How do I avoid MIL and Mother clothing gifts rivalry on holidays?

Christine - posted on 04/25/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How do I choose which outfit my daughter (age 2) should wear each and every holiday when my MILS and my Mother all give my daughter super-cute outfits (this past Easter was no exception) to avoid the inevitable war (and hurt feelings)that breaks out when she isn't wearing the "correct" outfit?

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Let your child decide on what to wear. Hold both up and ask her what she wants. If anyone gets upset, well then they are being a big baby about it. Dont worry about it to much, it will happen. If they insist on the outfit they picked out being worn then do a clothing change at one point of the day so she wears both outfits.

Vicki - posted on 04/25/2011

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If it's hard to choose flip a coin, or at least tell them you flipped a coin. If they complain tell them to grow up!

Nicole - posted on 04/25/2011

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The way I did this was what I thought the best I could do and then I got over it. Having the only grandchild on both sides, of course there was a lot of clothing being given. If everyone was at our house at once, and all there for a couple of days, I would put our daughter in one outfit that MIL gave and the next day is an outfit that my parents gave to even it out. If they were only together for one day, I would put her in an outfit that my husband and I bought together so there was no "wrong outfit". After doing this a couple of times, I got over it and didn't care. They all know she had so much clothing I was lucky if she got to wear some outfits more then once. Now I don't care but if my daughter is going to stay over or we are going to see one set of grandparents, I usually pack an outfit that they gave but also pack outfits that the others gave just to show that she gets other clothes. Don't stress about it. As long as your child is comfortable and warm, that should be what matters. Cuteness come naturally!

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Christine - posted on 04/26/2011

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Thanks to all for your ideas and making me feel better about my decision to let it go. This shouldn't be a big deal, but somehow it always seems to be. Thank you, thank you!!

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