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    Why toddlers need PJs at night

    G taught us this morning why it’s important for toddlers to wear pajamas at night. In short, it keeps their beds dry. Let me tell you how we got from “no PJs” to “weee!”

    Step 1: Have your toddler outgrow their jammies. G (until yesterday) has still been in 18m footed sleepers. However, he started complaining about them feeling a little tight, so I pulled out the 2Ts.

    Step 2: Have your toddler complain about the new jammies being too big… and take them off all on his own.

    Step 3: Allow your toddler to go to sleep w/o any jammies. I thought that this could be a good lesson for him. No jammies = cold evening. I was fully prepared to go and dress him in the middle of the night. Little did I know his IKEA bedding would not only keep him warm, but get him hot enough? to inspire him to go commando.

    Step 4: Go to sleep, where unknownst to you…

    Step 5: … have toddler remove his diaper in the middle of the night and…

    Step 6: … pee all.night.long. [cue cheesy Lionel Richie music] All night. All night lo-ong.

    I came back into our bedroom this morning after nursing S2 to get myself dressed. I spotted S in bed and said “Babe, it’s time to get up, it’s almost 7.” S only responded “I have a naked boy in bed with me right now.” While I was in the nursery, G had woken up and went to our bedroom. I wasn’t too shocked to hear that he had cuddled up with S. However, I just thought S meant that “naked” = down to the diaper since that’s what G calls it. Nope. Naked naked. Birthday suit naked.

    This child loooves to run naked. It’s his favorite past-time around bath-time. I swear, come his teenage years, we will be the parents that are called when a wily teenager decides to streak the school cafeteria. Sigh.

    So… one guess as to who’s doing laundry today.

    2 responses to “Why toddlers need PJs at night”

    1. BecomingMom says:

      Oh noooooooooooooooooo!!!

    2. Wendy says:

      Sorry A! Yes, it is very funny! I can picture it now! Can’t wait to hear how this plays out!

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