Getting dressed a little easier.

by Jen Muse
(Toledo, Ohio)

I have found one technique that tends to help my little 5 year old get dressed in the morning.


Nothing feels right to him, socks, tags, pants, especially in the morning so we usually have a rough start. But I have found that if I heat his clothes in the microwave, it makes for a much easier transition. (I only use the microwave, because of it's location. A dryer would be even better.)

We also use a sticker chart and rewards, for getting dressed without a fight.

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Aug 10, 2009
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gettin dressed
by: Anonymous

One of our children likes his clothes warmed in the dryer. My daughter struggles the most and she likes to put on the socks and underwear at night also. We still struggle with the shoes. We also found that if she eats before she gets dressed that sometimes it can help her. Rough mornings we try for something very chewy or crunchy.

Aug 08, 2009
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socks on at night
by: Anonymous

My daughter does better by putting on her socks and new underwear the night before. Her feet are really sensitive - even more so in the morning. Since we started putting them on at night things have been much easier.


Jul 29, 2009
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My 3 year old likes warm clothes too!
by: Anonymous

I have found my daughter likes her cloths warm as well. We'll through them in dryer in the morning. Works almost every time. Yes, mornings are VERY rough with putting cloths on!!

Apr 28, 2009
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temp
by: Anonymous

My 6 year old likes her clothes cold.

Dec 14, 2008
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Great idea
by: Sandi770

Warming the clothes is a great idea!!

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