So... our little man is messy. Messy eater, drooler, drinker, player. He always has something on his face/nose/hands. Hubby wants me to keep him clean 24/7, as in scrubbed clean with no traces of food/drool/dirt/milk on any part of his body. I usually just wipe something that could make a big mess, like after meals, and don't worry too terribly about the rest. He is also naked at home a lot (at 20 months). Sometimes I wonder if I am being lax in caring for his physical appearance and wondering what you mamas do. I know people with toddlers whose hair is styled, cut and gelled every time I see them, in very clean clothes with clean faces and hands, whereas I don't brush DS's hair on a regular basis because it is so light and short. So, do you keep your kids clean all the time, or let them run free? Brush their hair and dress them nicely each day?