Oh the struggle of getting my 3year old dressed in the morning! Every morning I envision my daughter leaving the house with a cute outfit styled by me... however every morning my daughter has a different set of expectations. Every morning she is adamant about getting herself dressed (and often times the outfit is very festive- and unmatched lol) I no longer fight her on when getting dressed and simply allow her to piece together an outfit that she wills confident in. Allowing her to express her creativity (by picking out her own outfit) has saved me from at least 25 minutes every morning from dealing with tantrums and tears.
After a month of trying to figuring this out I have created a list of tips and advice to save you from the headache.
**Bonus- The Winter Coat Strugle**
The house is warm, so it's no wonder putting on that big, hot, bulky coat is a fight. Here is a tip to eliminate the winter coat struggle .
1. Don't force the issue with them! Let them go outside without their coat on, carry the coat outside with you - when they get cold enough they will surely be running to you to put it on. (That'll teach ‘em- lol)
The next time you get ready to leave and you suggest putting on their coat they won’t be so quick to fight you on it!
Lets talk... what are some ways you support your toddler in dressing themselves?