Anonymous

Toddler Hates Winter Clothes

My 2-year-old daughter loves going outside. Today, when it started snowing, she got really excited to go out, but the minute I went to get dressed for it, she got upset. I let her go out in sneakers and fleece jacket, but she refused to wear a hat and kept pulling my hat off of me. I brought her inside and told her she needed to wear boots and a hat. She's been melting down since. All shoes fit her and are new, the one pair she wore a couple times in the past weeks. How do I get her to wear a hat and boots, and mittens ,(I highly doubt she'll do mittens)?

  • Jenn
    Nov 08

    We had the same issue w/my youngest. We basically had her wear her shoes and hat all the time, inside and out, to get her use to it. Our oldest loved mittens the the youngest hated them so I bought her and outerwear onesie w/fold over hand flaps. Good luck.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 08

    My son is the same, I take the same approach, no going outside then 🤷🏽‍♀️ his new favorite word is trying to say “temperature” lol so the only thing that works lately is me saying let’s check the temperature, we do, then I say oh wow the temperature says we have to wear our coats and a hat!!!! And he complies, not for me, but for the temperature 😂😂

  • Sara
    Wednesday

    This might be controversial but I usually just let my kids regulate their own temperature. Even my 18 month old will indicate when she's cold and wants me to put her jacket on. One of my kids runs warm and is always wearing less clothing than me and is fine with it. I just make sure I bring extra gear with me so that they have warm stuff when they request it.