Friday, January 6, 2012

Shop For Your Newborn Baby

Do you have a newborn baby at home? Finding the appropriate clothing can be challenge! After all it is vastly different shopping for babies than it is shopping for adults. The following article seeks to make things a little easier if you follow its advice.

Thrift Stores

On a budget? 2nd hand thrift stores are great places to get designer baby clothes at very good prices. In fact, you will find that stores like Goodwill and the Salvation Army have huge sections of baby clothes. People cannot reuse this type of clothing and when their little one cannot fit their clothes any longer they usually send them here.

Whats more is that you can find a large selection of new, never before used clothing here. At baby showers the mother to be is given a large amount of gifts. Many of these items are clothes. Unfortunately, the people giving the gifts either do not know the sex of the baby or forgot it. Subsequently, the mother is left with a plethora of baby items, including clothing, that she cannot use. They end up on the shelves of these second hand stores. So you can get new clothes at less than 50% of the standard retail price in many cases.

Long Sleeve Shirts

Long sleeve shirts are versatile. If they are light enough you can have your baby wear them in the spring and fall, and when winter time hits you can wear the long sleeve shirt underneath other clothing to create layers.

Find Clothes That Match

There is nothing cutter than a baby wearing matching clothes. I know, many parents already know this, but some do not so its worth mentioning. If you purchase a blue shirt then attempt to purchase blue pants. This extreme matching is only cute for so long so take advantage of it while you can (if teens or adults try this they look like a clown).

Spill Resistant

Babies are going to spill and mess up their clothes. Do not buying clothing and colors that will stain easily. Purchase clothing that are stain resistant and colors that can easily be washed should accidents happen.

Following these four easy steps will make life easier on you as a parent. Remember, though there are many parenting books the whole process takes time to figure out. Do not worry if you make mistakes at first. Nobody is a perfect parent.