Bringing home your little bundle of joy is an amazing experience, but it is one that is fraught with woe over keeping the baby safe and comfortable. This brand new human being is extremely fragile, with its own personality, preferences, and needs. Dressing your little one accordingly is very important. At the same time, there are some basic components that need to be included in every newborn’s wardrobe.
3 Tips for Dressing Your Newborn
The brand name and color of the clothes you put on your newborn baby is not as important as the quality of the materials. When children are babies, fashion should be the last concern. Making sure your newborn is snug and warm is the most vital consideration. To decide what your bundle of amazingness should wear today, use the following guidelines:
- Weather Appropriateness
Babies have incredibly thin skin, which means they are more sensitive to temperature changes. As an adult, fluctuations don’t have such an immediate and emergent effect. As babies, we should be put in clothes that protect our fragile bodies.
No baby wants to be swaddled in clothes that are rough or itchy. Make sure your baby is put in soft clothing that feels good on their sensitive skin.
- Proper Fit
Put your newborn baby in clothes that are too small and she will be very uncomfortable. Put your newborn baby in clothes that are too big and she will be unprotected from the elements. Proper fit is of paramount importance.
Newborn baby clothes should also make her body/diaper easily accessible and should be made from breathable materials that cover the hands and feet to prevent scratching.
Types of Clothes that Are Best for Newborns
Certain types of clothing possess every feature that is ideal for newborn babies. That is why we see the following articles being sold in nearly every baby section of every chain store in America:
- Baby Onesies (long sleeve mostly)
- Button-up or Zipped Sleepers (to keep baby warm while sleeping)
- Swaddle Wraps (to mimic the closeness of the womb)
- Fitted Socks (to protect feet from cold)
- Mittens (to prevent scratching at the face)
- Hat (to conserve body heat)
While it is important to possess these basic articles of newborn clothing, it’s also essential to have a few soft blankets on hand for extra warmth. And as any experienced parent will tell you, leaving the house without a few receiving blankets is a no-no.