If hectic isn’t the word, then when it comes to baby clothes buying in the first month after giving birth, we don’t know what is! And that’s without taking all the advice and opinions into account and worrying about the different language used in America and the United Kingdom.
When you give birth, people suddenly appear from around every corner to give you their hard-earned advice. While that’s all very welcome most of the time, to avoid confusion and keep your head from spinning, we advise reading the following informative blog post.
Fact: you’re going to get through a lot of baby clothes
Your new baby has a lot to deal with. He or she will be getting used to eating, exploring the big new world with their curious roaming eyes, and generally growing an awful lot. Then, just when you think you’ve found the perfect clothing for your little boy or girl, they’ll grow out of it.
While this isn’t easily avoided, and all parents share the same problems, there are a few things you can do to make life easier. One of them is to choose sizes for 3 to 6 month-old babies. If you’re unsure of the sex of your baby, don’t take a chance. Instead, opt for neutral baby clothes that’ll look the part on either a boy or girl.
The essential list of things you’ll need to own
The first month is going to fly by, we can assure you, but while it’s happening you’ll need some undershirts, some onesies and some infant grows. The under-shirts that tie at the side are best for your new small baby, and are much more convenient than ones that need to be pulled over their head.
Where onesies, or baby grows are concerned, you’ll be best off with cotton outfits in long or short-sleeve versions. Poppers are ideal. Anything that makes you and your baby’s life that much easier is something to celebrate.
Blanket or sleeping suit?
Over the years, advice on baby clothes, as well as sleeping habits, has changed substantially. Years ago, it was said that blankets were best, but nowadays a special all-in-one sleeping baby grow is recommended. Comfortable and warm, your baby won’t overheat and they will stay nice and secure.
Socks and booties will always be popular
Everyone loves cute little booties. Unsure how big they need to be? All you need to remember is that the best baby clothes allow ample room for growth, and the same can be said of socks or booties. If your baby can wiggle his or her tiny toes then that’s a very good thing indeed. Elastic bands are always a sound idea because they keep those booties on while your little one is kicking and screaming.
Baby vests are a firm winner
Looking for an item that easily buttons up over the top of the nappies, making for easy changing when a nappy accident comes? In that case, a baby vest is a fantastic thing which you simply must own. Most come with poppers, so there’ll be no mucking about with buttons when you have other more important things on your mind.
It’s mitten time
Worried about your little one grappling with the Hi-fi cables or grabbing at daddy’s very tender ears? In that case, mittens can’t be done without. A baby’s hands can be susceptible to the cold more than other areas of the body, so putting these on will serve a funky, fashionable and practical purpose that’s hard to replicate with anything else.
Don’t worry about the fashion
Reading magazines and books, it’s easy to get the strong impression that you shouldn’t dream of leaving the house until your baby is fit for the catwalk. During these times when fashion seems to take over your brain, always try and remember that the first month is a time of discovery, rather than showing off.
There will be plenty of time for your baby to be seen in style later. For now, focus on getting enough baby clothes together that the daily battle to keep things washed and clean is within your reach.