I receive a lot of questions about a choice of clothing for a new baby. In excitement lots of cute things are bought or gifted. Most of them stay unworn waiting for their turn to be given away!
In excitement lots of cute things are bought or gifted. Most of them stay unworn waiting for their turn to be given away!
Here is my guide to choosing children’s clothing based not on the size, but child’s development stages and their physical needs.
If you ever tried to button up a shirt on a 12 month old baby, you probably hear me. Oh, it’s so cute! Where is the right size? How much? I’ll take it!
And then you realise, that cute tiny button at the back of a dress – it’s not humanely possible to fasten it on your crawling wriggly child. Because a) she has no interest in getting dressed in a first place and b) in that cute little button in particular, unless she wants to put it in her mouth.
So, I came up with an indication of developmental stages corresponding to baby sizes.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have them on sizing labels just to remind parents/grannies what they are getting into by buying that oh so cute outfit yet again.
0/3 month – fragile and messy
3/6 month – wriggly wriggler and still messy
6/12 month – on the move and even messier
12/24 month – catch me if you can
2/3 years – I can do it myself and oops, I did it again (potty training)
3/4 years – I do it my way!
This is not a complete list, try to look at how your child develops and buy clothing that is comfortable for him and convenient for you to change.
A more detailed description of each size with clothing recommendations to follow…