When my son was small, I didn’t really have many issues with needing adapted clothing…… and then he turned, maybe 3? LOL He got the the age/size where they stop making “baby” stuff. Diapers became an issue because he was outgrowing the sz 6 (there was no sz 7 back then). It was become more difficult to find Onesies to fit him. Once you get past a size 4T/5T, they stop adding the extra room in pants to accommodate a diaper, so all his pants were to tight and too short in the rear rise (though about this time, carpenter jeans became really popular, so I did get lucky, but now with my daughter everything seems to be a super tight slim fit, I can’t get them over her hips!) They outgrew their Toddler size bibs. These are the issues I had. There are a plethora of other special needs when it come to clothing. Things such as shoes, coats made for wheelchair users, clothing and adaptations for gtubes, preemies, and much more.
There are also ways to adapt or alter store bought clothing to meet some needs, and of course if you are crafty (or would like to give it a whirl you can sew your own! There are no good patterns for sale dealing with special needs clothing that I have found. Please feel free to take a look at my blog and see if there are any tutorials that may aid you.
There are several online stores that you can order from. I do not receive any compensation from any of these links (unless noted), they are just sites that I have found either by search or by word of mouth. I do have my own store. Something Sew Special
Something Sew Special – bibs, wheelchair capes, waterproof chair pads, and occasionally some adapted clothing
Able Apparel– Fashionable, functional and affordable adaptive clothing and accessories
Able 2 Wear– Wheelchair and adaptive clothing.
Adaptations by Adrian – Adaptive clothing- (I have bought from this store and I was happy with the products)
Capr Style– Adaptive Clothing
Clothing Solutions– Adaptive clothing
Comfort Clothing– Adaptive clothing
Dignity By Design– Adaptive clothing
Easy access clothing– Adaptive clothing
Epiphany Design– Outerwear for wheelchair
Hatchback– Shoes for AFO’s
Keeping pace– Shoes for AFO’s
Koolway Sports– Coats for wheelchair
Kozy Clothes– Adaptive Clothing
LiftVest– wheelchair & bath transfer vest
mini miracles.– Adapted clothing for preemies up to adults
Personal Touch Health Care Apparel Inc– Adapted clothing
Professional Fit Clothing– Adapted clothing
Rackety’s– helpful clothes for adults and children with disabilities.
sleepy time headrest– head support for the carseat
Snapsie– soft cotton design unsnaps on both shoulders to allow access to your little one’s upper body without pulling the garment overhead.
Specially for You– Adaptive clothing
Tummy Tunnels– Iron on patch for clothing for g-tube access.
Wonsie– Bodysuits for big kids.