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Posts Tagged ‘ Toddler Fashion ’

Must Haves for Fall

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Kids playing in autumn parkThe temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing and autumn is on its way. This year, help the kids choose the very best clothing for the fall season.


Bundle Up


Fall is the best time for bundling up in jackets, hoodies, flannel, hats and scarves. Make sure to get the kids a good amount of warm jackets for the autumn chill. Plaid is a must have for the fall season, especially when it comes to jackets. Denim jackets are also making a big comeback for both boys and girls. When buying jackets or hoodies, look for warm tones that embody the season. This can include deep reds, oranges, browns, yellows and cream colors. Try and stay away from the neon colors as those are better for summer.


Top It Off


Fall is the best season to have fun with accessories. Scarves are a huge fall fashion statement. Be sure to let the kids choose a few to pair with different outfits. Infinity scarves are extremely fashionable for both boys and girls. Plaid makes a lot of appearances on scarves as well. Hats are also a great fall fashion accessory. Wool and knit hats are great choices as well as headbands. For little girls, knit headbands with large flowers on top look absolutely adorable. The last thing needed to top off some new blue jeans and a snazzy plaid shirt is some new hook-and-loop toddler belts with warm fall tones.


fall2Fall Footwear


When it comes to shoes and autumn fashion, there is only one word that comes to mind. Boots. Boots are a huge fashion statement during fall and nothing is cuter than a toddler in tall leather boots. Slip-on fur boots or zip-up suede or leather boots are the top contenders. Hiking boots also look great on little boys with blue jeans. When it comes to boots, there is a lot to choose from, so take the kids shopping and let them pick out their favorite style.


Soft Materials


For both boys and girls, soft materials are often the best choices for fall fashion. Sweaters with buttoned collars for boys and large, blooming turtle necks for girls. Flannel is also a great choice for chilly days. For girls, sweater dresses on top of patterned leggings with a leather jacket, boots and a hook-and-loop toddler belt can come together to make the perfect outfit. For boys, pair together dark wash denim jeans with a plaid flannel shirt, hiking boots, a hook-and-loop toddler belt and a knit hat.


Chilly Autumn Nights


If the kids are going to be doing a lot of evening fall activities, such as hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking or sitting by the bonfire, make sure they are prepared for the weather. Purchase some good jackets that will keep them warm as well as some woolly scarves, hats that cover the ears and gloves or mittens. Keep the kids warm and fashionable this season.

Fall is a great time to have fun with clothes and layers. So, grab the kids, go shopping and have fun!

Will You Be My Valentine?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is a holiday filled with big red hearts, tasty chocolates, red roses and, of course, lots of romance. While young couples hit by cupid tend to make the most out of the holiday, it is also a great day to celebrate with the kids because, after all, there is no better symbol of love than a mother or father and their children.


Explain the Beginning


Several children never get past the free candy, school parties and pop-up cards. Although there is nothing wrong with those things, it is important that parents teach their children how the holiday started. Although the true story may be a bit advanced for toddlers, parents can explain it in a simple way. While making those holiday cupcakes with the kids, tell them the story of St. Valentine and how he went against the Roman Empire in order to help soldiers who wanted to get married. Explain how, despite the fact that it was not allowed, he did it in the name of love and that is why people set aside the day of February 14th in his honor, to be a celebration of love. While there is a lot more to the story, as the children grow, they can learn the deeper meaning behind the man that started the special day.


Make Something Special


Valentine's Day is the perfect time for arts and crafts with the kids. Instead of buying pre-made cards, help the kids by cutting different shaped hearts and breaking out the glitter glue. Let them use glue, glitter, stickers and markers to decorate their own valentines for their family and friends. Also, let the kids help make some special cookies or cupcakes and have fun with the frosting and sprinkles. Another way to make the day special for the kids is by having a little party for their friends and family. Make special treats, arts and crafts or party games that will make it fun for everyone.


Toddler Valentines DayDress Up for the Occasion


While it may not be every little boy's favorite thing, little girls will love dressing up for the day. Dress them in red or pink with matching accessories, such as a red, pink or stripped toddler belt, for preschool or a holiday party. The kids will love looking the part while passing out their homemade valentines to their friends.


Explain Valentine's Day Love


While it is mainly a romantic event, Valentine's Day can be a celebration of all kinds of love. Explain the different kinds of love and how the kids can send cards to their friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, even pets in order to show how much they love them. It is also important that parents vocalize how much they love their children and how, on the holiday celebrating love, their children are what they are celebrating.


Love comes in many forms and Valentine's Day is the day to celebrate them all. So, show the kids lots of love and celebrate the day with the whole family.

