How many pairs of shoes do your kids own?
, Feb 01 2013 04:24 PM
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:24 PM
and do you have seperate daycare shoes if your kids go to care?
DS is 2 and at the moment has a pair of good sandals (clarkes) that fit him well, a pair of sandals for daycare which are a bit small. We recently brought winter shoes a pair of joggers (a bit big for winter) and a pair of canvas shoes for getting dressed up (also big for winter). I have been trying to find another pair of sandals for daycare that are not expensive but still have the closed heel for support. Last year i got a really good pair from target this year i can't find anything other than the expensive brands such as clarkes that have a back on them. DH thinks i am mad for wanting seperate shoes for daycare and thinks i should just let him wear the good sandals he has.
So just curious to see what others do?
Edited by mum2jp, 01 February 2013 - 04:24 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:27 PM
Three- a pair of joggers, sandals and slippers.
We did have an extra pair of sandals but the daycare centre lost them. A good argument for not sending him in good shoes!
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:32 PM
Pair of sandals for summer, pair of smart joggers for winter.
DD gets one extra pair of Mary Janes too.
The boys now also of course have school shoes and school runners.
No separate shoes for Kinder or Daycare.
Edited by lsolaBella, 01 February 2013 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:33 PM
My kids have 3 pairs each. Dressy in summer sandals or boots/ Mary janes for winter, a pair of crocs
(I know, I know, they're bogan but, both find them comfy) & gumboots.
This winter I might get them a pair of slippers as well, probably Target cheapies for those.
Edit for typo.
Edited by BadKitteh, 01 February 2013 - 04:35 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:42 PM
My DD has:
6 pairs of slip on joggers from Kmart, all different colours for different outfits
2 pairs of sandals
1 pair of black good shoes
2 pairs of gumboots
1 pair of slippers
No daycare for her just playgroup, the park and playing at home.
Eta: she got a new pair of good shoes that are sparkly silver hand me downs from a friend today.
Edited by RachealJane, 01 February 2013 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:46 PM
My 2 year old son loves shoes.
he has all these in a size 6 toddler.
3 pairs of cheap runners for Daycare
1 pair of Adidas sandals
1 pair of expensive See kai run sandals
1 pair of converse high tops
2 pairs of Adidas casuals
1 pair of nikes
1 pair of slip on canvas shoes
My 4 year old is starting to get into shoes.
He has 1 pair of daycare runners
2 pairs of converse high tops
1 pair of Puma Casuals
1 Pair of see kai run sandals.
I think my 2 year old has more then me.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:52 PM
Our childcare don't really like them wearing sandals only with a closed toe is allowed.
Also I buy separate shoes because after a week coming home from childcare they are grotty and covered in paint, play-doh, food etc... Also don't buy white. I bought the white dunlop volleys for my sons to go to daycare in big mistake they are filthy. I throw them in the wash every 2 weeks and still can't them clean.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:55 PM
DD(20mo) currently has 2 pairs. Cheap dotty sneaker things from Kmart and expensive Clarks sandals. She would have more but she's grown 6cm in 6 months!!!
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:06 PM
My 3 year old DD has heaps, perhaps 7 pairs. I look at it like clothes, and we buy different colours and styles. They are mostly very inexpensive, like little ballet flats from cotton on which are $12.
We don't do special daycare shoes. However I do have daycare clothes, as they tend to get stained more, so I dress them in cheaper tshirts etc.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:11 PM
DS is 2 and has 3 pairs. 2 closed toe sandals and a pair of Clarkes for winter which are a little on the small size and very scuffed. I'll get him a new pair soon. He is starting to love shoes so I'm going to have to try some cheaper options for the odd day here and there.
No separate shoes for daycare.
I agree with your DH. I think you should let him wear the good shoes to daycare, he'll grow out of them before he wears them out.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:17 PM
The boys have about 3 pairs each, school shoes then 2 different types of runners. They're not into shoes.
My daughter has around 15 pairs and the youngest daughter has about 12 pairs.
I tend to buy shoes on sale etc. They grow out of them so fast I don't spend a great deal on them if I can help it.
