Tips for Making Children’s Clothing More Comfortable

Written by on August 31, 2020 in Loans and Frugal Living with 0 Comments

If you have ever had the task of dressing a child before, then you will know that it isn't always as simple as it seems! There is a multitude of cute and cool children's clothing options available on the market, but don't be fooled by aesthetics; not all of the garments that are popular are actually practical and comfortable for the little person wearing them. From girls cardigans to boys' dungarees and everything in between, it is really beneficial to do your homework and find ways to make your kid's clothes as comfortable and wearable as they can be. With that in mind, here are some tips for how to get the most comfort in your children's clothing possible.

Take the Labels Out

A common problem that some kids have is finding the labels at the back of their shirts itchy and abrasive on their skin. The simplest way to solve this problem is to cut those labels out so they don't have to worry about the friction. If you are worried about things like girls cardigans getting lost at school, then you can always sew a new name label on the inside of the garment. Near the side seam or bottom seam are areas that do not pose the risk of it itching.

Size Up

The thing that you can guarantee about children is that they grow much faster than you think they will! If you want to be completely safe that your child's clothing isn't going to be uncomfortable because it is suddenly too small, then buying a size up is a good idea. A single size up won't look too baggy, but it will help them to grow into the garments without them feeling uncomfortable or tight.

Consider Fabrics

Kids are super active both at home and in school, so make sure that the clothes you buy for them are made from materials that are breathable and flexible. You can't go wrong with a classic like cotton. Compared to materials like nylon and polyester, cotton is cooler to the touch and much softer for a long day out playing or learning. Man-made fabrics also tend to be sticky.

Let Them Pick

This is more on the psychological side of things, but studies have shown that if you involve your child in the clothes picking process, then they tend to be more content and less complaining about the garments that they wear. This is particularly the case with shoes, with parents noting that there are no complaints of ‘pinching' or tightness when the child has been allowed to select a pair for themselves that they like.

Loose Garments

There is really no reason why a small child needs to be wearing clothing that is tight in certain areas, so stick to loose-fitting garments that are perfect for running around and playing in. Loose shirts and little pairs of jeans and leggings are all a kid needs to be happy!

Children will usually tell you if they don't like wearing something or they are uncomfortable but also look for signs such as hitching up straps, loose buttoned-up garments, or general tugging and readjusting. It might be a favourite item of clothing that they are loathed to say is not very comfortable to wear. Placate them by buying a replacement they love equally.

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