Can your kid get themselves dressed? Just recently Eliza will try to put on her pants, but even then she still struggles. And obviously she can't take off or put on shirts yet. Is anyone there yet or even close?
DD1 has been able to dress herself for a little while. She's always been a bit ahead on the fine motor skills. She can't pull a shirt off over her head, but will pull it down. She is also into layers. This morning, she was in two pairs of pants, two skirts, a shirt, a dress, a sweatshirt and 2 pairs of panties....
DS can mostly get himself undressed. He can put his arms in his sleeves after I already put it on his head and can pull up his pants if I already get his legs in. He can put on his shoes and close the Velcro but sometimes you have to remind him which foot each go on. I haven't really pushed it because we are usually in such a rush in the mornings and on the weekend it is a fight to get him dressed at all.
Taking off is another story. She can take off pants/shorts and underwear, and obviously socks but no attempt at the shirts. And she is a pro at socks and shoes. Mainly shoes, she does not care for socks. But at home she'll change her shoes periodically during the day all on her own.
God I wish my kid couldn't take her clothes off! She is constantly stripping even at daycare.
She can get dressed including her socks, but it takes longer and she gets frustrated easily. If I say several times yes you can slowly, after she yells I can't do it! Then she generally tries again and does it.
Post by rainbowsockmonkey on Jun 12, 2017 19:43:49 GMT -5
Dd1 can pull her shorts/pants on/off if I lay them out the correct way for her. We are working on "tag goes in the back". If I pull her shirt over her head she can get her arms in herself. Cant get her shirt off, so we do that for her. She can do socks and velcro shoes on her own, and I only have to tell her "wrong foot" about 40% of the time now.
Last night after baths, Dd1 refused to pull her pj shorts up. Dd2 came up from behind her, grabbed the waistband of the shorts and pulled them up for her. I laughed a lot at that.
DS can get dressed, but usually the pants end up backwards. He is working on putting shoes on, but he takes forever and we don't usually have that much time. He also can't do overalls, which he wears a lot.
I was wondering the same thing because the pedi asked at his 3 yr check up. He won't even try to put on his clothes. He says "I can't do it! *wimper wimper*" Not sure why because he's always "I DO IT I DO IT" about everything else. So that plus we are always in a rush so I haven't pushed it.
I asked a similar question about putting their own shoes on a while back and found that as soon as I started encouraging it, he picked it up pretty quickly. This was the same way. I'm too pregnant to chase him around to put pants on so I started encouraging him to do it a few week ago. Shorts are easier than long pants. At this point he can get his shorts on if I give him a little bit of guudance so they don't end up backward. Sometimes he gets both legs in the same hole and needs help, and sometimes he does that in purpose because he thinks it's funny.
He can not get his own shirt on or off and is very reluctant to try. I think it's mostly a giant head problem.
DD can fully. Daycare pushed us to get her doing it independently at 2.5. It's nice that with the baby now she can.
I remember DD1 doing it around 2-2.5 also. It was very helpful with the baby. I just haven't been as good as pushing it, but sometimes mornings are tight and it would be nice. Since I've asked I'm encouraging taking off her pants and putting them on by herself. It's a little step but that helps.
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