My 2 and a half year old daughter is having a problem with clothing being too tight when it's not..

by Tiffany
(Canada )

My daughter has been going through this for quiet some time now and I don't know what to do. She hates wearing clothes, I battle with it all the time. She won't wear socks anymore because they are too tight, her shoes are too tight ( finally found a pair she will wear but still complains about) recently potty trained and gets mad over underwear, all her clothing is "too tight" so I try to find and pick out the most comfortable things like leggings and bigger shorts but she still has a problem sometimes and has big tantrums but in the end she has to wear what I fight to put on her, as well as jackets and sweaters and car seat, seat belt. I don't know if this would be behaviour or would be considered a sensory problem?!! She also has a bad temper but that could be caused by getting what she wants. I just needed some advice thanks!

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Jun 04, 2015
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You just described my daughter to a T
by: Melinda

My daughter is the EXACT same way. I could've written this myself. I'm just now becoming aware of SPD and have made an appointment with her pediatrician next week. Hope things are going better for you!

Jul 28, 2014
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Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for the advice, it really has helped because I always thought and believed that is was the sensory! I am going to see her doctor, hopefully soon and talk about it so I can be referred to an occupational therapist!!

Jul 26, 2014
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Sounds just like my son
by: Anonymous

This sounds exactly like my son, clothes and seatbelts are his biggest issues. He was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder a few months ago. She is not being naughty, she is genuinely stressed by these issues. My son is only happy in crocs and shorts that are made from jogging bottom material. Best of luck.

Jul 26, 2014
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It's too Tight!
by: Anonymous

It's her sensory, not bad behavior. Listen to her, try and try different things. For shoes go with flip flops, little crocs, and if the socks are bothering her, keep them off. As far as underwear, keep them off for her comfort, but allow her to wear long peasant skirts, loose fitting tops, etc. Our daughter had the exact same issues, we forced her to wear and conform to what we thought she should be wearing and it completely broke her spirit. These little people know what "hurts" them.

As soon as you can have her evaluated and prayerfully your insurance will cover Occupational Therapy for her, it's a God send. If it doesn't, check into your local school district for guidance on special needs for her. Also, there is a wealth of information here on the internet related to how to best help your "tactile" sensory child. An informed parent is an armed parent, you are her best advocate. But listen to her needs. A

As far as a carseat, our daughter despised the buckle between her legs. There are different types, try some out in the stores to see what appeals to her best comfort.

Praying for you.

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