Top Things to Remember When Ordering Kids’ Clothing

By Andrea K. Clark

Shopping for ourselves (adults) isn’t that difficult to do. After all, we know what we like, which styles we think we look best in and what feels the best on us. The problem is that many parents think that because they know what they prefer for themselves, their children will just naturally like the same things. However, this isn’t necessarily always the case.

Shopping and ordering for kids’ clothing can be much more difficult than one originally anticipates. In an effort to help you with this task, below are a few of the top things to remember when ordering children’s clothing (online).

1. What Your Children Like – If you have children that are over the age of 2, then you need to take into consideration what types of clothing your children like best. For instance, do your kids prefer certain colors over others? Do they detest certain materials? These are all things that you need to think about before you order clothing online. The last thing you want to do is order an item online only to have your child refuse to wear it.

2. Comfort is More Important than Looks – As adults, we often base our clothing-buying decision on which outfit looks the best on us. If a blouse or dress is a little more uncomfortable than another, we will often buy it anyways if it looks better. This is not something that should be done when buying clothing for young children. Always remember that you should order the most comfortable materials for young children instead of what looks best on them. Otherwise, you’re likely to have your child stripping as the day goes on.

3. Be Reasonable – Yes, we all have spent $50 on a pair of name-brand shoes for our toddlers. While it is okay to splurge sometimes on your kids’ clothing, remember that young children couldn’t care less about what brand of shirts they’re wearing and won’t think twice about playing in the mud while wearing it. In addition, young children grow at rapid rates, so be reasonable when purchasing clothes for them. While those $50 shoes may look adorable, is the high price really worth it when Max grows out of them next month?

4. Allow Time for Shipping – Finally, when shopping for kids’ clothing online, make sure you allow plenty of time for shipping. You don’t want to order your daughter’s christening dress next Sunday if the dress will take 2 weeks to arrive. If you ever have any questions about how long shipping will take, don’t hesitate to contact the company you’re considering ordering from to ask. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this situation.

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