Shopping for infant’s clothes can be one of the most exciting and memorable experience for parents. That being said, knowing that they grow up so fast makes it a challenging activity more so for first time parents. However, once you know the rules of shopping, you are on your way enjoying shopping for your little tot and your baby can enjoy their new world.
Choosing the Right Size
If you shop for your own clothes then you know that every clothing brand has their own standard of sizing and this is also true for infant’s clothes. As humans are different so can your baby and he can be bigger than most babies or smaller than the rest. Opt to go one size up when shopping for clothes as even if your baby is smaller, he can grow soon enough to fill it up, saving you from buying bigger outfits.
When shopping, you should also take into consideration the ease of changing clothes as well as the convenience it would provide you. Fully embellished clothing can be cute and make your child look adorable but it can be frustrating when you are sleep deprived and you have to do a diaper change in the middle of the night. Consider buying clothes that have snaps than zippers to make changing easier. Stretchy pants also makes changing easier as one can easily remove it unlike pants with buttons.
A newborn can have a sensitive skin and choosing the right clothing material should also be consider when buying appropriate clothes. Although more expensive, go for 100% cotton or organic which is soft and will help protect your baby’s skin. Look at the label closely as some clothes have 50% cotton and the rest made of other materials. Some companies sell in bulk so stocking up on the basics can save you time and money.
Shopping in advance can be a wise choice especially if you live in a country with four seasons. Buying winter clothes during spring or summer is more economical than buying them during winter time as prices tend to drop during those seasons. Remember that babies grow up fast so buying basics such as cardigans, basic tees, and tights and investing in a few winter clothes will save you some cash. If you think that your kid will grow up fast, opting for a larger size is the best option.
These are just some tips to help you jumpstart your shopping expedition and hopefully make your first time shopping experience a bliss.