Dos and Don'ts While Shopping Baby Clothes
Babies are amazing and lovely creature. Babies’ skin is 5 times more sensitive than an adult skin so they also need special care in every aspect either baby products or clothing that we are using for them. If you are not sure of what to shop for your newborn baby then you don't need to be worried or disturbed because there are plenty of parents like you out there.
First-time parents often find themselves confused whenever it comes to buying clothes for their babies. From my personal experience, I am telling you that buying clothes for these adorable babies is a very interesting task. From the experience of raising kids, I would like to share some do's and don'ts while purchasing clothes for your baby.
- Give Priority to Fabric:-
There are various types of fabrics available in the market for sensitive baby Skin. Always remember that a baby's skin is much more sensitive than you can imagine, that is the reason why parents must look for soft, skin friendly and smooth fabric. You can check the cloth inside out and feel the softness with your hand. Babies get rashes easily so try to avoid scratchy and harsh stuff, they can harm a baby's tender skin. So cotton is the best option for you. Cotton cloth always gets shrunk by 10% after the first wash; buy one or two sizes ahead than your actual baby size.
- Comfortable Clothes Gives You Happy Baby:-
Always buy cloth that is comfortable for your baby. Avoid harsh patches on the clothes. Look for a soft collar or no collar upper-wear. The collar and the patches make the cloth beautiful but do not feel comfortable for a baby it can give rashes to baby's neck. You will notice that just after 5 minutes you put it on your beautiful child's body. Ensure the cloth that you are buying has enough space to go through the baby's head; putting tight neck cloth through the newborn baby's head can hurt him several ways.
- Always Buy Clothes According to Weather:-
Always buy clothes that are appropriate for your baby according to the weather conditions. For winter season consider one-piece clothes that will even keep baby feet warm. Avoid something heavy around the baby's waist and makes him comfortable. Don't buy pants or jeans, although they look fashionable but they are not comfortable. For summer season look for open neck cotton wear with soft shorts. Buy clothes that will protect them from heat.
- Save Money:-
Do not buy the same size of cloth for babies always go for one or two sizes ahead of its actual size, the reason behind this is because babies grow quickly and some fabrics get shrink 10% after the first wash. Some stores sell clothes at affordable rates when you buy them in sets, it does not mean you buy all clothes for summer only. If your baby is 8 months old, buy 14-18 months baby clothes also. You can later sell your old used baby clothes at various websites online.
- Avoid Choking Hazards:-
Always avoid clothes with many buttons and zips, your beautiful baby can swallow them mistakenly and from time to time always look for any broken zip or loose button on baby cloth if there is any fix it or change the cloth. In summers buy open neck shirts for baby and for winter season buy one piece clothes with no button or sleeves.
- Don't Buy Expensive Fashionable Clothes:-
Never buy costly clothes for your baby there are two reasons for this. Firstly, babies grow faster so soon those costly clothes will be worthless. Summer clothes are of no use in winter and likewise, winter clothes are of no use in summer. Secondly, the most important reason is fashionable clothes are not always comfortable for babies they got patches, zips more buttons and much more which can irritate baby skin and also give him red patches.
- Don't Buy Tight Elastic:-
Try to avoid jeans, tight elastic pants and t-shirt sleeves. Tight elastic cloth can make babies extremely uncomfortable and it can cause rashes to part of the body when the elastic rubs. Always look for shorts or pants with no elastic or with mild elastic. Always look for skin friendly clothes for newborn babies.
Some Tips Parents Must Take Into Consideration:-
- Buy mild colors for newborn baby.
- Look for fabric that does not create any problem for baby's breathing.
- Try to find the reason if the baby is crying regularly, clothes might be troubling him.
- Do not buy tight clothes; always look for something bigger than the actual baby size.
- Choose clothes that are easy to wear for babies.
- Baby gloves and socks must be very soft. Give special care to the baby's neck, waist, hand, and feet.
- If you are tempted by fashion buy it but always stay in baby's comfort zone.
- If there is a promo going on never buy clothes in bulk for one season, think intelligently.