Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Kidsí Fussiness For Their Dresses

by Radhika (follow)
Radhika Ram
The kids of the present generation are surely a smart lot. Even at their young age, they can get very particular about their clothing and insist on their own choices, whilst preparing to go out. At times they can get really fussy about it.

Photo by Stuart Miles, http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/


For some parents it can be a mini- battle with kids, when it comes to the point of selecting their outfit. As a mother, I've had to face these problems, especially while getting my son ready for his kinder classes. On most occasions, his choices were exactly the opposite of what I had originally decided for him. Eventually I had to give in to his choices, and even got annoyed at times.

Over a period of time, I have learnt to manage this better and have found out a few ways to control this behavior:

1) Make them select from the outfits that you would like them to wear. You can do this by arranging the clothes in a set, to suit a particular occasion. Put all the clothes that you want your child to wear at the top for them to choose one from. The clothes which become old or will not fit need to go back into the wardrobe shelf or better still, sorted out for storing or the charity shop. When the kids get to choose one outfit from the 3-4 outfit choices at the top of the pile, they feel that they have made a choice themselves and feel happy about it!

2) Take pictures of your kids in the outfits you would ideally want them to wear. Use encouraging words about the clothing and make them feel that it really suits them well.

Photo by chomnancoffee http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/


3) Organize the outfits with a reason. It is a good idea to organize a set of clothes together for a purpose. I usually involve my son to choose his clothes for the week. Most of the time, kids are unable to finalize a particular dress from a choice of their favorite ones. By following this practice, the kids get to choose multiple favorite dresses for the week. Also, as the kids themselves have chosen them, we save on the time spent on convincing them to wear it.

4) Choose the material of the cloth carefully. While purchasing outfits for young kids, we must ensure that the texture of the dresses is comfortable for them. Children have a tender skin and naturally are likely to prefer comfortable clothing.

5) Divert their mind. On some occasions even after trying, children may get a little fussy about their outfits and refuse to budge. On such occasions, try to get them engrossed in some kind of activity while getting them dressed.

Photo by David Castillo Dominici, http://www.freedigitalphotos.net


The choice of outfits that a child makes, generally has a linkage to their personality. Hence, it becomes important for us, as parents, to understand their personality and develop their sense of style accordingly. This will help in nurturing their choices and may benefit them in the longer run.
I like this Article - 1
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Radhika
In this competitive world, we should try some innovative ways to educate our kids
232 views
Let me start with a quote by Aristotle, ďMan is by nature, a social animalĒ
93 views
**Disney Propwash Junction Airport Playset** is a fantastic play set for kids above 5 years
108 views
It is common to find that most toddlers find it difficult to sit still or keep focussed on one activ...
175 views
**Marbletick** is a perfect game for hand and eye coordination
330 views
Every child is different and tends to behave differently
134 views
view all articles by Radhika
Articles by Radhika on Other Hubs
ID: 12088
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
3400 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
9452 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
7761 views
Letís be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
1917 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
1750 views
Let me begin by pressing rewind and explain how our bed time battles began
990 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1542 views
If your little one has bad nappy rash, they probably feel totally miserable
4 answers
Not sure what an unplugged childhood is? Perhaps think back to your own childhood, free of iPads, s...
698 views
Have you ever found yourself up in the middle of the night with a sick child? They might have a ragi...
6765 views
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version