Stop Fighting for a 'Change'

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You need to change your kid(s) for the day, but they're putting up a fight. You want your kids to be stylish and cute but they're rejecting getting dressed and making it difficult. I'm sharing some of my helpful tips that have worked with my own son, as we have been experiencing this lately.

Change clothes without a fight, keep reading!

 Leggings and "Tomboy" pullover:  Little Cittizens Apparel  | Shoes:  Converse  | Babiators:  The Children's Place

Leggings and "Tomboy" pullover: Little Cittizens Apparel | Shoes: Converse | Babiators: The Children's Place

1. Have your little ones pick out their outfits with you - You can lead them and help guide them in picking out a well put together outfit. This will place ownership on them. "YOU helped mama pick it out! You did it all on your own. What a great outfit this will be for today!" We often pick out the clothing the night before. There's nothing worse than time constraints in the morning. 

 Black skinny jeans: H&M | Belt:  Monkey and Peanut  | Grey beanie:  Tiny Button Apparel  | Shoes:  Converse  | "#teamnosleep raglan:  The Sweet Life Apparel

Black skinny jeans: H&M | Belt: Monkey and Peanut | Grey beanie: Tiny Button Apparel | Shoes: Converse | "#teamnosleep raglan: The Sweet Life Apparel

2. Go for comfort - Thanks to stylish leggings and harems, your kids won't complain about typical discomfort from some other types of pants. "These are your comfy pants! You will be able to play all day!" I mean, which of us WOULDN'T want to spend all day, every day in Lulus? C'mon now. 

 Long sleeved black shirt and grey cardigan:  H&M  | Plum leggings:  Zara Kids  | Shoes:  Converse

Long sleeved black shirt and grey cardigan: H&M | Plum leggings: Zara Kids | Shoes: Converse

3. Pick out similar outfits for yourself - "Look, mama is wearing the same/similar top! We can be twins today!" Sell it to them. Most young kids, especially toddlers, will love dressing like mama or dada!

 Cookie teether:  Glitter and Spice  | Black harem joggers and "X" beanie:  Tiny Button Apparel  | "Better Than a Baker's Dozen" raglan:  The Sweet Life Apparel  | Boots:  Hunter

Cookie teether: Glitter and Spice | Black harem joggers and "X" beanie: Tiny Button Apparel | "Better Than a Baker's Dozen" raglan: The Sweet Life Apparel | Boots: Hunter

4. Take a time out - If things are getting heated and your little one is not cooperating, walk away, distract them with something else, or grab their favourite toy or snack. Once consumed by this 'something else', they will most likely forget that you're trying to style them for the day.  

 Grey harem joggers with vegan faux leather pockets and black beanie:  Tiny Button Apparel  | Cookie teether:  Glitter and Spice  | "Feminism" pullover:  WuChild  | Shoes:  Converse   

Grey harem joggers with vegan faux leather pockets and black beanie: Tiny Button Apparel | Cookie teether: Glitter and Spice | "Feminism" pullover: WuChild | Shoes: Converse  

5. Train them from the start - From day one, talk them through the process of changing, the importance of clothing, and all of the praises you can think of. They will (hopefully) learn to like the process and expect it. Always have a "changing spot" (in their room, or another consistent location). If you're always chasing them around the house trying to clothe them, chances are they won't consider it part of their routine, and they will always try to escape having to do it. 

 

Hopefully your kids will let you dress them in style. I mean, there are more important things in life, but looking cute doesn't hurt, right?  

Your kids will thank me later,  

Clarissa xo

 "On Fleek" tee:  State of Grace  | Denim shirt: H&M | Black harem leggings:  Tiny Button Apparel   | Boots:  Hunter

"On Fleek" tee: State of Grace | Denim shirt: H&M | Black harem leggings: Tiny Button Apparel  | Boots: Hunter