Sensory Sensitivities - Socks, Shoes, Tights, & Underwear

Sensory sensitivities, socks, shoes, underwear, clothing, children


Sensory sensitivities in children, specifically when it comes to tolerating clothing items like socks, shoes, tights, and underwear is very common.

For some children, the feeling of certain fabrics or the level of tightness of clothing can be extremely overwhelming and uncomfortable. This feeling can also become heightened when a child feels stressed which can lead to difficulty getting dressed in the morning, meltdowns, and even refusal to wear certain items.

If you have a child who struggles with sensory sensitivities, there are a few things you can try to make clothing more comfortable for them:

1. Look for fabrics that are soft and smooth, rather than rough or itchy.

2. Choose clothing that is not too tight or constricting.

3. Consider seamless socks and underwear to reduce irritation.

4. Allow your child to help choose their own clothing, as they may feel more comfortable in items they have picked out themselves.

5. Allow your child to wear their tracksuit rather than a uniform if they are more comfortable.

It can be frustrating and overwhelming to deal with sensory sensitivities, but with patience and understanding, you can help your child feel more comfortable in their clothes.

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