16 October 2014

Baby OOTD #8 - Do you go practical or stylish for kids outdoor clothes?

 
 
This is what our lil one wore to the park this weekend. I am notoriously bad at dressing our lil one sensibly - it had been raining, was a bit muddy, and white tights... While cute, highly inpractical as I realised once she had gone down the slides a few times, fell over twice and sat on a puddle of rusty water on a climbing frame. 
 
 

In Scandinavia you usually dress your kid incredibly practically. Kids go out everyday, rain or shine, and as much of the year it is either raining, snowing or just plain freezing, you kit your kids out in these expensive and highly practical gore-tex wintersuits. For spring and autumn time you have these plastic overalls, they look like something fishermen might wear. Highly practical, but not the greatest lookwise. 
 

 

It is not the same in the rest of Europe though. I've heard from others that for example in France on the other hand kids wear really stylish and pretty clothes everywhere, even to the park, and are kitted out to the max, but parents make sure they won't get their clothes dirty or ripped or anything. So great looks, but not really practical and not really fun either.




In UK I find it is usually a sort of happy medium. People dress their kids, maybe not in the most practical fashion, but certainly not in their best Sunday clothes either, and let their kids play as they want, letting them be noisy, messy and mucky kids. If you are a practical parent, you'll dress them up in something dark. Maybe I should do that the next time...

So, do you guys dress your kids practically or not?
 

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12 comments:

  1. My kids are much bigger, but have always dressed them 'in-between' too - they look reasonably fashionable and co-ordinated, but their clothes are fine to get muddy and wet!
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    1. Yeah I sort of like the inbetween - you need to let kids be kids and have proper fun, but at the same time... I also like them to look cute :) We do have a snowsuit for really bad weather too though.

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  2. I always dress my daughter inappropriately and she's 8 now! But my excuse is I can never find exactly what I want her to wear so go for something in between!

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  3. Definitely a bit of both!! :)
    Thanks for linking up to this weeks #StyleBaby
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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    1. :) I love seeing all those baby outfits, they are so sweet :)

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  4. I am also like you, notoriously bad at dressing my kids appropriately. For example yesterday we went for a walk in the woods. Leah wore pink linen trousers, blue shoes and white socks. She was absolutely filthy by the end, jumped in a very muddy puddle and slipped twice. Fortunately my washing machine got all the grime out. Thank you for linking up #TT_Thursday

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    1. Oh no! That sounds like something I would do too - cute when you leave, not that cute when you get back :) I go through a lot of Vanish, it seems to help with pretty much any stain :)

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  5. LOVE the body warmer! I am terrible at dressing my two appropriately. Syd is almost always in a skirt and tights. She has about 15 pairs of white / cream tights and almost all of them are stained hideously thanks to all the muddy puddle jumping! I tend to dress Syd nicely, but I still let her go mad. If she gets muddy or filthy, I don't care. I want her to have fun and I want her to look nice so I have to accept the fact I'll be buying new tights on a weekly basis! HAHA! #TT_Thursday PS We do have puddle suits as well for rainy days, but the mud still seeps through the cuffs.

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    1. Thanks :)

      And I am glad I am not the only one battling with white tights! You know what, I think these tights from these picture are ruined now. My husband has washed them twice and soaked them in Vanish, but they are still stained. I might try one more attempt over the weekend, but I guess it is just one of those things that happen... And that you need to let happen for them to have fun :)

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  6. It's tricky. I try to dress them according to what we're doing that day, so if its a park/woods day I avoid white and our favorites.. but sometimes you do something spur of the moment and end up getting something stained. That's when the fairy soap bars and stain removers come in!! I do have some fisherman style suits for my boys and winter suits as well... they are handy!

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    1. I think I should be more practical that way - we have a snowsuit, but I think we need a new one for this winter, and I might get one of those autumn/spring-time overalls as well, for rainy days. Have destroyed too many white tights now :)

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