How to get a jacket on a squirmy toddler
Damselfly's got a few tricks for getting a jacket onto her toddler:
I'm not sure if this is a bona-fide hack, but it works for us. My 14-month-old boy fights me every time he has to get dressed or undressed. And when it's rainy or cool, I put him in a jacket in addition to his regular clothes. To help with the jacket, I start with one that's a size larger than his regular clothes because it goes on easier. Then I put him in his high chair and slip the jacket on him from behind the chair. Being behind / above my boy makes it easier to zip up the jacket, too. To top it off, I put a fun and safe zipper pull on the zipper for him to play with.