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How To Buy Baby Clothes

Aug 17, 2007
Are you expecting a new addition to your family? Do you have a friend's baby shower to go to and are not quite sure what to get as a gift? Do you know what to buy if the expecting mother does not know if the baby will be a boy or a girl? Do you know what clothes mom's go through the most? Most of us don't have a clue where to begin.

If you are not an experienced parent, you can ask anyone who has had a baby or currently has babies, about how many baby clothes they can go through. In fact some babies can go through 4 or 5 outfits in one day! It's almost like it's a fashion show due to the number of clothes that babies can go through!

If you plan on buying baby clothes for a baby, keep the following in mind; You need to establish the purpose for the clothes that you are buying. Are you buying the clothes because your baby really needs them? Or, are you buying the clothes for other activities? What is the weather like and what will it be like 3 or 4 months from now. Are the clothes for a special occasion or for daily use?

Once you know what type of baby outfit you are going to buy, it's always good to shop for one size bigger than what the baby is currently wears. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize that babies grow very quickly. Buying one size ahead will save you a lot of money in the long run and the baby can still wear clothes that are a little baggy!

If you are buying an outfit for a party, make sure that you buy darker colored clothing for the baby. Darker colors hide stains better and won't need cleaned as often.

When in doubt you can err on the side of caution. Buying cloth baby wipes and spit up cloths can be a life saver to a new parent. Baby cloths are usually sold in a pack of 12 plain white cotton cloths. They are great for catching any food or liquid that often comes out of a baby. You would be surprised how many baby cloths parents can go through and buying four or five dozen can be an ideal gift.

You can find high quality used baby clothes, often getting as many as 4 or 5 outfits for the price of a new one. Since babies grow so fast, often their outgrown clothes show little to no wear. Stores like Babies-R-Us and Kid to Kid have a large selection. You can always look in your local papers and online discount suppliers for any type of discounts that are available for baby clothing as well.

Regardless of the occasion for your purchase, when buying baby clothing, make sure that you talk to the workers at the stores you shop at. They have had a lot of experience in selling these clothes, and they will be sure to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
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