Kids Clothes for the Muddy Season
Fall and winter mean not just snow and ice, but lots of mud. The wet weather of fall creates mud that children love to play in and when snow melts even a little bit, mud is everywhere. This can wreak havoc on their shoes and their pants and make a mess for you to clean up, and can also ruin those shoes and pants as well as their socks and so many other items. Before the season begins you want to think about stocking up on enough clothes to get them through each week and to get them through the season.
The first thing to consider is getting your child a good pair of boots or shoes they can wear just for muddy conditions. It may be good to have a box or bag they can use to carry their shoes to school when they may need to walk through the mud to get to school, and this will keep them clean and dry. Most schools have an area where children can store their boots for the day or they can put them in a locker. Carrying their shoes will help to keep them clean and in good repair.
Your child may also need plenty of socks to get them through the week as these too will get muddy once the wet weather sets in. For some children it may even be good to send them to school with a fresh pair of socks they can wear once they change their boots. This means your child will need 10 pairs of socks for the school week, plus weekends. Be sure they have a few dozen pairs at their disposal once the season begins so you don’t need to continuously do laundry midweek.
Because their pants may get muddy going back and forth to school, they may need something to change into once they get home. This too will mean quite a few pairs of pants for the school week, plus what they wear on the weekends. The more pants they have, the less laundry you need to do each week and the less worn each pair will get.
It also helps to clean the mud off their pants once they get home if it’s a problem. Use a wire brush and some warm water to melt the mud and brush it away. This will keep it from caking into the material and ruining it. It’s also good to pre-treat your muddy laundry before you put it into the washing machine so the mud is cleaned thoroughly.
Get your children as many items as you can afford so they can always have clean clothes for school and for play, and so that you don’t need to always be tied to the washing machine through the week!