It is a wonderful feeling to buy your baby’s clothes. You have so many questions arising in your mind like, which brand to choose, what should be the type of cloth material, the size, cost and occasion. Out of these factors, size and cloth material matters the most with the price. As your baby’s skin is soft and prone to rashes, you should always select the right quality of clothes for your baby.
Buying baby clothes: things to consider
Here are some tips and tricks that may help you to select your baby’s clothes.
1. Trust your shop
You don’t need to always run after brands, always go to your trusted shop because it is easy to make deal with the shops you know and moreover the quality is promised.
2. Essentials first
When you go for buying clothes, focus on essentials and then on fancies. Don’t go for matching designer clothes at first instant. Firstly, fulfill the essential requirements. In this process you will get some idea on baby’s clothes and make better selection, the next time you go for shopping.
3. Avoid Extras
Don’t buy extraneous things like bottle warmers, wipes warmers, baby bouncers and diaper genies. These are only going to waste your money.
4. Give importance to quality and not quantity.
5. Size changes faster
Initially babies grow faster; there are 3 sizes –clothes, newborn, 0 to 3 size and 3 to 6 size. So, buy fewer clothes as you will require buying new clothes soon.
6. Buy within your budget
During first months you baby sleeps for 18 hours a day and it is advised that you keep your baby at home only, so there is no use of collecting expensive outfits.
7. Sale season best for your baby
You can get great discounts at the end of season sale, this is the best time to take advantage of low price and try other brands.
After buying the clothes, it is very essential that you dress your baby comfortably without hurting him. Here are some tips to easily slip clothes on your baby.
1. Avoid bending of Fingers & Toes
Babies often move when they are made to wear clothes, due to this they often get hurt. So, hold your baby’s leg or arm, wrap your hand round the toes or fingers, and gently pull back through leg or sleeve.
2. Wear your baby with coveralls or footie- pajamas
First put baby’s leg in short side and then to longer side. This will avoid twisting and turning.
3. Always use front side buttons
Never use buttons on the back side as baby spent whole time on their back, so the buttons will irritate and even hurt them.
4. Occasional use of baby shoe
It is not necessary to make your baby wear shoe unless it is urgently required like in a bad weather or winters. Always prefer soft soled shoes attached with the elastics, they keep their feet warm.
5. Always use Side- Snaps
You should use side-snaps for your baby as they avoid any pulling that would cause discomfort to your baby.
Washing and caring for baby clothes
Next is about washing your baby’s clothes. Washing babies clothes is no different from washing regular clothes, but some things should be kept in mind while washing baby’s clothes. Here are few important things that should be kept in mind while washing your baby’s clothes.
Always remember that babies have soft and sensitive skin, so mild detergents should be used, there are few detergents especially for baby’s clothes, go for those detergents. Household detergents can cause skin irritation and itching. Detergents without any perfumes or dyes will work well. Secondly rinse the clothes properly.
2. Find the source of allergies
Mostly soaps and detergents are the main reasons of allergies in your baby, these allergies may develop at that time or may develop is the later stages of life, so be very selective in case of soaps and detergents. Look for irritation, redness or rashes on your baby’s skin and treat immediately. Your baby may develop allergy is there is family history of allergies.
3. Dry the clothes in dryer
Drying your baby’s clothes on low heat setting will maintain the fresh and vibrant look of your baby’s cloth.
4. Wash clothes before they come in contact
You should always take care that baby’s bedding and clothes are neat and clean. And exposure to dirt or germs may cause allergies or illness.
5. Avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets
These materials cause irritation and produces allergies, so they should be strictly avoided.