Choosing the Correct Size

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Growing ChildIt is no secret that children grow like weeds, a few weeks pass and they need a whole new wardrobe. But how do parents know how to shop for a child that will not stop growing? Although it can sometimes be hard to keep up with a growing toddler, there are several ways for parents to choose correct sizes that will fit in the present as well as the future.


Establish a Guide


Parents need some way to measure their child as they continue to grow that will assist with buying a variety of clothing items. Parents can use a tape measure to measure the child's waist every week in order to keep track of how quickly the kids are growing. They can also use it to measure how tall their child is getting. Once they have established what rate their child is growing, they will have an idea of how often to buy new clothing.


Learn the Sizing


There are several infant and toddler sizing charts online that can help parents figure out what sizes their children will need, and at what age. Sometimes larger or smaller children do not follow the basic charts, but as long as parents keep track of how their child grows, this should not be a problem. Parents need to combine the rate their child grows, along with a sizing chart, in order to establish what sizes their children will need.


Dare to Compare


It can be hard to take a restless toddler shopping, so in order for parents to avoid having to bring their children to try on clothes, they can have Kleiner Junge beim Anziehenthem try on one piece and then use that as a guide. If parents take clothing items along with them, they can compare with newer items in order to purchase the correct sizes. Toddler belts are also a great item to use for shopping. Measure a child's waist with the belt and then use that measurement to compare with new pairs of pants, skirts or shorts.


Measure Up

Shoes can be a difficult thing when it comes to sizing. There are several measurement tools available for infant and toddler sizing when it comes to footwear. Before going shopping, measure the child's foot in order to know what size they are going to need. Also, pay attention to things such as wider feet or higher arches that can effect what kind of shoes should be purchased.


When in Doubt, Go Big


It is better to have clothing that is too big than too small. So if a parent is not sure, they should try and go for the sizes that look a little too big. Since children grow so fast, it will not take long for them to grow into any clothing that is too large. Also, if something is a little too big, that does not necessarily mean that they cannot wear it.


Children are going to grow a lot during the first years of their life. No child is the same, and the more they grow, the more different their clothing needs will become. So, pay attention to the changes and do not forget to measure.


Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

durable toddler clothesOnce toddlers learn how to move, there is no stopping them, they run, jump, climb, crawl and roll until they are too tired to go on. There is nothing wrong with a child having an outside rough and tumbled playtime, however, clothing should not have to suffer because of it. Parents do not have to ban rough play, but rather provide clothing that can take it on at full speed.


Teach the Right Kind of Play


Before going shopping for durable clothing and children's accessories, parents should explain what “rough play” really means. They should make sure their child understands that it is okay to roll around in the grass, climb trees or run around the yard, as long as it is not hurting others or causing any damage. Have a serious talk with the children so they understand that throwing rocks, punching, hitting and breaking things is not acceptable “rough play” and also that that kind of play is made for outside, not in the house. Once that is understood, they can be free to go about their playtime.


Reduce Cuts, Scraps and Bruises


If the kids are going to be exploring the woods, rolling around or running outside, the best thing a parent can do is buy them durable jeans. Look for jeans with think denim that can be stained without any worries. This will reduce scraped knees and cuts on the legs. Also, buy jeans that are not too fitted, so the kids have lots of room to move around.

 durable toddler clothes

Heavy Duty Footwear


If a child is going to be running, tumbling or climbing, make sure they are wearing closed toe shoes. This will reduce the risk of stubbed or bloodied toes. Also, look for shoes that are heavy duty and are made for rough play. Even with hiking boots, children's style can still come shining through, so do not worry about shoes looking ugly or unfashionable.


Proper Accessories


Children's accessories should always be taken into account when shopping for durable clothing. Toddler belts and baby belts help keep pants in place during a rougher playtime. Also, make sure to choose belts that are tough and durable so they will last throughout several of a young child's playtimes.


Protect the Noggin


Hair can be one of the most dangerous things during rough play. It can get caught, pulled and sometimes tangled so much that it can damage the scalp. Protect the kids little noggins by having them wear hats or pulling back their hair to protect against it becoming stuck.


Have Official Clothing


Parents should never send their kids out to play in clothing that they do not want stained or damaged. Kids can roll and tumble their clothing into oblivion, so make sure to have official play clothes. These clothes should be durable but also able to be put through scrapes, falls, crawls and climbs.

It may seem like durable clothing can ruin children's fashion, but the kids can still be stylish while also being durable. Save the frilly clothing for special occasions and provide the kids with clothing and accessories that they can really get down and dirty in.

Cooking with the Kiddos!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

cute girl preparing healthy food vegetable saladAs toddlers begin to grow, their desire for discovery grows as well. Curious fingers will beg for activities and one of the best activities to feed a growing toddler's curiosity is having them help in the kitchen.  Besides, cooking with the kiddos is fun.


