There are few things more exciting than seeing your child’s face light up as you hand them their new outfit, with their favorite character or color on it. But the elation soon turns to confusion and frustration as they don’t seem to be able to put on their own clothes! Dressing your little ones can be quite an ordeal at times, but with these timeless tips, you’ll soon be dressing them like pros in no time!

Dress them according to the weather

Dress your baby in layers to allow for easy temperature adjustment. If you’re headed outside, dress your little one accordingly so she won’t get too cold or hot. Also, keep in mind that babies are more sensitive to temperature changes than adults are, so make sure you bundle her up when it’s cold outside. The same rule applies to infants as well; they’ll be more comfortable if they’re Dressing according to how warm or cool it is outside. 

In general, avoid dressing children too lightly and don’t bundle them up with blankets and extra clothes unless it’s really necessary. Remember that Nannusays tend to overheat more easily than adults do – due to their thin skin and fast metabolism – so they’ll need access to loose clothing if they’re expect to stay warm indoors.

Choose clothing that matches their activities

Children have very active and demanding lives, which is why it’s important to dress them in clothing that won’t limit their movements. If you want your child to run around freely and participate in sports with friends, it may be a good idea to stay away from clothing made out of restrictive fabrics such as silk or wool. Instead, go for cotton blends or synthetics that allow children to wear their clothes comfortably whether they’re relaxing at home or exploring nature outside. When picking out clothing, it can also help to imagine all of the different things they might be doing while wearing an outfit.

Don’t overdo their clothes

Kids should wear light clothing during warmer months. On hot days, stick to shorts, skirts, and T-shirts. Dress them in cotton or linen clothes that breathe easily. Lightweight fabrics such as these will help keep them cool and make sure they’re comfortable as they play outside. In wintertime, it’s a good idea to dress your children in warm layers so they can adapt to changing temperatures. Hats and mittens are also a must! Since nannu says grow quickly, it’s a good idea to buy things that can be worn for more than one season or age group.

Basic clothing should be basic colors

In addition to your children being able to learn colors, they should also have clothing in those colors. Take a cue from nature, and go with black, white, gray, and one other color. This gives you many options when it comes to mixing and matching clothing for your little ones. It also makes it easy for you—you can just keep adding shirts of different colors to their wardrobe over time as needed. 

If a shirt becomes stained or dirty enough that you can’t clean it anymore, just donate it and put another shirt in its place! Dress them simply: We all want our children to look nice; we don’t want them looking like slobs any more than we do ourselves. The key is not over-accessorizing or putting too much effort into their clothes every day.

Shoes protect their feet

Shoes are important for more than just looks. According to Insole Lab, Children’s feet grow about a half size every year between age 1 and 5. Children who do not wear shoes or go barefoot regularly could develop foot deformities. Just like adults, children need proper footwear to ensure their feet stay healthy. Shoes also protect your child’s feet from infections that may occur when walking around barefoot or in worn-out shoes.

Shirts make all the difference in their appearance

Shirt collars that are too big can make them look lost, and shirts that are too small can make them look like they’re wrapped in a sausage casing. To avoid either problem, always use these two tips to determine if your shirt is just right for your little one. Hold your hand straight out on top of their head, and measure it against their body. If you can’t comfortably fit another finger in there, your shirt is too tight; the same applies if they couldn’t easily reach an arm into it (unless they need to roll up their sleeves). Loose shirt sleeves are another no-no – kids tend to play around with them so make sure they’re not falling down constantly or getting caught on things.