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Old 06-02-2011, 07:39 AM
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Let's talk pajamas ... and jeans

Okay, this is kinda an odd question and usually one that I wouldn't pose, but I'm curious.

Do your kids wear the same pajamas more than just one time before laundering?

I "think" most people have their kids wear the same ones on multiple nights. I don't. And I kinda hate it because that's just more laundry for me.

I wear the same pajamas for a few nights so I don't know why I don't have them do the same. Sometimes they don't get to shower before bed because it's already quite late, especially in the winter.

Oh, and I also launder their jeans after each wear. Mine, I do not.



Also, do you have a favorite brand(s) of pajamas? I like Hanna Andersson because they are soft and wear so well through laundering. They are unisex enough that my son's pajamas have been passed along to my daughter and then passed to my nephew & niece.

But, as my son is now older, he wears those lounge pants or boxers with an undershirt.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:38 AM
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My kids wear their pajamas for a few nights before they get put into the laundry hamper. The only time they might switch after a night is if it's colder/warmer and they need to wear a different kind.

I will usually launder their jeans after each washing IF they get put into the hamper properly. If they are folded and put onto a dresser to be worn again, so be it. My younger son has a habit of digging through the hamper to find a specific pair of jeans even if they are visibly dirty. I usually make him change if I catch it in the morning.

As for pajamas, I adore Gymboree. They wear so well and can last to be passed down from my older son to his brother. I also like TCP's pajamas but I can't comment on how long they last b/c I just got some last year and they are shorties so haven't gotten worn too much yet.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:42 AM
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My son wears carters, gymboree, etc and I wash them everytime he wears them. He NEVER has wanted to wear a shirt so most of the time it's just the bottoms and sometimes even just his boxers.

As for his jeans, those get washed every time they are worn as well (depending on how long they were worn and if they were his 'play' pants or not) But I am the type of person that washes towels & washcloths after one time use as well.
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jammies get washed after every second wear. clothing worn during the day gets washed after every wear.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:33 AM
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When he was in diapers they were changed every night, but now we go 2 to 3 nights, depending on wear time (sometimes he will eat breakfast in them or put them on after swimming)

Jeans we wash every time, unless they were only worn for an hour or 2.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:35 AM
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OH, and I have a front load washer and I buy him enough clothes so that I can go 7 to 10 days without doing laundry Not because I hate laundry, but sometimes my work demands can be unpredictable.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:35 AM
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I have been washing baby James' pjs after every wear, but I think I am going to bump it up to after wearing twice. it's so hard to keep up with the laundry!!!!!
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OH, and I have a front load washer and I buy him enough clothes so that I can go 7 to 10 days without doing laundry Not because I hate laundry, but sometimes my work demands can be unpredictable.
I DO hate doing laundry...especially folding all those itty bitty clothes!

oh and and obviously my new wear-twice-then-wash policy for pj's will only apply when baby James doesn't soak through his diaper He started sleeping on his belly last week and has been soaking through diapers regularly now, it rarely happened when he was sleeping on his back...off topic but any ideas why?
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:00 AM
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I wash pj's after each wear for my little ones. My teenagers sleep in their boxers so their pj's also get washed every day. I personally cannot stand wearing clothes when I sleep so... yeah. If I happen to have a nightie on, it's not on for long and usually does not get washed every time.

Both younger boys wear a lot of Gap & Gymbo sleep sets. My youngest still sometimes like the cozy fleece footed sleepers from Carter's.

Jeans, with my little ones I can control it a little better but no, I do not wash their jeans every time. They mainly have only designer jeans and I do not want to put that kind of wash wear on them. Also, because I run them through my front loader, then hang to dry, then run them through the steam cycle on my front loader to get the stiffness and wrinkles out, it's a lot more working then just washing drying and I don't want to do that much work. Neither of my youngest two are hard on their clothes and they both do not care to use any of their jeans for 'play clothes' so they will change into sweats or Nike Gym shorts when they go out to play.

With my older boys, they drive me nuts. My 13 year old is straight lazy and would rather throw his jeans in the dirty clothes hamper then hang them back in his closet so I am constantly finding pairs in the dirty clothes that are not dirty. I hate it. With a family of six, and the amount of clothes we have (because I buy a stupid amount of clothing for all of us), it's just insane how much laundry I do. I do 2 loads a day, at least. (sometimes more since we have a little one who still wets the bed a couple times a week).

