Upping our children’s dressing

Upping our children’s dressing

The choice of children’s clothes depends on primarily on  functionality  and quality ; children’s clothes should be flexible enough to allow them to indulge in different activities during the day. Ensure that the size fits taking into consideration physical development and when purchasing clothes for children ensure that the store/shop/ seller has a return policy for wrongly sized clothes.

Functionality over purely making a fashion statement seems to be the rule of thumb when choosing children’s dressing.

The textures should be comfortable. Cotton is still lauded as the best material for children’s clothes. During the colder season flannels and jackets may suffice to keep our children warm.
 As children grow, they gain independence in learning how to dress themselves and may even seek freedom to select their own clothes.
Again when choosing children’s apparel, ensure that it is able to accommodate rapid physical development and growth.

The fabric should be tender and smooth to the skin especially for the new borns and toddlers. The material should be hypo allergenic, that is the child’s skin should not react to the fabric.
Clothes should be easy to put on and remove. Avoid too many tags, clips, draw strings for the young ones.
As children grow and gain independence, they develop taste and appreciation for certain clothes, certain colors, popular characters  and logos in their clothes, indulge them every once in a while in letting them choose their own clothes.
For the teenagers, clothes may boost self esteemas they try to fit in with their peers in terms of appearance even as they are in the crucial stage of forming their own identity.
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Kwambie Nyambane,
July 2016
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