Oh well, i can't believe i have found other people with children like my little lady!

by Emily
(Southampton)

Wow... I can't believe that there are other children out there that give their parents as much trouble as my little lady does me.


My daughter is about to hit 6. Around 2 years ago she started hating socks.. So i turned them inside out and used to argue with her. It was/is so much hard work.

Then about 1 year ago she started on about her clothes. T-shirts that she has worn to school before, trousers, jeans, tops, dresses.. This can be tags, buttons, zips, cheesecloth feel.. She says scratchy bits, tinkily bits.

She spends her life wearing the same 3 dresses nowadays.

She has recently started on her bed clothes, pillows. It is that bad that she wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to discuss what she is wearing next day.

How do i go about getting her treated? lol

Nice to know that there are other people out there too..

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Jul 06, 2011
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It is nice knowing you are not alone
by: JC

My daughter 5 and at the age of 3 started with the clothing issue. She cannot stand to wear clothes. She hates panties and I have gotten to the point where it is no longer worth the battle to get her to wear them. However, we are starting K-5 in the fall and I know that everyday will be a living _ _ _ _ . She has an awesome sense of humor but can change a mood very quickly. I have been embarrassed to talk about this as everyone just thinks I am a push over and I just need to have a stronger will than she has. YOU CANNOT OUT WILL HER!
My question is what does occupational therapy do to help with this issue?

Nov 17, 2010
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Socks Inside Out, Soft Pants
by: Anonymous

Our daughter suffers from SPD also. I have found socks that she can wear that are "seamless", try Therawear.com. She can finally wear socks without a fight each morning! We also discovered soft yoga pants from Children's Place. She wore them almost every single day for over 1 year. They have many colors and options, what a difference they've made!

We've been dealing with her "issues" since birth and are now searching for more ways to help her.

Good luck! I truly hope this helps...

Nov 09, 2010
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my son is just like your daughter
by: Tina

I'm not happy that you are dealing with the same issues as me every day, but it is somewhat comforting to know I'm not alone! I thought it was so weird that my son used to wear lots of different clothes and now dressing is an everyday battle. I used to not let him wear sweatpants to school but I've given up b/c i can't stand the arguments and tantrums everyday. I was convinced it was manipulative behavior, but it sounds like it's par for the course with sensory kids. We have started occupational therapy, which has helped but it's still quite challenging. Good luck to you

Oct 18, 2010
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I am glad I found this page
by: Cindy W

I have a 10 yr old that has had a problem with clothing since she was 5. One year we only had one outfit for school the entire year I dreaded the day it wore out. She would finally settle on Danskin pants the stretchy type that have a v-front. They were low enough that they didnt touch her belly button. That worked for a few years, downside they only come in pink and black. This year we have moved on from those pants into polyester dresses. She currently has 4 but living in Maine means they are about to become obsolete. I currently have her wearing jeans of different types starting for 20 mins then increasing as necessary in hopes to finally have her wear them for a full school day. It is such a struggle and MAJORLY frustrating as a parent. She also hates going out into the community and when she does decide to go somewhere she must tell complete strangers about her all her family, no filters, just all personal info. I am so glad we aren't alone on this page. I hope many more people can find this page and join us maybe together we can help each other

Jul 29, 2010
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THANK YOU THANK YOU!
by: Anonymous

There are three of us all in one house. No scratchy clothes with tags , no clothes that haven't been washed excessively and everything next to our bodies has to be soft and plush. I could never understand why my daughters love rice with everything but it has to be cooked a certain way. We hug bear hug type- its always been this way. The list goes on and on. I have struggled for 41 years and been labeled weird and that I raise my children "weird". I finally learned today that were not weird but wired differently. Thank you for sharing.

Jul 27, 2010
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3 dresses
by: DebbieKinIL

This sounds like my DD at 8 and 9 years.!!

We found out that she wore her 3 empire waist dresses because she can not stand anything around her waist!

Once we knew what we were dealing with, we started a plan to find pants with very high waist bands, and soft and stretchy so she could pull the waist up, right underneath her breasts. We often found these pants style at Justice. Also my DD liked to pull the waist band down under her stomach, almost like hip huggers.

And don't get me started on the story about finding underwear- She now wears leotards as underwear but is trying to desensitize to regular underwear because she is older.

Ask your DD if she can't stand things touching her waist.

Jul 26, 2010
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Wow! I'm having a serious "aha moment!"
by: wright2bmom

I am in shock. My son is 11 years old. I asked my friend who has experience with teaching autistic children advice about trying to discover my son's particular "issues." We were sure he had autistic spectrum disorder ... she explained that he does not have autism of any sort, however, he is textbook s.i. I just read up on it and he matches every single item including mac-n-cheese and pizza! I feel like it's Christmas and I've been given the best gift! By the way, my son is a one-sock kid! haha

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