Congratulations! You may be expecting or maybe you just had a child! There is no greater excitement than when you've just had a child.
Having an infant is great excitement and joy for everyone. One of the things you have to prepare for is baby wear for your little one. It is important to get the ideal clothes for different occasions for your bundle of joy.
Sizes of baby clothes vary for newborn. Generally, size 000 indicates for newborn from 0 to 3 months old while size 00 is for babies from 3 to 6 months old. Size 00 is definitely more suitable for bigger newborns.
There is a tendency for new parents to buy a lot of baby wear for a newborn. So, exactly how much of clothing is required? As a guide and for a start, you certainly need to prepare the following for your new arrival:
- short sleeve onezies
- a couple of cotton caps
- a few pairs of booties and mittens
The baby wear must be 100% cotton for comfort and breath-ability with expandable shoulder neckline for easy pullover of garment over the head and bottom snap closure for fast changing. Ribbed leg opening makes for a perfect fit. Cotton wear keeps your baby cool in hot weather.
It is easy to wash and gentle on the baby's sensitive skin. Do stay clear of regular detergents and fabric conditioners with harsh chemicals. Instead, use baby laundry detergents that use natural disinfectant and is 100% biodegradable. This is good not only for your baby’s sensitive skin but the environment as well. Laundry detergents classified 'sensitive' or 'mild' are much less likely to irritate your baby's sensitive skin.
You need to soak baby garments stained with poo with nappy sanitizer prior to washing them. This helps to remove bacteria and stains. Despite putting on a bib, your baby’s garments will certainly be stained with foods and beverages. Therefore, it is a good practice to pre-soak the clothes with the nappy sanitizer too prior to washing them.