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How To Choose Clothes For Toddlers

Choosing clothes for toddlers can be as easy as pie as long as you are armed with appropriate knowledge and understanding. Here is a guideline to help you buy the right clothes for your toddler.

Get The Right Fit

Size is very important when buying clothes for toddlers. Avoid buying “one size fits all” or “free size” outfits just to make your task easier. Know the right size, including height and weight as well. This is important because toddlers grow very fast. You do not want to buy clothes that are either too small or too big as this will only make your toddler uncomfortable and impede his movement. You can get the correct size by observing the size of his present clothes. Getting his clothes repaired is also a good idea to ensure they fit his body.

Prioritize Comfort

There are plenty of toddler clothes available but not all of them provide comfort. Choose toddler clothes that are comfy to wear. Opt for clothes made of natural fabrics such as cotton, hemp and linen. They are lightweight, breathable and keep moisture away from the body so your active toddler can stay fresh and cool throughout the day. Avoid buying clothes made of synthetic fabrics as they tend to trap heat causing toddlers to sweat more.

Buy A Few of Each Type

Choose few pieces of clothes for each season. For everyday clothes, cotton underwear, plain, cotton t-shirts, shorts and pants with an elastic waistband and overalls with adjustable straps. Buy two-piece pajamas for sleepwear. Make sure they are flame-retardant. Sweatshirts, hooded coats and jackets that zip-up, socks, mittens and ear muffs for winter wear.

Know Your Toddler’s Preferences

Children want to exercise their freedom, especially when it comes to their clothes. Find out what your little one likes. Better yet, take him with you when you go shopping. Allow him to choose clothes featuring his favorite color or cartoon character. Not only will you be able to get the correct fit but you are also assured that your toddler will like the clothes.

Be Practical

Do not be tempted by fashion trends. Remember, trends come and go so stick to classic pieces. In addition, do not spend too much money on toddler clothes especially if you are on a tight budget. Stick to your budget. Know which clothes are okay to pay extra for good quality that will last (such as a good pair of jeans or winter jacket) and clothes you can buy cheap or in bulk (e.g. t-shirts and socks). Also, avoid buying designer clothes. Your toddler does not need it.

Look For Great Deals

Clothes are on sale during end of seasons so take advantage of that. Score the clothes department of Target, Sears or JCPenney for great deals. Collect discount coupons. Search the web for online stores that offer free shipping. Accept hand-me downs. Organize a clothing swap with moms in your neighbourhood.

Buying clothes for toddlers can be a big challenge. But, if you follow these simple tips, your toddler will have a functional wardrobe for all seasons.

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