Right from the time a woman is pregnant she dreams of buying those adorable baby outfits for her dear little one. It is all very well to dream of making your little one look all cute in those lovely baby clothes but there are some other factors to keep in mind before setting out to purchase them.
The foremost thing to consider when buying clothing for toddlers is to check the placement of snaps, buttons and other kind of fasteners. These fasteners may be very decorative and look all cute but you must ensure that they are completely functional and are placed at practical points. These fasteners should also be comfortable while using. It is important to imagine how your infant will be lying down and if these attachments might be bothersome for it. You might go in for a very cute looking outfit only to realize later on that its comfort value for you and your baby might not be appropriate.
Be sure to check that the piece of clothing you are buying will not come in the way of easy diaper changes and it should not be too difficult to wear and remove. It is advisable to go in for snap crotches as it makes diaper changes very convenient. Also ensure that the neckline is elastic or has one or two snaps, so that it can easily go around the baby’s head.
Another important point to keep in mind while shopping for baby clothing is to keep in mind the season your baby will be born in and what the specific needs of that season will be. It is not advisable to buy and stock clothes because by the time the baby needs those clothes he might have already outgrown.
Baby clothes come in a size zero and even though some babies are smaller than others, most clothes more or less fit all types. In case you absolutely like something which is meant for a bigger baby, you can go in for a size or two bigger that will fit the child when he is older.
Try not to buy too many clothes because the baby will receive some clothes as gifts and even hand-me-downs, so he will need some basic clothing only, which will be sufficient. You might have a baby who grows faster or slower than normal so there is no sense in collecting too many clothes because they might get wasted.