Baby clothes shopping is one of the most exciting prenatal events for many mothers. Here’s what you will need for your new baby.
Do you need a foolproof delivery service? Go shopping for baby clothes. Should you have a pretty pink dress with ruffles? Or is that little pilot jacket calling your name? It’s smart to wait until this last part of your pregnancy to stock up on clothes because you will most likely receive all kinds of baby clothes as gifts. Leave tags on any clothing you buy so that if you receive duplicates as gifts, you can return the items you purchased for a refund or credit. You will be surprised how quickly your baby grows into newborn clothing, so consider saving money by borrowing clothes from friends or by shopping at discount stores or outlets.
Children wear a lot of clothes. Leaking diapers and spitting up can lead to daily contamination or wetness of a pair of clothes, and leaving a child in wet or dirty clothes can cause a rash. Buy or borrow enough clothes so that you don’t have to wash clothes every day. Here are some estimates of what you’ll need:
- 5-7 One-Piece Pieces: These one-piece garments are comfortable, easy-to-wash and easy to put on and take off. Most parents find that one-piece and one-piece sleep is sufficient for days of staying home.
- 5-7 undershirts: short-sleeved or long-sleeved, depending on the season. Choose undershirts that appear at the crotch; They will not ride on your child.
- One pair of cotton gloves: As they move their arms, babies may scratch themselves with their nails. Gloves help prevent scratches. An alternative to gloves is long-sleeved undershirts with compact flaps that hug the hand.
- 2 one-piece pajamas: choose warm feet patterns if the baby’s sleeping area is cold; If the room is cool, the drawstring sleeper bags can make changing diapers in the middle of the night easier. On very hot nights, your baby can sleep in an undershirt that rests at his crotch.
- 5 Pairs of Socks: On cold days, socks worn under a one-piece or one-piece pajama can help keep baby’s feet warm.
- 2-3 beautiful outfits for dress-up days.
- Chinstrap sun hat.
- Outerwear, if the weather is cold: a jacket, jacket, or woolen (zippers are easy to wear over the head); A warm coat or baby bag that fits into a car seat; And a hat.
Baby clothes storage
Bathing your baby used to be more adorable than you can imagine, and now your nursery is filled with adorable outfits that will dress your baby until he turns two! As you likely found out, when people give baby clothes as a gift, they often buy larger sizes in which your baby will not grow for several months. And when friends offer to help, they usually give you a large box or bag of all sizes.
Babies outgrow clothes quickly, and the time window that works for them is usually small. Most moms with older children remember wearing brand new clothes from the drawer with signs still hanging on it, and finding out that their child has already passed it.
Do yourself a favor and sort clothes by size. Use carton or plastic boxes and label them in different sizes: 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 24 months. Keep newborn baby clothes on hand in a wardrobe or closet, and when they start to narrow, have a 3-6 month box. Keep a box or bag in the closet for the inflated clothes that you will keep for your next baby or pass it on to a friend.
Baby clothes can shrink, so when you sort handmade clothes by size go by appearance rather than labels. An outfit that matches your friend’s 6-month-old baby may suit you at 4-month-old. Also, keep in mind that because baby clothes are measured by age, if your child is particularly large or young, age-appropriate clothing may not be appropriate.
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