Krista - posted on 10/11/2011 ( 155 moms have responded )
Do you dress your kid "child"-like? Or do you dress them as a mini adult?
My mom was giving me a bit of flack this weekend, saying that I dress my 2-year old in such dull colours and grown-up styles.
I'm just not crazy about a lot of the bright colours and cartoon characters on kids' clothing (especially the cartoon characters).
I prefer to dress him a little more mature, and did so even when he was a baby. The outfit in question that my mom criticized was a heather gray t-shirt, jeans, his black Chucks-type sneakers, and a little gray herringbone newsboy cap. I think he looks so adorable in muted colours and more grown-up styles. When she buys him clothes, she gets him stuff with bright colours, and festooned with trucks, or Tigger, or some other cartoon emblem.
What do you think? Should we dress little kids as little kids? Is it inappropriate to dress them more maturely? (I'm not talking about dressing them provocatively or with adult slogans on their tees...just more grownup-style clothing.)
What do you think looks cuter?