Shopping for baby clothing is no easy task – just ask any parent. If you’re new to the parenting game you might be quite unprepared for the amount of money you actually need to spend on a newborn. You should try to save money by not over-spending on newborn clothing and only buy what the baby needs for the time being. Stay away from branded clothing as they’re well over priced and your infant is going to grow so fast that there’s just no point in buying those types of clothes – the money saved could be better spent on a nice baby crib for example, something which the baby can use for at least a few years. Having said that, do not go out and buy super-cheap clothing while the materials are used to be harsh on your baby’s delicate skin. Buy decent outfits that are comfortable as that is the first priority.
Look out for baby clothing outlet stores around your area and also check the internet for online stores which specialize in clothing for newborns. Both these options are going to be the best way to get more for less. If in doubt about whether or not the clothing size is perfect for your newborn, go ahead and buy a larger size. As long as the clothing is discounted, you’re getting a bargain and your child can wear the garment a few months down the road when he or she grows into it. Other accessories you can buy for your baby are socks, which are crucial. Every baby needs to have his little feet kept warm so look for something made of cotton with ventilation properties.
For newborn babies, you should try and purchase clothing that allow for quick removal. Try and find outfits that come with velcro straps or clip on buttons at the front or back. Most babies get a bit annoyed when you pull a shirt over their heads and will start crying, therefor these slip-ons are a really good idea. What’s more, it also help you change his or her diapers a lot faster. Another tip is to not buy clothing that your baby will be able to wear 11 or 12 months down the road, even if it’s an absolute bargain. You can never tell how big your infant might be by that time and it could end up being a really big waste of money.
Clothing for your infant should not only be comfortable but should also be safe. There have been many cases reported in the past where children have choked on ornaments that have become loose or have fallen off the garment. It is advisable to avoid outfits that come with cute bits that are sewn on or hoods that might strangle your child. You will also want to avoid dirty infant clothing that can not be machine washed as your baby can easily go through three or more clothing changes in a day, and it would make your laundry chores a lot more troublesome.
If your baby is sensitive to non-organically made materials, you might then need to purchase clothes that are made of pure cotton or are hypoallergenic. Otherwise, save your money as these types of garments are going to cost you more than the regular ones and the costs all add up at the end.