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DESIGN AND SIMPLICITY OF CLOTHING AND SURROUNDINGS



Gentle clothing and surroundings give the baby less needless stimulation and allow the newborn's focus to be directed to his most important first tasks. Clothing and bedding with stripes or plaid and strong colours are visually stimulating and do not help promote calm surroundings. Also, some embroidered images are quite rough on the inside of the garment and not comfortable for the baby, so if you can, find clothes that are plain, light coloured, and have few embellishments.


As is their intention, drawings and writing on clothes draw attention to themselves and often give messages of cuteness or humour to make adults smile. And though at a young age it may not seem to matter, this encourages an objectification of the child, and brings focus to the clothes rather than the baby. 


Many baby clothes have elastics at the waist, or are made of stiff materials that can make movement uncomfortable. If possible, find clothes that leave the child free to move, leave the waist free, and are comfortable. The more gentle to the touch and visually calm and simple the garment and bedding, the better for the comfort of the baby.



See The baby’s surroundings

Respecting the baby's first tasks


How to make decisions

The negative effects of media


ARTICLES 


CLOTHING - Michaela Gloeckler

NOURISHING THE SENSES - Joan Salter

CLOTHES FOR THE BABY AND SMALL CHILD - zur Linden


Julia Cairns -Mama Toto

Gypsy Woman with Baby 


by Amedeo Modigliani