How to Choose Dresses for Infants Based on Seasons in India
Summer (March to June)
- Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton, linen and muslin. Avoid polyester and nylon that may cause sweating.
- Choose loose, flowy dresses in bright, light colors that will reflect heat. Pastels like yellow, green and peach work well.
- Dresses with short sleeves or sleeveless are ideal. Shoulder straps instead of sleeves allow more air circulation.
- Look for dresses with open necks, deep armholes and loose tummies for ventilation. Avoid too much coverage.
- Printed dresses are good but ensure prints are subtle and not harsh dark colors.
- Change into clean clothes frequently as babies sweat a lot in summers.
Monsoon (July to September)
- Focus on wearability in wet weather. Choose cottons, denim, knit fabrics that dry fast. Avoid silks or fabrics that retain dampness.
- Full sleeve dresses provide more coverage from rain. Look for kimono or raglan sleeves that are loose around the arms.
- Avoid large, embellished prints. Opt for solid colors or tiny prints as they won't look dirty when splashed.
- Layer with leggings under dresses for warmth. Leggings will dry faster than pants when wet.
- Use good quality raincoat or wind cheater when going out. Umbrellas are not always practical with infants.
Winter (November to February)
- Choose dresses in wool, corduroy and sweater knits that provide warmth. Look for winter-wear material specifically.
- Full sleeves, long dresses covering feet and tights underneath dresses will provide ample coziness.
- Layer with leggings or bloomers under the dress. Then use a sweater, jacket or coat on top when venturing out.
- Avoid flimsy fabrics like chiffon or georgette. Stick to thick fabrics like twill, flannel and knits.
- Turtleneck dresses are great for keeping the chest insulated. High necks also protect from cold winds.
- Use mittens/gloves and socks/booties to cover hands and feet. Babies lose heat quickly from extremities.