My Four yr old son is very picky about what he wears.He will only wear denim pants with a button and pockets and only a few shirts. He once wore the same clothes for 3 weeks. I have to wait till he gets a bath to steal them away and wash them.The only time he will wear anything different is his school uniform. But even then it has to be a blue short sleeves shirt and button pants. Even when we both pick out the clothes the night before he changes his mind in the morning. I heard of older girls being picky but a little boy?Answer Question
Answer by soldiermom1986 at 10:27 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
Don't you just love the 4 year old stage?! The only suggestion I have is to compromise with him. Maybe next time you go shopping for his clothes, take him with you and let him pick them out. Until then you could tell him that you get to pick 4 outfits this week and he gets to pick 3 outfits for him to wear this week. Sign an agreement and if he keeps his promise then he gets to stay at the park for an extra 10 minutes or he gets to go for ice cream with mommy and/or daddy.
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Answer by zachysmommy04 at 11:30 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
Several things come to mind. 1) your child is asserting his independence possibly. Good job. Children are supposed to do this. They will want to wear plaid pants and striped shirts together or some other odd combination and it will drive you crazy. That is okay. Children are not our accessories, although some parents think so. So let him wear what he wants within reason. Reason is: the clothes are clean (other wise let him pick out something else - period. Regardless of his fuss or tantrum), the clothes are appropriate (weather wise, age wise, ect...), and they fit. cont..
Answer by frogdawg at 12:11 AM on Jan. 2, 2009
cont...2) He could possibly have a sensory issue. That's not abnormal, lots of kids do and their parents don't even know it and they grow up just fine. It is only a problem if it impairs his functioning on a daily basis. Meaning he tries to rip off the clothes, he is sooo uncomfortable wearing them he cannot focus on anything else, ect....nothing else would get done. Then asking for an occupational therapist eval would be your best option. If you are worried, meaning you think about this a lot, then go ahead and request that evaluation from your child's doctor. By request I mean demand. Just for your own peace of mind. No harm in it. Other than that let him decide what to wear but have some rules and stick by them.
Answer by frogdawg at 12:15 AM on Jan. 2, 2009
I WOULDNT WORRY MUCH ID GET HIM A FEW OF THE SAME THINGS.I HAVE A 5 YR OLD THAT WILL ONLY WEAR POCKET PANTS AND WHEN HE TAKES THING FROM SCHOOL OR THE THERIPEST OFFICE I PUT ON PANTS WITH NO POCKETS.HE HAS F.A.S AND IT IS A GOOD CONCEQUENCE FOR HIM.AND BEFOR WE HAD HIM HE WAS A SIZE 3 BUT ONLY HAD SIZE 2 CLOTHES .SO HE IS VERY PROUD OF HIS POCKET PANTS.IT MIGHT NOT BE A BAD THING YOU CAN USE THIS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. BEST OF LUCK
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