(Closed) parents of same gender, close-ish in age children… why do you do this??

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
Post # 32
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

This annoys me when I see it even if the kids are twins I dont think I could ever do this to them!!

Post # 33
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My cousin dresses her boys in the same clothes because one will get jealous of the other. She said that if she puts one in yellow and one in blue, the one wearing blue will want to wear yellow and/or vice versa. It just sounds like it’s easier to manage this way!

Post # 34
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think it can be cute to match on special occasions, too. Like buying your two daughters similar Easter dresses or something. 🙂

Post # 35
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom did it sometimes on vacations where she would be doing laundry so she could make full loads. They weren’t identical, but all in one color 🙂 Pretty smart I think.

Post # 37
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom used to do this for special occasions (I remember some particularly terrible outfits- puffy sleeves or sailor themed- yuck!). I don’t really think anything either way when I see kids dressed alike, but I would never spend money buying my kids a bunch of matching outfits. 

Post # 38
55 posts
Worker bee

I have friends that dress their two kids (boy and girl) in coordinating outfits all the time. Just to go to the grocery store. I think the mom thinks it is cutesy? I certainly won’t be doing this lol.

Post # 39
417 posts
Helper bee

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@risingsun:  That’s exactly what our neighbor with triplets does!


But, there was that couple in the news recently who have been wearing matching outfits every day and just celebrated their 50 year anniversary, or soemthing. So, there might be something to it!

Post # 40
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My Mom dressed my two little brothers alike because it stopped the arguements about who owned what.

Post # 41
8008 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My girls are 8 years apart and I have bought matching outfits for them, although not always identical- but more like the same outfit in different colors.  Recently we were in a store and my older daughter begged me to buy her the green tu-tu skirt and her sister the purple one.  It never occurred to me that people thought this was odd.


Post # 42
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t like that either! I do understand it though for family outting in which there might be a ton of people. It is much easier to identify your children if you know what they’re wearing and even easier to remember when they’re wearing the same thing. That being said, I rarely dress my almost 2 year old twin exacly alike. They only time I dress them alike is for auditons or very few family functions.



Post # 43
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not a parent but as someone who nannied for quite a while, I can attest to dressing them alike on outings just to be able to kep an eye on them. It’s just so much easier to see 2-3 kids all wearing the same outfit and know they belong with me lol

Post # 44
367 posts
Helper bee

My BFF’s sister has three girls who are within a year of each other (two are twins), and she did this when they were pre-kindergarten age, (1) because it was easier (you buy three of the same outfit at once and then only pick one out in the morning), and (2) because it didn’t provide any opportunity for jealousy/fighting over who got to wear which outfit. The girls actually enjoyed matching, but I think that as they get older, they’ll be more interested in picking their own outfits to show off their individuality.

Post # 45
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

oh i am someone that will judge the crap out of everyone i see… but this isn’t even on my radar. it’s such a pointless complaint. sorry.

Post # 46
3586 posts
Sugar bee

I have a 9 month old and she has no siblings, but i can see how doing this would be so much easier. Some people expect me to dress her in frilly clothes to the nines everytime we go out. It’s enough just to make it out the door, no need to add extra. There comes the same outfits for same sex siblings. Just easier.

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