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i don't have any hand knitted soakers or longies. only butt sweaters and recycled pants. i crave the hand knit but do you only wear them in the house? is it just me who has to bring two extra pairs of pants everywhere? or do other babies manage to find every muddy puddle and greasy bike chain as well? i don't know if i could stand seeing it so traumatized. maybe i should just get something black or grey... so the question is-if you love hand knit longies how often do you really wear them? where do you wear them? at the park, store, only at home, what?
 

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Me, I dont wear them so much. My kid, on the other hand.... all over the place. Last week he slid down a muddy slide in his peace fleece pants. IT came right off. Amazing. It was like magic. I reallly dont know how that happened, but hey, I'm not complaining. Wool is awesome.
 

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My baby is 9 months old so not in mud puddles yet! He wears them almost every day. At home and out, and to bed. I get compliments on them all the time! I would probably give them up once he was a rowdy toddler, or at least save them for in the house only.
 

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My kids wearing knitted longies everyday. Sara is a purple kinda girl so most of her longies are purple and they tend to hide stains easily. They all look great even with her playing in the yard and all over. Jack is a crawler and even with that most of his are still looking good as well. Wool is very hardy and seems to really withstand abuse.
 

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My dd isn't walking yet, so she doesn't get into mud outside or anything. She mainly wears them to bed, and in the house. She crawls around in them and they hold up fine. I don't think I would let her play outside in them, but I'd let her wear them to the store or some place indoors. I don't wash my wool terribly often, so I like to keep them as clean as I can.
 

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Stell isn't really into too much so she does wear her wool pants every day. I think when she is a true-blue toddler as opposed to a staggering baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I will be wary of her wearing them on muddy days. She has some awesome peace fleece crochet pants from BumHuggers (Sandi does PERFECT work) that she got a little dirty in the yard, they came clean easier than fabric pants!<br><br>
As for Mosaic Moon... we'll reserve those for indoor days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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If I could find a pair to fit me.......everyday :LOL
 

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I only have two pairs of longies, but DD lives in them. She wears them everywhere. I think they look just perfect sticking out from under a winter coat when out playing. Makes DD look super warm and comfy. We also can hardly leave the house without someone talking about how cute they are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I never really understood longies until I finally got lucky enough to get a pair in a trade. They are now our winter staple!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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All the time, even *gasp* at meal-time! Although I'm sort of reconsidering that, I'm getting tired of picking out sticky food out of wool, :LOL<br><br>
To us they act like a regular pair of pants. We put them on Brandan first thing in the morning with a matching shirt and take them off at night for bedtime. If they happen to get too wet, we sometimes have to switch to another pair of knit pants but that doesn't happen too often.<br><br>
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Right now - nap, bedtime, and OUT of house. Boo's potty-training, so he's nakey-bum in house lately. And we live in an apartment, the closest playground is about 8 blocks away - we don't go often because he's tired of walking by the time he gets there, so there isn't much play-wear going on outside.<br><br>
Actually - we don't have any knit pants, just recycled sweater pants, so my answer is invalid anyhow.
 

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yep, I'm with Nada.<br><br>
Al la Dr. Suess:<br>
He will wear them here. He will wear them there. He will wear them anywhere.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> (yes, I'm goofy)<br><br>
We put on a pair in the AM, and then barring any unforseen accidents he's in them till bed, when he gets a bath and into a new pair.
 

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I wouldn't let the buggle trash his knit pants at the park. Besides, it's too cold in Finland to just wear longies on his lower half--he has snow bibs and snow boots on, in addition to his winter coat, so it doesn't really matter WHAT he has on underneath. However, if I'm going to let him run around indoors somewhere with dirty floors (cafe) after snow-bibs come off, I like machine washable fabric pants for that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I'd just hate to see a dirty spot on the knees of knit wool, because it is more delicate than the fabric variety. However, I do machine wash my wool on the wool cycle of my front loader with baby shampoo and a lanolin soak/rinse afterwards, so it's not like washing my longies is hard or anything--I just don't expect that super gentle cycle to beat out serious ground in dirt stains. It would come out, but I'd have to massage it out with my palms myself, and some olive oil soap, and I just hate to be troubled for all that.
 

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why is everyone telling me about their kids longies when i so specifically asked when _you_ wear longies. :LOL<br><br>
maybe i should have indulged before ds was walking. maybe i'll look for some dark ones... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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LMAO!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 
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