What to Look For When Buying Clothes for Your Little One
Children's clothing is becoming increasingly trendy. So, when you're picking out the latest styles try to keep a few things in mind. Just like adult clothing, kids and baby clothes can be seasonal. Look to have garments for all seasons, heavier jackets and sweaters for autumn and winter and light loose fitting clothing for spring and summer.
Also, you don't need to confine yourself with the traditional blue and pink. Children's clothes come in a wide variety of colours and patterns so that you can easily match their style and yours. Plus, with a wide assortment of clothing options your kid can be ready for any occasion. From a relaxing day at the beach to splashing around in puddles to a fancy dinner party, and everything in between, your kid can easily look her best.
Kids can go from looking their best to looking a mess in no time flat. You can make things easier for yourself if you get children's clothes that are machine washable. Cotton and cotton blends are some of the most commonly found fabrics. Cotton is machine washable and gets softer with each wash. Cotton blends are also soft, resist wrinkles, and dry quicker than cotton. Blends can also be less expensive. Other fabrics such as linen, cashmere, or hand-knit fabrics are higher maintenance and will need dry cleaning or ironing.
Picking the right size can be a bit tricky, as the same size can vary from brand to brand. In general, sizing is done by age and weight. For example you might see a label that read: "3-6 months, 6-8kg." Remember, the sizing on labels is simply a suggestion. Consider buying one size up from what you think your child needs. For example, for a 3-month-old, buy a 6-month-old size. While the clothes might seem big, your child will definitely grow into it. The most important thing to consider with sizing is that your child is comfortable in her new clothes.
What to Look for When Buying Girls Clothes
From tops and dresses to swimwear and shoes, you can easily dress up your little girl in the latest fashions. Be aware that girls clothes will tend to have more accents on them, such as sequins, buttons, or bows. Make sure to give those things a firm tug to make sure they can't come off easily and pose a choking hazard. Also, make sure shoes are snug and comfortable, but not too tight.
What to Look for When Buying Boys Clothes
Same rule applies to boys clothes; make sure there isn't anything that could be a potential choking hazard. Also, try to find clothing that's easy to put on and take off. For example, pants with elastic waists eliminate the problem of zippers getting jammed, especially important when you've got a fussy kid that needs to be changed. We carry everything from boys pants and shoes to swimwear and outerwear.
What to Look for When Buying Infant/Newborn Clothing
Your newborn is going to sleep a lot. So, socks, caps, booties, and one-piece body suits and sleepers are must-haves to make sure your little one stays warm and cozy. Look for sleepers and body suits that have snaps at the crotch as they make diaper changes easier. Also, remember that newborns have very sensitive skin so check the clothing for chemicals or dyes that could give your baby a rash.
There are, of course, lots of clothes for girls and boys. But, maybe you're buying clothing as a gift and you're not sure if it's going to be a girl or a boy. Best Buy carries lots of gender neutral and unisex children's clothes as well, so you don't have to worry.
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