My 14 year old is some kind of clean freak. He takes at minumium 2 showers a day, sometimes 3. So he insists that his jeans and everything else get washed after each wear. Since I am a dumb-dumb and have not taught my teens to do their own laundry yet, I see 7 pairs of his jeans go through the wash weekly. Sometimes I take them off the top of the pile, fold them, and put them back away like I washed them since they are NOT dirty. Shhh, don't tell him.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:47 AM
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zachary, 10 ... he has 'night shirts', which are actually old t-shirts that are all worn out and comfy.
depending on the weather, he either sleeps in boxers or fleece bottoms (usually old navy camo,lol) . i have never to this day actually purchased pajamas for him. lol
i usually have to wash the shirt after every wear since he wakes up in his 'night clothes' and more often than not, gets some of his breakfast on it (or toothpaste, lol)
the bottoms usually get washed every other day.
his jeans are all PD also, (except one pair that i bought recently when he went camping) and they are used for school and for play clothes..gotta get my moneys worth.
they are almost always washed after each wear .. he plays a LOT outside.

ricky, 20 .. lol.
as weather permits for night clothes. same as zachary.
he works on motorcycles all day at work and they get hella dirty .. those jeans are washed immediately when he gets home.
his PD stay very clean and i probably wash those after 3 or 4 wears.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:43 AM
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For us it all depends. PJ's get washed after two wears as long as they don't get breakfast spilled all over them, lol.

E's pj's get washed every day because she's still in diapers (she wakes up dry and is partially potty trained, but it's a habit).

My oldest is a neat-freak and can't stand to wear anything with a mark on it; for her I wash her jammies about every wash because she tosses them down the laundry chute anyway (then they're mixed with other dirty stuff...stinker)

The rest couldn't care less, but I do. I've made rules that they will change out of their school clothes as soon as they walk in, so their newer, better PD doesn't get very dirty. I still wash their jeans after 2...maaaybe 3 washes (mostly 2 though), but I hang dry. I need to keep that PD in good shape for the next dojoprincess! I wash shirts after one wash; something always spills on shirts and my older two are a teenager and darn close...nuff said.

I generally do the same for myself.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:10 PM
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^ I wish my boys cared about staining on their clothes. My youngest has tried to wear a shirt a second time in a week despite it being dirty (and well, he already WORE it lol). He hates when I make him change before school when this happens.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:17 PM
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My son has never really worn PJ's in bed We did buy a few and were given some as present but ended up wearing them around the house, as they were on the warm side When he was little he always slept in bodysuits (long arms/no legs) or overalls (long everything, but feet are bare), now he sleeps in old or/and comfy t-shirts (short-sleeved) and a nappy.

I never wash his PD jeans after each wear, I'd never even dream about that. He is only 2.7y.. Obviously, he will become more active and messy with age But now he is a good boy. To play outside he wears combats/shorts/Levi's.. I only wash his R&Rs or Diesels when he played in sand, or fell flat on the grass or ground and made the knees dirty. If they look clean and he didn't play with sand, then I wash them once a 5-6days (if he wore them everyday). I do wash his shirts and socks after one wear, hoodies (if they are clean (no spots) and not played hard in) after 3-6wears. And we have to go to laundrette to wash our clothes, it is a common practice here in Sweden People are saving on electricity bills
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:28 PM
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Luckily, my kids have plenty of PD that I don't even get to wash them that much b/c they only get a few wears out of each pair before they are outgrown. Kinda a waste but whatever, it's still enjoyed.


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OH, and I have a front load washer and I buy him enough clothes so that I can go 7 to 10 days without doing laundry Not because I hate laundry, but sometimes my work demands can be unpredictable.
I hate doing laundry. And I love clothes. So, we go around 2 weeks without doing laundry. Yup, that's usually about 8-10 loads I do when it's laundry day. It sucks! I hate sticking my hand in all their dirty crap. I'm slathering myself in antibacterial hand sanitizer constantly when I'm sorting laundry. I'm a laundryaphobe! lol

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I DO hate doing laundry...especially folding all those itty bitty clothes!

oh and and obviously my new wear-twice-then-wash policy for pj's will only apply when baby James doesn't soak through his diaper He started sleeping on his belly last week and has been soaking through diapers regularly now, it rarely happened when he was sleeping on his back...off topic but any ideas why?
Because he's a boy! I think it's b/c little boys have peckers that naturally pee forwards or even upwards (depending upon the position of said pecker at the time), unlike girls whom usually pee down between their legs. So, when James is on his belly, the front of his diaper and any gap may be allowing it to leak out. The pressure of his body on the front of his diaper may also be contributing.

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My 13 year old is straight lazy and would rather throw his jeans in the dirty clothes hamper then hang them back in his closet so I am constantly finding pairs in the dirty clothes that are not dirty. I hate it.

^ same here. My son will switch to clean clothes for a few minutes after a shower and then change into pajamas b/c he won't wear pajamas around the house. Throws those in the hamper. I considered them still clean but of course it's dirty b/c it touched the ones in the hamper. Grrrr.

