2013年4月11日 星期四

How do you choose baby clothing


Baby clothing can be very expensive and it seems babies grow out of their clothes before they even have an opportunity to wear them in. We are going to talk about how to choose baby clothes and what you should be buying for your child.

9 Essential Baby Clothing Items
Ok, you're expecting a child, you're not flush with cash and you know you will be changing your babies outfit often, almost as much as their nappies so what essential clothing items should you buy for your baby?
Good question and here is an even better answer.....
* Five or more body suits
* Three to five baby blankets
* Five burp cloths
* Seven or eight pairs of socks
* Three going out outfits
* Two caps for summer and winter
* Three pair of booties
* Four one pieces
* Four Gowns
A good rule of thumb is to have five outfits baby can wear ready at any one time.
In general there are three types of baby clothes.
- Baby Day wear
- Baby Sleep wear
- Baby Going Out
You need to make sure you have clothes for all those occasions. 

Where To Buy Baby Clothes On The Cheap
You can find some of the best bargains for baby clothes right here on the Internet with Ebay.com.
At our site 1Newborn Baby Clothing.com[http://www.1newbornbabyclothing.com], We have our own online auction where you can buy and sell clothes. Unlike Ebay our listings are free and we don't have any closing auction fees.
If you're not comfortable shopping online, you can buy second hand baby clothes from op shops and other type of stores. Used baby clothes should only be brought from a reputable store and some items should never be brought used. Use your common sense. Stores like the Salvation Army offer a great source of baby products.

Always sterilize any baby products you do buy second hand.
Buying used baby clothes from friends is also another good way to save money while knowing what type of quality clothing you are going to get as well.
There is nothing wrong with hand-me-downs.

Taking Care Of Babies Clothes
Babies dirty their clothes constantly. There is nothing you can do about it apart from clean them constantly and have plenty of back up clothes.
One of the major problems parents face is getting stains out of good clothes. You don't want to have to replace clothing all the time if you can get away with it.
The most common stain is the baby spit up. The best way I know of to get rid of this stain is with a bit of baking soda and soda water. What you do is sprinkle the baking soda over the stain, then add the soda water.
These two ingredients will foam a bit for a few minutes. Once that happens, get out an old toothbrush and scrub where you think the stain was.
Another problem when washing babies clothes is allergies. A lot of babies are allergic to washing powders and fabric softeners these days.
Laundering babies clothes in detergents that are perfume free is a good idea. The chemicals in these products can cause severe skin irritation.
Make sure also not to wash babies clothes in the same load as the cloth diapers, this is a recipe for disaster and can cause all sorts of allergic skin reactions in your baby.

Here are some more laundry tips that might be of use to you.
* Never use hot water on formula stains, diaper stains or baby food stains. This only serves to set the stain in harder
* Make sure if you use bleach when washing your childs clothes that you wash all the bleach out before letting them wear it.
* Scrape off as much gunk as possible before you wash any clothes. Get the stained item straight into cold water, let it sit, and then put it through a washing cycle.
* Babies sleep wear should be washed using a mild detergent. No animal fats or colors.
Clothes Buying Tips
Here are a few useful tips when it comes to buying baby clothes, regardless of sex.
* Make sure all your clothes you buy are machine washable. Nothing worse then having to do lots of clothes by hand
* Clothes with elastic waistbands and straps. This makes your baby clothes last a bit longer and they are more comfortable to wear.
* Buy socks with out shaped heals so the socks grow as your child does.
* Always buy natural fibres as they feel better on the skin and they breathe a lot better which means less sweating.
* Jeans that are now too small can be cut into shorts.
* You can make summer pyjama's from winter pyjama's by cutting off the legs and arms.
* Stick to the same brand of socks and same colors. If you lose one sock you can then replace it with out looking funny.