Target’s line of kids’ clothing Cat & Jack (which you already know I love for our sensory-sensitive kids) is getting a limited-edition update, and it’s sensory-friendly. You’ve probably seen me talk about the Cat & Jack collection before on our Facebook page because my sensory sensitive son has done so well with their regular line. And now they have a line of special needs clothing! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
The line was designed in part by Stacey Monsen, a design director at Target whose daughter is on the autism spectrum.
“I have a 7-year-old daughter, Elinor, who has autism. For pants or shorts, I either size way up, or buy pieces that are all function, no style. I’ve met lots of other parents who face similar challenges, including many of our guests and team members,” Monsen said in a statement. “After talking with some of my internal design colleagues I thought, why not create pieces that address some of these problems?”
Special Needs Clothing for the Sensitive Child
Items in the collection include shirts for girls and boys, and girls’ leggings. All items feature heat-transferred labels in place of tags and flat seams. Graphic tees are without embellishments and have one-dimensional designs to reduce the likelihood of irritation, and leggings are easy to pull on with a higher rise to fit with diapers.
While the collection is limited, Target said it plans on adding adaptive clothing for kids with disabilities this fall. I’m personally looking forward to seeing what they come up with — and I’m sure you hope, as I do, that this becomes a permanent collection!
“The key is to keep researching, learning and developing,” Monsen added. “The Target team has immense passion and collective knowledge, and I love that we’re using it to develop products and solutions that will change people’s lives. My goal is to keep being an advocate, for my daughter and for others.”
I recently talked about the great Cat & Jack clothing line for my own sensory kiddo!
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