One of the struggles for first-time and upcoming parents is choosing the right baby clothes for their newborn. On the surface, you might think that it is actually quite easy to get one- you might assume that you just go to a store and then buy what is age-appropriate for your baby. But, it isn’t as easy as it seems.

There are actually plenty of considerations before you choose the right one for your baby and I will talk about them in this article. So, first-time parents, be sure to read through the rest so that you are armed with the right knowledge to help you get the best for your newborn baby.

The Basics

As I’ve mentioned earlier, the baby clothes that you see on the market are sized by age. For instance, you might see the initials “NB” on the clothing which signifies that is ‘perfect’ for newborn babies. But, ask any parent out there and you will find that the sizing conventions really do not make sense.

Why? Well, that is because babies are quite different. There are those that grow up considerably and there are those that would remain much smaller than what is intended for their age.

Still, these conventions aren’t totally useless. You can still use them as a gauge on which size you’re going to get. The best advice I can give you is that you should always buy a size bigger than the current age of your baby.

Suppose that you have a newborn and typical clothes are appropriate for babies aged 0-3 months. Although they can wear that immediately, they might outgrow those clothes in a span of a couple of weeks (or even less than a month). So, you go a tier higher which is the one that is perfect for 3-6-month-old babies.

Also, it is a good thing to take into consideration the height of your baby as this can heavily influence the clothes that you are going to buy for them.

The next thing that you need to take into account is comfort. Take a look at the fabric and see if it is comfortable for your baby to wear.

If you have the money, I encourage you to buy clothes that are made of cotton since they are breathable and provides the most comfort among all of the different fabrics out there.

Stay away from synthetic fibers such as tulle and imitation leather as some kids may not like its texture- thus making it unfit for their use.


How Many Should You Buy?

The answer to this question is not cut and dry. First, you have to ask yourself if you are willing to wash your baby’s clothes often? If so, then 5 complete pairs would do. However, if you are not comfortable with that idea, then the more clothes, the better.

Furthermore, you will not really know how big your baby can get so instead of having a specific plan, just buy clothes using estimation. Take into consideration both the height and weight of the child and then go from there.