Dos and Don’ts While Shopping Baby Clothes

Little Infants are the most amazing and loveable creatures in this whole wide world. Babies have 5 times more sensitive skin than an adult so they also need extra special care of every expect either clothing or baby products that we are using for them. If you are confused of what to shop for your new born baby then you don’t need to be embarrassed or worried because there are plenty of parents like you out there.

Many first time parents find themselves confused when it comes to buying clothes for their infant. From my experience I am telling you that buying clothes for these little adorable babies is a very exciting task. From the experience of raising 2 kids I would like to share some do’s and don’ts while buying clothes for your infant.

Do’s

1. Give Priority to Fabric:-

There are varieties of fabrics available in the market for sensitive baby Skin. Always keep in mind that a baby’s skin is much more sensitive than you can even think of, that is the reason why parents must look for soft smooth and skin friendly fabric. You can turn the cloth inside out and feel the softness with your hand. Babies get rashes to easily so try to avoid harsh and scratchy stuff, they can harm baby’s soft skin. So cotton is the best option. Cotton cloth gets shrunk 10% after the first wash; buy 1 or two size ahead than your actual baby size.

2. Comfortable Clothes Gives You Happy Baby:-

Always buy comfortable cloth for your baby. Avoid harsh patches on the clothes. Look for no collar or soft collar upper-wear. The collar and the patches make the cloth adorable but does not feel comfortable for baby it can give rashes to baby’s neck. You will regret just after 5 minutes you put it on your beautiful child’s body. Make sure the cloth that you are buying has enough space to go through baby’s head; putting tight neck cloth through the newborn infant’s head can hurt him many ways.

3. Buy Clothes According to Weather:-

Always buy clothes that are appropriate for your baby according to the different weather conditions. For winter season consider one-piece outfits that even keeps baby feet warm. Avoid something like sticks around the baby’s waist and makes him comfortable. Don’t buy jeans or pants, although they look fashionable by they are not comfy. For summer season look for open neck cotton upper wear with soft shorts. Buy those cloths that can protect them for heat.

4. Save Money:-

Do not buy exact size cloth of infant always go for 1 or 2 Size ahead of its actual size, the reason behind is babies grow quickly and some fabrics get shrink 10% after first wash. Some stores sell clothes at cheaper 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 even sell your old used baby clothes at various websites online.

Don’ts

1. Avoid Choking Hazards:-

Always avoid clothes with extra buttons and zips, your precious baby can swallow them accidentally and from time to time always look for any loose button and broken zip on baby cloth if there is any fix it or change the cloth. In summers buy open neck t-shirts for baby and for winter season buy one piece outfits with no button on sleeves.

2. Don’t Buy Expensive Fashionable Clothes:-

Never buy expensive clothes for your baby there are two reasons for it. First one is babies grow faster so soon those expensive clothes will be worth nothing. Summer clothes are of no use in winters vice versa. The Second the most important reason is fashionable clothes are not comfortable for babies they got patches, zips extra buttons and many more which can irritate baby skin even give him red patches.

3. Don’t Buy Tight Elastic:-

Try to avoid tight elastic pants, jeans, and t-shirt sleeves. Tight elastic cloth can make infant extremely uncomfortable and it can even scratch the part of the body where the elastic rubs. Always look for shorts or pants with mild elastic or with no elastic. Always consider skin friendly clothes for little toddler.

Some Tips Parents Must Take Into Consideration:-

  • Buy mild colors for newly born baby.
  • Choose fabric that does not create any problem in baby’s breathing.
  • Try to find the reason if baby is crying constantly, clothes could be troubling him.
  • Don’t buy tight clothes, always look for bit bigger size than actual baby size.
  • Choose clothes that are easy to be put on and put off.
  • Baby gloves and socks must be extra soft. Giver extra care to the baby’s neck, hands, feet and waist.
  • If you are tempted by fashion go for it but stay in baby’s comfort zone.
  • If there is a sale going on do not buy clothes in bulk for one season, think intelligently

Why Organic Baby Clothes Are Best For Your Baby

If you’re wondering whether or not organic baby clothes are worth it, or whether it’s just hype, then here’s what you need to think about.

1. Organic baby clothes won’t harm the delicate skin of your baby, and you can be sure that they will reduce the risk of rashes or other skin irritations.

2. Organic clothing is natural and not made with any chemicals or other potentially harmful substances, so that you know your baby is getting the best start in life for his or her skin.

3. You’ll want to make sure that your baby’s clothing is comfortable and soft next to their new delicate skin. By choosing organic baby clothing, you can be sure that as well as feeling soft and looking good, it won’t be harming their skin.

