Updated to add:
I just went to thank all of you who left me a comment or emailed me today. After doing some research on- line and following my instinct, I did make an appointment for her to see the pediatrician. Thank you for all your kind advice and prayers. It's always hard to see our children struggle, isn't it? It just feels good to know we are not alone!
It started a couple of years ago with tags in shirts. Then she started with socks, and we bought her seamless socks and that didn't work. This winter she wouldn't wear any pants with buttons. No elastic, no tight straps, nothing that sits on her waist. Right now it's gotten so bad that she refuses to wear any shoes at all, except a pair of crocs. She won't wear anything in her hair either, no ponytails, braids, bows...
I don't know if this is a phase or if she is having some serious sensory issues. She has no other issues...she is affectionate and loving, is a great eater, loves to try new things, is creative and friendly and outgoing.
Has anyone else out there been through this? Is it a phase? Could it be a real sensory issue? I'm wondering if I should take her to the doctor. She doesn't even like to go to dance anymore because she doesn't like the way her tap and ballet shoes feel :( I'd love to hear some advice if you have some!