What to Consider When Choosing Baby Clothes
As your baby’s arrival date draws close, you can be excited as you shop for his/her tiny clothes. You can shop for baby clothes at local stores or online shops. You should select the right clothes, regardless of where you will be buying them. You want to avoid buying clothes which may end up not being worn because they are too small.
To help you save money, keep the following in mind when choosing baby clothes.
Avoid Buying too Many Sizes
You will realize that babies grow quite fast during their first few weeks. After a few weeks, many of the newborn size clothes you will have bought will not be fitting the baby. Some babies will even not fit in newborn sizes at all. For this reason, do not buy many newborn size clothes.
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If your friends and family members have offer you many newborn clothes as gifts, check whether they can be exchanges for larger sized ones. If the clothes are from some of the large retailers, chances are that returns are accepted.
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Keeping the tags of the baby clothes is also important. Do not remove the tags until you know whether the baby can fit in the clothes. Check whether you can exchange any clothes that don’t fit your infant.
Opening and Closing the Clothes
You baby will be bending in many interesting shapes. You should not have a difficult time changing the baby’s diapers. For this reason, choose clothes that can be opened fully in a snap. On the minimum, make sure the clothes are easy to fully open from the bottom or front.
For clothes that have to be pulled over the baby’s head, ensure the neck opening is stretchy and soft. Avoid clothes that will tug over the baby’s head as you are removing them.
Washing the Clothes
You should also consider the washing and drying of the clothes. Generally, aim for clothes that can be washed and dried by machine. Otherwise, washing the clothes will take too much effort. Check the labels of the baby’s clothes you want to buy. You will realize some clothes are only meant to be washed by hand. If you select these clothes, be ready for the work ahead.
How Comfortable are the Clothes?
Finally, it’s important to check whether the clothes you want to buy will be comfortable. Skin tight clothes and those with zippers can make babies uncomfortable. This is especially when they are too tight on the baby’s skin or are in the wrong spot. The best clothes to buy are those that have a fabric between the zipper and the baby’s skin.