Photo Courtesy Joel Schneider-Farris
It seems like only yesterday that I was at a baby shower that was held in my honor for my first baby-to-be. Actually, I had two part-time jobs at the time, so I was given two work-related baby showers. In addition, my husband’s office hosted a co-ed baby shower in our honor. We were given so many wonderful things including a high chair and a baby swing!
I remember all the pretty pink newborn girl clothes and cute baby clothes for girls I received. Unfortunately, after the baby was born, pink had to be traded for blue, since “she” ended up being a “he.” The ultrasound was wrong…
A bunch of my friends and relatives have either recently had babies or a baby may be on the way. This means that I need to go shopping for newborn baby girl clothes, pacifiers, bibs, baby blankets, sleepers, rattles, and bath toys. I wonder if they might just perhaps settle for something practical like wipes and diapers?
Tips for Buying Clothes for Babies:
Buy big. This means to choose at least one size ahead of the baby’s actual age. Babies grow so fast.
Look for clothes for all seasons. For example, if a baby is born in the summer, the baby’s parents will appreciate having some winter clothes ready for the colder months of the year.
It might be tempting to buy designer newborn girl clothes, but a baby won’t know the difference. Practical and inexpensive clothes will do just fine.
Look for sale items. Avoid paying the highest price for certain baby clothes. You may be able to find the same item on sale from alternative sources.
Used baby clothes may be a great idea. Some babies only wear an outfit once, so gently used cute baby clothes for girls or boys may be a great idea.
Clothes appropriate for either a boy or girl come in useful, especially for parents-to-be that don’t yet know a baby’s sex.
Never say no when someone wants to give you clothes for your baby. You might feel overwhelmed with “stuff,” but every item may come in handy at some point.
For a very special occasion, consider borrowing a designer or high-priced outfit.
Great deals on baby items and newborn baby girl clothes can be found online on eBay or at SophiasStyle.com!
Top Tips for Buying Baby Clothes – From Reader’s Digest
The author of this article is Jo Ann Schneider Farris, About.com’s Guide to Figure Skating and the mother of three children.
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