Choosing the appropriate baby clothes is essential in keeping a baby warm and comfortable. One should therefore know the do’s and don’ts of shopping to ensure that you shop for the appropriate clothes. A baby should own clothes that fit every weather and function. Buying baby clothes is a challenging since the baby’s growth is rapid at this age. Getting the best looking clothe that also looks good on the baby is therefore a daunting task that if not well approached by the parent can lead to frustration, time and money wastage.
In this article, I am going to give you short and precise tips that if followed correctly will ease your baby shopping experience. This way you will be sure not buy clothes that the baby will grow out of quickly. This will also save your hard-earned money.
Know the Appropriate Sizing
Knowing the sizing of baby clothes respective of their growth will help you to easily determine what clothes to buy for your child according to its age. Sizing however is not universal and varies from one clothe producer to the other so be sure to do enough research about each company’s sizing. This is normally available at their respective websites.
A new-born will normally fit in a 0-3 months clothe while a baby as old as one year will wear a plus 1T clothe. However, some babies may be larger or smaller compared to other babies. Watch out for your babies’ growth trend. Is it bigger or smaller compared to other babies of the same age?
Buy Small Amounts
When buying baby pyjamas, it is advisable to shop in small amounts. Only buy what is needed. I know some parents may like all the baby clothes in a store and be tempted to buy more pairs but this is always a wrong move. Babies are always experiencing growth spurts at this time therefore; they will easily outgrow them as soon as they fit into them.
Also, do not buy many newborn sized clothes, as you will not need them for long. They will be replaced in three months and will be deemed useless unless you have another baby coming.
Always buy larger garments as they will be on your baby’s body longer. It is better for them to grow into these clothes rather than grow out of them in the first place.
Chose Softer Fabricated Clothes
You should always go for the soft fabrics while shopping for baby clothing. At this age, the baby has very sensitive skin and therefore it reacts irregularly to scratchy fabric. Soft cotton or organic fabric are the best baby material currently available in the market. Avoid silk as it is tickly and will cause the baby discomfort.
Tag less clothing will also ensure that tags would not irritate the baby’s neck. You can always cut tags off if you notice they are causing the baby much discomfort.
Chose Easy to Put On and Remove Garments
You should consider baby clothing that is easy to open and close. The last thing you will want is a hassle when you want to put it on your baby and remove it. Baby clothes should easily be removable, as it will prevent you from hurting your baby while removing it. Snaps and zippers in baby clothing makes it easy to remove from the baby’s body. Magnetic snaps have made everything easier as they are easily removable but still maintain a firm lock compared to traditional snaps.
Chose Clothes That Enable Easy Change Of Diapers
Your baby may be uncomfortable from a wet diaper and therefore you will need to easily change it but you find that your baby was in a pair of jeans that are firm and harden the whole process of a diaper change. You should therefore shop for clothing that eases diaper changing. Most baby body suits have snaps at the crotch that enables faster removal for a diaper change.
Safety Measures on Baby Clothing
When shopping, one should avoid garments with objects that can easily come off. These are live choking hazards. Clothes with bows, flowers, hard labels and buttons can come off and accidentally choke of a baby hence clothes with this objects are advised.
Decoration strings on the neck of the baby clothing are strongly advised against. The baby is entirely unaware of its movement and it can roll over these strings and strangle itself. Avoid clothes with these strings.
Be on the watch for dangling strings and loops as they can ensnare your baby’ fingers and cause it injury.
My take is that if you follow the above given guides to children shopping, be sure that you will have less hassle with baby clothing. Shopping gets better with experience so the more you shop is the more you realise they do’ and don’ts of baby clothing shopping. I hope this article has been useful to you and enjoy shopping for baby clothing.