A message to kids clothing designers – ask parents what’s practical for kids to wear, design around that and you will sell more! Please make trendy practical clothes and stop producing items that are overpriced, overdesigned and mostly useless.
Fake drawstrings. Adding useless fake drawstring pulls around pants for babies, toddlers and young kids serves no purpose other than to piss parents like me off. They may look good and people buy them thinking it is bound to fit the bubbas, but rarely do they fit. Babies and kids of 2 and 3 years old are at that awkward growth stage where one belly of a 3-year old is a completely different size to another – trousers, jeans and joggers with elastic or drawstrings that work are by far the most practical and comfy attire for toddling boys. But fakes are simply a frustration. Many a time I have either been given or bought these items only to get them home and find they don’t fit. It’s especially annoying when gifted these by friends and family from abroad – a total waste of money as we can’t even exchange them for something else!
All-In-Ones. As I’m on the rant about boys clothing I will also mention that all-in-one anything for a boy of three plus is a stupid idea. Totally impractical. Age 3 kids are at that out of nappy but need to sprint to the toilet stage. The “Mummy tish” or “Need a pee-pee” cry means you have less than 5 seconds before a puddle is formed on your sofa or in the car seat. Run! How the hell are kids or their parents supposed to unzip or unbutton backs or fronts, expose and drop pants and free tackle so kids can do their business before the inevitable happens? Come on designers – put your creativity to good use and design affordable, practical day wear, none of this nonsense!