Re: 18 month old shirt problems
Sounds like a normal phase to me, but the mother should have the Dr. check her if she's going to stress about it. My 18 month old is currently going through her shoe phase. She wants a shoe on at ALL times, even if it's only one, and heaven forbid anyone try and take it off. My other kids have gone through the same phases.
I do believe thought that the baby is picking up on the tension surrounding the times she has to go and visit her Father. BOTH parents should be making this a positive time for her and putting their own feelings aside for the sake of their daughter. Also, in my opinion, there shouldn't be any friends involved during the pick up and drop off time either. If it's so bad that you have to go to the Police station, then some adult/parenting counseling may be a good option for the Mom and Dad to consider. You'd be a better friend for suggesting that sort of thing, than planting seeds of doubt because an 18 month old doesn't want to take her shirt off.