Baby boys are human tornadoes. They damage garments faster than girls, so clothing them can be expensive. Follow our tips to choose the right boys’ clothes that will save time and money in the long run.
The choice of styles and designs is seemingly infinite, which makes shopping complicated. You need not only natural fabrics and designs your baby will like. Sizing can be tricky, and the items should also be extra durable. The range of baby boys’ clothes on The Trendy Toddlers suits every budget. But which of these delightful outfits should you pick?
Be Original and Practical
Chain stores are packed with colorful items, but the range for girls is usually much wider. You would not like your little angel to wear the same t-shirts as the other boys at the park or childcare center. Moreover, those items are usually poorly made. So, what should you do?
Shop online. E-stores offer a wider range, with styles and brands that are unavailable at local malls. They also provide detailed descriptions of products, including fabrics, so you can make informed decisions. Choose the size based on your baby’s height and weight, and make sure the return policy is convenient.
Pay for Good Quality
Prioritize quality over quantity. Boys’ clothes must be well-designed, carefully stitched, durable, easily washable, and comfortable for everyday use. You do not have to splurge on luxury items, but the cheapest options should raise suspicion.
As boys get messy a lot, opt for darker colors and thicker fabrics. Focus on thoughtful design and manufacturing. Such boys’ clothes will not cost you a fortune, and you can always shop around online.
Choose Natural Fabrics
Natural fibers, such as organic cotton or bamboo rayon, are always preferable. Blends of natural and synthetic materials (e.g., 75% cotton + 25% polyester) may also be acceptable. You need fabrics that are gentle to the skin, feel comfortable and ensure fire protection, particularly in the case of pajamas. Blends are more durable and easier to iron.
Size up, Never down
Babies grow incredibly quickly, so sizing up is perfectly acceptable. The clothes may feel a little baggy initially, but you may use a waistband or cuff the sleeves temporarily. Eventually, your boy will grow into the outfits. Any garment that lasts more than one season is great value for money.
Wash All Clothes First
Always wash new clothes with a good detergent before dressing your baby. This is essential, as the fabric may contain some chemicals or dyes. Babies have very sensitive skin, and any harmful substances are absorbed quickly.
The Bottom Line
These tips will help you choose practical and stylish items for your boy’s wardrobe. Buying too many boys’ clothes is unsustainable and unreasonable, as babies outgrow them quickly. Plan ahead and shop off-season to save more. Pay close attention to the sizing charts and return policies of online stores. Remember that buying bigger sizes is not only acceptable — it is also reasonable.
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