Choosing Baby Clothes
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There are few things quite as cute as baby outfits: from beanies to booties, and from onesies through to toddler trends. Here are a few tips on choosing baby clothes.
Clothing covered in glittery bits and bobs may look cute, but it’s best to avoid bows, ribbons and little buttons, as these can present a choking risk.
When it comes to sizing, choose clothes based on your baby’s weight, not their age. Also consider how easy the clothing is to put on and take off. When in doubt, opt for a larger size that is comfortable to wear and that your baby can grow into. Make sure the clothing doesn’t have anything that could cause discomfort or skin irritation by checking things like zips and elastic bands.
Choose good fabrics, and layer
Opt for breathable and comfortable materials, and keep in mind that the key to dressing a baby is layering.
Avoid going on a massive shopping spree right away. Your new-born doesn’t need a huge amount of clothing, and if you buy a few items and assess how they work for you, you can avoid landing up with a pile of unsuitable baby wear.
Choose machine washable clothing
You have more than enough to do, and the last thing you need is to have to hand wash each item of baby clothing. Check the label to see if the garment is machine washable and how best to wash it.
Must-haves versus nice-to-haves
If you stock up on nice-to-have clothes, you can quickly find yourself with little to spend on the important must-have clothing items. No baby ever noticed not wearing a designer outfit or matching hat. Buy clothing that is needed and easily-reused, and leave the cute-but-impractical items on the shelf.
This information is this article is intended for general purposes only. If you have any concerns about your health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a healthcare professional.