Sometimes parents of newborns and young toddlers forget that certain clothes aren’t going to appear very boy-ish, take the example of baby leggings. When you think, “baby boy clothes,” kids’ leggings don’t automatically shoot to the top of your list, now do they? That’s understandable, but here are two reasons you need to re-consider. First off, baby clothes are exactly that: clothes for the littlest of the bunch: babies. If there’s one thing that babies love, it’s milk, of course! In a very distant “second” would be the other thing they love: it’s comfort. Babies love to be snuggled up close to mom or dad, and the last thing they want is to be uncomfortable. One of the best resources in your wardrobe will be the leggings you can pick up in finer children’s clothing stores, and the best place to find one (unless you live in New York or Milan, that is) is to shop online.
The main points that you want to keep in mind are:
- Are these leggings comfortable?
- Are they quality-made, from sources I can trust?
- on my son?
- Does my son look astoundingly cute or what?
Are these leggings comfortable?
You’ll want to be sure that your son feels comfortable, of course, which is the main point of getting kids’ leggings to begin with. These pants need to be comfortable (no harsh tags sticking their sensitive skin, they “ride” well, they enable him to move around and yet don’t fall off). The last thing you want is for your son to be uncomfortable in his pants, and to be fussy all night. Which, by the way, is a great second use of leggings: they can be “lounged” in or worn in layers. They are very versatile that way, and can easily become a mom’s new BFF.
Are they quality-made, from sources I can trust?
The fact that there is a global economy doesn’t mean you need to use your children as guinea pigs for fabrics that may or may not be up to your standards. Ask yourself if the materials have been found to be reliable, and if there is sufficient reason to trust the source of your clothing. Not only do brands matter, but so do countries of origin, as countless headlines can attest. “Made in the U.S.A.” is much more than a patriotic motto, it is also a quality and safety issue, though other countries produce great clothing as well. You’ll need to do some research before buying, but try to answer this question as you shop.
Do they fit well on my son?
Don’t be lured into the idea that one size can indeed fit all, when it comes to your children you want to take into account their individual needs. Far too often, you will discover that certain fabrics will shrink in the wash, and the sizes from some designers tend to run a bit on the smaller side. Be sure to ask those who provide your clothing, and make sure you have the ability to make a refund or exchange in case you mis-judge size equivalents.
Does my son look astoundingly cute or what?
Finally, you’ll need to be sure that you’re happy with your baby leggings, and that the colors compliment his eyes and hair. Sometimes neutral is the only way to go, but other times it’s nice to have a wide array of colors to select from. Buying from top quality producers of clothes (not the mass-produced labels in most cases) will give you less of a headache, and the higher prices are usually worth it. Buying for your son should be fairly easy to do in the age of e-commerce, but make sure you stick with names that you can trust.