Tips for dressing your little angel

Babies are probably the cutest, sweetest beings on earth and you really love to see your little baby look like a tiny little angel with the best clothes on. It is truly interesting to prepare for your darling to arrive but you need to keep the monetary cost, the laundering time and the effort in dressing the infant.

We may love to see our tiny baby in lacy frilly clothes with lovely buttons but by the time you dress and undress her you would realize what a big blunder you made. The angry and loud crying will ultimately make you give up. The only clothing that you may need to buy in bulk are diapers. All other clothes need to be bought in limited quantity since the baby grows very quickly in the first few months.

The clothes should have growing space, not be difficult for laundering, safe for the baby without hooks, buttons etc, comfortable material, and should be simple and easy to dress and undress.

Your doll will surely look cute with ribbons and buttons but is not advisable for a real baby. Babies generally loathe being dressed hence it is wise to buy clothes with snap fasteners rather than buttons and something you can easily slip on and off rather than pull and tug it over the baby’s head.

Baby skin is very sensitive and tender so always rinse and wash all baby clothing, diapers and blankets in warm water with mild soapsuds before use. Make sure all the soap is washed off. Always remove all labels and tags from the clothes before use.

In case there is a diaper service available you need to check if the price is reasonable. Disposable diapers are convenient but not as good as cloth diapers. You need to see if you have enough time for laundering and sterilizing.

Always keep the comfort of your baby in mind. Bright colors suit babies but keep a watch on the dress texture and do not spend too much as they outgrow them very soon. Your baby is truly special so keep him or her comfortable cozy and happy.



Esther Gideon

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The author is a postgraduate in business management and is a mother of a four year old and an eight month old.