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Suri Cruise Goes Sleeveless and Sweaterless in Cold Weather

Do You Let Your Tot Win the Wardrobe Wars?

We've all been there. It's frigid outside and your wee one refuses to don the topper that is sure to keep his noggin warm. Other moms stare at you and occasionally you hear, "Where is his hat?!" as if you never thought of such a novel idea. Try as we might, our lil ones don't always go along with our plans. In recent weeks, we're noticed sweet Suri, stylish as she may be, has been remiss in putting on a sweater or coat to keep her warm while everyone around her is bundled up in down jackets and scarves. Mama Katie and daddy Tom surely must try to cover her up but it appears tank dresses and dancing heels may be all the young girl fancies. Perhaps she is cold-blooded and not bothered by the wintry weather, or maybe her parents have decided the lack of clothing is not worth the temper tantrum. I know I've given up the hat wars myself.

Do you let your child choose his wardrobe regardless of his needs?

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luckyme luckyme 6 years
I think there are times you put up a fight with them and there are times you don't. Here in CO, it's been in the single digits, there is no way in hell my kid is going outside without a coat, hat and mittens on (and that's if we even go outside at all). When we're dealing with more normal winter temp, I still make her put her coat on. I made that little body and I'm in charge of protecting it. When she's old enough to legitimately decide for herself (at 2, she is not), then we'll see.
simbaspaws simbaspaws 6 years
I think everything about their parenting is deeply disturbing: 1. Suri is never dressed weather appropriate. Never in a coat, when you see everyone else in the pics dressed in warmer clothing. 2. Shame on them for letting a little girl wear heels. So disturbing and even inappropriate for teenagers...let alone ittle girls. 3. Suri is always in the company of her parents and adults, when does she learn how to interact and socialize with other children her age. Throwing a tantrum is no reason to give in, its parenting for christ's sake not a popularity contest...ugggghhhhh these people really hit a nerve with me
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
I want to say no, I would never let her win. Health is not negotiable. But then, my girl is only 15 weeks old, so you never know how your views change...I don't want to be all up in other people's business just to end up throwing my beliefs overboard.
clareberrys clareberrys 6 years
agree with you misssushi that people freak out way too much! My little brother NEVER wore a jacket and still hardly does and hes grown up to be a healthy 20 year old so I dont think its a big deal.
GMarie GMarie 6 years
My two year old "helped" to pick out his winter coat, so he likes to wear it, as well as the mittens I got him that have little faces and ears on them. He rips a hat off as soon as I put it on him though. I always take one along, in case it's majorly cold - I just hate for his ears and head to be cold.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I never wore a coat as a kid.. I rode my bike to school in 30 degree weather with shorts and a tshirt. I always HAD a coat with me, but i never wore it. Sweating profusely isn't a comfortable situation. The only reason to force her into other clothing would be to exert meaningless control over her just to control. As long as she doesn't have frostbite, all of her bits are covered, and CPS isn't banging down her front door, she should be able to choose what she wants to wear. She's nearly 4, not 4 months old. We are talking about a jacket here, not a teenager wearing skimpy clothes. People freak out WAY too much.
medenginer medenginer 6 years
I think depends on the age and what they are wearing. At her age I think her parents should make sure she's dressed appropriately. If they're dressed for colder weather she should be also. It also depends on the article of clothing they won't wear. Some things are not negotiable and some things I let slide. It's my job to be their parent first and provide for them to the best of my ability.
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