Preparing for a New-Born



Your goal should be getting a set of practical newborn clothes. Avoid items that could be uncomfortable or hugely expensive. Consider softness, quality, and safety. The style is not a priority!

Buy Comfortable Baby Clothing

Your best bet is to skip designer clothes. Even if they are the cutest thing ever. It’s like throwing money out the window! Your newborn will sleep most of the time. So, those adorable outfits won’t see the light of day! And they will grow out of it in a matter of weeks.

How Many Newborn Clothes to Buy?

Not much! Before buying countless newborn clothes, remember that you’ll receive many of them as gifts. From your family, from your friends, from your coworkers, all will consider them gift opportunity. And they are! You don’t need to overspend, look forward to getting a lot of them on a baby shower or once they come to visit.

Tips for dressing your newborn

Avoid clothes that wrap around your baby's neck too tightly and those that have cords or ties. Check buttons, ribbons, and decorative items to make sure they're on securely – if they come off, they're a choking hazard.

When dressing your infant, make the clothes fit your baby and not the other way around. Open snaps and stretch necks wide so you can ease your baby's head through them. Reach through sleeves and legs first to help guide wiggly hands and feet.

It's often easiest to dress your infant on the changing table or floor. Try cooing and talking to your baby as you put on each piece so he will associate getting dressed with special time with you.

Clothing to buy for your newborn

One-piece outfits (4 to 6): Some of these are basically spiffed-up jammies appropriate for sleeping and playing – and because babies nap so frequently, especially at first, these are very convenient.

Shirts (4 to 6): Look for T-shirts with plenty of room in the neck, or snaps at the neck, so they slip easily over your child's head. Many parents prefer one-piece styles that snap at the crotch.

Leggings or pull-on pants (5 to 7): Separates allow you to change one piece of dirty clothing without assembling a whole new outfit, so they're useful to have. Look for stretchy waistbands that fit easily over your baby's diaper and belly – and expand as he gains weight.

Pajamas or sleepers (5 to 7): No matter how cute it looks, avoid sleepwear that has complicated snaps or requires lots of effort to get on or off!

Wearable blankets (2 to 3): These fleece or cotton sacks zip over your baby's sleepwear to keep him or her warm at night.

Socks and booties: You'll need lots of socks for indoors and some booties to keep your baby's feet warm when you're out and about.

Hats (1 to 3): You'll want a broad-brimmed hat for the Sri Lankan heat.

That is all about you need, most of them available at our store!


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