The following information is to assist you in supporting your child to be able to place their socks on independently. This is a skill that children can often find challenging particularly for children who experience difficulties in using both of their hands together to complete a task. The information will provide you with hints and tips as to how to best support your child to achieve this skill as well as provide details of seamless socks which can be purchased online.
If your child does not like wearing socks and appears overly sensitive towards the seams built in within socks, try turning your child’s socks inside out so that the seams are to the outside as this will be less uncomfortable for your child.
Additionally seamless socks can be purchased, some examples of which can be found below:
Fledglings supply ankle socks that are non binding, seamless socks which offer comfort and relief for sensitive feet. They feature a ‘no heel’ design for a longer sock life and ease of dressing and are available in white, black or grey. There are 3 different sizes:
Sensory Direct also supply “seamless, supersoft socks for kids that can’t stand irritating seams and annoying “lumps and bumps”. They are available in white, black, blue and charcoal grey and have 6 different sizes in ankle, mid-calf and knee high lengths: