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Things to know when buying baby clothes

This blog will help you understand what you need to know about buying clothes for your baby.


So let's get straight into it! 


Buy larger sizes

Remember, people love to gift baby clothes for new moms. And chances are, friends and family will gravitate toward buying you newborn or 0-3 month sizes of clothing. And here’s the thing: Many newborns don’t even fit into a newborn size, even when they’re born, and if they do, can quickly grow out of that size (like in a matter of a few days or weeks).

Also: Don’t forget that newborns are only awake for about 45 minutes at a time, so chances are you’ll just want some basic onesies for that stage. Stick to 6-12 months+ when buying your own clothing, since you know for sure you will need those eventually.  Babies seem to grow overnight! You can always roll up pant legs or tuck in too-long tees between growth spurts.


Don’t forget other clothing

It’s tempting to want to just stick to onesies, but your baby will need other pieces of clothing—things like bodysuits, socks, hats, pants, PJs, swaddles and more. In fact, if you plan to buy clothing yourself, it’s probably better to buy the “others” rather than the onesies, since most people will get you onesies as gifts.

Also, remember that when you buy a shirt, the baby will need a bottom to go with it. Even when they’re in a onesie, it’s good to put a bottom on for full coverage. Those are a great piece to stock up on as well.


Go Softer When Possible

The smaller the size of the outfit, the softer you’ll want the material to be. Babies, especially newborns, are still getting used to the world around them, and that means they may start off with pretty sensitive skin. Certain materials of clothing might cause them to break out in a rash, which can be concerning for new moms.
Here is an example of one of our softer products Shoe Stripe Bodysuits see picture below.



Know how sizing works.

These are general guidelines; sizing varies from company to company, just like adults. And the number on the label is not an indication of how your child should be growing.




0-3 months

3 months

3-6 months

6 months

6-9 months

9 months

9-12 months

1 Year

12-24 months



Go for stretchy elastic on pants. 

It may be tempting to get your little one a pair of blue jeans just like yours, complete with button fly. But unless they have a stretchy elastic waistband, it won’t be fun getting them on your baby. 

Loose fit

Think about getting loose fit clothing as It allows your baby to move freely and allows the body to continue developing. One of our most unique products that gives character to our brand Wide Pants Bodysuit see the image below.