Why does my child always want to wear the same clothing? How should parents react?

2019.07.11

Many parents choose their child’s clothing for the day based on the weather and temperature outside.
However, more and more 2-3-year-olds are having tantrums when they cannot wear the outfit they want.
In this article, we will cover the reason children want to wear the same clothing every day and what parents can do when they happen.

Why does my child always want to wear the same clothing?
How should parents react?

Why children want to wear the same clothes
Here are some of the reasons! It proves that their ego is developing
When children become 2 years old, they begin to rebel against their parents.
This is an important part of their development and proves that their ego is forming. As a result, the real reason they want to wear the same clothing all the time is not because they like the clothing but because they want to make their own decisions.

The comfort and design
Between the age of 4 and 5, most children choose to wear the same clothing because it is comfortable and they like the design.
Even with clothing the same size, depending on the material and the design, it may feel cramped or uncomfortable and they won’t want to wear it. Also, if they have a favorite color or design, they may not want to wear anything else.

How should parents react when their child choose to wear the same clothes every day?
Parents often get annoyed when they have little time in the morning and their child insists on wearing the same clothes each morning.
When this happens, it is important that you ask your child why they are choosing those clothes.
How you react should depend on their reason (they want to choose by themselves, they like the design, etc.).
When parents are in a rush in the morning, they often force them to wear a certain outfit. But this is NG.
It is important that parents do not get angry or tell their child that wearing the same clothing is strange.
Stopping and listening to your child will help maintain a good parent-child relationship in the future.

Tips for encouraging your child to wear different kinds of clothing
Buy new clothing with your child If your child has a particular reason for choosing certain clothing, it is a good idea to ask what they like and go shopping with them. By increasing the number of clothes that they like, it will make it easier for them to wear different outfits each day. Also, choosing together will encourage better parent-child communication and help parents understand their child’s likes and dislikes.

Try praising them for wearing a different outfit
When they want to wear the same clothing, it is often effective if the mother suggests a different outfit and tells them how good the outfit looks.
This will encourage your child to look at different outfits more positively and increase their clothing variation.

When children begin to express their own opinions, it is proof that they are developing on track.
It is important that parents take the time to listen to their opinions without getting angry.
The development of their ego is just as important as the development of their intellect.
Attending mommy & me classes with your little one, is a great way to help him/her learn how to express his/her own feelings and opinions.

Tips for encouraging your child to wear different kinds of clothing
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