Selecting the right types of clothes for your newborn and tips to make a basic wardrobe for you baby.
Buying clothes for a growing baby is a bit challenging for many new parents. Today, the choice of baby clothing available in the market is unlimited. There are so many types of designs and so many fabrics available in baby clothes that choosing between them seems to be an impossible task at times. However, while buying clothes for babies, you need to keep certain basic conditions in mind. They should be comfortable, pose no hazard to the baby (such as buttons that might be swallowed) and be suitable for his/her age as well. Babies grow out of their clothes quickly, so you should not buy too many clothes at a time. In order to help you to buy clothes for newborns, we have provided a number of tips in the following lines, just for you!
Tips On Baby Clothes
- When buying children's clothes, the first thing to remember is that they must be easy to put on, easily washable and above everything else, comfortable to wear.
- It is always advisable to buy trousers or skirts with elasticized waistbands and shoulder straps, for a baby.
- Prefer buying clothes that can be stretched and have a wide neck, because they are easier to wear as well as take off.
- Avoid buying clothes that are adorned by lace, as babies can get their fingers caught in the lace.
- Always go for natural fibers as far as baby clothes are concerned, especially in summers.
- Clothes that open in the front and have poppers are easier to put on as well as take off the baby.
- Try to avoid buying clothes that have buttons, as buttons can get off and the baby might swallow them.
- Avoid clothes that have ties attached to them, as the ties can come off easily and you will have to sew them on again.
- Never ever opt for clothes that have rough stitching. They can be uncomfortable for the baby.
- Since babies tend to be picked up by so many people, so many times, it is best to go for clothes that do not need ironing.
Basic Wardrobe For A Newborn
- 6-8 stretch suits (always buy according to weight not age)
- 2 nightgowns (comfortable and easy to put on and take off)
- 4 sleeveless vests, with poppers under the crotch
- 3 pairs of socks
- 3 cardigans (for winters)
- A sunhat and a light jacket (for summers)
- A warm hat, mittens and snow suit (for winters)