How to Dress Your Baby for Montessori/Playschool/Preschool/Daycare?
by Hipkids Pakistan on Aug 11, 2022
Do you have a toddler who's ready to go to preschool? Well, then you are at the right place because this blog will give you all the information you need to help you get your toddler dressed up for a new chapter in their life. Clothes are such an important thing to consider when it comes to toddlers because the wrong fabric or design could make them feel uncomfortable, or worse, it could lead to heat rash and redness of the skin. One important thing to keep in mind before shopping for toddlers is that you are not sending your kid to work in a corporate environment, and hence they are not supposed to look like tiny accountants or tiny engineers.
As much as you would like to build up a wardrobe for your toddler to send them off to preschool, it's important to take into account a few things that would make their transition to a new place easier. The no. one rule for toddlers' clothing is always to put more stress on comfort and less on style. Kids of all ages love comfortable and breathable clothes in which they can easily jump around and play. After all, they will only be at that age for a short span of their lives where they can wear easy and colorful clothes anywhere and everywhere. After that, they will have their whole lives to adapt their clothing choices to their social setting.
Don't Stress It and Let Them Have Some Agency
Letting your child have the right to make a decision with respect to their clothing choices may seem a bit daunting at first because children can be stubborn and are not always capable of making the right choices. But it's important to let them have a say in their clothes because it would help you make an informed decision about the comfort level, right material, and fitting for your kid. As long as they are picking out clothes that are weather-appropriate, covered-up, and easy to carry, you are officially winning. Children can be very picky, but as long as your child isn't hell-bent on wearing shorts in winter and a sweater in summer, you can let them pick the clothes.
When buying clothes, try to avoid fitted clothes that could restrict their mobility and put them at unease when they are trying to play with their friends. Things that you should avoid when sending your child off to play school include button pants, long dresses, fancy sandals and fitted jeans etc. One of the most versatile clothing items that children of both sexes should have is comfortable cotton or jersey trouser. They are extremely soft and give children all the freedom they need to run and climb and do all the other stuff that children do without being inhibited by tight and stiff jeans. As your child reaches the age when they are ready to be potty-trained, make sure to buy easy-to-wear clothes that your child can easily take off whenever they want to go to the toilet. But for a potty-trained kid, jumpsuits and overalls are a big no.
Some Recommendations for Boys' Clothing
Some parents tend to dress their preschool boys as tiny adults with professional degrees and make them wear uncomfortable jeans, stiff shirts, leather belts, and lace-up shoes. What they don't understand is that it can be extremely painful for them to dress this way, and it restricts their mobility when they are supposed to enjoy themselves in the playground. There's no set standard for comfortable boys' clothes, but for summers, it's better to buy clothing articles made of cotton. Colorful cotton t-shirts and lightweight shorts can go a long way in the preschool journey of your child. For winters, you can get jeans that are not fitted, or sweatpants, along with hoodies, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Some added winter accessories include mittens, socks, and scarves, depending on the climate of the region where you live. If you are still indecisive about what to get for your boy, then we have a few inspirations for you.
Blue Lazy Sun Star T-Shirt
A beautiful bright blue cotton tee, with an animated sun and stars printed on it, that will brighten up the day of your kid and keep him cozy
All Basic Plain Navy Blue Short
A comfortable and breathable navy blue short with drawstrings, that your kid can wear day in and day out.
NK White Stick-On Shoes
White stick-on sneaker shoes, to keep you kid on his feet, and walk and play with ease.
Some Recommendations for Girls' Clothing
For girls, it's important to stress that parents should always put practicality over style because most people get easily swayed by the fancy and charming clothes that are available for female toddlers in stores. Shopping for girls can be extremely stressful because the choices are too many, and it becomes hard to draw the line between functionality and flair. But for girls, always try to avoid buying billowy and wide dresses, especially for preschool because wearing long dresses could make them trip and fall. For starters, you can get a few leggings in basic colors that they can wear under short dresses or t-shirts, and try to buy clothes that are mostly made of cotton or linen in summer. Try to avoid fancy shoes that have sequins or heels and buy the ones that cover the feet entirely, like sneakers or pumps. We live in a world of easy online shopping, so to make your shopping decisions easier we have got some great recommendations for you
- LM Girl Blue Sun cloud Rainbow Long Shirt
A beautiful and airy long dress-like shirt, that has a cute rainbow and sun applique. Your little one can wear it and twirl in it without tripping.
Girl Pink/Grey Floral Hoodie
If you have a fidgety child, that gets easily irritated and uncomfortable with layering in winter, you can get her this beautiful floral hoodie that’s far easier to carry than other winter ensembles.
Polo Ralph Lauran White/Pink Lace-Up Shoes
These cute white sneakers are color blocked with pink details to win the heart of your baby girl. These sneakers can easily be paired up with dresses and t-shirts and can be worn in all seasons.