Buying baby clothes is an experience that brings joy and pleasure to the expectant mother. The fifth month of pregnancy, in general, is a good time to do hit the stores. For those who find it important, by now, you already know the baby`s biological sex, and you now have enough energy to run around shopping. Many women go crazy with the plethora of options available, and not without reason: there are so many cute products out there. In order to make the best decisions possible, how about following BabyHome’s tips? Let’s get started: 

  • It’s not just about how cute the baby clothes look. Your baby’s clothes need to, above all else, be comfortable. That, actually, will be a rule of thumb for all items of clothing you buy for your child during their first years of life. 
  • Check to see if the clothes have velcro, too many buttons, zippers, or metallic pieces, especially on the back. These all can constrict the baby’s movement, breathing, and circulation. Stay away from any kind of accessory that can come loose. 
  • Babies hate tight and uncomfortable clothing – many times, when they cry incessantly and seemingly for no reason, it’s because of what they are wearing. This can negatively impact their feeding time and sleep. Opt for larger, more flowy items that allow for better movement. 
  • Prioritize natural fabrics such as cotton and cotton mesh. Synthetic materials can irritate the baby’s skin. The same rule applies to too much stitching. 
  • Don’t go overboard on the number of clothing items you buy, especially the smaller ones since babies outgrow their clothes pretty quickly. 
  • Ideally, purchase newborn and smaller sized clothing, enough to get you by the first three months, and then go back to shopping for clothes as your baby grows and you need larger sizes. Always remember: your purchases should consider the season in which your baby will be born. 
  • Onesies with complete frontal openings or at least from the waist down are convenient when it comes to changing diapers. The ones that cover the feet are warmer, whereas the open-footed ones are more versatile – you can put little socks on the baby’s feet. There are even versions that can be used both ways. 
  • While there’s a temptation to buy fancy clothes to “go out,” resist those urges. These items will be used very few times. It makes more sense to invest your money on onesies or simple combinations to stay at home that can also double as pajamas, like sweatpants or bodysuits. 
  • Cotton, mesh, or wool coats with button or zippers are very practical – you won’t need to put them over the baby’s head – and they keep your little one nice and cozy when it gets cold. 
  • Tiny shoes, while adorable, are not necessary. In fact, pediatricians recommend shoes should only be added to the child’s wardrobe after they learn how to walk to not affect their development. Little socks that look and double as shoes, such as those with non-skid padding on the soles, are good options. 
  • You cannot go without accessories such as hats and beanies, which protect your baby from the wind and the sun, but even then, you won’t need many different options. Mittens are another great accessory that will protect your baby’s hands from the cold and ensure the baby doesn’t scratch itself in the middle of the night. 
  • The amount of clothing items you need varies depending on the season and necessity. For instance, the bodysuits will be used a lot, so it’s safe to say you can invest in at least six of them (with or without sleeves, depending on the time of the year). 
  • Don’t forget about the wool or cotton blankets – some even come with matching onesies. The idea is to have a cute look put together for the baby’s first photos.