Wondering about how to get the best clothes for your or a friend’s new born baby? Read this article to get ideas about what types and colors of clothes to present for a new born baby girls and boys.
The wonder of new born babies
Having a new born baby is a big bundle of joy for a family and especially so for the parents. The joy remains the same whether they are having a first time baby or the next. New born although are independent of their mother’s womb, cannot live on themselves. For a few years and especially the first year, they need utmost care and attention. And in this care, clothes and dressing forms a very important part of everyday care. And to add to that, a particular fitting may not be so after a few weeks. This change is very fast in the initial days of their lives.
In this stage, the infant are sensitive to the temperature changes. While they are in the mother’s womb, they are held warm and thus do not suffer much. Thus, different clothing is necessary in winters, summers and monsoons. Changes in weather can affect your child’s health and causes sufferings and diseases. Thus in summers you can dress up your child in light clothes as it is generally hot and you don’t want your child to feel more hot and suffer. While in winter, you should dress them in warm clothes so that they do not feel the cold and start shivering.
Washing and cleaning care of your the newborn baby’s clothes
Many a times, normal washing may not be sufficient for your baby. Sterilization is a very important factor. Also that baby’s clothes should remain soft for the gentle skin. Make sure that your washing includes good detergents, or detergents washed in special detergents meant for baby clothes. You can also get fabric softeners.
When it comes to diapers, newborns cannot tolerate them till 3 to 4 months of age.
How to select clothes for a new born baby?
You do not need to have very fashionable clothes for your baby. Keep clothes as light as possible. Still, maintain the fact that your child needs proper covering. Clothing will also protect them from insect bites. Take care that all clothes are clean enough to protect them bacterial and fungal infections.
One more important thing to keep in mind is that the digestive system is yet to develop completely in babies. This development completes until they complete 2 years of their life. They can thus pee, puke and poo frequently and at rather different times. Thus make sure you have a good number of clothes, to change. Once your baby crosses the 4 month mark, then you may start using diapers and it becomes a lot easier especially with peeing. Once your baby poos, then you will have to change the diaper, to avoid any infection on the skin. Keep diaper rash creams at hand. Make use of nature based homeopathic and ayurvedic creams. If these do not help, then use allopathic creams. But having natural creams can help take care of the rashes and also to a large extent, keep your baby away from chemical based creams.
Keep in mind that you get clothes which are a size bigger than their current. Babies grow fast and thus having a size bigger will help avoid frequent buying of new dresses. But at the same time, make sure you are not buying way to large sizes as that will make them soggy and your child will not be able to crawl or walk properly. Also that, it does not look very nice.
You can also go for colorful dresses and those having abstract designs on them. Babies love to see such colors and patterns.
As a final word, every baby is unique in their own way. Thus, there is no perfect way to say that such a cloth will be good for such a baby. But the best way will always be to check every cloth and see what is best for your baby.