Today, there’s a weird obsession of dressing little girls like adults. From celebrity children to hundreds of Instagram blogs with mums and daughters dressed in identical fashions. Maxi dresses presenting a tripping hazard, large belts that a toddler will struggle to unbuckle, sandals with thick heels that weigh their little feet down. I can’t help but feel creeped out.
While all these outfits may look cute on a photo, in reality, it’s often a different story. Kids are kids, and they want to run and jump and do kids stuff. And all of these clothes often prohibit this. Let your little girl enjoy the freedom of being a kid and wearing clothes that are comfortable, easy to move in and look fun. So, what kind of clothes should little girls wear? Here are some tips on what you should consider.
Let Her Express Her Identity
Even though we tend to think of them as an extension to ourselves, kids are also people with their own tastes and preferences. So, instead of projecting your own taste on your little one and turning her into a mini version of you, let her express her likes and dislikes in terms of clothing. She might prefer wearing certain colours as well as T-shirts with her favourite cartoon character or something else she likes. And doing so will make her happy and confident.
Even if she’s still a toddler, allowing your little girl to make decisions at this stage can feel empowering. With that being said, it’s best to bring your daughter shopping with you and let her pick out what she likes. Or if you don’t have time to go to the mall, you can find cute and comfy girls clothing online. If your kid is picky and can’t find what she likes, you can use a helpful tactic – pre-select a few items and let her pick out what she prefers.
Always Put Comfort First
When you’re shopping for clothes with your little princess, make sure to go for designs that allow movement. Dresses that are floor-length or jeans that are too tight shouldn’t even be considered regardless of how cute they look. These types of clothes are only going to restrict her movement and make her time at school or the playground less enjoyable. Instead, go for clothes in which your daughter can comfortably run, climb, bend over or twirl.
Also, avoid clothes with too many details, such as buttons, zipper and ties. These kinds of details can easily get stuck in something and come off, leaving a hole in their place. And steer clear of any items you girl can have trouble putting on or taking off. Dressing up should be fun, not frustrating!
Opt for Natural Materials Instead of Synthetics
Synthetic clothes come with high levels of chemical content which can irritate little kids’ sensitive skin and even cause allergic reactions. In addition, synthetic clothes aren’t breathable and can make kids feel stuffy and uncomfortable wearing them. Instead try to pick clothes made of natural materials, and buy organic whenever possible as they aren’t treated with any harsh chemicals. Usually, cotton is the best choice as it’s breathable, soft and lightweight. You can also opt for clothes made of wool and silk. In addition, check whether the fabric is prone to wrinkles. If it wrinkles too much, it’s best to avoid it.
Dressing In Layers is Always a Good Idea
The weather is unpredictable and you never know when it can become suddenly chilly on a warm summer day and the other way round. But dressing your little girl in layers can help overcome this problem. For instance, a combination of a T-shirt and a sweater is great for the summer in case it gets cooler or you end up staying outside after dark. In addition, when you’re going out with a little kid, bringing along some extra clothing pieces is always a good idea. For one, she can get wet or dirty and need a change. This usually happens with T-shirts, so bring along an extra in the case of an accident.
Resist the Urge of Buying too Much by Making a List
Whenever you go shopping for girls clothing, always prepare a list so that you don’t end up buying something that she really doesn’t need and isn’t likely to wear. The list can vary depending on the season, as well as any activities your little girl does. A great idea is to create a capsule wardrobe that can meet her needs in every situation. The capsule wardrobe should consist of girls clothing that are versatile and good quality. If you purchase a few quality pieces, they will stand up to regular wear and washing cycles better than the cheap, flimsy stuff. Besides saving you money, these items can also be passed down to siblings or friends.
If you are a backpacking camping enthusiast, then you surely know that balancing between packing light and packing all of the essentials is a skill set on its own. You should be extremely careful when it comes to the load you’ll be carrying on your back because – add a thing or two more than you need in your backpack and you will suffer the consequences the next day. In other words, you will need to find that middle ground between packing light and having all of the necessary equipment. Besides figuring out which are the essentials, campers also need to know how to pick out the best pieces of equipment for their needs.Read More
As a girl that likes to spend a lot of time in the bathroom doing self-care routines, I consider it to be one of my favorite areas where I usually start and end my day. That is why the tiny bathroom was one of my biggest concerns when I moved into a new small studio. I already knew that giving my bathroom a makeover in order to make it more functional was one of the first projects I needed to undertake. After doing some research and consulting with a few professionals, I realized that the lack of space shouldn’t be a problem for creating a bathroom that is both practical and visually pleasing. If you are also facing the same issue, read on to find out some of my solutions that you can also try.
First things first, you might want to ditch the bathtub as it can take up a lot of space, and you may not be even using it as often. You can get a fairly large shower cabin and still end up with some space left over after removing the tub. A shower cabins with a glass door would also be perfect, as it can let more light in the cabin and give your bathroom a more modern look and appearance.
Another good space-saving technique is adding shelving on the walls. They can make for a useful storage space where you can keep towels, personal hygiene products, beauty products, or maybe place calming candlelight and soothing scents.