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for her I wash her jammies about every wash because she tosses them down the laundry chute anyway (then they're mixed with other dirty stuff...stinker)
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Yeah, my kids are the area just around the hamper. Not usually making it into the hamper, just along side it.
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Yeah, my kids are the area just around the hamper. Not usually making it into the hamper, just along side it.
That's my husband!!! He gets on the kids for leaving their clothes laying around their room .... so yeah, HE DOES TOO!!! WTF!!
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Apparently, I can't type lately. I'm like missing words. Happens often when I'm typing on my phone but I can't blame it on that my most recent post! duh.

FTR -- I do laundry nearly everyday in the summer b/c of swim suits and sweaty camp clothes. During the school year, no.

Okay, ANOTHER question --- regarding hampers.

Do you have one common hamper used for everyone's clothing or do you have separate ones? Also, do you keep it in the laundry room or elsewhere?

Most of my friends have a couple of hampers in their laundry room. They have to bring down their dirty clothing from the 2nd floor to the laundry on the 1st floor or basement, wherever their laundry area is located. My previous house had the laundry on the same floor as our bedrooms, which I loved. I know most people don't.

Again, I loathe laundry and I try to make it less work when laundry day arrives. I have 4 built in hampers in one of our closets. Four because each is to do some bit of presorting -- a) delicates/hand washables, b) whites, c) medium colored clothing, d) dark clothing. My kids have a free standing hamper in their bedrooms, not sorted.
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My son has his own hamper. I keep separate laundry baskets in my closet to sort mine as they need washing... that way Im not digging through to find what needs to be washed. (I wash most of his clothes together and do his laundry once a week)

I dont mind laundry, but I HATE putting it away...
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We have hampers all over our house. One in the bathroom that doesn't get used but I can't get my husband to throw the damn thing out. We have a sorter basket right outside the bathroom (for colors and whites/towels) and a hamper all for hubby's work clothes next to it. I hate the way it looks but for now, it works. The boys have a common hamper upstairs for their clothes and I have one in my room for my stuff.
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Yeah, my kids are the area just around the hamper. Not usually making it into the hamper, just along side it.
DD and DH do this, drives me nuts!!

As for clothes... Sophie wears her jammies a couple times before I was them. She takes a shower before bed so, really, how dirty can they be? I do wash all her clothes after wearing them 1 time unless it was only for a couple hours or something.

We have hampers in all our bedrooms. But in my laundry room I have one of those organizers that has 3 bins attached together. When I bring the dirty clothes down, they go into the organizers for how they are going to be washed. I typically do laundry 1-2 times a week (but it's usually the entire day then). I don't mind doing laundry but I'd rather do it all at one time then a load or two every day.
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^ I also like only doing it once. Which is why I procrastinate so much.

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I HATE putting it away...
^ This is the other reason that I hate doing laundry. The only part I do like about doing laundry is the clean scent. I love the smell of the steam/vapor coming out of the dryer vent! Like, when I walk past someone's house and I smell fresh laundry. I'm so weird like that!
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I wash my daughter's clothes & PJs after every wear. She only likes nightgowns for some reason and loves princess type ones like Disney ones that come with wands. She also has Gymboree & Target nightgowns.

We all have our own hampers in the laundry room which is upstairs. That was one of the selling points of our house for me!
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Okay, ANOTHER question --- regarding hampers.

Do you have one common hamper used for everyone's clothing or do you have separate ones? Also, do you keep it in the laundry room or elsewhere?
There is one hamper in the boys bathroom. All 4 boys share one bathroom upstairs. My 14 year old and 7 year old are good about putting their stuff in the hamper. The two of them thing nearly daily though because my teenager showers so much and changes his clothes so much between school/afterschool/practice. My 13 year old tends to throw them in the corner by his closet. And Trey just leaves shit everywhere. I find outfits in the garage that he has taken off to put on football/lacrosse gear. Some stuff gets lost out there for months. Drives me CRAZY.

Then we have one in our closet system now. (Stole that idea from you when you re-did your cloests Linda ).

Then we have another 4 section roller cart type hamper in the laundry room which is downstairs. When we bring stuff down from upstairs it is sorted for whites, lights, darks, and towels. Oh, and a have a separate caddy thing that also have a laundry bag on it for dry clean items.

I did not want one in each of the kids room because they are ugly, take up too much space, and start to stink. (especially with boys)

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I dont mind laundry, but I HATE putting it away...
This. And socks. I. HATE. SOCKS.
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DD wears her gowns and pjs for two nights unless we get breakfast on them.

I can jump on the "I hate laundry" wagon. I really hate putting it away! Also like Amber said, I hate SOCKS! There are socks in almost every load of laundry that I can't find the mate to when I'm folding. I can't stand them.
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