Dressing your kids can be a real challenge, especially if you want them to look nice without too much of a fuss.  Is your kid a fussy dresser? Don't worry - we've got you covered! With these 11 tips, you can make the process of dressing up your kids a little bit easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Limit Their Choices 

One way to make dressing your kids a little bit easier is to limit their choices. If you give your child too many choices, they will get overwhelmed and could end up not liking any of the options. Instead of giving them too many options, give them two or three choices that you know they will be happy with and see which one they prefer. This will help to narrow things down and make the process a bit easier.

 

2. Buy Approved Items (ones that your child approves)

Another way to make the process easier is to only buy approved items in advance. If you find an item of clothing that they approve of, buy it in multiple colors! This way, they will always have something to wear that they like and you won’t have to go through the hassle of finding new clothes all the time. When it's time to dress up your child, you won't have to waste time trying to find something that they like. You can simply pull out the clothing that will make your child comfortable and happy and get them dressed quickly.

 

3. Be Patient  

Dressing up can be hard for some children, that is why it is important to be patient and encourage them every step of the way. Some kids take a little bit longer to get dressed than others, and that's okay! If your child is taking their time, try to be patient and let them go at their own pace. If you rush them, they will probably end up feeling stressed out and will be less likely to enjoy the process. Eventually, they will get the hang of it and will start dressing up a bit quicker!

 

4. Keep the Receipts  

In case your child decides that the clothing doesn’t fit or they don't like the item of clothing after you've bought it, make sure to keep the receipts! This way, you can always return the item or exchange it for something that they will like better. It is important to know where to buy clothes that fit your child well. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so keep those receipts in case they have a change of heart.

 

5. Make Shopping Fun

Shopping for clothes doesn't have to be a chore! If your kid hates shopping for clothes, try to make it into a game or a fun activity that you can do together! See who can find the craziest outfit or the most unique item of clothing. It will make shopping more fun for your child and they will be more likely to find something that they like. This way, your child will look forward to shopping trips. Plus, it will take the pressure off of you to find something that they like – they can do it themselves!

 

6. Prepare in Advance  

If you know that there is an event coming up where your child will have to dress up, start preparing in advance! This way, they won't feel overwhelmed when it's time to dress up and they will have plenty of time to choose an outfit. You won't have to stress out about it last minute and you can take your time finding something that your child will like and feel confident in. Look online for inspiration or go through your child's closet to see what they might want to wear. If you have a little bit of time, you can even go shopping for clothes together! This way, your child will feel more involved in the process and they will be more likely to love what they end up wearing.

 

7. Don’t Get Emotional

Some kids are fussier than others when it comes to clothes, and that's okay! It's important not to get too emotional about it or take it personally if your child is being fussy and having a hard time choosing an outfit. This will only make them more stressed out and they could end up choosing something that they don’t like. If you keep calm and patient, eventually they will come around and start to enjoy dressing up. Just remember not to take it too seriously!

 

8. Dress in Layers (give them some positive reinforcement by packing things that they love to wear too, as a compromise) 

One way to make dressing up easier for your child is to dress them in layers. This way, they will be able to take off or add on clothes as needed until they find an outfit that they like. Plus, it will keep them warm! If your child is resistant to dressing up, try packing a few items that they love to wear too. This will give them a little bit of positive reinforcement and they will be more likely to want to dress up.

 

9. Be Empathetic 

If your kid is fussy when it comes to clothes, try to be empathetic and understand where they are coming from. They may not like dressing up, but that doesn't mean that they don't want to look nice. It's not a reflection of their personality or who they are as a person. Be supportive and understanding. Encourage them to express their own style and be creative with their outfit choices.

 

10. Make the Closet a Happy Place   

If your child's closet is a happy place, they will be more likely to want to dress up. Try adding some fun clothes or accessories to their closet so it feels like a fun and special place just for them. This will make them more excited to get dressed up and they will be more likely to choose something that they like. Plus, it will make getting ready for events a lot easier!

 

11. Accept them the way they are

Your child is unique and they should be allowed to express themselves in their own way. Let them choose their own clothes and let them dress how they want to. As long as they are happy and comfortable, that's all that really matters!

 

Dressing up can be hard for some kids, but with these 11 tips, you can make it a lot easier! We hope that these tips will help you to find clothes that your child will love and make the process of dressing up a lot easier. Remember to be patient, supportive, and understanding. Encourage them every step of the way and hopefully, they will eventually start to enjoy dressing up.