Kitchen Activities


When parents have their kids help in the kitchen, it should be a fun learning experience. Have the kids help make dinner or bake cookies and let them gather dishes and ingredients for their chosen recipe. Always stay close by their side in order to help, but try and let them mix up the recipe on their own as much as possible. Also, if possible, choose a recipe that the kids can be inventive with.


Teach Responsibility


Helping out in the kitchen can be a lot of fun for the kids while they are throwing sugar and chocolate chips into a bowl while munching on cookie dough. It is cleaning up afterward that tends to be the problem. Have them put everything away and clean up their dishes while their recipe is cooking. Make it fun by creating a game or song from cleaning up.


Create Healthy Eating Habits


Having the kids help out in the kitchen is the perfect opportunity to teach healthy eating habits. Although it is great to bake cookies with the kids, try to also have them help with healthy recipes as well. If children grow up creating healthy dishes rather than chicken nuggets and corn dogs, that will follow them throughout their life.


Baby girl cooking with meatProper Kitchen Attire


Be sure to dress the kids in the proper kitchen attire while they are helping with the cooking. More than likely, it is going to result in a mess. Dress them in clothes that can be stained without any worries and invest in a child's apron to keep them clean. A hook and loop toddler belt is also great for keeping pants up while cooking so dirty hands are not constantly pulling on sagging jeans.


Fall Time Yummies


Create some fall time memories with the kids by making autumn-themed treats. Pumpkin pie, spiced apple cider and candied apples are a few ideas, but one of the best recipes to cook with the kids this fall is caramel corn.


Caramel Corn



24 to 28 cups of freshly popped plain popcorn

2 cups of dry roasted peanuts

2 cups of brown sugar

1/2 cup of light corn syrup

1 teaspoon of salt if desired

1 cup of margarine or butter

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract



Heat oven to 250 degrees.

Place the popcorn in a large roasting pan.

Add the peanuts to the pop corn and set aside.

Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter or margarine, cream of tartar and salt in the saucepan.

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend.

Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat.

Stir in the baking soda and vanilla and beat it together vigorously until light and foamy.

Immediately pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat.

Bake for 1 hour while removing the pans and stirring every 15 minutes.

Line a counter top with waxed paper, dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces.

Allow to cool completely and then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.


Let the kids mix the ingredients together and pour the mixture over the popcorn. Make sure to help them enough that they do not burn themselves but remember to have lots of fun!

School Uniform Belts

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

私立の小学生The first few years of school can be a frightening yet exciting time for a child. They want to look their best on their first day with the very best clothes, lunchbox and backpack. Several private schools today require a school uniform or dress code and, with school already in full swing, the kids are gonna need accessories they love to add to their school wardrobe.


What Schools Require Uniforms?

Most private schools require a uniform or have a strict dress code. Usually, if uniforms are needed, parents will have to fill out a form for sizing and the number of uniforms they need. It is best to order at least three, as the kids cannot wear the same one everyday without being pegged as the smelly kid in class and the parents want to avoid having to do laundry five times a week. If a school requires a dress code, there may be more freedom but the kids will still have limits.


What to Buy for Dress Codes

Most schools that require a dress code will send out a guide of what is acceptable. Several schools require things such as collared shirts or khaki pants. The most important thing to remember while shopping for a dress code is to look for modest clothing that is respectful. Try and steer clear of shirts with lingo or brand names stamped across the front and purchase pants and long skirts rather than shorts or mini skirts.


PerplessaWhat About Public Schools?

Several public schools today even require a slight dress code. Although brand names and lingo are free to roam, it is still important to be respectful with clothing. It is also important for parents to display an image for their children that they can be proud of by creating clean-cut outfits and sending their children to school as well-dressed students. If children start dressing responsibly and respectfully at a young age, it will follow them into elementary school and high school.


Accessories for Uniforms and Dress Codes

Every school is different with what they allow amongst the dress code. Often, if a school requires a uniform, added accessories are not allowed. But dress codes usually allow things such as jewelry, hair accessories, jackets and hats. Again, read over the guidelines for what is allowed at the child's school before purchasing back-to-school wardrobes. The one thing that almost every dress code and uniform does allow, and sometimes requires, is school uniform belts. Velcro or hook and loop kid's belts are great options for uniforms or dress codes. If schools only allow black or brown, they will be set, and if color is acceptable, there are a variety of colors and designs to choose from as well.


Whether a school requires a uniform, has a strict dress code or a loose dress code, they can all sometimes be a little boring for a child who wants to get creative with their outfits for school. Accessories are the best ingredients for spicing up a school uniform so the kids can get creative while still following the rules.

