonly not allowed. I would assume that bare midriff is the issue, not specifically how many pieces, and I'd go with the tankini.
post #22 of 29

I've read through the responses and haven't seen my question asked.  Have you contacted the teacher to get a clarification on the bathing suit?  Your child could just be mistakenly interpreting what the teacher said.  The first thing I would have done was to contact the teacher and simply asked.  Especially, since it seems, no written instructions were sent home with the permission slip.
 

post #23 of 29

I answered yes, but the only reason I'd need to buy a one piece specifically for the field trip would be if DD had outgrown her swim suit. I wish they had a rule like that at my kids school, they have a year-end picnic at the water park every year and last year in grade one, DD was the only one in a 1 piece.

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mummoth View Post

I answered yes, but the only reason I'd need to buy a one piece specifically for the field trip would be if DD had outgrown her swim suit. I wish they had a rule like that at my kids school, they have a year-end picnic at the water park every year and last year in grade one, DD was the only one in a 1 piece.

Well, honestlly, the younger they are, the less they can control their bladder for long enough to get a one-piece off, and the more likely I am to get them a two-piece. Not necessarily a modesty issue.
post #25 of 29

I just taught her to pull the suit to one side, no biggie.

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by mamazee View Post


Well, honestlly, the younger they are, the less they can control their bladder for long enough to get a one-piece off, and the more likely I am to get them a two-piece. Not necessarily a modesty issue.

 

For us, DD was simply too thin at that age to wear a one piece comfortably.  If it was long enough, it was way baggy and if it was snug through the body she could never get it over her shoulders.  They didn't have as many tankinis when she was young, so I *love* all the options there are now.

post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by jdsf View Post

Oh, I wasn't saying they shouldn't wear speedos. I said "thong speedos". No reason you need your ass hanging out to swim faster.

 

Ewww, i just sprayed coffe onto my ereader.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by sharon71 View Post

Personally I do think the boys should be wearing rash guards but not t-shirts which can pose a drowning hazard in the water.

I agree.  I think the Tshirt idea is unsafe.  

 

I would personally just buy my child a bathing suit.  It'd be a tankini if she liked it, otherwise, if she hated it, we'd stay home that day.  I don't feel the need to be the squeaky wheel about rules at school.  My house, my rules, their house, their rules.  

post #29 of 29
Thread Starter 

Ok, so after all is said and done, she ended up wearing some dance shorts that are essentially swimsuit bottoms and her bikini top with a tank top over it. The tankini top was too big and the next size down too short. She is way too lanky to wear a one piece, if it fits her in length, it's too baggy. She has friends in the same situation, so they all just wear shirts, I guess they don't like to wear rashguards because they aren't tight enough or cute enough to fit their liking. But crisis averted, I suppose. I just don't like the feeling of making girls cover themselves up like there's something wrong with their bodies, they need to be hidden, etc. Sometimes, a growing kid is at an awkward stage and needs to wear whatever works.

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