Do’s and Don’ts for dressing your boy
Boys clothes have come and leaps and bounds from when I had my first little guy, 10 years ago! There were really only 1 or 2 brands out there to pick from. Many of the styles out there nowadays, you would see on adults. Not necessarily a bad thing, but let them be little a little longer.
It’s so easy to go overboard with cute baby boy clothes – believe me, I know! I mean really, what don’t they look cute in? At the end of the day, it’s up to you to make sure that they not only look good, but FEEL good.
Comfort over style. Every.single.time
The last thing you want is a whole closet of “nice going out” pieces. You do not want to get to the end of a season of growth spurt to find brand new pieces that still have tags!
When looking for pieces, check – is it breathable, does the cut allow for extra movement, can your little man run, slide, tumble, act like himself in it?
Don’t “save” clothes – they may get dirty, wash them. They made fade a little, style a ‘worn’ look. You have spent the money on pieces, or you have been gifted clothes, so let your little guy enjoy them.
Let your boy have input
Eliminate the drama – especially first thing in the morning or before you are rushing off somewhere. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
My tip, pick out 2 options at a time, keep it simple. “Which tee do you want to wear, this one or this one”? Let them decide, pep up their confidence, empower them in making their own decisions. It will make them feel great and will build into their morning routine.
As they get older, let them choose pieces, even if it’s not something you would go for. Chat about what they picked – was it the colour, the way it feels, the pattern? It’s a win/win! It helps you know what they like next time you are shopping and it promotes decision-making and conversation.
Above all, have fun
Don’t always follow new trends. If it looks good – nice colour, funny or cheeky slogan - and they like it, go for it! Before you know it, you will blink and they will be doing it all solo, so let them enjoy picking and choosing what they want and how they want to pair it up together. Mix up prints and colours, quite often it will pleasantly surprise you.