A World of Choices
Nowadays, we are confronted with a lot of choices, which works sometimes for us, but sometimes can cause headache, too. If you are an expectant mother, you naturally would want to prepare for the coming of your newest family member and there will be a whole retail world out there ready to bombard you with choices, choices, choices! So just how do you choose which baby clothes to get your little cutie?
The First Choice Should Always be Pro-comfort
Whenever you want to buy that spanking leather jacket for your little rock star, always think first about how he would feel wearing that leather jacket. Your baby’s skin is definitely more sensitive than yours and you should always consider the fact that babies will always want to be free to move. Baby garments should always be soft, breathable, and made of natural fibers. That is why cotton is always a popular choice among parents, and cotton clothes also allows for ease of movement, thereby allowing your little bundle of joy to move as he pleases. When a baby is constricted to move, or does not feel comfortable with what he’s wearing, he will express himself in the only way he knows how – cry. So always make sure that your baby is comfortable in his clothes and you will have better chances of enjoying your day.
Babies often need changing, and you should get used to it. Therefore, choose clothes that are parent-friendly and these will be clothes that are quite easy for the parent to put on the baby, and easy to remove, too. Do not choose a fancy dress with a thousand buttons on it, because surely you will need to change it after an hour or two. Particularly when you are going out, choose clothes that are easy to open, and those that do not require the baby to be lying down. You should also consider the fact that you might need to change your baby’s diaper while you are out and so choose one that has access to his diapers, even without removing the shirt or pants.
Lastly, you should also consider the maintenance aspect of your baby’s clothes. You will want garments that are low maintenance, and can be washed regularly with just ordinary detergents. You do not want something that needs to be taken to the dry-cleaners every now and then (though this may be an exaggeration). Always look at the labels for care instructions and if there are instructions that you don’t think you will be able to perform easily, then you might want to find another shirt or skirt for your darling baby girl. This is another reason why cotton is the popular choice among parents because cotton does not require any special washing instructions, and will not shrink even after your baby has grown up.