Newborn babies grow very quickly and when it comes to baby clothing it certainly isn’t one size fits all. Clothes usually come in newborn sizes, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. Many children don’t have to wear newborn baby clothes and go straight to 3 months sizes, whereas babies born slightly prematurely may have to wear ultra-tiny sizes sometimes called ‘preemies’. Like many aspects of your life after having a new baby, you just have to go with the flow. Here are a few tips:
Soft and Roomy
When choosing newborn baby clothes, look for soft and roomy clothing that allows your baby to move around easily and explore his or her surroundings. Material should be able to hold up to frequent washings as newborns are often sick on themselves, especially after they’re feed. One piece outfits are a convenient way to make your baby comfortable and allow them to move around without restriction. They are suitable for sleep and play — and it will make life a whole lot more straightforward when it’s time to change diapers, since any one piece worth its salt will be accessible from the bottom to allow a quick clean and change.
In terms of colors it really is up to you. Pink, blue and yellow are quite traditional, but there are plenty of retailers offering quirky and showstopping takes on newborn fashion. You can buy clothing with funny slogans and raise a few smiles, but don’t buy any item that’s made from cheap material and could damage your baby’s skin.
It’s essential to buy breathable natural fabrics like cotton for bedtime wear. These are both comfy and kind to skin and can help them to sleep easier. Try to avoid ribbons, strings, ties, and other decorative items, which can become wrapped and twisted around your baby, making them a potential choking hazard. When washing your baby’s bedtime clothes, avoid using washing powders that contain enzymes or fabric conditioner because these can irritate the skin. Rinsing clothes thoroughly after washing is particularly necessary to avoid discomfort and illness.
Whether you dress your newborn cute and casual or smart and serious, you can be sure that things will get messy! But keep your little bundle of joy safe and active with fabrics that are kind to skin and allow for easy mobility.
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