In my first e-book, The Practical Guide to Toilet Training Your Child With Low Muscle Tone, I wrote almost a full chapter just on clothing management. If your child needs you to pull clothing on and off, they are NOT fully trained. And if they have clothes that make it impossible for them to manage, you are holding them back from feeling like a real success.
Target has your back!
Yes, the same place you go for their swimsuits, toilet paper, and hand soap. Target sells a cheap pair of shorts that children can easily pull down and back up again. Their Cat and Jack line is pretty inexpensive, which is helpful when you know that you will be going through a few pair of shorts per day due to accidents. They are soft to the touch for kids with sensory sensitivities, and they do have a drawstring waist if you have one of those kids whose shorts slide off their tush. But remember that if you knot it, your kid won’t be able to slide their shorts off easily. Better to buy a smaller size.
I would pair these with a T-shirt that ends close to their natural waist. A longer top will get in the way during bathroom use. You want to give your child every chance to have a positive experience, and peeing on your clothing by accident isn’t a positive!
Here is a link to a post on dressing skills: Low Muscle Tone and Dressing: Easy Solutions to Teach Independence
Want more help with your child?
The Practical Guide….. is available on my website Tranquil Babies as a printable download, and on Amazon as a read-only download. It is also available on Your Therapy Source individually and bundled with either my book on hypermobility in very young children The JointSmart Child Series: Parents of Young Hypermobile Children Can Feel More Empowered and Confident Today! or as a discounted super-bundle with my book on hypermobility in school-age children included A Practical Guide to Helping the Hypermobile School-Age Child Succeed