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At what age should my daughter dress herself in the morning?

She is not a morning person at all, but I know she can dress herself(for the most part).

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camiam81

Asked by camiam81 at 6:55 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Not even 2 yrs old . She doesn't match all the time but she's dressed :)
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 6:56 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • my ds dressed himself, fully, by age 4.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:57 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • My niece's girls 5 & 7 dress themselves in the AM and have been doing it for awhile. One takes a lot longer then the other. They lay out the clothes the night before with their mom.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 6:58 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Certainly by 3.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:02 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • By 4 years old. Shoes and everything by Kindergarten. My girls are 6 and 8 and I don't pick out clothes for them anymore. They do a good job.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 7:12 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • My kids were able to dress themselves by 2-3 years old. Socks were a little harder, and buttons, but they could do most of it.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 7:13 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • By 6.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 7:18 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • age 3, my son can get all his clothes on himself...including socks.
    I won't expect him to do it until closer to 4 though on his own. He needs a little help with some things.
    boomamma

    Answer by boomamma at 7:33 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Dress them self whenever they are developmentally ready... pick out their clothing for the day... it depends on the child. Every child is different so its hard to put an age on things like this, but my 6 year old step son has dressed him-self without help since he was 3, but I still lay out his clothes for him :)
    firsttimer338

    Answer by firsttimer338 at 8:02 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • My 5 year old is 100% capable of dressing himself completely from top to bottom, has been since he was about 2.5. However, does he do it at 7:30am before preschool? HAHA I wish! Typically I dress that boy completely, stand him up and walk him halfway across the living room before he's even awake enough to mumble incoherent statements. My parents were dressing me well into 1st grade before school, because I AM NOT in NO WAY a morning person, and if they waited on me to dress myself I'd never have made it to school. And DS is the same way. I'm hoping it gets better next year for kindergarden, but I'm not holding my breathe lol.
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 8:05 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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