Mirrors could also work perfectly for a small bathroom as they reflect light thus making the area look larger and more open. There are countless of types of bathroom mirrors Australia homeowners can choose from. They come in a variety of forms and designs – from sleek LED lighted frameless mirrors to some quite flashy ones. You just need to take your time go thoroughly through the different types of bathroom mirrors Australia stores offer, be it offline or online. A frameless mirror can make the bathroom seem larger as without the frame it can reflect more light around the bathroom, bringing life and creating an illusion of a bigger space. If you get a framed mirror, on the other hand, that looks chunky or overpowering, it will minimise the amount of light that can be reflected.
You can hang a large mirror on the back of the bathroom door or install a wall-mounted mirrored cabinet. A well-chosen, stylish mirrored cabinet unit apart from being a design feature can provide you with the much-needed storage space in a small bathroom. That’s actualy what I chose to do and it now serves me perfectly when it comes to storing all of my makeup, hair products, creams and other necessities I love to have at hand when I do my morning and night-time routines.
In the past, it wasn’t that common for clothes to be so chemically treated as it is today. Nowadays, it’s hard to find clothes that aren’t like that, even when it comes to babies’ clothes. That is why parents are trying to protect their little bundles of joy, at least while they can, and investing in natural bamboo products is the first step towards having a healthy and happy baby.
Bamboo Muslin Wrap
From the first time babies “step a foot” into this world, they are usually swaddled in soft swaddling blankets or also known as muslin wraps. Choosing ones that are made of organic bamboo is essential, as bamboo is considered as the safest, gentlest and softest fabric. Also, bamboo has antibacterial, moisture-wicking and insulation properties and that makes it the ideal choice for baby products of all kinds. These types of bamboo baby products usually feature a double layer of muslin which makes it long-lasting. Eco-friendly, stylish, cute and available in different sizes and with different designs, bamboo baby swaddle blankets are the perfect addition to your babies’ accessories. Thanks to bamboo’s thermo-insulation properties and breathability, babies can stay snug, warm and comfortable at all times.
The second important type of product is the bed’s sheet. Since cribs are the place where babies sleep, the sheets also needs to be made from a high-quality and natural material, like bamboo. When dealing with natural bamboo, comfortability and softness are the two main things one can expect. Except for buying separately, parents have the chance to invest in a bamboo bedding set, which usually consists of one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, a pillowcase and a duvet cover. The bamboo’s properties stay the same which means that a bedding set like this can keep babies warm in winter, cool in summer while ensuring that they stay dry and comfortable.
Bamboo Mattress Protector
The need to have a mattress protector is simple – to ensure that the baby’s mattress will stay dry and odour- free. Made of 100% bamboo, these types of bamboo baby products are breathable and comfortable and can provide the baby with a clean and hygienic sleep while being 100% waterproof. When choosing the right one, parents are advised to look for mattress protectors that can be machine washed and tumble dried.
As we all know, ice cream is a deliciously refreshing dessert that has many flavours. As well as different flavours, there are also different forms in which it can be served. I am especially fond of soft serve ice cream and its kind-of-fluffy texture. If you are a shop owner, and you’ve decided to include this option in your menu, then you are going to need a soft serve ice cream machine.
A lot of the times, when plush toys come to mind, you immediately think of a child. After all, one of the key hallmarks of childhood is the presence of a fluffy stuffed friend that you were inseparable with and used to take everywhere you went. As we grow up, we tend to replace these toys we once couldn’t live without with other things, but almost everyone has that one plush toy that they can’t seem to throw away.Read More
When the weather gets chilly and I need to go run some errands or hang out in the open, sweaters are my favorite piece of clothing to wear. They keep me warm and cozy, there are styles and colours for most of my outfit combinations and I can easily take off my sweater whenever I feel hot. What’s more to ask from a piece of clothing? We all have different preferences regarding style and material depending on our specific needs and my personal favorite is definitely bamboo.Read More
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Women see handbags as more than just a simple accessory. For some, it’s a holder for essentials, for others it’s a way to show just how fashion savvy they are, and for a few, it is a symbol of their earning power. Women need handbags, and I am sure that the majority own more than a few models that have their own unique purpose – for day-to-day errands, for wild nights out or for work. Be that as it may, let’s zero in on this need in detail.
Being fond of hunting as a hobby can change you as a person because it’s bound to take you away from your comfort zone, get you right in the middle of a territory that’s not yours (even if you’re familiar with it, it’s not your home) so it takes you outside, and that’s a plus in the sedentary driven life today.
Also, it brings out your survival instincts, and let’s face it we still have hunter-gatherer bodies, and earns you a meal by actually spending effort in getting it.
There’s no denying that practicing yoga comes with multiple benefits. From stretching out your body to calming the mind, there are a number of important mental, emotional, and physical benefits that regular yoga sessions provide. And the best part? There is no need for heavy equipment in order to achieve all that. All you need is positive energy, preparedness and a proper yoga mat. That being said, here’s what a yoga mat can do for your practice. Read More