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My kid won't wear his coat! Season changes can be hard.

Winter is right around the corner and many parents of children with sensory sensitives are beginning their seasonal struggle to dress their child for the cold weather. Many children with sensory difficulties experience sensory defensiveness, especially tactile defensiveness. This means kids feel more things than the average child. They can be quite over sensitive to touch. These individuals often do not like light or unexpected touch, yet may crave deep touch pressure and heavy muscle work (proprioception). Because of their sensitivity to light touch, clothing can be a problem. In children with sensory issues a preference for certain kinds of clothing can be particularly strong. The child may avoid wearing socks or underwear. They may wear the same shirt or outfit over and over until it is way past too small or is worn thin from washing. Seasonal clothing transitions from short pants to long pants and vice versa may be problematic. In cold months, keeping hats, mittens, coats and scarfs on the child may be a challenge. So what’s a parent to do? Read More

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