What to Look For in Baby Clothing
By Jennifer R Scott
Among the many items that new parents must purchase in preparation for the arrival of their newborn is clothing. While the idea of purchasing baby clothing may sound fun it can actually be quite overwhelming. Parents must be prepared with clothes for the baby before they are born so the baby will have clothes to wear. This is difficult because parents have yet to see their baby, but we are here to help. There are many sizes of baby clothing, and most clothing is specified by months; but not all newborns fit into “newborn” size clothing. Parents will need to purchase many sizes of clothing so they can be sure their baby will have the right size of clothing. Additionally babies grow out of clothing very quickly so parents will need to be prepared with larger sizes of clothing.
Aside from size issues most parents love shopping for clothing. They search for the cutest mini outfits for their child. From mini baby overalls to mini baby dresses you can find practically every clothing item for an adult in newborn size. Buying baby clothing can become any parents addiction, and often times parents buy way too many outfits for their baby. Parents need to remember that their child does not always need to be dolled up. The number one concern for parents should be their babies comfort. And lets be honest are you more comfortable in a dress or in sweats? To babies less clothing is more because it allows them to move freely and be physically more comfortable.
Here are some great tips to help you when you are purchasing baby clothing.
1- You should always purchase clothes that are going to be easy to put on and take off.
2- You should aim for durable- baby clothing is washed many times
3- Comfortable is the best way to go.
4- Clothing items with elastic waists, ankles and wrists are great!
5- Avoid buying a lot of clothing with lace
6- Natural materials, like cotton, are the best choice for your baby
7- Clothes that have buttons in the front as well as around the diaper are a great choice
8- Don’t buy many clothes that need special care
Daywear should be comfortable clothing for your baby. Often times babies sleep for hours during the day and when they are not sleeping they are eating and or being changed. Your babies daily attire should be comfortable, durable, and have easy access to their diapers. One piece clothing is perfect for normal wear for babies and even toddlers because they have all of these elements. Parents should have quite a few of these on hand because your baby is going to go through these quickly. Durability is extremely important because most daywear clothing will be washed on a regular basis.
Sleepwear for your baby is also extremely important, because they are constantly sleeping. You want your baby to sleep well and having clothing that is too tight could prevent that from happening. Parents will need to purchase a lot of sleepwear clothing.
Going out, or dress up clothes, are designed for your child to wear in public or on special occasions. These are the cute clothes that parents love to pick out. They are great for a few hours of grocery shopping with mom, or a trip to grandmas. However, they are not great for long time use or constant use. Typically dress up clothing is less durable and will withstand less wear and tear then sleep and daily wear clothing. Parents typically have a lot less going out clothing when compared to their sleepwear or daywear clothing.
Jennifer R. Scott has been writing for over ten years on a broad range of topics. She has a background that includes such diverse areas as environmentalism, cooking, animal care, and technology. If you would like more information on parenting, please visit baby clothing, a site dedicated to helping the modern parent.
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