Choosing and buying baby clothes can create a weird mix of excitement and worry as you skim through an array of adorable pieces, whilst fighting internal reminders that a) babies grow up (very) fast b) wardrobe space probably isn’t never-ending c) comfort and function is priority and d) as a parent or parent-to-be, time is precious. Here are our top tips for making buying baby clothes easy…
Think about the day-to-day and what items are going to make it easy for you to be supermum/superdad and dress your little ones at the same time. Clean and simple designs are key, with minimal zips and poppers to make dressing and undressing as speedy as possible (12 nappy changes a day is pretty normal at the beginning – imagine having to fight with complicated designs while you’re at it).
Ok, maybe you don’t want to be the mum or dad that gets asked a hundred times whether your little one is a girl or a boy, but keeping your baby’s outfits as neutral as possible will just be easier in the long run. Choosing items which can be easily mixed and matched will make outfit selection quick and easy, and also means you can hand them down with no problem at all.
Comfy baby equals happy baby. During the early stages of childhood, your baby’s skin is super sensitive. This is why it’s essential that any clothing that comes into contact with their skin needs to be super soft and made from natural materials, free from toxic chemicals.
This is where choosing less, and choosing better is really important. Choosing quality items won’t only mean that your baby is likely to be more comfortable, but it also means that the items will be more likely to last, and can be passed down and still look and feel just as great.