4 year old wants everything tight (car seat , shoes) but won’t wear pants or long sleeves or closed toed shoes!
by Ashley Austin
(Wesley chapel, Florida)
My 4 year old daughter.... really struggling with her sensory issues. Started around 2 ( maybe younger but hard to tell as a first time Mom).
As a baby 1-2 she always taking her clothes off. She would just get naked anywhere. 2-3 she wouldn’t do socks so I would let her wear her shoes no sock.
Started preschool at 3 1/2 and there was a rule that she had to wear socks. And that made her sensory worse. So now we are 8 months later and she only wears open toed shoes.
Also, no more pants or long sleeves (which was always tough to begin with) but now it won’t even happen.
Also, car seat. Total night mare. Screaming for it to get tighter. Can never get it right enough . Would try putting stuffed animal or blanket in between her and the seat belt to help with a tighter pressure. I would work at first but following day would be “too loose” (if I never hear the fraze “too loose “ again I will be the happiest mama ever Lol”.
I’ve just switched to a booster . That’s tough. But she has to deal. I have to turn around at ever light and pull the seat belt tighter.
She wants so badly to do ballet but can’t deal with the tights or the slippers. I want so badly to help her. I do dry brushing and massage her feet.
Any one have similar issues or techniques I can try?