Majority of new expectant parents are very much concerned with preparations for their upcoming baby. Aside from crib, toys, feeding and bathing accessories and room preps, the size of clothes is probably the most common problem first-time moms face. Also, parents are often in a bind when it comes to how many outfits a baby needs in the first three months. Hence, many make common mistake – they buy too many boy or baby girl clothes and majority of them stay with tags on and are never even tried on. If you are expecting your first child, keep in mind that babies grow fast and you’d be surprised how fast you’ll have to switch from a newborn size to 0-3 month size.
The first and most important thing to remember when buying baby clothes is comfort. Avoid clothing that features zippers and elastics as they are main culprit to discomfort. Concerning the size, depending on the weight at birth, some babies never fit into their newborn clothes. Therefore, ask your family members and friends to purchase bigger size clothes as you most certainly already have everything ready for baby’s first month. The chart below will guide you when it comes to buying baby clothes by size until your baby reaches toddler’s age.
|Newborn||up to 4 kg|
|Up To 3 Months||4-6 kg|
|Up To 6 Months||6-8 kg|
|Up To 9 Months||8-10 kg|
|Up To 12 Months||10-11 kg|
|Up To 24 Months||12-14 kg|
However, given the fact that each child develops differently, do not follow blindly the above chart. Always use your baby as a guide and you’ll surely hit a home run each time. Therefore, don’t be afraid to shop baby clothes online. There are many baby websites which offer super discounts on everything you’ll need for your baby, especially clothing and footwear. All you need to do is type ‘baby clothes Australia’ in your favorite search engine and in just few clicks you’ll be done. The only think to watch out for is the material. Make sure you always purchase clothes made of 100% cotton. Babies’ skin is extremely sensitive and synthetic fabric can irritate it causing an allergy. Hence, avoid clothes that have even the smallest percentage of polyester, acrylic and nylon in them. Keep it as much as natural since your baby deserves only the best.