One of the things new parents are shopping for their baby and preparing the baby’s wardrobe, and even soon to be parents particularly enjoy. Shopping for a baby is quite different from shopping for yourself. While it’s very possible that you may get carried away with fancy baby clothes and accessories, it’s important to keep some things in mind although shopping for your baby.
Place Comfort First
Make sure you pick sweet, cotton fabric clothes when shopping for your son. Babies have sensitive skin that can quickly get irritated if they are wearing synthetic or rough cotton clothing. Prioritize the safety of your baby while shopping for baby clothes over style.
Keep It Simple
It’s anything but difficult to become really excited with extravagant dresses and accessories for children. However, in terms of its comfort and safety, they may not be best suitable for your infant. Too many buttons, ribbons, frills, will annoy your baby and cause rashes. So, pick simple clothes that you can easily get him to wear and remove too. Always, make sure to remove any tags that might irritate the delicate skin of your infant.
Keep Up the Weather
Stop bundling your baby in too many layers of clothing during winter months to prevent overheating. Cotton clothes may be your best bet for the summer and rainy season. You can always opt for layering if you notice the temperature is slightly cold. For such occasions, marquise is the best!
Shop Essential Items
Babies stain their diapers even more than you can imagine, so you’ll need to change your diapers and clothes a couple of times a day. So, stock up on all the basics for the infant. Get a sufficient number of baby supplies for the likely messy accidents and spill overs. Invest in the winter months in mittens, boots, hats and caps, soaps, sweaters, and zipper jackets.
Mind the Quantity and Scale
Do not fill your baby’s wardrobe with too many clothes as it will grow rapidly and may not suit him for long. It is ideal to store the basics in sufficient amounts, and keep buying as and when a need arises. Carefully read the labels for sizing before you shop.
Simple to Wear Alternative
For an infant, clothing that is to be worn over the head can be disturbing. Search to patterns that don’t wear through the eyes. Use clothing ideally with large necks or buttons and snaps.
Easy to Clean
You may want to buy fabric-made clothing that’s easy to clean. Babies spit-out, drool, burp and fart daily. And, after frequent washing, look for fabrics that do not hold stains or become stained.
Purchase Important Items
It’s also recommended that you purchase a good number of items such as bibs and burp clothes so you don’t have to change your infant’s clothing every time, he spills something on his clothes. Get the baby wipes ready stock too.
Invest in your baby’s good quality changing mat which can be very useful when caught in unexpected circumstances.
Wearable coverlets are good purchases compared with traditional blankets. Refrain from using whatever too decorative or with strings to prevent the threat of strangulation and choking.