Getting Ready For Your Baby’s Arrival

Getting ready for the arrival of a new baby can be overwhelming. But, if you have a good idea of what to expect in terms of size, color and style, shopping for the little one becomes much easier. It also helps if you have a rough idea of how much clothing you’ll need, which will help guide friends and family when showering you with gifts.

With spills, spit up and blowouts a regular part of baby life, the clothes you choose should be durable and easy to clean. Look for breathable fabrics like cotton that can stand up to frequent washing without showing signs of wear or tearing, as well as features that make it easy to get your baby dressed and undressed (like snaps, hook-and-loop fasteners, and double zippers). If you’re looking for organic and eco-friendly options, check out the selection from brands like Kissy Kissy or Caden Lane.

In terms of style, there are a wide variety of cute outfits to choose from. Some of the most popular styles include hoodies and one-pieces, which can be especially useful in warmer weather. You may also want to consider investing in a swaddle blanket, which helps newborns sleep better by mimicking the womb environment.

Another thing to keep in mind when shopping for baby clothes is that they need to be comfortable for extended periods of time. You should avoid tight clothing that could restrict their movements, as well as anything that traps heat and causes them to overheat.

Fortunately, many of the most practical and adorable baby clothes come in sets that are designed with this in mind. For example, the bestselling Kissy Kissy layette collection comes with matching tops and bottoms that coordinate for a simple outfit. The brand’s baby dresses and footie sleep suits also feature convenient front-and-inseam snap closures, which makes diapering a breeze.

If you’re shopping for special occasions, there are plenty of dressy outfits to choose from as well. The polka-dot dresses from Miniclasix are the brand’s signature pieces, and they come in sizes to fit babies up to 18 months old. You can even find 2-in-1 dresses and rompers, which offer the one-and-done convenience of a dress with the easy dressing of a romper.

Once you’ve settled on a few staples, you can expand your baby wardrobe with accessories that complement the outfit. For instance, hats are great for keeping the sun off your baby’s face, while mittens keep their hands warm and prevent them from scratching themselves. And, don’t forget to add a few outerwear items for colder temperatures, including snowsuits, raincoats, windbreakers and ponchos.