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APPROPRIATE CLOTHES & ACTIVITIES
Dress your child according to activities, temperature or climate and budget. Select fabrics according to climate, cotton or flannel for warm temperatures, semi cotton, jute, wool for cool ones.
Eating—Use small round bibs to absorb drooling, excess liquids from bottle or breast feeding. For babies on solid foods, a large bib of plastic or a combination of cloth backed with plastic will be useful.
Playing—for indoor activities, use stretch play suits, diaper-shirt sets and gowns for small babies. For outdoors, toddlers use cotton shorts and tops, overalls or shortfalls for summer; coveralls, corduroy pants and sweaters (front openings) for winter.
Sleeping—a baby needs no more covering to get good sleep. Knitted gowns with mittens on sleeves are a good choice for infants. For 6 months or older, select pyjamas, where feet is also covered. These will help keep the child warm even when coverings are kicked off during the night. All sleepwear for children is flame retardant, which must be laundered correctly, follow care instructions carefully
Dress-Up—most adults like to try to dress the young child to look especially “pretty.” Avoid scratchy laces, stiff fabric, and uncomfortable fasteners. Select garments of soft fabric as you choose for everyday wear, garments the child enjoys wearing. Remember that dressing-up should help the baby more than the adult, be sure all dress-up clothes are easy to care for and comfortable to wear.
Festival Time / Party Time – Keep budget oriented clothes for children, as fancy clothes are not only costly to invest but difficult to maintain. They also are uncomfortable to carry, adults help is needed constantly.
Use Natural deodorants for good smell of clothes, like camphor, turmeric stick in cloth shelves. Avoid naphthalene balls for baby clothes. Don’t use strong perfumes or deodorants, its ok if baby smells sweaty. Many deodorants cause allergic reactions, like skin rashes, thorny skin, sneezing, tears in eyes etc.
Laundry Basket – Use proper laundry basket for undergarments and other items. Use mild detergents to wash baby’s garments. Dry the dress in reverse in sun for natural smell. When the texture of garment changes from soft to mild hard or rough, throw them off as it causes itching.