When picking out your newborn baby’s clothing, it is necessary to consider safety, comfort and practicality (easy to put on and washable).
Here are some of the things you need to note when shopping for your baby’s clothes
Stay away from small button
Stay away from clothes with small buttons, decorative rhinestones, or bows because there is a high risk of choking. Clothes with long ties which pull around your baby’s arms, leg or necks are also unsafe.
Get sleepwear for baby
Make sure that sleepwear is fire-safe, labels on your baby’s nightclothes will indicate whether it needs to be worn a certain way for it to be fire redundant. These fabrics have a certain way by which you can wash them.
Check weight and age
When shopping for clothes, buy based on the weight of your baby and not age, age doesn’t mean much when it comes to baby clothes, this is because several brands size clothes differently. Weight is more standard and it is listed along with the age on baby’s clothes.
Easy to wear again
Take into consideration, how easy it is to put on and take off the cloth. Dressing a newborn can be a bit tedious, so when purchasing clothes it is wise to consider the following;
a. Get clothes that have wide necks or snap at the necks to make dressing easier.
b. Clothings with snaps and zippers in front are easy to take off and put on.
c. Loose sleeves are put on and taken off easier than tight ones.
d. Wears with a snap at the crotch make it quicker and easier to change diapers, you don’t have to take off all your baby’s clothes.
Machine washable type
Purchase clothes that indicate “machine washable” on the label to save the stress of hand-washing. Clothes made from 100% cotton are ideal, as they are comfortable and durable, they also wash well.
While some newborns are the normal or average weight after birth, some don’t fit into the “newborn” sizes, this is due to a faster growth sprout or development. To sum it up, it’s impossible to predict your baby’s size so buy clothes in the 6-month or 1-year sizes.