4. Because organic baby clothing doesn’t have to travel halfway around the world to get here, it has a much lower carbon footprint than lots of other baby clothing. If you’re keen on doing your bit for the environment, so that there is a planet for your baby to enjoy, then you’ll want to do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint.

5. Organic clothing is better for the environment in other ways too. There is no dying or processing of the cotton during the making of the clothes, and there is often much less packaging too. This means that there are much fewer resources needed to manufacture organic baby clothes.

6. You’ll want to make sure that the clothes your baby or toddler wears are hard wearing and durable. As your baby grows, and starts walking, and exploring your home and garden, you’ll want to know that the clothes they are wearing are up to the job.

7. As your organic baby clothes will last longer, you’ll need to spend less on baby clothes, and so you can save money as well as time. You’ll also know that you can pass your baby clothes on to another baby, and know that they’ll still last and look as good as new.

8. As organic clothing is cost effective, it does make sense. If there are a few items of clothing that you know your baby will get a lot of use from, or perhaps you need something that looks good for a special occasion, then it makes sense to buy quality.

9. If you already eat organic food, and use organic skin care products, then surely you’ll want your baby to wear organic clothes too? You’ll be extremely careful about what your baby touches, and eats, so why not be aware of what s/he is wearing too?

10. As you can appreciate the difference between the difference between mass produced potentially poor quality clothing, then you’ll want to make sure that you give your baby the best start in life, and ensure that his or her clothes are organic too.

Now you know more about their benefits, isn’t it time your baby started wearing organic baby clothes?

Don’t Say No to Used Baby Clothes!

Secondhand clothes have a bad reputation. Many people immediately envisage worn out, musty jeans, or jumpers starting to unravel. And when you think back to your own ‘difficult’ years, frequenting thrift stores and the like, looking for whatever counter-culture clothing statement seemed important at the time, you may recoil in horror when somebody offers to give you a bag of used clothes for your precious new baby.

If this is your first baby, rest assured that this is normal. In fact, in a few months, you’ll probably be passing on your baby’s used clothes to someone else too, and wondering what all the fuss is about! Believe me, any chance you have to acquire cheap baby clothes should be embraced.

What babies need

You see, as parents, we become a little too distracted by all the cute, adorable outfits available. It takes some time to adjust to the notion that babies’ clothing requirements are different to those of adults. They need to be kept warm and comfortable of course, but they also get a little messy throughout the day, and need to be changed frequently so that they can stay dry.

Soon you’ll discover that having only a few nice outfits becomes impractical. Unless you love washing clothes, you’ll learn that it’s a good idea to have a few clean sets of bodysuits, sleepers and bibs to hand at all times. You’ll also find that babies grow very quickly in the first year, so their wardrobe will constantly need to be replenished.

Add these factors together, and what do you have? Bags upon bags of clothes that were only worn for short periods of time, and are now too small for your baby. In other words, bags of clothes in great condition that are only taking up space!

What’s in it for you?

Now you can see why you might want to pass your used baby clothes on. Unless you’re planning to hang on to them for your next baby, they’re just collecting dust. They’re in too good condition to simply pile them into landfill. And your sister or best friend is expecting their first baby too: you know they’re going to need a whole bunch of baby clothes. You can help, and everyone is a winner!

What’s in it for them?

So you’ve offloaded your used baby clothes, but is it a one-sided deal? If the clothes are clean, and genuinely in good condition, then yes, rest assured that you’ve done a good thing. There are many important things to buy for a new baby, and some things (like car seats and cribs) can be quite expensive. Any savings that can be made will help, and giving a gift of baby clothes is one way to achieve this.

Nobody to give to?

Of course, it’s possible you may not have somebody in your immediate circle you can give your used baby clothes to. If that’s the case, decide whether you want to help out a stranger, or make a few bucks.

The first option is easy: look up your local FreeCycle or CraigsList on Google, and post a free ad offering bags of used baby clothes for free to whoever can collect them. You’ll have no shortage of responses!

Selling them is a little trickier, but not much. You can post them on eBay, and there are some dedicated parenting buy and sell sites that may get a good response too. Many secondhand stores will also give you cash for used baby clothes, or even store credit (not a bad thing, as you’ll still likely need to continue buying bigger clothes for your baby). Be warned, the payment you get will probably be quite small, so keep that in mind before deciding if it’s worth the effort.

So now you can see that used baby clothes should be welcomed. Believe me, unless they’re too small for your baby, you’ll definitely need them, so put your prejudices aside, and accept any offers with open arms!