- From birth to one year
Clothing should be as breathable as possible: if things do not remove sweat well, prickly heat or diaper rash may appear. Cotton, footer and silk are suitable for the first layer, but it is better to refuse viscose and polyester. Linen fabrics have good indicators of hygroscopicity and breathability, but the structure of the fabric is quite rigid and can rub the skin. To avoid allergies, things should be made only from natural materials, with the exception of fillers. Lace, sewing, applications made of synthetic materials can be sewn on clothes, but these decorations should not come into contact with the child’s skin. The most convenient fasteners are buttons, but there can be Velcro and ties — all the same, at this age, parents will use them, and not the baby himself. But buttons are best avoided: they are more difficult to fasten on a spinning child, and there is still a risk that the child will tear off the button and put it in his mouth or nose.
- From 1 year to 3 years
During this period, cotton, footer, linen, silk are suitable for clothes of the first layer. Synthetic fabrics like viscose or fleece are best left as a second layer because they are not very breathable. Pay attention to the fastener: babies are often injured by zippers, so for second-layer clothing, it is better to choose Velcro or buttons. Zippers are most often put on outerwear, because this way the tightness is better preserved.
- From 3 to 14 years old
The clothes of the first layer can be made of cotton, linen, silk, fine wool: the skin of children is no longer so delicate, and it is less likely that the child will become irritated from a hard tissue. The lining of the second and third layers should be made of silk, viscose or fleece. Children over three years of age can buy clothes with buttons, Velcro or zippers, and after the age of five, the child will be quite able to cope with any fasteners, including buttons and ties.
- From 14 to 18 years old
Almost any fabric is suitable for children of this age: it is easy for a teenager to find out in which material he is comfortable, and which one sticks to the body and causes discomfort.