Adapted Clothing

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.


Help us help others! If you know of a website, personal blog, or business site (including your small business/ work at home company) not listed above, please add it in the comments section below for review and inclusion on our lists. Thanks!


  1. Ross Lindsay
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 10:14:39


    Your website is a great resource for those with disabilities and their carers, supplying both useful information and interesting content. I am writing to you today as we feel that you and those you help and support would be interested in our clothing.

    We are a small company that create adaptive clothing for children with disabilities and special needs. Catering for a wide range of disabilities within our designs we aim to improve quality of life, for both the wearer and their carer, through our clothing. You can find our website at where you can view and buy our clothing.

    I hope that you would consider placing a link to our website in your resource section. If there is anything we can do for you or if you would like to know any more information please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

    Yours faithfully,

    Ross Lindsay

  2. Casey Wink
    Mar 09, 2014 @ 15:13:36

    Love this website! Thanks for putting it together. Wanted to let you know that Kutaway sends you to an oriental website.

    • admin
      Mar 09, 2014 @ 16:08:47

      Thanks! And thank you for letting me know about the link.

  3. Mark O'Donovan
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:30:07

    Hi there,

    Love your site and it is great to have a listing of all adaptive clothing in one place. I would appreciate if you would consider to be listed as well. Here are some details about Wonsies. If you need further information please let me know.

    Wonsie specialises in bodysuits for older children and small to medium adults. The sizes of our ‘Wonsies’ start where most brands finish. There are many reasons why our customers love our hard-to-find bodysuits. They help to keep wandering hands out of nappies and incontinence pads, deter inappropriate undressing, keep curious fingers out of feeding buttons/PEG tubes, prevents eczema sufferers from scratching tummies, maintain a warm layer under clothes and anything else which requires top to bottom coverage.

    New to our range is the exclusive Tummy Access Wonsie, which is specially designed for anyone who is tube fed or has medication administered via the abdominal region. They feature a soft and discreet opening which can be opened or closed.

    Our bodysuits have been particularly popular with children with special needs. They are also great for toddlers who are simply too tall for store bought onesies to keep tummies and backs warm in winter and to keep that nappy on! Best of all, they are designed to look like regular clothes, just like their peers, so no one will know.

  4. Ryan
    Jan 08, 2015 @ 18:31:51

    Don’t forget! A wonderful site, and I know the owner as well.

  5. Susan Wilson
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 16:30:30

    My product, Snapsie, is a one-piece body suit for infants who may be on IV’s, monitors, or have a surgical site or orthopedic issue that would make it difficult or impossible to take clothing over the head. Snapsies open at both shoulders and can be pulled down or up. You can take a look at to learn more or order. Snapsies are available in sizes NB, S, M, L in a cute animal print, yellow or green. I just received Snapsies in preemie size (white only)! They’ll be on my website soon. In the meantime, if anybody is interested in preemie sizes, contact me directly through my website.

  6. Marie Assante
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 20:00:21

    Independence Day Clothing ( was created by a mother with an autistic son. The company manufactures and distributes adaptive preppy-to-trendy clothing for tweens, teens and young adults with special needs. The clothing line is designed to take dressing time from a 30-minute ordeal to a simple 3-minute task. All of the tops, bottoms and dresses are have no buttons, tags or zippers and are completely reversible. Additionally the line has hidden pouches in every piece of clothing that allow for a GPS monitoring device to be included for anyone with a child at risk for wandering.

  7. Charlotte Robinson
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 03:42:17

    Hi! What a great website! I am writing to you as I think my product has a lot of application here. The name of my company, “No Guts N Glory” is a small business that sells snap on underwear for women with any sort of mobility issues. I developed this idea after living with a Taylor Spatial Frame on my leg for 13 months. This device lengthened my leg 2.5 inches but made wearing conventional clothing very difficult. As a result I started making my own clothes to fit over the frame. My recovery made me realize that there is a real need for snap on undies. I hope you will take the time to look into my business at Thank you for taking the time to listen.
    Best Regards,
    Charlotte Robinson

  8. margarita martinez
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 15:54:24

    My name is margarita martinez, i have a 7 year old son with special needs. For years i have been searching for individuals who care for children with special needs. After years taking care of my son i started alterating his clothing that gave me the idea to create an online store with clothing for children with similar conditions as my son. If you like to visit the website you are all welcome to. If you have any questions you can contact at anytime. thank you all for your time.