Baby Clothes Shopping

As a new parent, you might think that purchasing or shopping clothes for your little ones may be a trifling task, but in reality, it is a whole lot different and a little more complex than simply purchasing clothes. Agreed, that the market presents a wide range of designs and patterns for your little ones, but ultimately, it is the comfort factor that matters to your children. Looking specifically into the kind of fabric, opt for fabric that is soft and¬†gentle¬†against your baby’s skin. While polyester and nylon may look fancy and eye-grabbing, they tend to cause discomfort to your little ones and therefore, cotton, linen or a blend of both is a better option for your baby’s skin.

Closures in clothes and comfort-factor

When opting for a shirt for your baby boy, ensure that it features minimal button closures in the front so that it is easy to wear and remove. Babies feel claustrophobic and constricted with tight necklines or polo necks and they feel uneasy when you remove those round-neck T-shirts. Hence, it is necessary to note that the neck area has to have ample space so that your baby boy feels comfortable.

The same holds true for frocks. While purchasing a frock, veer away from the ones that feature gatherings or frills as they only look cute but cause discomfort for your baby girls. A velcro closure is the best closure as it is not only easy to attach and detach, but also prevents babies from any kind of choking hazard, where too many buttons are concerned.

Opt for clothes that give your baby, ample room for the free movement of his or her arms and legs.

Woollen wear

If yours is a winter baby, ensure that he or she is well-protected especially around the ears, neck feet and hands. Since babies are not as tolerant to cold, blistering weather and are prone to fall sick, it is best suggested to invest in a couple of pairs of mufflers, monkey caps, gloves and socks so that your baby feels warm and cozy. In case of extreme cold, invest in sweaters that offer full coverage. Thermal wear is an excellent option for little ones born during the harsh, cold weather seasons.

Summer wear

For the summer, you can select from a wide range of clothes right from sleeveless linen T-shirts, spaghetti strap tops for girls and cotton T-shirts. Opt for bright colors and preferably white, to keep the heat at bay. Comfortable shorts and skirts with a drawstring are perfect for the summer as they are not only adjustable but also help in air circulation as compared to button or zippered closures. Hats are another essential clothing item that are necessary when you’re taking your babies out. Since babies are especially prone to heat strokes during the blazing summer, it is necessary to keep their heads covered.

Size matters

Since babies undergo rapid growth spurts within a short span of time, it is essential that the attire fits your baby instead of the other way around. Therefore, it is better to stop yourself from overspending on expensive clothes and stick to only what’s really necessary. Being too brand conscious may not really help as kids outgrow those clothes and it will be quite disappointing to see them go to waste. Always opt for one size bigger than your baby’s current size as such clothes will tend to last longer.

Last but not the least, invest in baby-specific laundry detergents as regular detergents may cause allergies and rashes against your baby’s delicate skin. There are a range of gentle laundry detergents in the market, made specially for little ones.

Invest more in clothes that are machine washable and steer clear of clothes that require dry cleaning, since you do not want to spend all of your money on clothes that will only be sparsely used.

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