As an expecting parent, holding a tiny newborn outfit can cause you to balance tears, especially if this is your first baby. The thought that the life you carry inside of you will one day be housed by the outfit in your hand can be magically overwhelming – in a good way.
Shopping for baby clothes is not as easy as it seems. For the most part, kids grow at the speed of lightning, so shoppers almost always tend to buy the wrong sizes. This is especially true if you are shopping for a newborn or a toddler.
Lucky for you, here are a few tips that can help make the process less stressful, affordable, and fun for you.
- Never, ever buy in bulk
You can get away with bulk shopping for your clothes but not your baby’s. You can wear one pair of pants for the next five years. Your baby, on the other hand, will need to change clothes every 3 months or so.
- Prioritize comfort
As you shop for your child, you shouldn’t be more concerned about fashion as you are about comfort. Pick light clothes made of cotton to avoid skin irritations.
- Think of the weather
Before picking that item, think about the temperature outside. If it is winter, go for warm pieces of outfits. It if is sunny and hot, stock up on light clothes.
- Focus on the essentials
You might think that you need lots of tees more than onesies for your little one but the opposite is actually true. The reason is, babies dirty diapers more than you think hence you will probably change the diapers more than you would the tees.
- Buy clothes that are easy to wear
Sure, the pink short will pair so well with the blue shirt, black tights, and white onesie but have you thought about the process of putting all that on? When it comes to a baby, the best outfit should be one that goes over the head and if possible fits the whole body by itself. Go for clothes with broad necks and buttons/snaps.
- Always choose a size bigger
We can’t stress this point enough: babies grow very fast. Most 6-month old babies can fit into clothes size 9-12 months quite comfortable. You want to buy clothes that can stick around for as long as possible.
- Select brands with wisdom
There’s nothing wrong with choosing expensive brands for all your baby’s outfits but how about selecting cheaper labels for certain outfits like tights, vests and plain tops and saving money in the process? You can buy designer brands for pants, rompers, sweaters, and shirt and blend everything to showcase a complete designer look.
- Take advantage of deals
Why pay more when you can pay less for the same item? Grab all the deals; coupons, promotions, and discounts and put your money to better use.
- Use hand-me-downs
The thought of dressing your brand new baby in second-hand clothes is not very pleasing. However, you might actually be doing your baby a favor as hand-me-downs have been known to be quite cozy and comfortable for babies.
- Keep things simple
You don’t need all the baby clothes displayed on the baby store. A few essentials and even fewer luxuries will do just fine. Walk around with a list of just what you need and stick to it.
Shopping for a baby can be fun, challenging, confusing, and satisfying. This is why you must shop at the right place. Soft Bebe is your trusted supplier of the coziest, ultra-soft and quality baby items in the world—all at affordable prices.