How can parents teach a child to dress independently?

Two or three years is an approximate age when a baby tends to do a lot of things on his own. The child is aware of himself as a separate person and wants to show it to others. He sees that everyone dresses up independently, so there is a quite fair question why they do not trust such an action.

The task of the parents at this moment is not to make a mistake, but to act correctly. In fact, already at the age of 2 years, you can teach a child to dress and undress independently.

Why teach a child to dress?

The task of parents is not only to cultivate a spiritual and moral personality, but also to suggest how the child can better adapt to society.

The child should be able to dress independently. This is a necessary skill that children acquire completely only by the age of 4. But in fact, the learning process begins much earlier.

If your child at 2 years old began to experience a crisis of independence, then in no case should you resist it. Adults should help the child, directing the crisis for themselves in a positive way. This will manifest itself in the training of the baby to dress. Training should take place easily and imperceptibly in the form of the game.

Moms should not interfere with their baby, and in every way encourage him. As a rule, parents are very nervous when dressing, as the child naturally does everything for too long.

If you are late, in advance, calculate the time so that your daughter or son can dress themselves. Be sure to kindly say that if your baby needs help, he can always ask her.

Parents at this point can tell where the front and seamy side, front and back. Praise every time your child for what he is an adult and independently managed to get dressed.

Thus, giving freedom to the young man, you can cope simultaneously with the crisis, get rid of hysterics. At a young age, it will be possible to begin to teach independence.

General recommendations for all ages


Of course, undressing is much easier than dressing. Therefore, in advance of a one-year-old child, you can ask to undress. Start with the easiest, unbuttoning locks, removing hats. Then attach shoes and pants to it.

The kid may be frightened by such a large amount of clothing, not understanding what and why he will have to wear. Give each item of clothing in your hands, suggesting where it should be.

As a result, you will not notice how quickly the child was able to dress on their own. For a start, you can conditionally divide things into those that the mother puts on and those that the baby puts on. Gradually increase the clothes of the baby, removing her from her mother.

In the morning, prepare clothes with your child in the evening. Tell your baby that tomorrow morning you will go for a walk, a visit or a kindergarten, so you should prepare a set of clothes in advance. Such an act will teach him to discipline and routine in everything.

It is much easier to wear things that are a little bolshevat, especially when it comes to socks and pants. Therefore it is not necessary to buy clothes close to each other. She may be slightly free.

Every day should not insist on self-dressing. Perhaps the child did not get enough sleep or just got sick. If the baby does not have a desire, then you should dress him yourself, without insisting or cursing for it.

Be sure to ask your baby to help you choose a wardrobe. Do not be so demanding if the crumb chose not a red, but a green T-shirt. Believe me, for children there is no such obvious meaning.

How to teach a child to dress?

Dress Up Training Calendar

Always pay close attention to your child. Some children aged 10 months, coming from a walk, will with great pleasure take off their headgear. Involve him in this process. Let the crumb begin to undress first by taking off certain items of clothing.

Afterwards, he will surely become interested and self-dress. As a rule, this starts at the age of 1.5 years. Scarce shows great interest in cowards. In fact, this is one of the easiest things to teach your baby.

After a bath or change of pants, give him a clean thing and wait for him to put it on. Perhaps, in the first weeks, he will fail, but the more a crumb he trains, the more chances he will have to achieve the desired result.

Do not worry, you will see and do not miss the moment when the crumb shows interest in clothes. Any child is like that.

Somewhere by the age of 2 years with proper and proper schooling, the baby will be able to put on his pants, trousers and sweaters on his own (without inserting the sleeves). Somewhere from the age of 2, the child shows a great interest in locks, velcro and buttons.

After 2.5 years, you can gradually show how the button works and why it is needed. To do this, you can make a special simulator that will unbutton and button up the baby.

Tips for parents

Treat the child as you would like to be treated. Often, at the time of learning dressing a baby, it takes a lot of patience. Try not to think about it.

Start collecting one hour before the exit. Let the crumb get out with clothes, play out with her and put on their own. You while at this time can bring themselves in order or relax.

Do not press on the crumb and do not shout at him. It will be unpleasant for him to realize that he is perceived as a stupid and unreasonable creature.

If you asked the baby to dress, then watch out how he does it. At the right moment, tell me you need to turn the thing around or turn it over. In this case, you will avoid problems when the baby will cry from the fact that you all removed, thus do not appreciate his work.

If you want to teach your baby how to dress as quickly as possible, then change your clothes at home several times. Just turn this activity into a game. For example, wearing a dress, the girl will immediately play the role of a princess.



Adjust yourself to the fact that your child can do anything. There is no need to wear it all the time alone. Give him more freedom. Then in the shortest possible time you will notice and evaluate only positive results.

Watch the video: "Dressing Skills" Video Lesson. Applied Behavior Analysis. FirstPath Autism (February 2020).


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