A Guide to Buying Clothes for Your Newborn Baby

A Guide to Buying Clothes for Your Newborn Baby

As a mom, I know how exciting it is to buy clothes for your newborn, but it's also easy to get overwhelmed by all the cute options. Here are some simple suggestions to help you choose clothes that are suitable for your newborn.

Size matters

Choosing the right size is crucial when buying clothes for a newborn. Babies grow quickly and may outgrow their clothes in just a few weeks, so it's best to select clothes that are one size larger than their current size. This will give them enough room to grow without making the clothes too big or uncomfortable. Sizes may vary among brands, so it's best to check the size chart before making a purchase.

Consider the season

Considering the season is also an important factor when buying clothes for a newborn. If your baby is born in the winter, you'll need warm and comfortable clothes. If your baby is born in the summer, you'll need lightweight and breathable clothes. It's best to have both short-sleeved and long-sleeved onesies, as well as sleepers and gowns.

Choose comfortable fabrics

Comfort is paramount when buying clothes for a newborn. Choose clothes made of soft, breathable fabrics such as cotton or bamboo fiber. Avoid clothes with rough seams or tags that may scratch your baby's delicate skin. Additionally, it's best to wash new clothes before putting them on your baby to remove any residual chemicals or irritants.

Buy practical clothes

Focusing on practical clothes is important when buying clothes for a newborn. While those fluffy skirts and fancy suits may look cute, they may not always be the most practical choice. Choose basic styles such as onesies, sleepers, and dresses that are easy to put on and take off. Additionally, consider buying clothes with snaps rather than buttons, as they're easier to deal with during diaper changes.

Personal experience

As a new mom, I found that buying a set of clothes may not be the best idea, as many clothes were rarely used. When I was pregnant, I was excited to buy clothes for my baby and mostly chose simple and fresh blue styles. I focused on sizes 52-66, mostly thin long-sleeved onesies and kimono-style dresses. However, as my baby boy grew, his weight increased rapidly and even clothes in size 66 became too tight. It wasn't until he wore clothes in size 80 that I realized his body changes had slowed down. So, it's best to buy necessary and practical single pieces.

Final thoughts

Buying clothes for a newborn can be a fun and exciting experience, but remember to keep practicality in mind. Choose appropriate sizes, comfortable and season-appropriate clothes, and practical items. With these suggestions, you'll be able to build a functional and stylish wardrobe for your baby.

Additional tips:

Choose clothes with built-in mittens to prevent your baby from scratching themselves. Choose clothes with zippers instead of buttons for easier diaper changes at night. Don't spend too much money on newborn clothes, as babies grow quickly. It's better to invest in clothes for the next size up. If planning on having multiple children, consider buying gender-neutral clothes as they can be reused for both boys and girls. For newborns, five sets of size 52 and about four sets of size 59 are appropriate. For infants under six months, four sets of size 66-73 are suitable.

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