2 TIPS FOR DRESSING YOUR NEWBORN BABY
Mom-to-be, no doubt while you were (or are) expecting, you spent a lot of time thinking and preparing for your baby.
This often means buying baby equipment like bibs, a crib, and a mattress, plus painting and decorating the baby’s nursery.
You will be thinking of names, and when your baby is born you will no doubt be inundated with gifts from family, neighbors, and friends.
You also may have concerns and wonder how to survive with a newborn.
One of the concerns you may be contemplating is your newborn’s wardrobe.
Buying clothes can be expensive, especially when babies grow so quickly, but it is also one of the most enjoyable aspects of your new arrival.
Here are some tips and ideas for dressing your baby in style and for practicality:
Baby Booties: When babies are born, they do not have bones in their feet, just a lot of soft cartilage, and their feet will not fully develop and harden until, believe it or not, age 13! Yes, that’s right, your feet were still in development when you were 8, 9, or even 10 years old.
This means care has to be taken when choosing shoes for babies.
You want flexible, soft baby booties that are made with natural materials.
Soft soles and warm, cozy fleece are ideal for those tender, developing little feet (and look so good).
Accessorizing Baby’s Outfit: Accessories are always fun and your baby has plenty of options here, too.
You have already looked at footwear, and if you decided not to use shoes, then you will need socks to keep your baby’s feet warm.
Overcome the lost sock problem by using pants with elastic bottoms and pulling those over the socks.
Alternatively, use a sock-retaining product to keep them on.
While you are considering this area, you also could put on some stylish leg warmers.
These aren’t just a cute addition to his or her outfit; they also can keep legs warm and socks on.
Remember earlier when you read about the heat leaving the feet and the head? Well, it is important not to forget their little heads.
Knitted, soft beanies are ideal and look great. When your baby has grown a little, you can have a lot of fun in this area.
There are some great hats, baseball caps, and even flat caps for babies.
And don’t forget mittens to keep their fingers warm on colder days, too.
Dressing your baby stylishly doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune.
Fluffy baby booties, leg warmers, slouchy beanies, and accessories can be fun and affordable.
Swapping clothes with friends means you can rotate your infant’s wardrobe and keep it fresh while saving money.
Remember, comfort is the primary objective when dressing your baby.