As your baby arrives into this world you will need to buy comfortable clothing for him/her. Comfortable clothes keep your baby warm and cozy. It is important to buy appropriate clothing for your baby since your baby will use his clothes right from the day he is born.
Many new parents find the task of selecting baby clothes confusing. Most new parents do not know what type of clothes will be needed for the baby, what sizes to buy, etc. Also, since babies are messy they can dirty their clothes very often during the day. Hence it is necessary that you have sufficient number of clothes, especially for the first few weeks after the baby is born. During the first few weeks after your baby’s birth you may be too busy to do laundry on a regular basis.
This makes it all the more important to buy enough clothing for your new born. Though the types of clothes for a baby are simple, you need to carefully select them to ensure that the material is soft and comfortable for your baby to wear the clothing. This article gives useful pointers to parents on what clothes they must buy for their new-born. It also gives information on how to select baby clothes so that your baby will be comfortable in them. You can also find useful tips in this article which will help you buy only what is necessary for your baby, thus preventing unnecessary expenditure.
An important clothing item for a new born is a body suit popularly known as onesie. These will form the inner layer of your baby’s clothing. For new-borns you may want to wear one more layer over a body suit for added warmth and comfort. Body suits are ideal for sleep and play both. They are made of comfortable linen and come in long sleeves as well as short sleeves. A body suit can serve as a layering for your baby’s clothing or a clothing item in itself. Body suits are easy to wear and have snaps at the shoulder or at the crotch.
It is also very easy to change diapers for your baby when he is dressed in a body suit. These clothing items are a must-have for new parents and ensure you buy at least 8-10 of them especially for the first few weeks. Since you would not know the size of your to-be born baby, shopping for clothes in advance can be a challenge. However, it is best to buy at least a few basic clothing items such as body suits before the baby arrives.
This will save you valuable time in the first few days when taking care of the new born will be your primary task. The safest way to buy clothes for a new born is to buy clothes in sizes of new born and 0-3 months. Many new-borns are big at birth and may directly go to the 3 months size. Some are tiny and may need the new born size. Buy a mix of sizes and then return the ones that do not fit your baby well. This way you can chose the best fit for your baby while also saving on unnecessary expenditure.
As a new born your baby will be sleeping a lot. You can make him feel cozy and comfortable by investing in good quality sleep-wear. There are one-piece outfits that cover the whole body with a zip from leg to chin. These are easy to wear and keep your baby warm. However when buying these sleep gowns ensure that they are not tight for your baby. Since these outfits cover the whole body, they must be of the right fit so that your baby does not get suffocated. If you are living in an extremely cold place, consider buying a wearable blanket to keep your baby warm. Such blankets are available in light cotton or fleece material and can be easily zipped over your baby at night to keep him cozy.
Depending on the climate of the place you live in, you may have to buy a jacket or a light woolen sweater for your baby. It is recommended that you buy jackets and sweaters that have zips or buttons in the front as most babies do not like heavy clothing items being pulled over their heads.It is also very important to keep your baby’s head warm so that his body temperature is maintained. Invest in a good quality cap that will protect your baby from harsh winds and cold weather. In winters, a woolen cap that covers the ears would be ideal for an infant. In summers it is important to protect your baby from the harsh sun rays. Buy wide brimmed hats sun hats to keep your baby cool during summers. In the initial days, your baby may need extra warmth and comfort.
A pair of light cotton socks or booties is ideal for this. Buy a couple of pairs of these as you may need to change these frequently. Also, many new-borns tend to scratch their faces with nails. It may be difficult to trim their nails when they are just born. To prevent this from happening, wear your baby mittens on the hands. This will also keep your baby warm.
As a general rule for dressing a new born or an infant, you must strictly avoid very tight clothes that have cords or strings as these are pose a strangulation hazard. Open the snaps and necks wide when dressing your baby. This will allow the piece of clothing to comfortable slip into your baby’s body without making him/her feel uncomfortable during the process.
Babies outgrow clothes very fast and hence you will need to have a constant supply of new clothes every few months. Since you will need many clothes for your baby during the first year shop smartly so that you can save money. There are a number of brands and stores that offer baby clothing. Shop around a bit and see where you can get good deals. Use discount coupons and online deals to find great bargains for your baby’s clothes.