When it comes to parenting, everyone has their own style that differentiates them from others. However, the 26-year-old mom Caitlin Fladager from Vancouver recently sparked controversy when she wrote that she prefers to have her kids wear cheaper clothes.
Many people criticized her for wearing expensive clothes herself, while buying her kids cheaper clothes. The mom decided to defend her choices by saying that kids cause more wear and tear on their clothes, they outgrow them quickly, and they don’t care that much about the clothes they wore as much as they do about being happy and engaged.
Fladager often shares her parenting and life advice online, and she noted in one of her videos that it’s preferable to buy clothes for kids that they can easily change out or discard.
“I am not constantly spilling food and dirt all over my brand new clothes. I am not outside running around in the dirt for hours on end. I am not tripping and ripping holes in brand new clothes. I am not changing my mind daily about what color I have randomly decided I don’t want to wear ever again. I am not a kid. I buy them cheaper clothes because I refuse to be the mom who yells at them for spilling a drop of ice cream on a brand new shirt. I strive to be the mom who sees them spill, and says “oh no big deal!” I strive to be the mom who sees them playing in the dirt, not caring that they are ruining a brand new outfit. I strive to be the mom who teaches them there is more to life than having nice, expensive clothes.” – she added.
What do you think about her take on clothes for kids? Do you agree with this mom? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section.