Tips For Buying Baby Clothes & Baby Accessories
With so many baby products on the market, it can be hard to know what you really need and what is just a nice extra. Here’s a rundown of the essentials to help you with your shopping list.
- At least eight all-in-one suits will be very handy. Small babys and toddlers tend to live in these during their first few months and really don't need to wear anything else, apart from a vest underneath in winter and a cardigan over the top if it is cold.
- At least six vests for your toddler, also known as bodysuits, jumpsuits or Rompers, A Variety of diffrent baby vests is recommended with envelope necks and poppers underneath for easy access. These can be worn under all-in-ones, or on their own if it’s hot. Short and long-sleeved versions are available for different times of the year.
- One or two baby overalls or coats to provide an extra layer of clothing.
- If it is winter, your baby may need a thicker coat or all-in-one suit. If you spend a lot of time in the car, choose one that is not too thick, otherwise, there's a risk your baby / toddler will get to hot.
- A soft cosy hat will be essential in winter. If your baby / toddler is sensitive to temperature change, or the weather in summer is cool,
- a cotton jersey pull-on hat is also useful.
- If you choose all-in-one suits that cover your baby / toddlers feet, you won't need socks. They are very fiddly on newborn babys anyway and tend to keep falling off or getting lost
- As your newborn baby will need their nappies changed 10 times to 12 times a day, buy enough to keep you going for at least the first few days or so. You will also need nappy sacks and wet wipes (or cotton wool).
- If you are planning to use reusable nappies, you will need at least 15 nappies suitable for your newborn baby. You will also need a bucket, nappy liners, and some nappy steriliser. It's also probably a good idea to have at least one packet of disposable nappies handy too, in case you get behind with the washing during the early weeks.
If you're breastfeeding, you will need nursing bras and breast pads.
- Bottles, teats, bottle brushes, and a steriliser or some other sterilising method are vital if you are bottle-feeding. Cotton baby bibs can be useful, too.
What do I need for my baby bedding?
- A Moses basket, crib, or cot.
- If your baby is going straight into a cot, you will need sheets and cellular blankets, or a fitted bottom sheet and a baby sleeping bag. If your baby is going to have a Moses basket or crib, you will need three sheets or four sheets, and several pram-size baby blankets.
- A mattress that fits the Moses basket or cot.
- A lightweight, cotton jersey or cotton baby wrap is useful to make your baby feel secure without overheating during the early weeks.
- A baby bath can be useful, but they do take up a lot of room if space is limited. A newborn baby bath support will hold your baby safely in the main bath and is much cheaper.
- Baby towels are useful, but not essential. Babys are just as cosy wrapped in a small bath towel.
- A mild, liquid baby cleanser or bath emollient to protect your baby's delicate skin, cotton flannels and/or cotton wool.
- A pram, pushchair, or buggy that lies flat, so is suitable for newborn baby. You'll need a raincover and, in summer, a sunshade.
- A rear-facing car seat, if your baby will be travelling by car. Sun blinds for the car are also useful in the summer.
- A baby changing bag is essential for holding all your babys essentials you will need to take with you whenever you leave the house. Choose a bag with a baby changing mat and space for wet wipes, lots of nappies and your baby's bottle (if you're bottle feeding). If you're very organised, you may prefer a bag with lots of compartments. Otherwise, choose a simpler style, as you can end up wasting a lot of time looking for that vital, but buried, item!
- Muslin squares have a multitude of uses. Don't leave home without them! As well as protecting your clothes from the inevitable baby sick and mopping up dribbles, they provide a soft surface to rest your baby's head on.
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