|Children’s clothes are a great
thing to take to Mango House but we do need to be
clear about what we can realistically use and what
we can’t. Here are a few things to think about...
We are unable to accept adult clothes. They are
too large for the children and often too large for
their parents too. It’s a big job to sort the
clothes we are given and we prefer to limit what we
accept to the things we can make good use of.
Girls are very modest in India and as such only
feel comfortable in longer skirts/dresses. Skirts
should always be longer than the knee and preferably
Indian children are small, the maximum size
should really be to fit an English Boy/Girl of 12 to
13 years of age. This is likely to be ample for all
the children that are helped.
New underwear is a great thing to bring, but size
is important. Most of the children wear underwear
that is designed for much younger children. The UK
age for underwear should really be between 1 year
and 6 years of age.
Children wear flip flops or go barefoot. Socks
are not needed.
Simple sandals and flip flops are mostly used in
India. Sizes below size 5 would be best.
Indian babies are much smaller than European
babies so baby clothes equivalent to UK new-born,
0-3 or 3-6 months are best. All in ones above this
are just too big. Separate tops and bottoms are