Trick or Treat Costume – Hmmmm We Choose Treat!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Child in pumpkin suit on background of autumn leavesHalloween is a time for kids to dress up, have fun and eat lots of candy, so make it one to remember by helping them create a trick or treat costume they can get excited about.


Little Girls

Little girls love dressing up and to feel like they are the prettiest trick-or-treater in the neighborhood. Princesses, ballerinas, butterflies or fairies are great choices for little girls that love sparkle and pretty dresses.


Little Boys

With boys, they just want some kind of sword, claws or mask. They like to feel tough and unforgettable. Choices like ninjas, tigers, knights or super heroes will not go wrong with active little boys on Halloween.


Creativity Matters

Even if parents do not have a lot of money, it is not hard to create an unforgettable costume. Help the kids get creative by purchasing or making every section of their costume special to them. Let them pick what they want to be and how to make it happen. They should choose colors, accessories, masks and makeup all on their own with only a little help from Mom and Dad. If they create their costume on their own, it will be all the more special.


halloweenCharacter Influence

It is fun to let the kids decide what or who they want to be for Halloween, but keep in mind what the influence will be behind their choice. Try and steer clear of anything too bloody, aggressive or frightening as this may negatively affect the child. Fun characters will create fun activity while aggressive or gruesome characters will create unfortunate behavior.


Have Fun!

Go to great lengths for the kids. Have fun making a costume and letting them add extra touches to create the finished results. Every costume needs a little bling. Accessories are great for adding a little spice to a Halloween costume. A flashing necklace or cool sunglasses make great final touches to complete the Halloween look. Also, a snazzy toddler belt with matching colors or designs can be the perfect touch to complete the perfect costume.


Make It Count

Whatever costume a child does pick is going to be a big deal. So, make Halloween count this year and make a big deal right along with them. If they are a fairy, marvel at their wings and ask for special wishes, if they are a ninja, let them sneak attack as many times as they possibly can throughout the night. Play with the kids and join in the fun.


Choose Comfort

It is going to be easy for a little princess to want to wear the plastic high-heeled dress up shoes, or for Robin Hood to want to biggest, heaviest bow he can carry. Remember that the kids will be walking around for quite some time collecting candy, so try and steer them towards comfortable choices. Instead of high heels, bedazzle their tennis shoes with sparkles and ribbons. If Robin Hood wants the biggest bow, help make one at home by using lightweight material. They will be thankful later and the parents will not be stuck carrying everything at the end of the night.  Halloween can be filled with great memories for both the kids and the parents if they all take the time to be creative and have fun!

Fall Into Color – Fall Toddler Fashion

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

fallFall is here and that means it is time to take the kids out for their brand new fall wardrobes! Some of the best colors of this season are seen in the trees and that is the perfect example of what colors to put on the kids as you fall into color.


There are several great things to choose from when it comes to children's fall time fashion.


Warm Tones


Summer is the time for bright and bold, spring is pastels, but fall is the time for warmth. Choose clothing for the kids with warm tones that will be as cozy as warm apple cider. Deep reds and oranges are some of the best choices for fall. But there are also deep warm yellows, soft pinks and comforting browns. Just look to the trees for the best tones for a new fall wardrobe.




Patterns are definitely making a comeback in children’s fashion. Leggings with patterned stripes matched with a long solid colored sweater are great choices for a little girl. Jeans with a plaid top will always be a stylish fall trend for both boys and girls. Try to find patterns with those warm tones and never overwhelm a child’s small body with too many patterns. Patterns are in style, but only in moderation.




Simple bold pictures are also a great choice for fall fashion. Woodland animals make an appearance on countless hoodies, shirts and sweaters. Owls, deer and moose all seem to be taking a walk into the fashion world, especially during the fall. Other prints to look for are autumn leaves or pumpkins. Go for the more simple elegant form of prints rather than cartoony to avoid future embarrassing pictures for the kids.




Fall fashion is never complete without the little things. Scarves are a huge fall time accessory for boys and girls. Again, look for warm tones. Even patterned and printed scarves are available. Belts are another great choice. A toddler belt matched with the jeans and plaid shirt combination will be the perfect final touch. Hats can also be a fun choice. Look for knitted caps or knitted headbands. Knitted headbands with large knitted flowers are a huge little girl’s fashion trend this fall. Be sure that all accessories are balanced with the outfit and the kids will look amazing.




Fall fashion would be nothing without the boots. Boy’s brown leather hiking boots are the perfect choice for a fall fashion look and will also come in handy on those autumn hikes. Little girls will look adorable in the variety of colored boots matched with long knee socks. Patterns are not usually the way to go with shoes, but knee socks with patterns always make a cute accessory.


Fall is the time for carving pumpkins, warm campfires and sipping hot apple cider. The kids will look great in clothing that is as warm as the season while enjoying all the fun of their fall time activities.