Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Taking the Gloves Off

If anyone, anywhere has advice on how to keep a toddlers mittens/gloves on, I am listening.

With the cold weather, and snow especially, it's ever more important for Sarah to wear her mittens to keep her hands warms. But, she just refuses to wear them.

And, we have tried several different kinds of finger coverings, or so at least we thought. Gloves are too tough as Sarah has a hard time getting all her fingers into the right places. So, mittens do seem best as far as getting them on her hands. I just didn't expect to be buying and trying so many options. I should be happy at least that she wears her hats and her scarves.

This past weekend right after the first major snowfall of the year we went out for a romp in the snow. Since Sarah's waterproof gloves, a necessity for falling and playing in the snow, were just not staying on, Daniel and I decided to use clear packing tape to attach them to her jacket. They stayed on but Sarah just was not a happy camper about it as she couldn't take the gloves off.

Just yesterday I bit the bullet and decided to buy her a pair of princess mittens, online, with a Velcro strap to hopefully make them snug and to stay on. They haven't arrived yet, and am hoping these will work. She really likes princesses and hope that this appreciation will encourage her to want to wear them and keep them on.

Otherwise, I am not sure what else I can do other than put on gloves and wrap zip lock baggies with tape around her hands. Doesn't seem very sane but really don't want her to be cold, and for her to be able to continue enjoying playing in the snow, and be able to pick it up too, since now she likes snowballs.

Any tips or feedback would be great. I have a feeling I may hear similar stories and this too will help so at least I know I am not experiencing this mitten frustration alone.

Stay warm this winter. And, happy holidays to all my readers. Keep coming, sharing with your friends, and I look forward to sharing many more stories and tips in the new year.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!

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