My 2yr old DD has just started refusing to get dressed in the mornings. I've tried distracting her, bribing, time out - nothing has worked! If I try to dress her she screams and ends uo throwing a huge tantrum. I know this is probably normal for this age but unfortunately I don't have time to mess around as I have to be out of the house at a certain time.
Does anyone have any suggestion? Send her to daycare in her pyjamas? lol
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16-09-2014 19:04 #1
Refusing to get dressed!
16-09-2014 19:19 #2Senior Member
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Do you let her choose her own clothes? Or choose from a selection?
16-09-2014 19:40 #3
Put her to bed in her day care clothes?
16-09-2014 19:41 #4
I always let her choose (within reason) and she seems very enthusiastic but then finds something better to do.
16-09-2014 20:01 #5
My 2.5 year old was like this and reading your post made me realise she has stopped doing it and gets dressed no issues so it must be a phase!
I used to say, it's time to get dressed, do you want to do it yourself or will I help you? If she said she wanted to do it but faffed around I would remind her once of her choice then I would start dressing her (cue tantrum but she made her choice)
and try When/then
i.e. When you get dressed we will be able to play for 5 minutes.
It's such a pain though
16-09-2014 20:26 #6
I've sent my son to daycare in pjs some mornings cause it's just too much . They understand and help .
16-09-2014 20:38 #7
I've had to let my 2 year old (3 in Oct) choose her own outfits. I had such huge dramas when I tried to choose for her. I do insist that she wears a jumper if it's cold but it's the jumper of her choice.
Mornings are so much smoother now! She may look a bit odd some days with mismatching colours and combinations, but I don't care, as long as she's happy. She even fully dresses herself now.
16-09-2014 20:44 #8
Yep. Dd goes to bed in her daycare clothes or to daycare in her jamas. I don't have the time for wrestling!
16-09-2014 20:47 #9-
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With my toddler I repeat a short list of steps so he knows that the boring task of putting clothes on isn't the end of the road... Eg "ds1, teeth, clothes, potty, peppa." Repeat it about 4 times and he starts to get it.
10-09-2015 12:26 #10
My DD's go to bed in their clothes alot of the time for this reason and it's so much easier in the mornings. Sometimes my 6 yr old DD will go to bed in her school uniform, she's actually pretty good at getting dressed these days but sometimes too tired at night and just falls asleep in them. My 5 year old usually goes to bed in her clothes more often than not as she's impossible to get dressed in the mornings, getting her shoes on is struggle enough.
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