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OK, so we have some friends who's babies are around 1 yr old, one still doesn't walk, one just learned. They always have soft shoes on, and they're ALWAYS worn!! Ours are hardly even broken in and DD has been walking for a good 3 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Turns out the babies ALWAYS have shoes on, even at home... that's why they're so broken in. Our DD hardly ever wears clothes at all when we're not out and if she does it's generally just a big shirt/dress and babylegs if it's cold. We EC so she's not diapered! It never dawned on me to put shoes on my baby at home!!! Aren't shoes just for outside when it's unsafe/uncomfy to walk w/o some foot protection??? We generally get her dressed in a decent outfit and shod only if we're going out of the house. Are we freaks?<br><br>
So weigh in, are your kids well dressed?!!?!?
 

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ermmm...ds is always "dressed"<br><br>
i usually leave him in his jammies until he wakes up from his nap, however, unless we are going somewhere (which we usually don't do until the afternoon)<br><br>
he rarely wears socks in the house, let alone shoes, though. maybe they figure baby shoes are so expensive, they want to get all the use out of them they can? soft-soled shoes are basically slippers, anyway, though, and there are lots of people who always have slippers on (both my grandmas are the only people i can think of though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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See we had the opposite reaction, that baby shoes are so expensive, I only want wear and tear on them if necessary... kind of like people's expensive china. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My son is potty training so he is usually running around in a tee shirt, underwear optional depending if I'vehad time to chase him down and help him put them on.<br><br>
BTW, I usually get him dressed in the morning, it just doesn't stick.<br><br>
Oh and sometimes he strips off the shirt too.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Watcha gonna do? Your only a toddler once!
 

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With dd it really depends. Sometimes she wants clothes, sometimes just a diaper. I never put shoes on her at home, but sometimes she'll put them on herself (really cute when she's in a diaper and dress shoes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 

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Djuna loves to be naked - or at least half naked. It's a struggle to get her dressed so we can leave the house. However she'll often be seen wearing ONLY shoes (of course it's usually my or dh's shoes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ).
 

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I voted - clothes that I would take him out in but no shoes in the house. I like shrunked "man" clothes but he doesn't have tons of expensive outfits or anything - we like Old Navy, and Children's Place. I found that getting him dressed in the am is an important part of our daily routine. We all get up together and get dressed and eat breakfast together to start our day. We only wear shoes and hats (baseball cap for the boy) when we leave the house. He knows we are heading out when mommy gets the shoes and hat out.
 

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with my DS its totally random but never does he wear his robeez in the house unless for some reason we were out somewhere and i forgot to take them off, but at the next diaper change i take them off, around the house he wears a diaper and usually a shirt. if its a snap bottom onesie, it is usually unsnapped for easier changes. i have a friend whose baby is always dressed in what i consider nice matching wear out clothes, socks, shoes and matching hair clip. maybe its how you grow up-i was always shirtless running around the house and shoes in the house is bizarre to me.
 

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usually just a shirt and diaper unless we are about to go somewhere or we just got back. Never shoes though. I hate when she climbs on the couch with shoes on!
 

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DD is always dressed and always has shoes on but that is her choice. It has been this way for at least 6 months (she just turned 2) so I just go with it.
 

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I voted other. Never shoes. Sometimes an outfit, sometimes not. Sometimes pjs, sometimes naked.
 

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Well,when we are home,even in the yard,usually,my kids never wear shoes,or much clothes,for that matter. I make them put something like swim trunks on or shorts to go outside in the yard,but inside it's a nudist colony.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
(except for mommy!)<br>
When we go out I make sure they are "properly" dressed,altohugh ds2 almost always takes his shoes off,and everyone seems to notice,and comment on his lack of footwear! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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the 4yo dresses himself...sometimes it matches, sometimes it doesnt, usually shirt and shorts/pants unless he wants to be tarzan...then its no shirt...i generally dont care one way or the other...he is usually barefoot, but will put his shoes on to go to the backyard (dad welds and works on his car, so this is a safety issue)...if he is just going to the front yard, he doesnt really bother with shoes...<br><br>
the 11mo usually has a diaper on...sometimes a onesie, sometimes pants, sometimes robeez...the pants and robeez are if we have the doors open and he likes to go out on the cement patio...<br><br>
we leave the house in whatever we happen to be wearing, unless we are going to a park and what they are wearing is not appropriate for that...then we adjust and move on...<br><br>
peace...
 

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Nah, we only put on decent clothes if we are headed out somewhere, that goes for all of us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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My daughter is often in her soft sole shoes in the house. We keep the heat at 64 during the day, so it's too cold to go without socks. Our wood floors are too slippery for her with just socks on--she's still learning to walk, so she wipes out a lot.
 

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When it was colder out, she wore a whole outfit. Sometimes with shoes, sometimes without. Now that it's warmed up a bit, she's most often in a diaper and t-shirt. Occasionally with babylegs, but no shoes.
 

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We are barefoot in the house. The kids are always fully dressed at some point in the morning because we go for a long walk every day. As soon as they get into the house though they strip down and throw PJ bottoms or somthing else cozy or weird on! My littlest guy has been on a kick of just wearing scooby doo undies that grandma got him. There is a lot of dressing/ underessing/ redressing that goes on in this house! Its kind of annoying actually! Oh well!
 

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Well unless we're doing some sort of art project ds is dressed in clothes we'd leave the house in. If we're doing art, then he's usually stripped down to his diaper or just wearing shorts. He doesn't really have any clothes I wouldn't take him out in.<br><br>
During the summer we only bother with shoes about 50% when we're out of the house. If we're going somewhere that ds's probably not going to be walking (Target, the grocery store, etc) then I don't bother with shoes for him, we certainly don't wear them in the house. No one wears shoes in my house.
 

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My girls dress and change at will through out the day, the little ones are often close to naked or wearing only a playsilk. We have a rule about wearing panties or even more when we have company over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> They also play outside like this but if we go somewhere they are dressed. If shoes are an issue I just carry them along until they become needed. FWIW my almost two year old puts her own shoes and robeez on/off herself.
 

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My 2 little ones are always barefoot at home unless we're going out. Even then it's hit or miss & people are ALWAYS commenting with alarm about their bare feet if I bring them out that way (like even when it's warm out and they are in a stroller or backpack....um what's the problem here?). They rarely have pants on at home, since I just have to take them off to change their next diaper. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My dd is usually wearing a fairy or ballerina outfit when we're in the house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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