Deciding on the right baby clothes to buy your little darling is not exactly a walk in the park. It can both be an exciting and exhausting experience, but never entirely easy. Of course, you can get all sorts of baby clothes from all sorts of places — from high-end retail stores to thrift shops and garage sales – but there are a lot of things you need to bear in mind if you really want to give your child the best of everything (and which parent doesn’t?).
The number one thing to always remember — and which all parents should make a mantra – is that comfort is more important than appearance. Keep in mind that a baby’s skin is very tender and sensitive, and can be very prone to rashes, irritations and allergies. If the material is restrictive, rough, or does not allow the skin to “breathe” easily, it would very likely cause extreme discomfort to your little one. What use is it getting your baby a really nice dress in really attractive colors when she would get blotches all over her body just because you didn’t care about checking the kind of material the outfit is made of?
This is why we need to choose clothes made of soft, absorbent, hypoallergenic, and natural fibers. And when it comes to materials possessing these characteristics, your best bet would be cotton. Soft combed cotton, in particular, is warm and cozy and therefore very comfortable to wear.
Practicality and ease-of-use are another aspects to consider when getting baby clothes. Because babies tend to be messy, they need a frequent change of clothes. So it is highly advisable that you get your baby garments that are easy to put on and take off. If you choose those with too many buttons, straps, ties, and fasteners, then changing becomes such a hassle. And it will be especially troublesome if you really need to change clothes at an inconvenient time and place – like when you are cooking something for dinner, or inside a moving vehicle. Not to mention the hassle it will bring to your baby.
Lastly, make sure you choose easy-care baby clothes. This becomes important especially if both parents are working and busy and therefore have too little time to bother about the proper ways of caring for baby clothes. Ensure that the clothes you buy are machine washable. They should also have less or no restrictions regarding which detergents, bleaches, or softeners to use – just as long as they are hypoallergenic and contains nothing that may be harmful to your baby’s skin.
After all these factors are considered, you need to know where you can get baby clothes that offer all of these things. Hop from one local baby shop to another and see which ones offer products that are all comfortable, easy to wear, and easy to care for. Make a checklist. After all, when it comes to our babies, we really don’t have room for errors.