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They grow so fast. You’re putting your baby in a newborn outfit and then you blink and they are 18 months old. Shopping for babies is just so difficult because there are so many great outfits out there that you want to see your little one in whether it’s little dresses or the cutest suspenders you have ever laid eyes on. The truth is, baby clothes have to be practical and durable for all that your baby is going to put them through. Here are a few tips for picking the best clothes for your baby.
Buy What’s Comfortable
Your baby is going to be doing a lot of sleeping. Even though someone purchased that cute little outfit for them, they won’t know the difference. Buy baby clothes that are comfortable. Just as we want to be comfortable while we are sleeping, your baby wants to be comfortable too. Buy lightweight fabrics like cotton that are breathable and soft on your baby’s skin. Also, buy outfits that are going to make it easier for you to remove when your baby’s diaper has to be changed, which is going to be about ten times a day at least.
Check the Quality of the Outfit
A lot of times, clothes are made so fast the stitching can be off or the cut can be askew. When those little outfits are being embroidered, they can go a little off unless the clothing is made in a reliable factory that uses Midwest Machinery embroidery machines. This is not always the case, so it’s best to check the clothing to make sure it was made to specifications and it was made to suit the comfort of your baby.
What’s the Weather Outside?
Buy ahead for your baby so that you aren’t stuck down the line. Determine what size your baby is going to be in what month so that you can match their outfit to the season. It is a good idea to have outfits for all four seasons of your baby’s first year of life. Snowsuits, sweaters, light jackets, and short sets are all good to have on hand in the proper sizes for your child. You are not going to want to have a summer outfit in a 5 month size if your baby is going to be a year old in the summer. Plan accordingly and save time and money.
Buy Machine Washable
There is no need for a baby to have dry clean only clothes. Everything you buy should be machine washable. Food is going to get spit up, food is going to spill, bottles are going to leak, and diapers are going to fail. Buy outfits that you can slip off of your baby and put directly into the washing machine. You are not going to want spills on something that can only be dry cleaned. You are so busy that by the time you get to the dry cleaners, that spill is going to be a stain that can’t get removed.