You’re in a rush and he won’t get dressed
1 GET HIM EXCITED
With no sense of time, but an endless capacity to be distracted, toddlers can be tough to get out of the house. “Toddlers are curious and find lots of things fascinating,” says Sally-Anne. “Use this opportunity to get him excited about where you are both going so he focuses on the next task rather than wanting to continue on with the previous activity.”
2 OFFER HIM CHOICES
Allow your toddler to help choose his outfit so he feels as though he has some control over what’s happening. Explain gently that now it is time to get dressed and that he can decide whether he would like to wear his red shorts or his blue shorts today.
3 DRESS HIM AT NIGHT
Although it’s probably not something you’ll want to do regularly, try dressing your little one for bed in clean clothes for the next day. His outfit may be a bit more wrinkled but he’ll be ready to go first thing in the morning. This trick can come in handy when you have to be ready to catch an early morning flight or attend an important meeting.