Right around Cullen’s first birthday, I realized we were in desperate need of new clothes. He was outgrowing everything he’d been wearing the past few months, and we had nothing new waiting in the closet. Lack of hand-me-downs is definitely one of the drawbacks of living so far from friends and family.
I headed to our usual shopping spots, and realized that Cullen seemed way too big for a lot of the clothes in the baby section. And I don’t just mean in size. Even though Baby Gap goes up to size 18-24 months, they still do the same styles and prints for all sizes. This means lots of little ducks, onesies with sweet cartoons, and zip up one-piece outfits. All gorgeous items for a wee one, but they seemed a little young for a one year old (that feels ridiculous to type).
I ventured over to the toddler section, and was thrilled to discover that toddler clothes start at 12 months! For some reason I had always breezed right through that part of the store, assuming those clothes were for big boys and likely didn’t have anything smaller than 2T. I was wrong! And I was happy to be wrong.
Baby clothes are adorable in their own right, but honestly – all those little guys really need are a onesie and some sweatpants. Putting a million layers and accessories on a baby just makes them stiff and overheated.
But the toddler years? That is a different story. Bring on the jackets, puffy vests, and rain boots! My bank account is wishing I had never discovered the joy that is toddler clothing.
Here are 10 (adorable) reasons why toddler clothes are more fun than baby clothes…
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