10 useful and practical tips for buying baby clothes

10 useful and practical tips for buying baby clothes

March 11, 2019 2 Comments

Kids grow so fast. One of the challenging things in baby care is purchasing the right clothes for them.  A onesie that fits your baby today could be ill-fitting next month. So how do you keep up with your baby's clothing needs? Here are a few tips.

  1. Comfort

The single most crucial thing to focus on when buying baby clothes is comfort. Always pick clothes that are comfortable to wear for your baby. They should be made of breathable absorbent material that will not irritate your child's delicate skin. Cotton clothes for babies are a great choice!

  1. Right size

Instead of buying baby clothes using age guidelines, use the weight and height measurements. Buying baby clothes using weight and height measurements as a guide gives you a better chance of picking the right size clothes for your child as opposed to using their age.

  1. Weather

Consider the weather when buying clothes for your baby. Your child should have clothes for different types of weather.  Get cute, light clothes for warm days, and warm, cozy ones for cold days to keep your child appropriately dressed in any weather.

  1. Easy to wear

Do not complicate your child's outfits, please. It's not practical and may be uncomfortable for him/her. Choose clothes with snaps instead of buttons and zippers. Opt for baby clothes that are easy to put on and remove with wide necklines and armholes. That way, changing time will be a breeze for you and baby.

  1. Stay one size ahead

Buy clothes for the coming months when shopping for your child. For example, if your baby is 3 months, then go for a 6 - 12-month range. It will keep you ahead of the game when it comes to your child's growth spurt so that he/she always has clothes that fit.

  • Saving tip:

You don't have to buy all your baby clothes, how about hand-me-downs? If you are in a supportive mommy group, it's easy to find moms that are willing to give you their baby's old clothes. You can also get them from relatives or friends. Just ask!

  1. Second-hand clothing shops

If handy me downs are not a viable option for you, then you can visit second-hand baby clothes shops and buy second-hand clothes instead. They are always cheap, and most of them are of excellent quality. All you need to do is make sure they are clean and sanitized before dressing your child with them.

  1. High - low fashion trick

Ok, you love high-end brands and want your child to wear them from head to toe. However, it will put a huge dent into your pocket and raising a baby is not cheap. Why not mix and match high-end items with less expensive brands.  Your child will still look cool while you save money you will undoubtedly need for other things later.

  1. Sales! Sales! Sales!

Keep on the lookout for coupons, discounts, clearance sales and any other way you can buy baby clothes at lower prices. You will be surprised how many deals on baby clothes there are around, and how much money you can save.

  1. Basic shopping

When shopping for baby items, you want to buy everything cute for your baby. Bad idea!  Just buy what's important at the beginning as you learn what works and doesn't work for your child. Start with the basics and build on this as the baby grows. You make wiser decisions when baby shopping using this formula.

  1. Safety

The clothes you choose for your child should be picked with their safety in mind. Although buttons, ties and other decorations look cute, they may constitute a safety hazard to your child.  Choose, clothes that have few frills instead and in case of any decoration ensure they are tightly sewn onto the baby clothes to avoid any accidents.

Happy shopping!





2 Responses

Claire Masters
Claire Masters

April 26, 2021

I like your tip on using height and weight measurements instead of relying on age guidelines when picking baby clothes. My sister just recently gave birth and I wanted to give her some baby clothes. I’m going to look for boutiques that offer a wide array of sizes for baby clothes over the weekend. https://www.funandfancyauburn.com/tallassee

Taylor Hansen
Taylor Hansen

July 02, 2020

I liked that you said to choose clothes with snaps instead of buttons. My sister is having her baby soon and is wanting to buy some overalls and other outfits for her baby. I’ll be sure to share this with her so she knows what to look for when buying clothes for her baby. https://sandstoneavenue.com/product/knotted-gown/

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