Little babies are the most amazing and cutest creatures in this vast world. Babies have 5 times more sensitive skin than adults, so they also need extra special care for every garment or baby product we use for them. If you’re confused about what to buy for your newborn baby, you don’t need to be embarrassed or worried because there are plenty of parents like you out there.

Many new parents get confused when shopping for clothes for their babies. From my experience, I can tell you that shopping for clothes for these adorable little babies can be a very exciting task. From my experience raising two children, I would like to share some dos and don’ts when shopping for clothes for your baby.

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1. Prioritize fabrics:-

There are a variety of fabrics on the market for sensitive baby skin. Always remember that a baby’s skin is far more sensitive than you might think, which is why parents must look for soft, smooth and skin-friendly fabrics. You can turn the cloth inside out and feel the softness with your hands. Babies are prone to rashes, so try to avoid irritating and itchy things that can harm your baby’s soft skin. So cotton is the best choice. Cotton shrinks 10% after the first wash; buy 1 or 2 sizes ahead of your actual baby size.

2. Comfortable clothes for your happy baby:-

Always buy a comfortable cloth for your baby. Avoid rough patches on clothing. Look for collarless or soft-neck tops. The collar and patch make the fabric cute but uncomfortable for the baby and it may cause a rash on the baby’s neck. In 5 minutes you will regret putting it on your beautiful child. Make sure the fabric you buy has enough room to pass through your baby’s head; passing a tight neck cloth through your newborn’s head can cause him multiple injuries.

3. Buy clothes according to the weather:-

Always buy the right clothes for your baby according to the different weather conditions. For winter, consider a onesie that will even keep baby’s feet warm. Avoid sticking things around your baby’s waist to keep him comfortable. Don’t buy jeans or pants that, while they look stylish, are not comfortable. For summer, look for open-neck cotton tops with soft shorts. Buy fabrics that will keep them insulated.

4. Save money:-

Don’t buy the exact size of baby cloth, always a size or two larger than the actual size, the reason behind this is that babies grow fast and some fabrics will shrink by 10% after the first wash. Some store-bought sets will be sold at cheaper prices, but that doesn’t mean you’re only buying everything for summer. If your baby is 8 months old, also buy baby clothes for 14-18 months. You can even sell your used baby clothes on various online sites.

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1. Avoid choking hazard:-

Always avoid clothes with extra buttons and zippers, your precious baby could accidentally swallow them, and look for any loose buttons and broken zippers on the baby cloth from time to time, if there is any repair or replacement of the cloth. Buy open-neck t-shirts for babies in summer and one-piece garments with no buttons on the sleeves in winter.

2. Don’t buy expensive fashion clothes:-

Never buy expensive clothes for your baby for two reasons. The first is that babies grow faster, so those expensive clothes can quickly become worthless. Summer clothes are useless in winter and vice versa. The second most important reason is that fashionable clothes are uncomfortable for babies, they have patches, extra buttons for zippers, etc, which can irritate the baby’s skin and even give him red spots.

3. Don’t buy tight elastics:-

Try to avoid tight elastics, jeans and T-shirt sleeves. Tight stretch cloths can be extremely uncomfortable for babies and can even scratch the body parts that the stretch rubs against. Always look for shorts or pants that have stretch or no stretch. Always consider skin-friendly clothing for young children.

Some tips parents must consider:-

  • Buy mild colors for newborn babies.
  • Choose fabrics that won’t cause any problems with your baby’s breathing.
  • If your baby is crying a lot, try to figure out why, the clothes may be bothering him.
  • Don’t buy clothes that are too tight, always look for a size a little bigger than your actual baby size.
  • Choose clothes that are easy to put on and take off.
  • Baby gloves and socks must be extra soft. Give extra care to your baby’s neck, hands, feet and waist.
  • If you’re tempted by fashion, go for it, but stay in the baby’s comfort zone.
  • If there’s a sale, don’t buy in bulk for a season, think smart

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