Comfy Kids - Autism Mom Blog

Comfy Kids

Today our temperatures have proven that winter is indeed here.  Our temperature tonight is supposed to get down to 17 degrees.  Cold temperatures make us want to dress warmer and more comfy.

Dressing warmer gave me a thought.  Are autistic children able to convey their unhappiness with clothing?  As a child, I remember wearing uncomfortable clothing because I just wasn’t aware that I should let my mother know there was a problem.  My family couldn’t afford to provide a wide choice of clothing at will.  Comfy was not always an option.  So even though an item of clothing might not have been comfy, sometimes we had to wear it anyway.

Sometimes a child will balk at wearing certain clothing.  The reason could be that a tag is rubbing the neck, that there is something sticking in the jean cloth, that the socks are too thick for the shoes, etc.  Not comfy.

Have you had a clothing battle with your child that you can share? 

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