We don’t know of any parents who’ve never had struggles with getting kids dressed in the morning. But if every single morning is a seemingly endless battle, it may be because your child has sensory issues that are being exacerbated by their clothing. And if that’s the case, seamless socks might help make your mornings a lot easier – for you and your child.
Seamless socks help kids with sensory issues by giving them an easy-to-wear alternative to traditional socks. Even children without sensory issues can struggle with traditional socks which are often ill-fitting, scratchy and uncomfortable. By removing the bulging, irritating seam, seamless socks make getting dressed easier for all children, especially those with sensory issues.
There is no actual cure for sensory issues, but as a parent to these special kiddos, there’s so much you can do to help. Let’s jump into why you should start with their feet!
What Are Seamless Socks?
The first question: what is a seamless sock? Like the name suggests, it’s a sock either without a seam inside the toe, or with a seam that is practically invisible and that you can barely feel.
Due to the way socks are manufactured, it’s difficult to get a sock that is literally seamless, unless it’s hand knit.
That’s why we make seamless socks that you could call ‘seamless feel.’ This means that the seam is extremely flat. And more importantly, you can barely feel it, if at all.
With an invisible seam toe, our socks are great options for sensitive kids (and all kids for that matter!).
Sensory Issues & Seamless Socks
The next question: what’s the big deal about seams in socks? Well for kids with sensory issues, there’s lots wrong with traditional socks.
Kids who are diagnosed with sensory processing disorder are usually highly sensitive to their environment. Bright lights, loud noises, strong smells – these can all overwhelm and/or upset them.
And some of these children will be particularly sensitive to uncomfortable clothes – including socks with big, uncomfortable seams.
To you, uncomfortable socks and resulting uncomfortable toes may seem like for a very small thing. But not so for a child with sensory issues. Try to see it from their perspective, and imagine if you had to walk around with some thorns poking in your socks all day. You might not want to put them on in the morning, either.
While there’s lots of treatment options available for sensory issues, there’s currently no cure. And that means giving children more comfortably clothing options like seamless socks can really make their day a whole lot easier and less stressful.
Trust us: seamless toes are a game change in comfort (it’s why we also offer adult-sized seamless socks, because does anyone really want uncomfortable toes?).
More Ways Clothes Can Help Kids With Sensory Issues
If you have a child with sensory issues, we encourage you to explore more ways that your clothing choices can help impact their well being. So don’t stop at seams – try to get rid of all tags, too. Opt for comfortable undergarments and pajamas, try to avoid synthetic clothing which may be scratchier, and in general go for soft, uncomplicated clothing.
And try to let your child pick their clothes as much as possible. They know their bodies and their triggers best. Giving them a little more control can help them feel more empowered, and can also help making dressed in the morning so much easier. Good luck!