This is likely going to be my quickest post ever. But, hey! I thought it was worth sharing nonetheless! My preschooler (age three) came home referring to “Monteau Magic” (she attends francophone preschool because my husband only speaks french to our kids) and suddenly could put on her jacket without any help. She still needs help zipping it up. But considering it is recommended that children not wear winter jackets in their car seats, her jacket is unzipped the majority of the time anyways. This is a super easy coat hack for young kids and it works so well!
The best things about this hack include the fact:
- It’s super fast.
- Even my two-year-old can do it.
- It’s one less thing I have to do for them.
- They feel good about being more independent.
How to Set Up Super Easy Coat Hack for Young Kids (aka Monteau Magic):
First, place your child’s jacket on the ground or on a chair with the hood/ top of jacket facing their feet.
Next, have them slide their arms into the jacket as if they were putting the jacket on upside down and on their front.
Haven them flip the jacket over by raising their arms up, back, and around (like the motion of doing the back stroke). Et voila! Monteau Magic!
And there you go!
For another get ready faster hack, check out this post.
Do you have any tips on getting the kids ready faster? PLEASE oh PLEASE send them my way!