How to Buy: Clothes for 1 to 2 Year Olds

todder clothesOnce your child is a toddler, they are more active and need clothes that can take more wear and tear. Soft denims, leggings and rompers are perfect for active toddlers and protect those tender knees while they are crawling around or taking their first steps.

When buying clothes for infants, it’s important to know what you really need before heading to the store as with a wide variety of colors and styles available nowadays, it can be very difficult to make a decision.

Moreover, finding the right size and comfortable style are other important factors to consider. Here are some ways you can choose the ideal clothes for your 1 to 2 year old baby.

Size Tag

Most clothing brands have a size tag on them. Therefore, in all probability a 1 year old would wear clothes with 1 year or 12 months written on them. However, as all children grow differently, a bigger baby might require a slightly bigger size, while a small baby could do with a size smaller.

Due to the confusion created, many infant clothing brands have started printing an approximate weight and length on their clothes, which is a better way to select the right size.

Type of Clothes

It is very important to buy comfortable clothes to complement tender skin. Turtleneck t-shirts with snaps at the neck make them easier to wear and remove them.

When buying pants for 1 to 2 year olds, check inside the waist for an adjustable waistband attached with buttons to adjust the waist size. This will ensure that you can use them for a longer time.

Also, it’s a good idea to buy pants with a snap closure rather than button closures as it would easy to handle put them on and take them off. Ensure there are no loose-fitting tags, buttons or strings on the clothes to avoid strangling or choking.

Budget

It is important to decide the budget for clothing and accordingly head towards an appropriate store. Departmental stores are reasonably priced but don’t usually offer variety and durability of clothes. If funds are low, it may be a good idea to shop online for baby clothing & kids wear as these online stores enable you to grab some great deals through special offers & discount coupons at times.

Children specialty stores tend to price their goods slightly higher than others, but offer excellent variety and quality. Additionally, shopping during sales and off-season can help save you a lot of money.

Complementing Clothes

It is a good idea to team up your clothing with other clothes and accessories while you are at the store itself. For example, a shirt can be paired with matching trousers or skirts, along with some accessories like hats, shoes or headgear.

It is also a good idea to have some formal or dressy outfits for special occasions and going out. This saves last minute trouble of having to buy clothes in a hurry.

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