There is no getting around it: children’s clothes are just cuter than they were when we were kids. There are shoes that have little panda faces and graphic tees with funny sayings other than “Daddy’s little girl,” and sometimes it’s hard not to feel jealous of the clothing in the kid’s section. When it comes right down to it, these are the four big reasons to be jealous of the offerings kids have today.
1. Hats With Ears
Why does adding ears onto a child’s hat make it a trillion times cuter? I think it’s just science, and Mom.me agrees. There is a huge array of children’s outerwear that makes an already adorable child look like a woodland creature out of a Disney movie, and I just cannot get enough of it. Just the addition of one extra pom pom on a hat can bring on a case of the “awwww”s, and it makes getting the kids dressed for winter worth the hassle of trying to find everyone’s lost gloves.
2. Gender-Neutral Clothing
Kids love colors, and not just those assigned to their genders. Although not everyone is embracing this trend, as Yahoo notes, there are many positives, including dinosaurs for everyone. Making clothes less focused on pink or blue is also great for expectant parents who decide not to find out their children’s gender in advance (and everyone attending their baby showers). The clothing lines that offer gender-neutral outfits are also making it simpler for families with more than one child, so hand-me-downs can easily be worn, regardless of whether or not the kids are the same gender.
3. Sensory-Friendly Clothes
Kids don’t all come in the same shapes and sizes, and neither do their needs, that’s why the addition of clothing for sensory-sensitive children is a big win. As Romper explains, whether a child has autism or another sensory-processing condition, buying clothing can be a big challenge because of zippers, textures or the way seams and tags feel against a child’s skin. Now that clothing lines are being introduced to help make clothing accessible for everyone, families with kids who have special needs may be able to purchase a wardrobe without fear of a t-shirt causing their child discomfort.
4. Hipster Chic
Too often children’s clothing only mimics that of adults in stuffy or uncomfortable ways, but now there are kids’ clothes that are stylish, comfortable and age-appropriate that have real style. Offerings such as bobo choses children’s clothes mix whimsy and fashion in a way that looks great on kids, while also making you wish it came in your size too. Fashionable clothes that are still able to move with a child as he or she plays without looking babyish is one of the key ways children’s clothing has changed in recent times, and it might make you look back at your old baby pictures with envy.
Clothing changes with the times and the current mix of comfort, cute and fashion that kids have available to them today are sure to cause jealousy to anyone who was dressed in a formal vest or stirrup pants as a child.
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