How to choose kids Dress
Picking out your children’s clothes can sometimes be a complicated task. This is especially true for first-time parents. We want our children to feel comfortable and be free to roll around on the floor and get dirty. But at the same time, we also love it when they are neat and tidy.
Even during adolescence, the function that shoes and clothing fulfil shouldn’t be based solely on keeping up appearances. That doesn’t mean we can’t make an effort to keep our children looking good or that we should promote sloppiness. But we should allow our children to have a say in what they wear.
As parents, we need to realize that, when it comes to children, we need to make comfort and functionality priority. It makes no sense to try to maintain a spotless image if it means your child can’t have fun and be a kid.
In this sense, many of us are guilty of putting our own vanity before the needs of our little ones as children.
Ergonomic function focuses on providing children with the ability to move around freely. It’s important that your children’s clothing be easy to put on, stretchy, and have rubber fasteners. You should stay away from tight fitting belts, which can injure your little one.
The “right” colors
Despite social conventionalism, there are no “right” colors for boys or girls. Parents are free to dress their children in any color they choose, because the colors a child wears are not what defines his or her gender.
Your son can like the color pink, and your daughter can like the color blue. Or they can like purple, or green, or yellow. And that’s okay! Clothing is a good way to educate children beyond the ancient norms that society often tries to impose.
The key when it comes to choosing clothing colors is being creative and not imposing limits. There are many ways to combine different colors. The result will depend on how well you know how to play with them when choosing your child’s outfit.
And let’s not forget the benefits of color therapy. Dressing your little ones in certain colors can boost their creativity, improve mood and make them more active.
Seasonal clothes and shoes
Children should wear clothing and footwear that fits the time of year. If the weather is hot, then you should never put your child in heavy clothing or stifling shoes. And in the same way, you shouldn’t force your child to wear thin fabrics or short dresses if the temperature is too low.
Dressing properly according to weather conditions isn’t just a question of comfort, but also a question of health. Inappropriate clothing can cause your child to get a cold, to overheat. And of course, it can also put your little one in a bad mood.
In colder weather, make sure your child is wearing closed toed shoes. On warm, sunny days, reach for sandals, flip flops, or canvas tennis shoes.
It’s important to put our child’s health and happiness first, not the image we want to portray. When choosing the clothes your child will wear, we shouldn’t project our own tastes and desires on them. Rather, we should let the clothing be a reflection of who they are.
Choosing clothes for your baby
When it comes to babies, the guidelines are much more specific. There are several factors and details that you need to pay attention to when picking out your baby’s clothing.
When babies are under 12 months of age, then it’s especially important to avoid clothing with large straps or ties. This is because they can get caught or snag on other objects.
Snaps and Velcro closures need to be easy to open and close and shouldn’t rub or pinch your baby’s delicate skin. Also, make sure all snaps and decals, etc., are securely attached to the clothing to avoid a choking hazard. It’s best to stay away from clothing with buttons and zippers.
Small babies should only use socks or booties. Putting tiny shoes on your new-born may be a temptation, but remember there really is no need. Whatever you put on your little one’s feet should be flexible and well fitting. As for crawlers and walkers, you can opt for socks or soft soled shoes with rubber gripping to avoid accidents.
Sweaters and jackets should be loose fitting so that your child can move freely. Avoid articles that have to go over your little one’s head, unless the neck is wide enough to go on and off without a struggle. Babies can become anxious when an article of clothing remains over their face for too long.