The Essentials For Your Baby’s Closet
A baby is like a living doll. This being said, it would be understandable for moms to be so excited to dress their babies whether it’s a girl or a boy. Don’t be too giddy, though. You might end up impulsively buying lots of clothes for your baby who will only get to wear them for a few months or so. Keep in mind that your baby’s closet should only include the following essentials:
Onesies. Basically your baby’s bodysuits, onesies have snaps at the bottom that make diaper changing easy especially for the newborns. In the cold winter months, babies can wear overalls under thicker layers of clothing. Meanwhile, during the summer, rompers keep babies cool and comfy. It would be alright to keep at least seven of each in your baby’s closet.
Outfits. It would be wise to have a few tops, bottoms, and dresses (for girls) in your baby’s closet. These would be very useful attires during baby’s day out. You will not need to buy a lot as it will depend on how often you would go out with the baby. Just remember to stick to clothes that your baby can easily slip into. You may also have an outfit for church and for the holidays.
Blankets, sweaters, and jackets. It would be easier to swaddle newborns and small babies in blankets during the cold months. Meanwhile, sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets are perfect for older babies. Choose items that do not have metal zippers to protect your baby’s little fingers.
Hats, bonnets and mittens. At least have two baby hats that will protect baby from the sun’s rays during the summer. For winter, you can opt to have your baby wear knitted hats or bonnets or those hats that have flaps to keep the ears warm. Babies only use mittens during the first months to protect their face from being scratched by their very own little fingers. Have seven mittens made of cloth and stick with the most affordable ones you can find.
Socks and booties. There will actually be no need to have your baby wear shoes or slippers until he learns how to walk. Instead, it would be practical to invest in socks. Keep at least seven socks in your baby’s closet. During the winter, you may choose to have your baby wear thicker socks or have him wear knitted booties to keep his toes warm. If you’re concerned with aesthetics, you can buy a few pairs of those socks that are designed to appear like cute baby shoes.
Bibs and towels. You can never have too many bibs especially for toddlers who are already learning to eat by themselves. Think about carrot stains, cereal crumbs and milk spills, and you’ll get the drift. At least have clean bibs ready for each meal of the day. As for towels, they’re very useful for bath time and many other instances you need to clean your baby. For bathing, the hooded towels are best as they can keep baby’s head warm while you dry off and prep the rest of his body. At least have two of these in your baby’s closet. You must not also forget to keep four to six washcloths or small towels for sponge baths or for cleaning up after meals and playtime.