Personalized Baby Clothes: Would You, Should You, Could You?
There is a real trend growing right now for baby clothes that have a more personal touch. Clothes the feature your baby’s name or initials, for all the world to see. Despite being cute, are personalized clothing really safe to wear?
According to the experts, danger is everywhere and children are especially at risk. Many safety experts tell parents to never have their children’s name placed on clothing or jewelry where a would-be kidnapper could see. The theory that a stranger could convince a young child that he knows the child’s parents by using the child’s name.
But how often does that actually work?
According to some parents, such as the infamous Lenore Skenazy, says that the rates of this happening are actually very rare. And getting lower all the time. Rather than skipping out on the cute clothes, she suggests parents practice safety habits and teach their children how to deal with strangers.
Parents that want to create a unique look with personalized children’s clothing should, with safety. Wearing a personalized dress to grandma’s house is adorable, to an overcrowded amusement part might be asking for trouble. Letting your toddler show off her name where she will be within your sight can be fun and safe, and at places where you know your child is being cared for carefully.
A few moments of careful consideration can be enough for parents to decide if wearing personalized clothes that day is safe or not.
Would you ever let your child wear personalized baby clothes? For some parents it feels fine, for others it may feel too dangerous. While some experts warn about the dangers around us, others warn about being too afraid of every possibility. Personalized baby clothes can be a cute and fun way to add personal style to an every day outfit. For those concerned about safety, but would love some personalization in their baby’s closet, you might consider a personalized baby hat, security blanket, or even a hooded towel. You are pretty safe with personalized layettes for the newborn as well.
Great advice from Summer Minor of My Baby Clothes Boutique.