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Five Things to Remember when Buying Toddler Clothes

prolog August 11, 2017

How do parents take care of their toddler? Between ages 1 and 3, a child will experience a lot of changes. It is at this time that they are becoming deceptive. They will start developing their own ideas and wants, but their bodies and emotions have not kept pace yet. For their physical needs, it is imperative that parents should learn ways in taking care of their children.

One of the things that parents should know is how to buy toddler clothes. Buying the right clothes will make both the parents and the child’s life easier. There are different things that parents should remember when buying a toddlers clothes.

1.    Comfort

There are some children who are oversensitive to how things feel on their skin. Some can’t even tolerate scratchy fabrics. Parents should experiment and should pay close attention to every little detail and the reaction of their child to the clothing. The quality of fabrics of your child’s old clothes is also a factor to consider before buying.

2.    Size

It is a fact that children grow fast especially during their toddler years. Sizes that end in “T” is for toddlers. Sizes in 2T are for a 2-year-old. 3T is intended for a 3-year-old and so on. Whether your toddler is a boy/girl, choosing the right size is very important. It should also be noted that there are some basic differences between a boy/girl clothing for parents to be aware of before purchasing clothing. Boys tend to be taller and bigger compared to girls and have longer arms and legs, which can make the sizing difficult. If parents are buying online, they can always use international size chart as their reference. Use this chart to convert between Australia, US, UK, and European kids’ sizes.

3.    Usefulness

It will be very embarrassing if you buy clothes only to find out that it could not be used by your child. There are some clothes that are not fashionable but are very functional. A good example is a waterproof clothing for children. They may not look good and attractive, but they protect the child from rain or snow.  So consider the usefulness of the clothes before buying.

4.    Season

It is important to consider the season before buying the clothes for your toddler. Children grow fast. Within a year, a child can grow several inches in height. Thus, it’s highly possible that seasonal clothes like swimming wear and coats will only last for one season. Be a smart buyer and choose clothes that are slightly bigger than your child’s current size so that the clothes will last at least two seasons.

5.    Style

After considering all the factors above, consider the style of the clothes. Fashion is a factor in buying and selecting the right clothes for your toddler. If you are following the trend, then it’ll be easier for you to find the right style for your child. If not, then you can read toddler outfit ideas on fashion blogs and magazines.

Final Thoughts

Buying clothes for your children is an investment. So please consider the ideas above as a guide on buying clothes for them. It will definitely help and bring convenience during your shopping.

 

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