Help with gloves

Alisha - posted on 12/13/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is 19 months now and he hates to wear his gloves/mittens. Every time I try to put them on its a screaming tantrum and he takes them off the second I turn my back. Any suggestions on how to get him to wear his gloves? With winter here I need to be keeping them on and this battle is getting old!

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Ashley - posted on 01/04/2011

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I tell my daughter that if she can't keep her gloves on then we wont go outside, and i will walk away and act like i am taking off my stuff to go out, she will come running to me saying " elp mom" ( help) and that usually helps me out

Deirdre' - posted on 01/03/2011

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Try having him help you to put your gloves on, thank him with big thanks and hugs then see if he will let you do the same for him. He might get some sense of power from helping you and be more willing to let you return the favor. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 01/02/2011

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We use the sock idea. My daughter HATES mittens and gloves, but she loves to put her socks on her hands. We started letting her wear her socks and she keeps them on. With the gloves and mittens she would have them off the second she was strapped in her car seat and then she would scream because her hands were too cold. You could also bring a baby blanket to cover hands/laps incase he takes them off, then there is something to keep warm without having the frustration of trying to put mittens back on while travelling.

Anna - posted on 01/02/2011

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I sewed my sons mittens to different ends of a long piece of ribbon. I tacked the middle of the ribbon to the inside lining of his coat (a bit below the collar of the coat). This way, he never loses his mittens and once I put them on him ( a horrific task), he can't easily pull his hands out again due to the ribbon connecting them inside his coat.

Kristen - posted on 12/30/2010

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i don't know if rationalizing with him would work but my little girl hated hats (and i mean HATED), so i would always open the door and dress her to go outside so she could feel the cold and want to be warm. also there are atcually jackets that the mittens are actually just an extension of the sleeve, no snaps, clips, etc (slightly expensive but sometimes you have to do what you have to do).

Sarah - posted on 12/30/2010

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I also have seen coats that have mittens that snap right inside the sleeve. This make is very hard for them to get it off. We do the mittens on first and then the jacket. Generally we do not have a problem with them, matter of fact he thinks it is fun to wave with them on. Good luck!

Kandice - posted on 12/24/2010

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we had to buy a coat with mittens that are built in. They flap over the end of the sleeve & she has a harder time taking them off. Another suggestion (sounds crazy - but works) is to use a long adult sock. Put it on before his coat & he will have a very hard time taking it off. Looks silly, but he will be warm. Anyone that has a problem with you doing it is welcome to share their ideas. :)

Tami - posted on 12/21/2010

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Don't know how your son is doing now with mittens, but I found with my son, as long as his thumbs are not in the thumb part, he's ok with them. So basically it makes the thumb part useless. :)

Elizabeth - posted on 12/16/2010

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I put my son's gloves on first and then put his coat on over it, it makes it harder for him to get them off. And I try to make a big deal about how awesome his mitties are, so he gets excited to put them on, but he also takes them off as soon as he can.

Autumn - posted on 12/15/2010

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I use a rubber band that is not too tight but makes it very hard foer him to get his gloves off. he will eventually be tired of trying and they will stay on !

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