If there is one essential baby gear that you will be spending a lot of money on, what do you think it is? Well, although there are a lot of things that you can consider, baby clothes are actually something that you will spend a great deal of money on.
You see, babies can outgrow their current clothes, especially more so if your baby is quite big right off the bat. The age that is stipulated in the tags of baby clothes are not really an accurate representation and you are most likely going to spend a lot of money buying a lot of clothing in a very short span of time.
That being said, some parents also have the compulsion to buy a lot of baby clothes at one time, thus burning a hole in their wallets.
Well, the truth is that not all parents have a lot of money to spend on their newborn’s clothing. That is why this article was created to help such parents so that you can be cost-effective, while also ensuring that your baby gets enough protection from the elements.
Buy Only When Your Baby Needs It
On the surface, you might think that this is hard, especially considering that the weather is quite unpredictable. For instance, I thought that it would start to rain during the fall season, but apparently, it was quite hot and I had to rewash all of the clothes for summer just because of this.
Anyway, my approach to help you save money is to focus only on what your baby needs. There are clothes that you can safely use no matter what the season is.
These include onesies, pajamas, half shirts, pants, among many others. You should also buy some clothes for them for the upcoming season. For instance, if your baby is born in the summertime, obviously, you need to prepare for both the fall and winter seasons. In this case, you may want to buy a sweater and a cap just in case (and buy a size bigger at that).
Although cotton baby garments are soft to the touch and may even be the preferred choice by your baby, this is not to say that they are completely safe to wear. That is because cotton pretty much accounts for 4% of the world’s crops and because farmers use pesticides on them, it can be dangerous to your baby’s health.
So, what are you going to do, then? Well, I suggest that you buy organic clothing instead because you are going to be assured that it is safe for your baby to wear for long periods of time.
Go for Gender-Neutral Clothing
If you’ve gone to different baby clothing stores, you will find clothes that are appropriate for either boys or girls. Although they are cute and all and there are means that you can tell what gender your baby is going to have, you are still better off purchasing gender-neutral clothing.
The reason is simple: you want to save money. This is especially true if you’re planning to have another baby a couple of years after you’ve had your first baby.