When I look at photos of friends’ children on Facebook, I am silently judging them. I try to stop myself as I know it’s unfair to say that a child looks scruffy when it’s been playing outside and getting up to mischief like kids do, but when kids are younger and they just sit around all day then it’s the perfect opportunity to try out some new looks on them. Why buy a boring plain sleepsuit when there’s so much choice out there? And surely, I can’t be the only one judging the photos. Don’t we all want our children to look the best they can?
One of my Facebook friends has an adorable pair of 18-month old twins and the photos she posts of them in preppy outfits make my heart melt. Little jumpers and cardigans over polo neck shirts with formal trousers look adorable on a baby boy and they’re not much more expensive then a regular t-shirt and jeans. Of course, you wouldn’t dress them in this to go to the adventure playground, but there’s no reason they can’t wear this for everyday activities. I plan to try it for a while and see how mucky everything gets.