Planning a holiday with your little one can be both stressful and memorable. You want it to be memorable for all the right reasons, so when preparing for a fun filled holiday it’s essential to consider your baby holiday wardrobe. Dressing your baby in adorable and practical holiday clothes will not only keep them comfortable but also create picture-perfect memories.
Breathable and Lightweight Fabrics
When it comes to choosing holiday clothes for your baby or toddler, natural lightweight and breathable fabrics are ideal. Fibres like cotton, linen, and bamboo allow air to circulate, keeping your child cool in warm weather. These fabrics are also gentle on your baby’s delicate skin and minimise the risk of irritation.
Protecting your baby’s sensitive skin from the harmful rays of the sun is crucial. Look for wide-brimmed hats to shield your little one’s face and neck from direct sunlight. Additionally, lightweight and long-sleeved rompers or dungarees can provide excellent coverage for their arms and legs. And remember sunscreen to help protect any exposed areas.
Rompers and Dungarees
Rompers and dungarees are fantastic options for babies and toddlers. They are not only adorable but also practical for holiday wear. These styles are fuss free and have a loose fit which allows for freedom of movement. Styles with poppers at the crotch and along the legs makes nappy changes easy and hassle free when you’re out and about. With dungarees, you can choose from a range of baby vests or T-shirts to change your baby’s look from day to day. This fabulous combo by Toby Tiger in GOTS certified organic cotton is fun and stylish!
Don’t forget to pack swimwear if your holiday includes water activities. Select swimwear that offers UPF protection to shield your baby’s delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays. UPF+50 is the highest rating for swimwear and blocks nearly 98% of the sun’s harmful ultra violet rays. Choose swimwear styles that are easy to put on and take off to make it easier to change your baby, and remember to pack swim nappies to wear underneath.
If you’re going somewhere sunny the temperature can still vary throughout the day, so it’s important to have layering clothes for your little one. Pack lightweight cardigans or hoodies to keep them comfortable during cooler evenings or when the air conditioning is on. Layering also allows you to adjust your baby’s clothing depending on how they’re feeling and will ensure they’re not too hot or too cold.
Soft Shoes and Sandals
Comfortable footwear is essential for your child’s holiday wardrobe. Choose soft-soled shoes or sandals that allow their feet to breathe. Fastenings like Velcro or elastic straps will allow footwear to be removed easily. Ensure the shoes have a good grip to provide stability when your little one is walking or playing on different surfaces.
By focusing on these areas of comfort, sun protection and practicality, you can have fun creating the perfect baby holiday wardrobe for your little explorer. All the while knowing your little bundle of cuteness is looking adorable in all those holiday pics!
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