Our little ones have the tendency of outgrowing all their clothes in a blink of an eye. Shopping for our little ones is like a game of juggling; from stressing on the size of the clothes to ensuring the fabric is the right choice for your little one. With that being said, shopping your little munchkins can be a daunting task and it’s inevitable that your little ones will grow out of them. It does not matter if it is for a baby, toddler, pre-schooler, or even a preteen. We have got all of it covered! Here are 5 things to keep in mind when shopping for your little ones.
Kids outgrow their clothes within a span of a few months so why not opt for styles that grow with your kids! Shop for cleverly designed onesies with extra fabric or buttons to comfortably fit growing babies and reversible clothes that offer the delight of two outfits rolled into one. Clothes that can be easy to mix and match will encourage children to pick their own outfits every day thereby making them more independent early on.
You wouldn’t want your child to be uncomfortable in what they are wearing. Make sure that the fabric you choose for the little one is soft and not harsh to the touch. It should not cause irritation to the skin and should not be the kind that would shrink. You don’t want the clothing to be tight just after two washes. Natural fabrics such as organic cotton softer and more comfortable for tropical climates, being free of harmful chemicals, they are a safer choice for children and the planet.
Children need clothes that are suited with their active lifestyle. Soft and comfortable clothes in which kids can jump, play, and carry on with their fun activities are a big plus. Choose thoughtfully designed garments keeping the comfort of children in mind, itchy labels and uncomfortable seams are an absolute no-no if you want kids to be happy and cheerful all day long.
Babies and toddlers tend to outgrow clothes in a very short time span. You would not want to buy too many clothes and end up with clothes of the same size that do not fit. It is advisable to buy garments that are one size bigger than your child’s regular size, so that it can be worn for a longer time the normal size so that the children can at least wear them a little bit longer. It is always best to get help from the staff at the store where you are shopping. Not every brand has the same kind of sizing charts. Check the size charts and see what suits your little one best.
If you have pre-schoolers at home, buying elastic clothing is always best. Kids this age always end up wanting to do everything on their own. It is thus best to buy clothing that they can wear on their own without any issue. Elastics are the best kind when it comes to easy wear. They can be easily worn and taken off, which is what you want for your little one.
Baby (0-11 months)
At this age, the most important aspect to consider is the fabric. Babies have extremely delicate skin, so ensure that clothing you buy is of high quality. Soft cotton and linen are best suited at this stage. A rough fabric can end up causing irritation on your baby’s skin which is not something you want. It is always best to buy in small quantities, as babies grow fast. Buy pastels and soft colours for the child. You can go quirky with different types of prints, such as toy motifs, animal and bird prints, umbrellas and so much more.
Toddler (1-3 years)
This is a crucial stage because kids in this age are quite curious. The clothing should be something that attracts the kid’s attention and something they would like. Since children at this age are more likely to drop food on clothing and generally make a mess, buy fabric that is easily washable. It should also be comfortable while playing and walking.
Pre-schooler (3-5 years)
Much like the previously mentioned points, the same goes for this age group as well. Make sure to stock up on stretchable clothing a lot. This is mainly because kids these ages always tend to dress up alone. While buttons can be a bit of a hassle, elastic pants are a lot easier to tackle.