Many people like to buy babies clothes as presents, but they often fail in the size and the type of the clothing. Some might give oversize or smaller clothes which can be uncomfortable, so it can be best not to buy too many clothes before the baby is born. Here are some tips for buying baby clothes.
Choose one size ahead of your baby’s age
It can be a challenge to work out the size of the baby’s clothes. Children grow faster so it can help to choose one size ahead of your baby’s actual age. For instance, a baby who is six months old can wear cloth size that a 9-12-year-old baby can wear. There are general guidelines on sizing, but it can vary hugely from one company to another, so it makes sense to use the general guidelines loosely.
Consider the seasons
Make sure you think about the seasons when buying clothes. For instance, if your baby is nine months old in January, it is wise to purchase clothes for 18-24 which should be suitable for the coming winter. Lightweight summer clothes might be cute, but they will be of no use during winter.
Give priority to comfort and opt for easy wear
When buying baby clothes, comfort comes first, babies have sensitive skin and you don’t want to do anything to cause irritation or restrict movement. You don’t have to sacrifice style – even the most beautiful dress can have a soft cotton fabric lining to make it comfortable for the baby. Dresses can be great because they are not tight like other clothes, making them easy for babies to wear.
Stock the essentials
Babies dirty their clothes often thus you will need to change them regularly. So, invest your money on essential clothing such as socks, hats, sweaters, and zipper jackets. These basics can then complement any other outfits you buy but you don’t have to worry too much about them getting messy, especially when baby gets moving, and even worse – eating!
Buy baby clothes from new sales and second hand baby-wear shops
Most people love a bargain when it comes to purchasing baby’s clothes. However, it is important to note that most shops and supermarkets have fixed prices and you will not be able to negotiate the price with the seller. Therefore, going for second-hand clothes can be beneficial in terms of pricing and since babies grow faster, you can benefit from what people have thrown out. Buying second hand also means you feel less guilty if you splash out on a few more expensive outfits!
All parents want to make sure they make the right purchases, so a little guidance can help avoid doing too much damage to the bank account. You might love it when your child is well dressed, but giving some time and thought to their wardrobe can make a big difference!