Edited by SummerStar, 01 February 2013 - 05:18 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:33 PM
Both boys have-
1 pairs of sandals
1 pair of good shoes
1 pairs of gumboots
1 pair of daycare
1 pair of beach/pool shoes
We love shoes but also buy on sale etc
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:34 PM
DS has 3 pairs on the go, one pair leather runners, one pair canvas dress shoes, one pair cheap sandals.
DD has more but she is a bit older and likes to have a selection of shoes to match to her outfits.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:39 PM
DD2 (6) has:
1 pair of Airflex sandals (for "better" wear)
1 pair of Crocs for getting around
1 pair of school sandals
Winter she gets:
1 pair school sneakers
1 pair casual sneakery type shoes
Pair of slippers
DD1 (9) has 50-million pairs of shoes LOL, she has a shoe thing and I just let her get whatever in reason, they're all cheapie things, apart from one pair of good sneakers for school.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:41 PM
Thongs x 2
Edited by JRA, 01 February 2013 - 05:42 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:51 PM
2yo DD has about 4 pairs of shoes currently on the go that she wears both at home and to daycare.
- pair of Crocs (her favourites, worn the most but getting a bit small).
- canvas Mary Janes from Target.
- pair of Bubblegummerz runners
- pair of Havianas ( only worn at home)
Oh and some gumboots.
She has two pairs of Clarkes winter shoes bought on sale in a bigger size from the UK ready for winter. I'll need to buy her a bigger pair of crocs at some point too. She wears them with socks.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:56 PM
My kids are 3.
She has a pair of mary janes and a good pair of clarkes runners.
He has a pair of sandals and a good pair of clarkes runners.
They both have thongs that fall off every step so I don't bother with them.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:01 PM
DS1 is 3. He has a pair of runners, a pair of nice shoes, a pair of sandals and a pair of gumboots. Mostly he wears sandals at the moment but depends on his mood. He doesn't have special daycare shoes.
DS2 is 22 months. He has a pair of sandals, a pair of canvas shoes and a pair of gumboots. He wears sandals every day (except today which was freezing and required socks and shoes). He doesn't have special daycare shoes either. He'd grow out of them far too soon for me to be replacing multiple pairs of shoes.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:04 PM
No seperate shoes for childcare here. My three year old has:
-Gumboots x3 for some reason
Would probably have less but we have been given some.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:01 PM
I'm shocked. My kids mostly have two pairs each sandals and sneakers. Plus we have so many gumboots in this house it isn't funny. We have been given a whole heap second hand but good condition so they have about three pairs each of gumboots.
However my 4 year old son has an old pair of sandals for home that are too old for daycare and new sandals for daycare. He rides his bike and stops by dragging his toes along the ground.
I know it would take one day for the good creche sandals to be ready for the bin.
Someone out there invent shoes where the sole is made of rubber and wraps around the shoe and over the toe area and save me heaps of money. $$$$$$$$
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:09 PM
DS is six. We buy reasonably pricey shoes but don't have many pairs at once.
1 pair of leather loafers
1 pair of leather sandals
1 pair fake crocs
1 pair slippers
I also have the next size up in leather loafers ready to go for when these run out.
ETA forgot he has a pair of gumboots too
Edited by libbylu, 01 February 2013 - 08:09 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:13 PM
At the moment DD who is 2 has one pair of thongs, two pairs of sandals, pair of sneakers and a pair of canvas maryjanes. No seperate shoes for daycare here.
DS who is 6 has one pair of school shoes, 2 pairs of casual sneakers, one pair of crocs (for beach and pool)
Both also have gumboots and slippers.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:15 PM
I'm shocked. My kids mostly have two pairs each sandals and sneakers. P
I think age of children affects this, at 3, that is all DS had for instance. But the time you add school shoes, sports shoes (for specialist sports) and thongs. That makes the list seem quite long.
I must admit, when I started the list for DS was surprised, but I am unsure what I would get rid of.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:20 PM
Edited by lifehacker, 09 February 2013 - 10:07 PM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:20 PM
Not as many as others it seems!
Dd7 and dd4 both have:
A pair of Clarks Mary Janes. These are used for school and kinder and polished up for good occasions.
A pair of sneakers for everyday wear.
Thongs for summer and gumboots for winter.
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