When it comes to shopping for a baby’s essentials, careful consideration must be made. It may look effortless, but in the real sense, it’s very tough. There are plenty of things you need to consider before going shopping, and some factors will cost you a good deal if you ignore them. Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind while buying clothes for your baby girl:
Many mothers had rather buy their babies oversized clothes so that they grow into them rather than get a good fit. I understand the logic behind this; no one wants to restock their baby’s closet every month.
On the other hand, don’t you think the child is uncomfortable in those baggy clothes? They will even look weird. Imagine how you would feel if you had to walk around in a huge dress.
It’s okay to get a larger size, just not very large. Also, be careful you don’t pick clothes that are too small in case they become too tight and restrict the child’s movements. The ideal size should allow some space without making the baby uncomfortable.
THE BUTTONS AND ZIPS
This is a special consideration, especially with newborns. They have an open part in the back and middle of their skull that is not fully covered. This part is very delicate, which makes it necessary to avoid clothes that need to be worn over the head. Look out for those that button up, have zippers or Velcro.
This refers to the cloth’s ability to let air in and out. Aeration is essential for temperature control, especially in the summer. If you are looking for light clothing that will keep the baby cool then make sure you get loosely-knitted clothes that can quickly lose heat. For warmth, check for those that are knit tightly.
To check a cloth’s breathability, hold it up against a fan and see how the wind moves. If you can feel the air on the other side, that’s a breathable cloth.
The material an item of clothing is made of will determine how comfortable it is. Somebody the softest options include cotton and wool.
Some babies have an allergic reaction to certain materials so it would be wise to check with your baby’s paediatrician before trying new material.
Some materials cling to dirt and are very hard to wash. Considering how messy babies can be, it would be a bad idea to get those.
Cloths with loose strands may pose a choking hazard. Avoid those with metallic parts that may harm the baby.
As mentioned earlier, they should not be too tight. Oversize clothes may also suffocate the baby.
In conclusion, keep in mind your baby’s safety and comfort while shopping for their clothes. Secondary factors such as colour and design can also be considered only after you are sure the baby will be safe and comfortable in the clothes you have picked out. While you are at it, consider getting some night tables with drawers for additional storage!