Thursday, May 16, 2013

Best Tips for Newborn Baby Clothes

Babies grow very quickly during their first few weeks. As a result, you may find that you do not need to buy many newborn baby clothes. However, most expectant Mums will wish to purchase at least a few key items in preparation for the birth of their baby. To help you out, we have put together a list of some tips to keep in mind whilst you are shopping for baby clothes.

Don’t go overboard
You will find that friends and family purchase newborn baby clothes for your baby in the weeks leading up to and immediately after the birth. As a result, try not to bulk buy newborn clothes and instead buy a mixture of clothes in newborn and 3-6 months sizes. When you receive newborn clothes, keep the tag on until you are sure they will fit your baby.

Practicalities matter
Babies are certainly bendy, but it is less distressing for them if you do not need to manoeuvre them too much when getting them dressed. Look for baby clothes which have a long zip down the front and a wide neck opening. Clothes should be stretchy and soft to the touch.

Keep it simple
The first few weeks after the birth are going to be stressful enough, without having to worry about hand washing or dry cleaning baby clothes. Invest in clothes which can be washed and dried in the washing machine and give yourself a break! Check the label to make sure.

Comfortable Clothes Make For a Happy Baby
Unfortunately, there are lots of things on baby clothes which can cause distress and discomfort to your newborn baby. For example, zips, catches and even elastic waist bands can irritate if they are too close to the skin or in the wrong place. Ideally, try to purchase clothes which have a layer of material between the baby and the zip. Elastic waist bands need to be closed within fabric and catches should have smooth edges.

One day old Mr. Burrito.
Layers Are Good
Generally, babies should wear one more layer than what an adult would wear on the same day, unless it is very hot outside. Bearing this in mind, you should choose clothes which can be added to or removed with ease and which are comfortable for the baby. Bulky clothes are not a good idea, so if you do live in a cold climate consider purchasing a fleece snowsuit instead of a thicker option.

Socks and Shoes?
Newborn babies will need to wear socks, especially if they are born in the autumn or winter time. You may need to shop around a little to find socks to fit and you may find that the socks tend to fall off a lot! Some parents like to dress their babies in shoes as well, but this is not a necessity. If you decide to do so, bear in mind that the baby will chew on the shoes.

Keep an Eye Out
Most baby clothes are perfectly safe for your baby. Do however keep an eye out for loose buttons, drawstrings, and any embellishments which could come loose. Likewise, ensure there is no way that an item of clothing could become entangled around your child’s neck.

There is so much to think about when you are expecting a new baby. Try not to worry but instead to relax and look forward to that wonderful moment when you meet your little one for the first time. By following the hints above you should be able to stock up on decent baby clothes and have a wonderful time dressing your newborn. 

A natural born writer, Stacey Barton writes professionally and for fun across a wide range of niches with particular attention to how classic brands can continue to offer the same product for decades and somehow survive the turbulent and ever changing consumer market.


  1. So cute sis I thought the little boy is the oldest am I right? So precious when we remember our lil babies nice picture.

  2. These are great tips, I think that there isn't a whole lot a newborn needs, when I give gifts I try to do 3m or 6m since then they will be needing more of a full wardrobe. thank you for these tips

  3. my son hated clothes ad a baby and he still does

  4. Sooo cute!
    Wish I had your great tips earlier

  5. We did not buy much for our second one, I bought a few items in case we went out but kept him in just a diaper when we were home. They grow so quick and are usually wrapped up so it saved a lot of money.

  6. I had to start over since there is 21 yr age difference in my kids

  7. These are all great tips. I had to figure a lot of them out the hard way with my first child!

  8. Precious moments! I agree with your tips :) I learned that we shouldn't really buy newborn clothes because babies can outgrow it quickly.

  9. Great tips! I think it the clothing issues depends on when the baby is born and where you live. I always had lots of blankets for my kids but one was born in the fall the other in the winter.

  10. great tips.:) i am done having babies, but this tips are perfect for those who are having one on the way or someday.

  11. Wonderful tips! When I first had Harley mommy, I was lucky enough to have received so many blessings. I got a lot of clothes that I didn't have to buy myself mostly hand me downs. I sure learned a lot from being a first time mommy and I applied that to when I was pregnant again with my second one. I find clothes that are with zipper closures are a lot easier when dressing up the baby... :) I did have a lot of blankets though from family and friends. I kind of miss the times where I was preparing for the baby's arrival and I had all these cute baby things. I miss shopping for baby clothes that are so cute and tiny! hahahaha.....

  12. Very good advice and tips! And I am one of those who will be buying for your baby--and I do try to buy a bit large!

  13. Expectant Moms are always excited to buy lavish needs for their children ... clothes, accessories in the room and all but, your advice is helpful. I will share these tips to someone I know.

  14. Good advise sis! I remember, when I was pregnant to our only child, I bought clothes that are few months bigger for babies. Then I also took baby clothes from my sister and other relatives who recently gave birth so I got to save money. But being a first time mom, I also made it a point to buy for my baby the kind of clothes I want to see her wear.

    Ria C

  15. as a new mother, we can't blame them for doing some exaggerating things unless there's someone who will be there to tell us that everything is just okay. thanks for this tips.

  16. I didn't went crazy shopping for newborn's clothes for my kids. I received so many clothes for them. Moms to be, need these tips and advice.

  17. awww, what cute baby pics of little Rylie. I don't go overboard in choosing newborn clothes because many people gave them as gifts plus they grow up pretty fast.

  18. I didn't buy too much newborn clothes for Kaye. Because newborns grow fast.

  19. Nice photos of baby its good to see those picture when they baby just remember when I had my baby shower I have many friends to give a baby clothes I did not buy it only i bought is the swing and importants stuffs for him. cute baby Rylie.

  20. These are such helpful tips for new mommies out there!

  21. Never ever buy bunch of clothes for newborn babies because new born grow much faster you can even think of. I have made a mistake, I have lots of toddler kids clothes many of them are even un touched and expensive. I don’t know what to do with them.


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