Shopping for baby clothes should not be a Herculean task. Here are a few shopping tips.
Why comfortable baby clothes are important?
When shopping for baby clothes you need to remember your baby’s comfort first. Do not go for designer wear just because the clothes carry an expensive tag to it. What many people do not put in mind is that babies are not you. They do not care about designer wear. What they care about is comfort. If a baby was able to speak, you would be out shopping for the most comfortable wear. If you love designer wear that is okay. Just make sure the clothes are comfortable.
The Fuss about Color
While color matters to some people it is not that important. Many baby clothes stores have the prettiest of baby clothes. Our society has taught us that pink should be left to baby girls only. Look around. How many gay couples with babies are there? While we are not trying to be biased, the world is changing whether you like that fact or not. Color should not be an issue. If you prefer some colors to others, that’s your taste, remember, your baby doesn’t mind it either as long as he or she is comfortable.
The clothes size may matter. Oversized clothes may last longer because as the baby grows, they will continue to fit. If you do not mind throwing away baby clothes every month, then buy an exact fit. Babies grow very fast so do consider this when shopping. Do not make your baby uncomfortable in tight clothes. They need space to breathe.
Quality of clothes contributes to the comfort of such clothes. Go for good quality clothes. Avoid materials that do not absorb sweat. Be biased to 100% cotton if you can. It is a natural material and very comfortable. Shun synthetics until the baby is over a year at least. If you cannot ignore synthetics, at least ensure the baby has something comfortable between the synthetic material and the skin. Synthetics tend to irritate the skin. Remember at this point, your child is very new to you and you have no idea what may or may not irritate him or her.
Sweat is irritating to a baby’s sensitive skin. So are wet clothes. Ensure you buy enough clothes so that you can change the clothes as often as possible if the baby sweats too much. Do not make your child withstand wetness. That is a baby not a grown up!
New clothes Vs. Hand me downs
If possible, buy new clothes for your baby. While we cannot say everybody can afford new clothes, at least get a few new ones. If you cannot afford too many new clothes, hand me downs will do. You need to know a few tricks with hand me downs. Because of previous use, the comfort in the material will be worn out, ensure you use fabric softener that is baby friendly and mildly perfumed or plain. Choose hand me downs carefully. Especially for winter clothes, make sure the clothes are warm enough for the baby. Do not just clothe your baby with anything that resembles baby clothes. Ensure your baby is comfortable enough for the weather.
In the long run, you will realize that comfortable baby clothes come a tad costly. Cheap is expensive. Buy comfortable, not cheap.