Dressing up your little princess is fun, right? What's a challenge, though, is choosing between comfort and fashion.
Little girls start figuring out their sense of style from an early age. Some will go towards clothes that feel comfortable, while others will fall in love with outfits that make a fashion statement.
That said, the best kids wear should combine both comfort and fashion. If you have to choose, go for comfort over fashion.
Here are a few more tips to help you choose the best outfit for your baby girl.
- The Fabric
When choosing outfits for baby girls, one of the most important factors to consider is the fabric. No matter how pretty the dress looks, the fabric it is made out of should be super comfortable for your baby girl.
Different kids have different personalities. A lot of times, they will have different fabric preferences. As a parent, you will get to know your child’s preferences with time.
Generally speaking, though, consider going for fabrics like cotton, silk, and chiffons because they are soft, light, and comfortable. Your little girl will be happier and have more freedom when wearing comfortable fabrics.
- The Season
Another important factor you should consider when choosing kids wear for your baby girl is the current season. In the summer, go for light fabrics like chiffon and cotton. Cotton and chiffon clothes are not only comfortable, but they also absorb sweat. This will keep them cool in the hot weather.
For the winter season, go for velvet outfits, or light fabric outfits in multiple layers. As a rule of thumb, your baby girl should always have one more layer of clothing than you, unless the weather is hot. Invest in clothes that are easy to layer one on top of the other. They should be easy to remove or add while keeping the baby comfortable.
If you live in a constantly cold area, get thicker and heavier options for your baby. Bulky clothes, however, aren’t usually very comfortable. Instead, consider making your girl wear stockings under the dress with a cotton t-shirt and then pair the outfit with a good cap and she will be warm enough under the covers.
You should also consider the size of the clothes. Babies grow at a surprising rate. Different babies also grow at different rates, so some babies will grow faster than others. This is why it is important to shop according to your baby’s size and weight and not her age. Age does not have a significant impact on the sizing of baby clothes. This is why most clothing brands list the weight range on their baby clothes.
As you shop for size, go for clothes that are slightly bigger. Your baby will probably still outgrow it in no time at all. You should, however, keep in mind that the clothes will look best when they are the correct size. So don't buy clothes that are too big. Instead, get something that is reasonably sized that your baby will grow into within a short time.
- Avoid buttons, ties, or bows
Besides being comfortable, your little angel's clothes also need to be as safe as possible. Avoid clothes with buttons, ties, or bows until they are a bit older. Don't go for clothes with decorative rhinestones, small buttons, or embellishments that can be choking hazards for your princess. Outfits that have long ties that pull tightly around your baby’s neck, arms, or legs are also unsafe.
If your baby girl likes outfits with decorations, make sure that they are sewed on tight. The decorations, buttons, and ribbons should also not be at the back of the outfit because babies spend most of their time on their backs. Having the decorations at the back makes the entire outfit uncomfortable for the baby.
- Go for clothes that are easy to put on and take off
You should also consider how easy the clothes will be to put on and take off. We talk a lot more about how to dress your baby in this post, but if you need the short and sweet version of things, here's how to do it:
- Get clothes that have snaps at the neck or ones that have wide necks.
- If you have to pull anything over your baby's head, do so quickly. This is because babies panic when they can’t see you or when their breathing is blocked.
- Go for clothes that have snaps at the front. They are easier to put on and take off compared to those with zippers and snaps at the back.
- Outfits with snaps at the crotch area are easy to take off and they also make it easy for you to change diapers. You can do so quickly, without having to take off all your baby’s clothes.
- Clothes with loose sleeves also come off easier than the ones with tight sleeves.
There are a lot of options when it comes to dressing baby girls. However, the most important factor that you need to consider is their comfort.
If you have been looking for that comfortable yet stylish outfit for your little angel, you have come to the right place. Check out our catalog to see what we have to offer! Plus, with the tips outlined here, choosing the perfect outfit for her should be a breeze!