Congratulations! You’re expecting, and you have 9 months to enjoy while preparing for the arrival of your little one. The temptation to buy every cute baby outfit will be tremendous, but you have to be rational as well. We have prepared some tips for you when it comes to purchasing baby clothes that you should remember. Scroll down to check them out.
Choose bigger sizes ahead of time
Baby clothes are often too small to cover a baby for long. One of the most important things to do is to buy clothing that is bigger than what you need so that your baby can wear it for a longer period of time. Bigger size clothes can be found in many stores and online shops. They are usually cheaper than buying clothes in smaller sizes, and they last longer before they need to be replaced because your baby will grow out of them faster.
Have a couple of gender-neutral pieces
The baby clothes market is growing rapidly and there are a lot of new parents who are looking for gender-neutral clothing. If you don't know the sex of the baby, it can be hard to pick out clothes. The best way to find gender-neutral clothing is to look for colours that don't have any strong associations with either gender. That can be yellow, white, beige, grey, brown, violet, or even red.
Don’t buy too expensive clothes
We know, baby clothes are too cute to not be tempted into buying all that fluffy stuff in pastel colours. However, your baby will probably puke on it at least once. If they don't puke, it will be another incident, like spilling food or anything similar. Besides, the baby will grow really fast and all those fashionable and expensive baby outfits will be useless after a while. This is why you should choose something more affordable that will pay off. Don't worry, there are no non-cute baby clothes anyway, so anything you buy will be adorable.
Choose baby clothing that is easy to put on and off
There are many clothing options for babies, but which ones are the easiest to put on and off? The best baby clothes that are easy to put on and off are ones that have a zipper or buttons. Babies can be very squirmy and trying to pull down a pullover shirt can be difficult. There are also some baby clothes with elastic at the waist or armholes that make it easier to get them on. The downside is that these clothes may not be as warm as others.
Have variety in baby clothing
Variety is the spice of life. And when it comes to baby clothes, variety is important. That's why you should avoid always buying just onesies. There are many different types of clothing that your baby needs and wants, like bibs, hats, socks, and more. And while some items may be considered more practical than others like onesies or diapers, they all offer a sense of comfort and security for your little one. Check out brands like 3 Little Crowns where you can find pretty much everything you need.
Choose soft materials
It's important to choose soft materials for your baby's clothes because they are sensitive to their skin. They can't tell you if they feel itchy or uncomfortable, so you have to be the one to do it for them. The best fabrics for your baby are cotton, silk, and bamboo. They're very soft and most importantly natural, and will keep your little one feeling comfortable all day long.
Have clothes for each season
It is important to have clothes for each season. For example, in winter, it is essential to have a coat and some warm clothes. In summer, you will need some shorts and light tops. To make sure that you have the right clothes for each season, it is important to plan ahead. You can do this by buying clothes ahead of time or making sure that you wash and dry your clothes after every use so that they are ready when the weather changes.
Now that you know what things are essential and what tips to remember when buying baby clothes, you can be more prepared and make a list of necessary items. Of course, the list doesn’t have to be followed strictly, but make sure you have a little bit for every season and that the materials are adequate.