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    Default Do kids have to wear underwear?

    Dd2 has finally taken to toilet training and is doing quite well actually. 1wee and 1poo accident since we started about a month ago.

    But she hates wearing knickers! We will dress her with knickers and pants or a dress with knickers and about half an hour later she will sneak off and take her pants and knickers off and put her pants back on without them. If she has a dress on she will do the same, which isn't often, and will run around with a dress and no knickers, or a pair of pants underneath and no knickers.

    She is 3. She complains they are itchy and annoying. Since she is doing well with the toilet should I let her go without them, but encouraging her while out and about to wear them especially with dresses? Or not?

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    Could you try different styles? DS was never keen on the standard briefs but happily wears boxer briefs. At home I wouldn't be too concerned but going out I would try to encourage it.

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    I was going to try her with boy leg but she has a pair of shorts very similar and won't even contemplate wearing them as knickers.

    For girls, other than boy leg, I don't think there are many other styles to choose from for toddler girls. She wears a lot of leggings so they are a bit hard to wear with boxers.

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    Kids don't need to. A lot preps and grade one kids don't wear under there shorts according to serval groups of mums I have talked to over the years.
    I would try boy undies they are so much more comfy than girls or just put bike short or leggings under her dresses while you are out of the house for now.

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    I'm an adult and still refuse to wear underwear. Find them uncomfortable. If she's always in pants than Id say let her not wear them. I would try and get her to wear them every now and then only solely for the sake of when she's at school in a school dress etc.

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    I remember taking serious issue with singlets when I was little. Super itchy and the tag on the back would drive me up the wall.

    Some good ideas here about trying some boys undies, perhaps the soft Lycra fitted boxers might be good? And cut the tags off

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    I am particular about which style I wear. I hate seams in my knickers so.. Outing myself as a weirdo.. I buy particular brands and wear them inside out. So I understand the annoying factor myself but I always thought that was just me being odd.

    I have always known boys quite often wear boxers or none but I always kind of thought that was a no go zone for girls which is why I asked.

    So basically what I'm doing now is acceptable. Great!

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    I hate undies myself but I hate not having them on more lol. I find it really difficult to find anything that fits well. The joys of being obese and having a short rise. Full briefs often sit too high

    The only time I see it being and issue is if she's going out and wearing a dress but I'm sure you can think of something that would keep her happy there.

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