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Top tips for shopping quality toddlers' clothes

Being a parent of a toddler is hard work - but it's also the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. This is the time to explore and have fun with your growing child. By far, one of the things parents love to do the most is shopping for different outfits. It goes without saying that you want only what's best for your little bundle of joy. That is why we have prepared tips for shopping quality toddlers' clothes whether you are on a budget or not. Read our article and you won't have to worry the next time you shop for clothes online or in stores - Baby Swag has got you covered.

Why is it important to shop for quality clothes for your toddlers?

Apart from the obvious reason (because you want your child to have the best things), there is one very important reason why you should shop for quality clothes only. Even though your toddler has grown out of his/her baby stage, the truth is that they still have very sensitive skin. So if you put on an outfit that's of lower-quality, your little one might develop a rash. In fact, when a parent spots a sudden rash or redness on the skin of their child, nine out of ten times, the culprit can be found in low-quality clothing.

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So whether you are trying to buy cute clothes for your toddler girl or looking to buy fun tees for your little boy, these are some tips you'll want to keep in mind. They will make it easy to spot quality clothing whether you are going through racks at your local store or flipping through pages of an online catalog.

Three essential things to keep in mind when shopping quality toddlers' clothes

To a certain extent, shopping for quality baby or toddler clothing doesn't differ much from shopping for quality adult clothes. The only difference is that being successful in this task is that much more important when a child is involved. But once you check these three aspects of any piece of clothing, you'll have no doubt in mind that you bought a staple piece for your toddler's wardrobe.

The material

As previously mentioned, toddlers have very sensitive skin. The best and quite possibly the only thing you can do to protect your little one is buying clothes from organic materials. Organic clothing is good because no chemical pesticides were used in its production. Moreover, chemical dyes aren't allowed in the production of these clothing pieces, so there will be no residues that will present a gateway for irritations.

Of course, the best material that you can buy for your baby is organic cotton. Just think about yourself and how you feel when in a warm, loose, and soft cotton shirt. That feeling is even more important when toddlers are involved, as they are constantly on the move.

The brand

Now, we're not saying that you should only shop for designer clothes for your baby. In fact, that's probably the opposite of what we are saying, as we know how quickly babies outgrow their clothes. So spending ridiculous amounts of money on something that will only be worn for a couple of months doesn't make any sense. But if there is a brand that you have heard good things about and whose clothes you have shopped before, then continuing with that brand would probably not be a mistake.

That doesn't mean that every piece one brand produces will be the right one for your growing toddler. But if it is made out of quality fabric for your little one, plus it looks right, chances are you won't regret making that purchase.

The cut

Toddlers really don't care about looking fashionable and trendy - their parents do. However, when purchasing quality toddlers' clothes, you have to remember that you aren't shopping for yourself - you are shopping for your child. And what they want is to be comfortable and mobile when partaking in different toddler activities. That being said, we definitely think you should refrain from buying anything with bows, belts, and unnecessary add-ons. Of course, it's more than okay to have one or two outfits that you can put on your toddler for special occasions. Just remember that functionality beats cuteness when it comes to everyday clothes. 

Some say that the quality of an item is best shown by the way styles hang when worn by the toddler. Things like extra lining always add a special flair to an item, showing that it was manufactured well. 

An extra tip when buying clothes for your toddler

The thing you should never forget when purchasing a wardrobe for your toddler is the fact that they grow like weeds. So if an item fits them perfectly at the moment, chances are that they are going to outgrow it in a matter of months. That's why it's always better to purchase looser clothing that you can use for the longest period of time. Trust us - your child will fill that little sailor suit out sooner than you think. 

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High-quality clothing doesn't have to break the bank 

These days, high-quality brands are everywhere. And you might be surprised to learn that they aren't as expensive as you might believe. Of course, it's always a good idea to invest a bit more if that means you'll buy quality fabrics. Your toddler will be much more comfortable in cotton than polyester. However, you don't have to break the bank if shopping quality toddlers' clothes is your agenda. You just have to do your research and find the cut that fits your little one. Just remember that comfort and functionality are the two operative words. Your toddler just doesn't care about fashion. Not yet, at least. 
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