Singapore is a beautiful place to live and to visit. Although the country doesn't have regular seasons like many other locations, an emphasis on air conditioning means layering kids' outfits is always a smart move. One of the biggest perks about living in Singapore is there's rarely a need for transitional weather clothing or bulky coats and jackets, giving parents more flexibility when choosing their children's clothing. No matter what month it is, you'll always find great kids' outfits and baby clothes from Gen Woo and The Jersey Shop.
Here are some of the reasons we love Singapore weather and how to choose children's clothing that keeps your little one comfortable all year long.
- Choosing baby clothes for warm weather
- Best children's clothing for rainy days
- How to select kids' outfits for humidity and air conditioning
Choosing Baby Clothes for Warm Weather
Dressing up your little one in baby clothes and choosing the perfect outfit each day is a fun way to help your child express their personality. In most places, seasons range throughout the year from warm and mild to cold and uncomfortable. However, that's not the case everywhere.
Choosing baby clothes for your child means understanding what the temperature and conditions will be like where you are. In Singapore, temperatures seldom stray from between 75 and 92 degrees, which means you don't have to worry about buying children's clothing for a snow day any time soon. Although the temperatures in Singapore tend to stay relatively even, understanding the best fabrics and styles for your kids' outfits will help keep them cool and comfortable year-round.
Here are some tips to help choose baby clothes that work for your little one no matter what the weather.
Dress in layers.Adults can add or remove clothing whenever we get hot or cold, but infants and young children don't have that luxury. Most parents worry about their child being too cold, but heat and humidity can be just as dangerous for babies as the cold weather. Layers are a great choice for baby clothes because infants can't regulate their body temperature, which means that their parents have to be especially cautious. When the weather is over 75 degrees Fahrenheit, a single layer of thin fabric should be enough to keep your baby comfortable. However, always keep a sweater and closed-toe shoes or socks available for transitioning into the air conditioning. Cotton is soft, easy to wash, and breathable.
Be mindful of sun exposure.Although we may choose to wear a sleeveless tank top and shorts, babies need extra protection from the sun's harmful rays. Select baby clothes that are light and thin yet cover the child's arms, legs, and torso. Hats with large brims and sunglasses are also important because they protect your baby's eyes and skin.
Avoid blankets during sleeping.In addition to increasing your child's risk of overheating, being too warm increases your little one's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. Loose blankets and bedding are also a risk factor for SIDS. Instead, choose a snuggly babygrow or sleep sack.
Choose a cooler temperature for air conditioning.During especially sweltering months, ensure you keep your child's room between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This will keep them comfortable without overheating or being too cold.
Best Children's Clothing for Rainy Days
Rain in Singapore is practically a daily occurrence, so ensuring your kids' outfits are appropriate will help keep them dry and comfortable. The humidity in Singapore is also high, which means finding children's clothing that is breathable and lightweight is more important than ever. Depending on your child's age, the kids' outfits you select may depend on their activities for the day. If you are staying home and relaxing, choosing leggings with a t-shirt or a sweater can be stylish and comfortable. If you need kids' outfits that can hold up to transitioning between the hot air outside and the cool air conditioning inside and on city transit, you can never go wrong with layering.
We also recommend including an umbrella with your kids' outfits when in Singapore. In addition to helping protect them from the daily downpours, umbrellas are also a practical way to protect their young and delicate skin from damaging UV rays. Depending on your child's age, it may also be essential to bring a second set of children's clothing with you. Many children find the feeling of wet clothing to be unpleasant. Sometimes it's easier to grab a spare kids' outfit than waste time dealing with a frustrated or upset little one.
How to Select Kids' Outfits for Humidity and Air Conditioning
Though Singapore residents have undoubtedly become more accustomed to hot weather than someone who spends their time bundled up in the snow, that doesn't mean that they embrace it wholeheartedly. Nearly every indoor area in Singapore has air conditioning, so while you may feel hot and humid outside, you can step into a store, mall, or onto public transportation and experience a drastic drop in temperature.
The transition between humidity and air conditioning means choosing kids' outfits that can bridge the gap. Before leaving the house, discuss the day's plans with your child, so you can help them choose the best outfit for their needs. Select children's clothing that is light and breathable, such as cotton fabrics instead of synthetics. Always opt for kids' outfits that are flowy and won't cling, and choose light colors over darker hues if they will be outside for extended periods. Find cuts and styles of children's clothing that are flowy and allow for maximum airflow but also pair well with a light jacket or sweater. Though being hot feels sweaty and gross, it's not pleasant to be cold, either.
The same concepts apply to nightwear. Find a style that your little one will appreciate, such as a sleep dress, shorts, and a tank top, or a short sleeve and pants PJ set. These kids' outfits will keep them cool, comfortable, and peaceful all night long, whether they're in bed at home or staying the night with a friend.
The best part about temperatures and weather that stay relatively consistent is that it alleviates parents' need to spend more money on children's clothing that can only be worn for a few months each year. Rather than spending tons of money on baby clothes or kids' outfits that they'll only wear once, your kids are more likely to get more use out of their clothing now than they would if the temperatures were only the same for three to four months.