Nasiba’s Picks: 11 Baby Outfits for Special Occasions
The Tot Founder and mama of three, Nasiba Adilova, loves to get out and about with her kids. More often than not, their adventures call for formal attire. Passionate about how their clothing is made and where it comes from, Nasiba shares her picks for special occasion outfits made just for baby.
It’s no secret that clothing is how I create, imagine and express myself. My children are just the same. A certain pop of color or comfortable cut can literally make your day. (And keep everyone looking like they’re not on the verge of a complete mental breakdown….)
When you’re a baby, the comfort part is particularly important. Especially if you’re still crawling or just getting the hang of being on your feet. For girls, dresses can get in the way if they’re in the crawling stage, but long tops and bloomers work a treat.
The most important things I consider when shopping for my kids are:
Is it comfortable?
When a kid is itchy, restricted or hot, they’re cranky! Same goes for babies. Since most babies will inevitably nap mid-party, it’s nice to have bodysuits that can double as formalwear and sleepwear.
Is it diaper friendly?
Snaps on the bottom of a onesie or an easy to pull down bloomer are crucial when you’re trying to keep kids cool, clean, calm and collected.
Is it machine washable?
While I am rather fond of fabrics that require dry cleaning, you need your kids’ clothing to be durable and cleanable! Let’s be honest – what baby is not going to dribble and drool?
Is it safe?
While many items of clothing can have toxic chemicals like flame retardants lurking, I like to opt for things made with pure or organic cotton. I also like knowing that the items we buy are always ethically produced.
Is it versatile?
I love it when an outfit can be dressed up or down. Can simply adding the right shoes, tights, or jacket change the feel? Yes, please!
Will it stand the test of time?
Being able to share clothing between siblings is really special to me. The time when they’re little is so fleeting – it’s nice to see an outfit relived with another child. It’s also way better for the planet to pass on pieces your child can no longer wear. Choosing fabrics and stitching that can be worn over and over again can prevent an item from ending up in a landfill.
I also obviously ask: Is it adorable?
Completely thrilled with the arrivals for spring and summer, here are my 11 adorable picks for special occasion outfits: