Did you recently welcome your little bundle of joy? Congratulations! We are so happy to hear about the birth of the little one.
Now, you must be getting tons of advice on what to buy and what not to buy for your baby. Being new parents is difficult. You want to provide the best for your baby. But the thousands of baby products in the market can easily overwhelm you and make you feel as if you are not purchasing the right things. First-time parents always become a little guilty conscience. But we are here to tell you that it is all part of a natural process.
Parenting is an experience that is unique for everyone. Your baby’s needs are also different from the needs of other babies. So, don’t get caught up in what others tell you or what the market has to offer. Just follow your maternal or paternal instincts, and stay with us as we present to you your guide to shopping for your baby.
Buy A Complete Range of Baby Clothes
Your baby needs everything. We cannot emphasize this enough. From woolen sweaters to socks and hats to vests, your baby needs a complete collection of clothes. Your house will literally be cluttered with tiny little baby clothes. Babies need a complete outfit change at least 5 times a day. They spill food on their clothes, soil their clothes, start crawling in their best dresses, and just want to touch and drop everything. So, make sure then when you shop for baby clothes, you buy the innerwear, the main dresses, as well as accessories like cardigans, woolen hats, coats, and hair clips or hair bands in case of baby girls.
Always Buy One Size Bigger
Babies quickly outgrow their clothes, shoes, and equipment (cots, prams, and bouncers). While you cannot do much about the equipment, you can definitely do something about their clothes and shoes. It is wise to buy things a size bigger so that your baby can continue to wear the clothes and shoes for a longer period of time. Loose shoes can be worn with innersoles. Similarly, clothes that are a size bigger can still be worn by folding the sleeves of the shirt and the hems of the pants. But clothes that are tight will make your baby uncomfortable. So, always buy clothes and shoes one size bigger.
Buy Clothes that Are Easy to Put On
Babies can be very difficult to manage when you want to change their clothes. They will put up a good struggle and do everything in their power to resist changing in and out of clothes. Clothes that have front zips and buttons are easy to put on and remove. Avoid picking clothes that will have to go over their heads in order to be worn. Babies can quickly panic and struggle more in such circumstances. The best idea is to opt for one-piece clothes like onesies, jumpers, and dresses.
Remember, do not overstock your house with baby products. Buy a little each time that you decide to shop for your baby. Your baby’s needs will change every three months so, purchase things accordingly. We hope that you found your guide to shopping for your baby an informative read. Wishing you and your baby a very happy and healthy life.