Clothes are an important part of a child’s life, and it’s important to make sure your child has appropriate clothing for every occasion. Even if your child doesn’t have any fancy events coming up this month, you still want to make sure he has clean and appropriate clothes to wear every day. But what do you look for when buying dress for boys?
To find out, read this guide on what to look for when buying clothes for boys of all ages, from toddler on up through teenage years.
Boys vary in size dramatically at different ages and stages. It’s safe to buy pants one or two sizes up at first, then check back after about 6 months. Buy several pairs of pants in his current size so you have back-ups as he grows! In general, take your cues from his shirts (which we’ll discuss next): if it fits well through the shoulders, you’re good.
Look at how comfortable your child is in his current clothing. If he seems fidgety or uncomfortable, you may need to buy clothing that fits looser, giving him room to move around. On the other hand, if your son is complaining about being too hot in his shirt and pants, go shopping for lighter-weight clothing that will breathe better. The more comfortable he feels now, the more likely he will be willing to wear his new clothes.
There are many different styles of clothing that boys can wear and it’s up to you which ones he is going to like. When picking out something from one of his drawers, take note if there are holes or if there are stains on them.
When he sees holes or stains on his clothes, he will not want to wear them again. If these things start happening, then it is time for him to get new ones. He might start getting embarrassed if he has bad-smelling underwear on too.
Protection from harm
There’s no doubt that there are some situations in which boys are at greater risk than girls. Boys may be more likely to face vehicular accidents than girls, and they’re often more likely to try risky behaviors that lead to injury or death (think drunk driving). In addition, boys may be more at risk of toxic environmental exposures that can cause cancer or developmental problems.
Don’t just buy blue or red. Try different colors that fit your boy’s preferences and bring out his personality. Many of today’s fashion designers, both high-end and low-end, are cashing in on boys’ desire to dress in bright shades like orange, green, and purple.
Moisture-wicking material keeps you dry and cool by carrying sweat away from your body. Look for moisture-wicking fabrics like nylon, polyester, spandex, lycra, and microfiber. These materials pull moisture off your skin and through their porous structure before they can form into droplets that sit on top of the fabric. As a result, you feel cooler than if you were wearing other fabrics.
Don’t forget comfort liners
When dressing your child, try not to forget about comfort liners. They’re small pieces of fabric that create padding between your child’s clothes and his or her skin. You can find them at most major department stores or by shopping online. Be sure you get appropriate liners for whatever season your child is in: summer ones for hot days, winter ones for cold days, and rain ones during inclement weather. Your child will thank you.