This TikTok parent shared an ingenious hack for getting your kids to wear clothes they don’t want: Just put a Pokémon on it!
Katy-Robin Garton (@katyrobinbird) is a parent and TikToker whose kids are starting to get to the age where they have preferences about what they wear, which can make clothing shopping tricky.
Fortunately, Katy-Robin recently came up with a hack for getting her kids to wear clothes they don’t like, and it’s truly a game changer: She irons a patch with her kids’ favorite characters onto the clothes and voila! Suddenly, they love them!
The video begins with Katy-Robin standing in her kitchen with a red jacket spread out on the counter in front of her. The mom has a towel laid out over the jacket and is ironing a small section of the towel. “What are you doing?” Katy-Robin’s husband asks as he approaches his wife.
“Elliot’s getting more particular about what he wears,” Katy-Robin explains as she continues to iron. “I got him this jacket and he won’t wear it.”
Then, Katy-Robin reveals that she has ironed a Pikachu patch onto the jacket. “I went online and I got a Pikachu patch,” she explains. “Because if there’s a Pikachu on it, he’ll love it.”
“Put a Pikachu on it!” Katy-Robin’s husband jokes.
Katy-Robin laughs and continues to iron. “I actually bought a pack of 20 Pokémon patches,” the mom admits. “Anything he won’t wear that I want him to, I’m just going to put a Pokémon on it.”
But that’s not all! Katy-Robin reveals that she also purchased My Little Pony patches for her daughter! “I wish someone would have told me this years ago!” Katy-Robin exclaims.
The video ends with Katy-Robin’s husband zooming in on the finished Pikachu patch. “It looks pretty good,” Katy-Robin says.
Viewers applauded the genius hack and shared similar parenting hacks of their own.
“I saw a woman put Paw Patrol stickers all over her food packages so her little one would eat ‘special Paw Patrol food,’” one viewer shared.
“Gotta patch them all!” another viewer joked.
“This is absolutely brilliant. Whoever is writing the parenting manual, add this immediately,” commented another TikToker.
Getting kids to wear the clothes you choose can be tough, but when in doubt, just put a Pikachu on it!
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