Keeping kids’ coats on

I have a couple of children-who-shall-not-be-named who refuse to keep their coats on.

Yes I know the temperatures have been in the single and negative digits.

They don’t care.

When I can manage to wrestle their coats on, they unzip them, take them off and throw them to the floor the second I turn around.

Exasperating! They instantly run away from me like it’s a game and I have to chase them down.

Of course it’s when we’re in a hurry to leave the house so suddenly the game isn’t very fun for me. But they’re having a blast.

Enter the safety-pin.  A large one.

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(sorry – that’s a super blurry picture)
Just stick that little sucker in the zipper like a zipper pull. Zip that baby up and then safety-pin it to the coat.

If you don’t want to safety pin the outside of the coat, there’s usually a flap of fabric on the inside of the zipper that you can pin as well.

Luke with coat on

Problem solved. At least until they figure out how to open a safety-pin.

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About organizedbyjenn

Busy wife and mother of 7 children; grew up in Oregon, currently lives in Utah. Loves the outdoors, organizing, crafting, running, and eating chocolate
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