Choosing baby clothes is sometimes so enjoyable that the cute colors and frilly accents that make these clothes delightful overwhelm many parents. You may be excited at the beginning, but by remembering a few tips, you can keep yourself from being overwhelmed.
Will There Be More?
If this is your first baby, your second or even your eighth, you may want to consider whether you are going to have more children in the future. If your plans include more players on your team, you should consider some pieces that are neutral. You will always have a few pieces that you can carry over no matter the gender of your next child.
Choose What You Love
When children are young, they’re not going to be worried about what all of their school friends think of the outfit that you picked out. Take advantage of this right now because it won’t last for very long.
Register, Register, Register
If you see something that you absolutely have to have, don’t be afraid to put it on your registry. Liz Krieger over at BabyCenter reminds us that focusing on basics is a great way to ensure that your baby is always adequately clothed. You can never have too many white one-pieces and comfortable pajamas for baby on your registry.
For The Love Of Cotton
As simple as it sounds, cotton is one of the best choices for your new bundle of joy. Babies can be messy creatures and you will likely go through several outfit changes (for your baby and you) each day. By having easy to wear pieces and clothing that can be washed very easily, you will reduce some of the inevitable stress of having a new baby. If you want to make sure that your baby has the most sustainable outfits, consider some of the organic cotton outfits right here from My Peekaboo.
Get A Jumpstart
Many new parents purchase clothing up to a year in advance so they don’t have to worry about clothes shopping with their new baby. It is a good idea to do this because it reduces some of the expenses in the first year, but be wary of seasonal pieces. If you have a baby in January and purchase a “My First Christmas” t-shirt months before Christmas in a 12-month size, you may be stuck with a shirt you can’t use when your baby has already grown into 18-month clothing by Christmas.