You don’t have to look far to feel bombarded by bright and sometime very obnoxious colors to style your baby in. Every so often, those colors do work, however, it more times than not are an assault on the senses. Luckily, these aren’t your only choices, and many parents are turning to natural colored baby shoes for a number of reason, mostly it just comes down to preferences.
Natural Colors Are Easy To Coordinate
Flamboyant colors are sort of a one-and-done type of style; you can’t match up brilliant yellow and avocado green and have it look nice. Even if you don’t go extreme, there is something pleasant about more earthly tones, and it is also easy to mix and match outfit pieces. For example, a soft gray color and a muted brown will look nice together, and then if you add in a subtle blue, the ensemble comes together nicely.
This can be an especially nice feature with young families that are watching every penny. Sometimes it isn’t feazible to buy multiple specific outfits with definitive colors and patterns that can’t be utilized in almost unlimited fashion. Having colors that work well with one another helps to provide styles that boundless and somewhat timeless, too.
Natural Colors Can Be Gender-Neutral
When you are planning to have more than one child, the ability to set aside clothing to pass down can be extremely budget-friendly. And, because most of the time you aren’t able to pick the gender of your children, having clothes that can be passed along, which don’t specifically call out either gender allows for some leeway to use at with basic articles of clothing. Hopefully, you receive lots of cute outfits in the baby shower to help supplement the more gender-specific outfits.
Many parents are going as far as doing gender-neutral nursery colors to help save on the budget, too. This makes it so much easier on just about everyone when then next little bundle of joy shows up. Whether you go with a simple black and white theme or make it a nature-based wood grouping, there are very few ways that you can go wrong.
Not Very Fashion-Savvy
If you are anything like me, coordinating an outfit, especially one for a girl could be asking the world of me. I am lucky if my kids having matching socks, and clean clothes on. When I don’t have to worry too much if those pants go with this shirt, I find that I am less stressed. This can be especially helpful when children hit toddler years and start picking out their own garb. Without fail, they choose the most disagreeable colors, and then throw a tantrum when you tell them they can’t go outside looking like that.
It is not to say that their whole wardrobe will be made of up cool and calm colors, but it won’t matter if you choose the clothing or they do, it is most likely going to be an fine looking fashion they are dressed up in.
Less Worry And Work With Laundry
Laundry becomes a real chore when there are more people to take care of under your roof. And, if you have talked to any mom with kids, you will know that laundry is a never-ending task that piles up right before your eyes.
The ability to do larger loads, being attributed to same colored items, allows for more efficiency to this duty. This also helps you feel better that you aren’t wasting water and electricity on small loads. Not that this helps with the folding and putting away of laundry, but winning small battles is always a good thing.
Single Outfit Per Day Is A Pipe Dream
Going along with the theme of laundry is the number of articles of clothing that a baby or toddler may go through in one day; if you think it is just one or two, you are dreaming of the most ideal day. Let me build a scenario here for you:
Your best friend is getting married and you haven’t seen him/her in ages. It is the perfect excuse to finally have some adult conversation and maybe an adult beverage or two – without having slippers on and the baby monitor turned on high. Your now 9-month-old daughter is not as fussy, takes a pacifier and plays with toys for short bursts at a time. There is a dress she is finally able to wear and it is perfect for the occassion, but you have a back-up dress that she has worn almost every other week.
Luckily, your friend’s wedding is just a couple hours drive, so you feed your daughter, keep her from napping too early, and head out with all the necessary and extranious items that you can imagine. However, an hour into the trip, you hear the unmistakeable sound of the morning pooping happening right behind you. No, you didn’t put her in that beautiful dress, yet, but you know that the way she is positioned in the carseat, the poop just went up her back.
Pulling over, you change the diaper, outfit and clean the plastic lining on the carseat, all while she is crying because it is a hot day and the car is starting to get hot. But, you get back on the road, and she falls asleep to the sound of your singing to the radio.
At the wedding, you’ve changed her into the new dress, managed to get her mostly content during the ceremony, and onto the reception. Your spouse is very attentive to your wanting to spend a little time with your friend so he/she takes the baby and finds a quiet corner to give her a bottle. Not even 10 minutes later and he/she is motioning you over because the baby just threw up all over the dress. So, you are onto the backup dress.
The trip home was uneventful, and happily you make it in the front door before you realize that your spouse let her have a little bit of the wedding cake, which was descretely hidden beneath a bib. Luckily, you can change her into pj’s and get yourself ready for bed.
Sound remotely familiar? I know that no matter how hard I prepared for any sort of outing, whether it was a quick trip to the grocery store or something big like a wedding, I never was fully prepared for some unforseen and inexplicable event. Even being at home doesn’t nullify the number of outfits or unexplained stains that happen to clothing.
Don’t fret about the small stuff, and even though the shirt and pants don’t totally go together, it is only for that moment, it won’t scar them for life, every mom goes through this and in 2 days, it won’t matter. Natural colors just allow for a little more flexibility and less acutal thought, but the perfect moments aren’t defined by any wardrobe or color scheme; it is the unwarranted smile – probably from gas – that makes your heart smile or the pieceful sleep that lasts more than a couple hours.
“Babies should be classified as an antidepressant. It’s pretty hard to be in a bad mood around a 5-month-old baby.” Jim Gaffigan