A line of adaptive clothing for kids with disabilities is coming to Target

The new collection is 40 items, and includes features such as zip-off sleeves.
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A line of 40 new clothing items made specifically for children with disabilities will hit Target.com this weekend.

Target says this new adaptive clothing selection – part of its successful Cat & Jack brand – is designed to make getting dressed easier, for both the kids and their parents.

So what does that mean?

Some of the items will include snap buttons or zippers on the sides or backs. Others will sport "hidden openings" for access to a kid's stomach area.

Related:– Target's new 'sensory-friendly' clothing line for kids has no tags, flat seams

Clothing with zip-off sleeves, pajamas without feet coverings, plus diaper-friendly leggings and bodysuits will also be available. All of it is made with cotton.

Here's a small sample:

Julie Guggemos, senior vice president for product design and development at Target, said in the announcement that the company's goal is to make sure it has products its customers need at a reasonable price.

"We heard from our guests – and members of our own team – that there’s a need for adaptive clothing for kids that is both fashionable and affordable, so we set out to create exactly that,” she continued.

The new items go on sale at Target.com on Oct. 22, ranging in size from 2T-5T for toddlers, and XS-XXL for kids. Prices are from $4.50 to $39.99, but Target says most items are less than $20.

According to Mari Anderson, principal technical designer of kids apparel with Target, the team met with children to understand exactly what features were needed for an adaptive clothing line.

"Without a doubt, this has been the most meaningful project that I have been a part of," she said in the announcement.

This is the second recent collection tailored for kids with special needs. In August, Target released shirts and pants that were sensory-friendly, to help children with tactile sensitivities. And at the time, the retailer promised adaptive clothing was coming too.

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