5 Tips to Dress Kids for the Colder Weather
“Baby, it’s cold outside,” you said for the umpteenth time. And yet, it seems like your kid couldn’t be bothered.
As we head into fall, parents around the world are faced with this common conundrum: How to get the kids to wear warm clothes without any tantrums. Getting your child to wear a long-sleeve or even a lightweight jacket can often be a challenge, especially if they are prone to having their way with their clothing choices. But sometimes, children also refuse warm clothes because they are uncomfortable or the clothes are making them overheat. Some kids also have sensory issues and can often exhibit strong reactions to certain fabrics and textures, in which case, you should consult a pediatrician.
Dressing babies and toddlers for the fall is almost like art. You need to make sure that they are warm – not too hot or too cold, but just right. Here are some tips to do that:
Dress them in thin layers
Choose comfortable fabrics
Pick clothes that are easy to put on and pull off
Let them choose
Make getting dressed a fun activity
Fall doesn’t really need too many thick layers, or too many layers, for that matter. To make sure your little one is warm and comfortable, get them to put on two thin layers that do not restrict their movement. Layering also allows them to remove any item, instead of having to choose between freezing or getting overheated.
Sometimes, fall essentials like jackets can be rough and scratchy, which can cause your child to take them off or simply refuse to wear them. That is why you should always buy your kids’ clothes from reputable sellers that offer quality products crafted from premium, comfortable fabrics. You can also take the collar or inner lining tags off for added comfort.
Kids should be able to take off a layer of clothing when they want. This is especially important if you are trying to teach your kid to dress themselves. They should be able to put on their clothes and take them off easily. So, avoid buying clothes with too many buttons or zippers in hard-to-reach places.
When you provide your kid with choices, it gives them a sense of power or authority. So, allow them to pick their fall outfits. If you don’t want them to run out the door in a pair of shorts, limit the options. For instance, you can select two or three outfits and ask them to pick one.
Kids, especially toddlers, love activities that are fun and exciting. There are many ways in which you can make dress time fun. You can play some music, sing your own little ditty, or even make it a race to see how fast they can put their jacket on.
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