Can Your Kid Rock A Seasonal (Ugly) Sweater?
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes one beloved and fun tradition: the wearing of ugly sweaters. This trend has rapidly become an institution; some people even host parties where everyone has to dress up in their favorite ugly sweater. It’s no wonder that a lot of parents want to get their kids in on the fun! But do these popular seasonal sweaters really look cute on your kids? They can, if you follow a few guidelines when dressing them. Here are some great ways to ensure your kid looks their best (and has fun) when wearing their ugly sweater this holiday season!
Keep it Comfortable
Kids are generally not fans of uncomfortable outfits — and who can blame them? When decking out your little one in their festive gear, make sure the sweater is comfortable and cozy. You want it to fit well and look good. After all, it will be hard to snap a bunch of cute photos if your child refuses to wear their sweater.
Make It Child-Friendly
Not all humor is created equal. There are some hilarious ugly sweaters out there that are decidedly adults-only. You don’t want your kid missing out on the joke because it goes over their head! Luckily, there are tons of age-appropriate ugly sweaters that are fun, festive, and perfect for the younger set. Save the more mature humor for your own grown-up ugly sweater festivities.
Give Them A Voice
Kids have their own unique opinions and interests — let them celebrate in their own style! If your child loves comics or science fiction, grab them a sweater that shows off their interests. Have a little one that’s wild about unicorns? There’s a seasonal ugly sweater for that, too. By getting them involved, kids will have more fun with their holiday outfits (and be way more likely to let you dress them up when the time comes).
Throw A Party
If you and your child are really into the whole ugly sweater tradition, go all out! You can host a party where the dress code calls for ugly sweaters. Kids will love showing off their outfits, and you can hold a competition (complete with corny prize) for who has the best — or worst — sweater in the bunch. Make sure there are games and snacks galore, and the good tidings will roll right in. Parents can dress up too, if you want to ensure the fun has no age limit. You can even have the whole family wear matching sweaters for maximum enjoyment.
Make The Call
Seasonal sweaters aren’t for everyone. While a lot of people enjoy the fun and good holiday tidings, others would rather give this tradition a miss. If you or your child aren’t feeling the holiday cheer, there’s no shame in skipping this one. If your kid prefers a less flashy sweater (or a different outfit entirely), don’t stress about it! The holidays are meant to be a time of fun and celebration, and nobody is going to enjoy themselves if they’re stuck in an outfit they don’t like. Whatever you decide, make sure you celebrate the holiday season in a way everyone can enjoy — no matter what they choose to wear.
Editor’s Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.