My disabled son doesn't like outgrowing his old clothes

@maximax8 (28490)
United Kingdom
December 4, 2012 3:36am CST
I put a new top on my disabled son and he takes it off and cries. At the moment he is unwell with a sickness bug. Due to this sickness he is taking at least three days off school. My disabled son likes wearing clothes that are boy sort of colors like blue, gray, red, black and white. I have even bought clothing with Thomas the Tank Engine on and Fireman Sam. It is disappointing when his old clothes no longer fit him and he is so against his new clothes. What do you think? If you have kids are they at all challenging with clothing?
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@Sreekala (23350)
• India
4 Dec 12
Hi maximax, It is very common when kids grows they develop a dress sense in their mind. They do wear the parent’s selection upto a certain after that we really can’t do anything with their selection. I am facing these challenges at present. Till last year my elder son made problem with dress selection when going out, he reject my selection. From this year my younger son, (5 years old now) also start his refusal of my selection. I am getting angry as winter is going on and dressing up properly is necessary, till last year he never said any and wear whatever I prefer. But now he is telling he can’t wear some types as it irritates him. Yes the old clothes become short for them as they grow. Better take the child with you when you go for shopping. I know it is difficult to carry your disabled son for shopping still you have to make it for him.
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 12
I thought it was girls that were fussy with their clothes. Yes, it is now winter and my son needs to be dressed in a warm and comfortable way. My disabled son does like shopping at all. We have to have a huge changing room because he is in a wheelchair. I can see your younger son is tricky with his clothing too.
@betty1989 (752)
• China
4 Dec 12
wow, that is realy strange to hear that your disabled son does not like new clothes. It is really hard for you since the old clothes donot fit him any more. Maybe he just need time to adjust the new clothes. Or can you get the same clothes what are in bigger size as the old one? Maybe it is a good idea to buy the same clothes so your son cannot recognize it is old or new.
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 12
The school uniform is easy to replace in a bigger size. However shop stock overturns quickly and so I wish I could replace old favorites. I will have a go ay trying to find some of his old clothes in a larger size.
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6 Dec 12
As you probably already know, I have no children myself, but my friends son hates it when he is told he cannot wear something he likes! I guess it is upsetting as I remember being little and wanting to wear a particular coat all the time and hating it when it started to not fit!! Lol
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
Our family is fond of hand-me-downs, they are those used clothing from elder siblings passed down to the next one that fits the size. We are 9 children of our parents and I am fourth, the third of guys, so I had hand-me-downs from two elder brothers. After a period though, we started being able to afford some clothes for ourselves and have styles and fashion choice of our own so there weren't a lot of the sharing clothes happening. As for me, I have no problem wearing my old T-shirts, in fact, the newest I have got right now is probably almost a year old by now, and most of my everyday apparels are really a year old or older.
• United States
4 Dec 12
Maybe you need to take him to the store so he could find what he likes to wear. I had to do this with mine at a early age.
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
My son likes having new clothes but he still wears his old clothings til now. He sweats a lot so he often changes his shirts. Sometimes when he runs out of shirts, he uses his old clothings. They're a bit small to him now but they can still fit him. LOL. He looks funny to some clothings especially when he's full. His tummy is so visible. LOL. I hope your son would love his new clothings. I guess you have to buy clothing with different sizes so that when they get smaller,you still have the next size for him.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
4 Dec 12
He's gone more comfortable with his old clothes I guess and find it very valuable for him. Maybe you can try to give almost the same clothes and slowly by slowly give him something different.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
4 Dec 12
I have seen that boys are less daring with their clothes that girls. And I have also seen that there comes a time when it takes a lot of nagging to get them to wash too. Fortunatly all that goes away at some time of their lives. A big hug to Leo. Maybe you could go with him to buy him what he wants. He is old enough to chose.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
4 Dec 12
Perhaps buy him a shirt in several different sizes and then, wash them at the same time, even though he is not yet wearing the bigger sizes. It might be easier to switch to the bigger size if the shirt feels the same. In other words, it doesn't feel brand new, but washed and soften by being washed several times. What about getting him a comfort blanket or a stuffed toy that would bring him security and comfort? I wish your son health and well-being and for you, strength and comfort.