Buying clothes can be downright stressful. It is stressful whether you are buying clothes for yourself, with a friend, for a friend, or for your child or someone else’s child. Especially when it comes to size, looking for a piece of clothing which fits perfectly can be a daunting task.
When it comes to children’s clothes, choosing the right size can be really tricky. There are numerous things you will have to think about when buying clothes for a child, and especially if it is not your own child things can get even trickier. In order to help all the aunts and uncles out there, as well as moms and dads, who are having troubles when buying clothes for their children, here are a few guidelines which will definitely come in handy and could even help you the next time you go shopping for children’s clothing items.
1. Choose The Right Size
If you are buying clothes for a child make sure you know the size the child normally wears. Children’s clothing items are usually sized to their age, but don’t be fooled! Perhaps your 2-year-old is a bit heavier or tinier than the average kid. If you are the parent, perhaps using a measuring tape to see the proportions of your kid isn’t such a bad idea after all. If you are not the parent then you will have to ask the parent for the size of the child in order to be able to buy clothes which fits.
2. Bring A Clothing Item With You
Also, if you have a clothing item which fits the child, you can bring it along to the shopping spree. This will make everything so much easier for you. Just bring along their favorite T-shirt and you can see how it compares with the clothes you thought of buying.
3. Draw Footprints
When buying shoes for your precious, make sure that you measure their feet first. Also, you can place their foot on a piece of paper and trace it. Bring this footprint with you to shopping and you will be able to find the shoes for your child. Also, it will enable you to search through the stores instead of dragging your kid through every store you can imagine; also, you will have the footprint to help you.
4. Always Go A Size Up
If you are unsure about the size, I recommend that you always go up a size. The common explanation for this is the fact that children grow at a very fast rate and even if you make a mistake and choose a clothing item which doesn’t fit, at least it will fit them at some point. Going up a size ensures that the clothing item will be worn at least some time in the future if not at the present moment. It’s a good way to shop especially for people who are not closely related to the child and do not know the child’s size. If for any reason you buy a clothing item which is too small, make sure you can return it to the store.