Before I attempt to wrestle shoes, socks, and a coat onto my girl in the morning, I put her in her stroller and do up the belt. Now she can’t escape and I am not running after a moving toddler target. I sit on the bottom step in front of her and put her feet on my knees to get the shoes and socks on, then turn my attention to the coat. She’s calm about this 99% of the time, since she can’t take off and now it’s just the routine.
Good for babies, too: shoes go on one the baby’s in the car seat or front carrier.