Posted: Oct 17 2016
For first time parents, buying baby clothing can be tricky. Sizes don't always make sense. Every brand has their own version of what a newborn size should be. Just like with Women's and Men's clothing, each company has their own size chart and guide.
It can be overwhelming, confusion and expensive if you buy the wrong size. Why? Well, babies will grow at a rapid rate between newborn and twelve months. This means, unless you live in a climate controlled part of the world, the seasons will change and so will the size of your baby!
If you buy a bargain to fit a 6 month old and it happens to be a Winter outfit but when you baby is 6 months old, it's the height of Summer and everyone is wearing the bare minimum. That purchase was not such a bargain after all.
So here are some how to's for shopping for your baby to get the most out of this fun, enjoyable and special time of your newborn baby.
Step 1: Make a list of what you need. It will give you a starting point for what to look for. You can always expand your list and add to it.
Firstly, your baby will need some basics. These include singlets, bodysuits mittens, socks and hats.
They are your must haves.
Work out when your baby is due and what season that will be. If your baby is born in Summer you will still need long sleeve items and hats. The only difference is that you probably won't need anything too thick and heavy.
We love cotton for babies, it's a natural fibre, easy to wash, soft on delicate newborn skin and the most practical.
Some of our favourite babywear brands are Wilson and Frenchy, Bebe by Minihaha and Minti.
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