As your child works their way through gymnastics class, they'll likely need many new leotards to help support their endeavors. Here are a few tips you can use to ensure that the leotards you buy for your child will perform for their specific needs and expectations:
Talk to the Teacher
One important thing you can do before buying your child new leotards is talking to their gymnastics teacher about what options you should consider. Chances are that your child's teacher can provide you with expert insight and guidance into the types of leotards that would best suit your child and their specific needs as time goes on.
They may recommend a specific neckline design that will maximize your child's range of motion or suggest extra outfit embellishments, such as gym shorts, that will help make your child feel more comfortable while they practice and perform.
Know the Return Policies
It's also a good idea to pay close attention to the return policies of any leotards you decide to purchase for your child. Before committing to a purchase, read all of the warranty and return information that is applicable to the leotard. Make sure that you have at least a week to return the leotard and that you'll be able to return or replace it if a problem with the leotard arises due to a manufacturer's defect.
Even if a leotard seems to fit your child well when they try it on, they might find that the outfit is uncomfortable when they're actually practicing and performing moves. In this case, you'd want to return the leotard and get a bigger one or a different cut. And you won't be able to do that without a solid return policy to rely on. So make sure that any leotards you buy for your child come with some kind of return policy that you'll be able to abide by.
Choose Multiple Material Types
Another tip you can use to ensure that your child will always be comfortable in the leotards they wear is to buy two or three leotards that are made of different materials instead of buying just one or choosing the same materials for every leotard you invest in. Consider buying two or more of the following types of leotards:
After trying the different leotards, you and your child should easily be able to determine which material options will work best for them so you can focus on buying just one material type in the future.