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Play Wear Gear

By Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide

When your baby starts moving more, his clothing needs to change. Once he can get around, he needs play clothes that are more durable than layette items. Denim overalls and jeans, rompers, pants and shorts, short- and long-sleeved shirts, and dresses in basic mix-and-match colors offer flexibility. Once he is feeding himself, your baby makes more of a mess at mealtime and playtime, so when you are going out or traveling, take an extra outfit. In addition, he may need a light jacket or sweater to keep him warm. As he begins to cruise or walk, soft-soled shoes, and eventually tennis shoes and sandals, provide protection and support.

Short and Long-sleeved Shirts  

Multiple purchases

Age needed: 12 months

short and long sleeve shirtsShort-sleeved shirts are versatile in both warmer and cooler weather. They can be worn alone or layered under cardigans, jumpers, rompers, or outerwear.

Function: Covers your baby’s upper body

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Large neck opening or snaps
  • Machine washable
Pants  

Multiple purchases

Age needed: 12 months

pantsLong pants can be worn in both warm and cold weather. In summer and spring, lightweight and breathable fabrics keep your baby from overheating. In fall and winter, soft and thicker fabrics such as eco-fleece or microfiber keep him warm. Pants that have an elastic waistband or snaps are easier to get on and off for diapering.

Function: Covers your baby from the waist down

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Crotch and leg snaps
  • Pull-on waistband
  • Machine washable
Rompers 

Multiple purchases

Age needed: Newborn

romperRompers are one-piece garments that come in long or short pants and long or short sleeves. Many rompers offer snap closures around the legs or in the crotch area, allowing for easy access for diaper changes or potty training.

Function: Covers your baby’s torso

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Organic cotton
  • Crotch snap
  • Machine washable
Overalls     

Multiple purchases

Age needed: 12 months

overallsOveralls are one-piece garments that are available in both long and short pants. They often are adjustable to fit your child. Overalls often have snaps on the pant leg as well as the side of the body, allowing for easy access for diaper changes.

Function: Covers your baby’s body and legs

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Leg and side snaps
Shorts  

Multiple purchases

Age needed: 12 months

shortsDuring warmer months, shorts are comfortable and convenient for daily wear and for easy diaper changes.

Function: Covers your baby’s lower body in warm weather

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Organic cotton
  • Crotch/leg snap
  • Pull-on waistband
  • Durable fabric
  • Machine washable
Dresses   

Multiple purchases

Age needed: 6 weeks

dressDresses are comfortable and cute for your baby girl or toddler. Different styles are made with short or long sleeves. They can be worn with tights or leggings for formal occasions and for everyday wear.

Function: Clothing for your baby girl or toddler

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Organic cotton
  • Machine washable
Jackets

Multiple purchases

Age needed: 12 months

jacketJackets are designed for various seasons throughout the year. They are often made with water-resistant material to keep your baby dry. Some jackets are lined in fleece for warmth in the winter. A combination jacket lets you detach the warmer fleece-lined section from a lighter section, making it versatile for spring and early fall.

Function: Keeps your baby warm and dry

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Water-resistant
  • Machine washable
  • Lined with fleece
  • Design
Soft-soled Shoes    

One-time purchase

Age needed: Newborn

soft soled shoesSoft-soled shoes protect your baby’s feet and help keep them warm. They are intended for use before your baby learns to walk.

Function: Protects your baby’s feet

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Cushioned insole
  • Flexible outsole
  • Slip-on
  • Machine washable
Tennis Shoes 

One-time purchase

Age needed: 9 months

sneakersTennis shoes protect your baby’s feet when he starts walking. Tennis shoes come with hook-and-loop closures, ties, and slip-on styles.

Function: Protects your baby’s feet when he is walking

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Cushioned insole
  • Nonskid tread
  • Design
Sandals   

One-time purchase

Age needed: 9 months

sandalsSandals are footwear with an open heel and open toe for warm weather. Many sandals come with a hook-and-loop closure, allowing for easy on-and-off access.

Function: Protects your baby’s feet and provides air circulation in hotter weather

Special Features or Considerations:

  • Cushioned insole
  • Nonslip soles
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