I love shopping and the new craze is online shopping for me. I think one thing which I buy a lot online are clothes. Online shopping has made the whole shopping experience hassle-free for moms. As a mom, I mostly lookout for good kids wear online. There are many things to which you should pay attention while you shop for kids wear like comfort, size, fabric, budget etc.
When you shop for kids wear, you should use always lookout for good quality. My elder one has very sensitive skin and when she was small, we had a tough time while buying clothes for her. The sensitive skin needs the best quality materials. Cotton used to suit her and it is the best for small kids as it is soft and good for a baby’s skin. Other than the fabric, other important things to check are the zippers and the buttons. Make sure they do not harm your kids and also the clothing should not be very tight or loose for them.
It’s best to buy clothes according to the weather conditions as any problem because of the clothing is the last thing you want. For example, in summers or rainy season, its best to go for cotton, and in winter try to buy woolens or something which is warm enough for the child.
I often used to make this mistake of buying either oversized or small size clothes for my girls initially. But now I make sure to check the size beforehand. While shopping online, there are size charts available but it’s hard to judge well and buy clothes. It is better to know the return policy when making a purchase either online or otherwise. Actually its always better to go for a size bigger than the actual size as the kids grow really fast.
Kids grow really fast and often moms have to run to buy and bigger sized clothes. So, it’s always better to not buy very expensive clothes for your little one. Other than the fact that they outgrow them really fast, we cannot forget the wear and tear of the clothes. While you shop for kids wear, it’s better to go for non-expensive ones for daily use but for party wear, one can go with a little expensive one.
It’s always better to buy at the end of season sales as you might get some great deals on some good brands. Also, during a festive season, you can get some great discounts. I know it’s not easy to judge a child’s size but you can always buy a bigger size that can fit your child later if you are really getting a good deal.
Mix and match–
I try to buy t-shirts or tops in different colours which can be paired up with any type of denim or skirts. For boys, you can buy t-shirts in colours which can go easily with any outfit. It’s all about making smart choices and later dressing them up using different combinations.
Last but not least, you can let your child choose for themselves once in a while. Later anyways, they are going to have their own choice. When my younger one was just 3 years old, she used to have preferences and her own choice. She loved wearing skirts and frocks. A child who is happy with what they are wearing is a happy child.
Shopping for kids wear is fun when you have so many options available especially online. These were a few of my tips to take care of while buying clothes for kids. This list is from my personal experience as a mom.
Do share your tips with other moms about how you shop for kids wear in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you.
Also, read comfortable and fashionable clothing ideas for moms
October 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm
These are really helpful tips, Deepa. More so for someone like me, who isn’t a Mom but has nieces to shop for.
Thanks for sharing.
October 24, 2017 at 2:17 am
To be honest I dislike shopping because I personally want to
spend my time and money somewhere else. But I do shop and and then and thats mostly in a second hand shops. We live in Switzerland and its incredible what people throw here…
October 24, 2017 at 8:05 am
October 24, 2017 at 3:52 am
Good tips. Man I wish the boys clothes section were as big as the girls. I swear it’s like that in every store : )
October 24, 2017 at 8:06 am
October 25, 2017 at 1:15 am
Sometimes it’s too difficult for me to pick right clothes for my boy. These are really helpful tips for me. keep those tips in mind while shopping next time.
October 25, 2017 at 8:15 am
October 27, 2017 at 10:43 am
Excellent tips. I have been going by comfort, budget and weather, but now that my boy is growing up, he has his own choices of prints too.So I agree that kid’s choice is also important.
October 27, 2017 at 10:57 am
October 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm
Wow…this is so well written & thanks for such a detailed post. I always get confused with my little one’s online cloth shopping…I think I am soughted now.
October 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm
October 27, 2017 at 11:28 pm
I really like all the tips here. The best is mix and match. It’s something I am unable to do very effectively.
October 29, 2017 at 12:05 am
October 27, 2017 at 11:58 pm
I am generally not very fond of online shoppinf for cloths. I love the idea of trying out the cloths and feeling the fabric raw with my hands. Yet I loved your ideas about benefits of shopping online.
October 29, 2017 at 12:06 am
Thank you Anupriya
October 28, 2017 at 11:51 pm
Yes kids have choices too and very well defined too. Great tips.
October 29, 2017 at 12:08 am
October 29, 2017 at 12:38 am
These are some great tips. Kid’s choice indeed makes a lot of difference.
October 29, 2017 at 11:09 am
October 29, 2017 at 7:18 am
These are some good tips. I generally forget to check the return policy when I really love the clothes, but recently had an experience where I regretted not going through the policy before.
October 29, 2017 at 11:10 am
Yes..some websites have different policies. Better to check them before buying. Thanks Soumya
October 29, 2017 at 2:34 pm
Very useful tips. Thanks for the post mama,
October 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm
October 29, 2017 at 6:46 pm
At times, I buy my son’s clothing during sale even when not required, but then I ensure to buy a little larger size that may fit him after a few months or so ?
October 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm
Haha..I guess we all do it. Thanks.
October 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm
These are some amazing tips. I make sure to get a size bigger because kids grow out of their clothes so quickly.
October 30, 2017 at 8:18 am
October 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm
These are some lovely outfits and I agree that retailers with a return policy is very important. I once bought shoes for babyT and then found out there was a no return policy. He didn’t even wear them once.
October 30, 2017 at 8:19 am
October 30, 2017 at 11:16 am
I soooo agree. I have been looking at various stores for clothes for my daughter and it is so difficult to find clothes to wear at home. I will check myntra out. Seems like a good option and the size chart will make it so easy for me to get the right size for my baby.
October 30, 2017 at 2:37 pm