What should you do if your child hates wearing underwear?
Many kids have a hard time adjusting to wearing tight clothing, like tights or underwear. What can you do to help your child adjust to wearing underwear?
I would completely understand because I hate them too!
I have let mine go without if he doesn't want to wear them, but with girls its probably different. Is there a reason she doesn't like them? are they itchy, pokey, just too tight. Try finding out why and then maybe try just some shorts under the clothes. Try one day a week to wear underwear and maybe buy a little big so they don't feel restrictive. Then gradually increase the number of days. Or at night when they are sleeping. I have tried many different things and finally had to go with the new kind that have the all cotton band and no elastic. Have a child with Aspergers and clothing is just plain annoying for them to begin with. Its been a struggle but have found what works. Just keep trying and eventually they will wear them. Once they get into school, they should want to because the other kids do. just a thought ;)
Personally, I'd be uncomfortable without it, but what's it hurting to go commando? They'll either get chaffed and decide to wear underwear or they'll go without. So you don't have to buy underwear for that kid.
I'd say who cares since underwear serves no purpose.
I never had a problem. I always took them to buy their first underwear, got them a size large and they were excited to wear them and couldn't wait. The other part is since I live in Texas and stay home, they could run around with just the underwear on until we went some where.
I have no issue with mine going without
Find a corner and cry tears of frustration.... :) unfortunately, this is a rule u will have to enforce. I am however, curious about the reason WHY your child is refusing?
Is it a potty training issue? For example, one mother explained to me
That her kindergarten daughter would remove her underwear at school everyday after using the bathroom and no one in that child's family could figure out why she was doing this ABSURD thing?
After recognized that this childs issue may have had something to do with previous potty training. When I suggested this to the mother, she informed me that although her daughter has been potty trained since age 3 1/2, they did used to discipline her rather severely when she soiled herself.
Tsk Tsk....that is called IMPROPER teaching. In essence, this child was still ocasdionally soiling herself, and instead of dealing with the harsh consequences, and I can empathize with the child, the child chose to throw away the "evidence." perceptive child! No child should EVER be ridiculed, criticized, or punished severely and harshly, for not using the toilet properly. If your child has failed at this, then the PARENT failed FIRST. Punish yourself instead and praise your child for the effort.
Again, this was just an example. There could be another sinister reason for her doing so. Or maybe they are too constricting. If she is always pulling "wedgies" out, then it's time to go up in size....
What does your child say when asked about it?
Most of the time if a child doesn't want to wear something it is because it is uncomfortable or they don't like the way it looks. If this is the case you can remedy this just by taking your child shopping and letting them pick out their own. Try various styles, let your child have a say in it and even let them pay at the register. Your child will be more excited about what they choose.
My daughter wore underwear for 6 months after being potty trained with no problem, then one day she couldn't stand to wear them. Said they were too tight. So for the past 6 months I have tried different brands, different sizes, even tried the little undies that come with dresses, nothing has worked. I have let her pick them out too. I'm trying to be patient and I don't want to force the issue however we are approaching spring/summer and she will have skirts, dresses and shorts to wear and I will have to insist that she wear them. Still having trouble!
My son had an issue with not wanting to wear underwear. We did not make any big deal about it. We let him try it out and bought a variety of boxers and briefs for when he wants to wear them. Now that he is in school and playing sports we started reminding him to put his underwear on. I guess he liked being free. He doesn't have a problem anymore about putting them on, but occasionally I will catch him with no underwear. I say "hey where is your underwear?". Then we both laugh!! But it is still very much encouraged since he is six years old!
go with the trend! take your kids to the store... introduce them to Snoopy, My Little Ponies,Tom & Jerry, Pooh Bear...etc.... the kids will soon learn to like wearing underwear!.
My nextdoor nabour was playing with me one day and she sat on me in a skirt and she didn't have any underwear on. She obviously finds it more comfortable and if nobody see that your not wearing anyunderwear thats fine. It is personal to you.
I would try a bigger size or a different style. I have boys so they have briefs, boxer briefs, boxers etc. I suppose it would also depend on the reason the only reason I could imagine as they were uncomfortable so a different style or size should really help eliminate that problem.
I thought we'd never get our now 3.5 yr old daughter to wear her "Dora" underwear! We made a big deal about switching to them even. It takes TIME. Eventually, putting them on will become a habit, just like going potty. It took us a good 6 months to get the whole potty thing down and then one day, it happened!
Now, as a 3.5 year old, I can't get her out of her tights. She must wear them to school. She must wear them to bed. Even though I say that princesses DO wear pants.....she immediately comes home form school and can't wait to put on tights and a skirt / dress! I know it's a stage. Pretty cute though.