Sensory Friendly Outerwear For Children






Children with SPD may have difficulty with everyday activities such as getting dressed. In the winter and spring seasons, finding appropriate outerwear for children with sensory differences can be a challenge. 

One of the biggest struggles for parents of children with sensory differences is finding clothing that their child will feel comfortable wearing. This is especially true when it comes to outerwear, such as coats. 

Jackets and hoodies can often be too restrictive or uncomfortable for children with sensory issues. This can lead to meltdowns and even refusal to wear the necessary clothing for cold weather. 





Sensory-friendly outerwear is designed to address these challenges and make dressing a more manageable task for both parents and children.

Children with sensory challenges often have sensitivities to certain textures and materials, so sensory-friendly outerwear is made from soft, breathable, and non-irritating fabrics. Some popular options include cotton, fleece, and bamboo. These materials are not only gentle on the skin but also provide the necessary warmth for winter and spring weather.

Many children with sensory differences struggle with clothing that is too tight, has too many buttons or zippers, or has rough seams. Sensory-friendly outerwear addresses these issues by providing options with no buttons or zippers, or with soft and seamless interior linings. Some brands also offer reversible options, allowing children to choose between a smooth or textured side, depending on their sensory needs.

One of the most popular sensory-friendly options for outerwear is the hoodie. Hoodies provide warmth, comfort, and a sense of security for children with sensory issues. However, traditional hoodies can also have sensory triggers, such as tight hoods or rough seams. Sensory-friendly hoodies are designed with these sensitivities in mind. They often have roomier hoods, soft and stretchy materials, and no tags or seams that can cause discomfort. Some brands even offer hoodies with weighted pockets to provide a calming sensation for children who need extra sensory input.

Sensory-friendly outerwear also comes in fun and stylish designs. Many brands offer a variety of colors, patterns, and graphics to choose from, allowing children to express their individuality and feel confident in their clothing choices. This is especially important for children with sensory difficulties, who may struggle with self-esteem. 

Sensory-friendly outerwear can be life changing for children with sensory processing disorder and their families. It provides a solution to the challenges of finding suitable clothing for cold weather, and allows children to feel comfortable, confident, and supported. 

With a growing demand for sensory-friendly options, it is clear that the fashion industry is recognizing the importance of inclusivity and accommodating the needs of all children. Let's embrace the concept of sensory-friendly clothing and make getting dressed a breeze for children with sensory processing difficulties.




SENSE-ATIONAL YOU Stimuli- Reducing Hoodie
Our sensory- friendly hoodie now with hidden function!
This hoodie has an eye mask (can be pulled down or folded up) and a sound-reducing hood (with a weighted feel).
Also featuring magnetic closures and faux drawstring hood.
Made out of 85% cotton 15% polyester French Terry with a loop back.
The constellation print is custom-made by an autistic graphic designer. Learn more about this amazing artist on a card in your order!

BUMBLITO HOODIES- RAWR!
Buttery soft,  warm, & simply perfect for your little one's to wear during the cold months! Vibrant prints paired with a solid on 95% polyester and 5% spandex mean they stand up to washing and play, while being the perfect completion to any outfit. 

SENSE-ATIONAL YOU Sensory-Friendly Hoodie
Features a no tags and flat seams design!
What else makes it so special? Magnetic closures! This allows for independent dressing without tricky fine motor requirements.
Elastic in the hood gives a faux drawstring look.
Made out of 85% cotton 15% polyester French Terry with a loop back.

Mightly Boys and Girls' Fleece Zip-up Hoodie | Organic Cotton Fair Trade Certified Toddler and Kids Clothes
100% Cotton
Imported
Zipper closure
Machine Wash
100% ORGANIC COTTON - Mightly children’s clothes are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). They are imported from India and made with certified organic cotton and non-toxic dyes and inks. Our dye process results in long-lasting color that won't irritate
Play-friendly styles
Easy-care fabrics
Never EVER uncomfortable

Mightly Boys and Girls' Fleece Zip-up Hoodie | Organic Fair Trade Certified Toddler and Kids Clothes
100% Cotton
Imported
Zipper closure
Machine Wash
100% ORGANIC COTTON - Mightly children’s clothes are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). They are imported from India and made with certified organic cotton and non-toxic dyes and inks. Our dye process results in long-lasting color that won't irritate sensitive skin. 
A brushed interior make Mightly’s hoodie sweatshirts soft and cozy and a lined hood provides extra warmth. It’s the perfect piece to layer over a tee in the fall and under a jacket in the winter.

Mightly Boys and Girls' Fleece Zip-up Hoodie 100% Cotton
Imported
Zipper closure
Machine Wash
100% ORGANIC COTTON - Mightly children’s clothes are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). They are imported from India and made with certified organic cotton and non-toxic dyes and inks. Our dye process results in long-lasting color that won't irritate sensitive skin. 
A brushed interior make Mightly’s hoodie sweatshirts soft and cozy and a lined hood provides extra warmth. It’s the perfect piece to layer over a tee in the fall and under a jacket in the winter.Organic Fair Trade Certified Toddler and Kids Clothes

Nautica Boys' Sensory-Friendly Soft Full-Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt
60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
Imported
Zipper closure
Machine Wash
Sensory-friendly hoodie with full front zip closure and hoodie
Soft lightweight fleece hoodie that keeps him warm without adding any weight
Kangaroo pockets
Ribbed cuffs and hemline to block out cold and chill
Smooth outer layer and a warm, soft inner layer for comfort

Nautica Boys' Little Long Sleeve Sensory-Friendly Fleece Full Zip Hoodie, Rose
60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
Imported
Zipper closure
Machine Wash
Sensory-friendly hoodie with full front zip closure and hoodie
Soft lightweight fleece hoodie that keeps him warm without adding any weight
Kangaroo pockets

 
 














DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional.

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