My question is, how many pairs of pajamas is a good number for kids? I have a 7 yo ds and a 3 yo dd. How often do you wash their pajamas? Also, do your kids have the same pajamas all year, or do you have cold weather pajamas and warm weather pajamas?
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My older daughter has fewer, she is also better at re-wearing and not tossing in the wash so often.
However of course my 8 year old is growing whereas my 15 year old has stopped growing...so he is wearing a mix of ones that are in various stages of being too small or too big...either too short or needing to be rolled up.
Off topic but I was just thinking last night about how I so much prefer better quality PJs on him...the cheaper ones I have bought look tatty after a few washes...whereas the nice gap and gymboree ones still look gorgeous.
We have WAAAAY too many! We have had so many hand-me-downs I am ashamed to say 4-yr old DD probably has 6 prs winter/6-7 prs summer...she wears once. 7-yr old DS has about 3-4 prs summer and ~5 prs winter. He wear them twice. I have not taken out off-season pjs since they like to wear them year-round. Might need to soon though, so I can close the drawers a bit easier!
Because my kids love to 'live' in their PJs on days when they are not going out...they will keep them on all day sometimes!
I would LIVE in my pjs if I could (wait, I purged so many I am down to 3 for summer, so living in them for me unless I do laundry more often, lol!).
But for my 1 and 3 year old they each have three and we wash them after one use. Actually right now my 3 year old only has two because one pair is at Gramma's.
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I don't consider it having to much if they are all regularly worn. I downsize when I realize Im reusing the same ones over and over and others aren't being used for weeks. Then I know I have to many.
mostly dd sleeps in a t-shirt (one of hers, mine or dh) but nothing set aside as just for bed
lo just sleeps in a onesie
I am thinking of making a pair for them each year around the holidays so they could have a pair if they wish.
But I think for him it's more like 2 sets of actual jammies (he is particular to long comfy pants and will often just wear the pants without the shirt) OR big tshirts and no pants. He often sleeps in what shirt he wore that day or will wear the next and as long as it's not dirty or smelly I don't care. I love getting halloween pjs, because it's my favorite time!
DD (almost 9) has a few sets as well, I can count on hand 3 that I know of and she also does the big tshirt thing as well. Her thing is that she loves her robe and always wants one, hates when she outgrows.
DS2 (3 years) had a ton during the winter, handmedowns from my boss, and they were gorgeous, fleece gap zippers, nice cotton pant/t sets, etc. And he wore them, but he doesn't like pjs much now (potty learned finally!) and wants to also sleep in just undies and a tee most of the time. He has one set of (cars!) summer pjs. That's been enough this spring.
In my perfect world, and I have had this before, and will again after I cull the winter crap from the rooms....
DD-2-3 sets, 1 robe
DS-2 pj pants or shorts
DS2- 2 sets
Rewear at least once, wash 1-2 times a week, I do a load of laundry every day so they always can get thrown in.
Shelley, mom to dd 5/19/01, ds 9/06/02, and ds 4/01/07. Lost babe 4/09
In the summer, they just wear t-shirts & comfy cotton shorts, which also double as playclothes. No need for extra jammies