Showing posts with label How to Dress your Baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How to Dress your Baby. Show all posts

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

How to Properly Dress Your Child and Why It’s so Important

Dressing your child properly is an often overlooked part of being a parent. We all understand that we should feed our children healthy food, make sure they get plenty of exercise and are well educated. But what if the clothes they wore when growing up were just as important?

It Keeps them Healthy and Saves You Money

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you raising a child isn’t easy, especially in todays tough economic climate. It’s no surprise one of parents biggest concerns is money. Buying expensive clothes for their children just isn’t a viable option.

But what if investing in quality clothing actually saved you money in the long run?

Think about it, you can buy a mass produced jumper made from cheap material for £6 that will need replacing perhaps five times in any given year. Or you can buy one £25 jumper that’s made from high quality materials, produced with care and is kind to your child's skin.

Saving you £5 over a 12 month period. And that’s just on one item.

The savings don’t end there either. 

Dressing Children Properly in Winter

Making sure your child is dressed properly for winter might seem like something you don’t need to be told. But we often see parents that are just too busy to dress their kids properly for the cold weather. Or they just don’t have the right quality clothing to keep them warm.

Not only is this irresponsible on the parents part but it’s actually costing you money. It might not seem like it but think about the effort, loss of time and expense on medicine when your child gets ill from not being properly protected in the winter.

You’ll be up at night checking they are ok, taking days off work to look after them and forking out on expensive medicines. 

All of this can be avoided if you just invest in high quality children's clothing and ensure your chid is dressed properly in clothes that are made to last, made for comfort and made for warmth.

Just like all of our ranges here at Good For Babies.

It Impacts Their Future

As you know, at a young age children learn by imitating and replicating their parents. The way they behave as an adult will be directly linked to how they were treated when growing up. 

If you’re dressing your child in unfashionable, cheap and poor quality clothing you are setting them up to continue this trend throughout their teenage years and into young adulthood. 

As we’ve pointed out, it’s not a question of money. Quality clothing lasts longer than cheap mass produced items and the extra benefits by way of style, design and comfort make buying cheap clothes seem a complete waste of time.

The best way to educate your child on the benefits of smart clothes shopping and even smarter dress sense is to start now. You’ll be setting them up for a brighter future and one day they will be sure to thank you for it.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

How to Dress Your Child - 8 Trends in Children's Fashion

Let’s take a look at some of the top trends today in the world of children's fashion. Want to find out what to dress your little ones in? Read on as we focus on the practical, the famous and the downright strange. 

Bodysuits that ‘Pop’

And t-shirts, leggings, and sleep suits that make a statement. It’s all very well kitting out your new born in neutral designs and pastel colours, and there’s definitely a time and a place for it, but if you want to stand out striking designs and bold colours are the in thing.

Iconic Images

Iconic and cultural images are finding their way onto all manner of children’s clothing. It’s now very common to find prints that feature city skylines, regional icons such as London buses, and cultural images like American sport scenes (think motor racing, baseball etc) printed across childrenswear.

Fur Coats?

We said we’d look at some strange trends, we also said we’d look at the famous, and here they are combined. We give you Alia Wang, the 4 year old niece of famous designer Alexander Wang. Fur coats won’t be for every 4 year old, but when your uncle is a fashion icon you can probably get away with it. 

‘Look at Me’ Footwear

If you struggle to get your kids into practical footwear like wellington boots and sensible walking shoes this trend might help. Boring footwear no longer needs to be an option, parents are moving beyond Crocs to give their kids shoes that are designed to grab attention. They might be designed as an animal, feature typography or made to match an outfit. Either way they are sure to catch the eye and be easier to tease your little monsters feet into.

Polka Dots

Polka dots are back (did they ever really go away?) and we’re pleased to hear it. More suited to girls than boys, polka dots can spice up any item of clothing. As seen here featured on a snazzy pair of socks.

Cropped Leggings

We all know leggings are a great way to keep a little ladies legs warm and safe. Now with cropped leggings you can avoid any wet or worn ends. They’re also great under skirts and dresses keeping a formal look and your little ones dignity should a gust of wind leave her like Marilyn Monroe!  


The tutu is a great way to create a stylish and distinctive look. Drawing on the playful nature of dressing up and combining it with full edged skirts to deliver a smart alternative to the standard skirt. Pair with cropped leggings to really be on trend.


Much like the iconic image trend, typography is also a big craze sweeping across childrenswear. From capital cities to inspirational quotes, to sports teams and exclamations of joy. Just about any word or phrase can be found stylishly printed on childrenswear these days.