After so many months of social distancing all of us are bound to need clothes. And that includes our children. However, here’s where the problem starts: with many places still under COVID-19 lockdown, it’s not as easy to just go out and shop as it was before.
If you choose to buy children’s clothes online, make sure you do it with due diligence and only buy good quality items which can last more than 2 washes. Shopping online might seem easy but the quality of garments varies from one manufacturer to another, so you cannot trust everything that you see.
But without the luxury of touching materials and trying them on your kids in stores, how can you make sure you won’t end up regretting what you got? And how to spend money wisely especially right now when many online retailers also have a “no returns” policy?
To help you get all the ins and outs of shopping for children’s clothes online, here are 4 tips that can help guide your choices.
1. Choose Only Reputable Brands
Identify companies with a good tradition, amazing return policies, great customer service and work with them to get the clothing you need. Especially if you don’t want to have any concerns about the quality of clothing to buy, opting for designer children’s clothes will eliminate all your fears. A brand like Florence Eiseman for example is recognized for creating high quality baby girl clothes and baby boy clothes with simple lines and playful patterns that keep up with the passing of time. As a plus, since these classic clothing brands don’t usually create overly trendy items, they will not date so quickly, and can be even passed onto future generations.
2. Choose Fabrics That Hold Up
If you want to buy children garments that can be worn by younger siblings too, you need to invest in natural fabrics. Go for non-stretchy cottons, twills, soft denims and chambrays, and sweater fabrics. The quality of the materials is even more important when it comes to the things your kids wear on a daily basis.
3. Know When Sales Are Happening
One of the main benefits of shopping during sales is of course, saving money. Especially when you are on a tight budget, you don’t want to go overboard and get a lot of toddler clothing that will end up torn and destroyed in no time. And speaking of spending wisely, it is very important to lay out a budget for your kids’ clothes. When you are planning your spending’s, it is always crucial to know how much of your income you actually want to spend.
4. Know Their Sizes
Not all kids of the same age have identical sizes. And since playing guess when shopping online is not so fun once you get stuck with items you cannot return, make sure you take your children’s exact measurements. When in doubt, it’s better to size up, especially if your kid is on the fence between two sizes.