Shopping for A Newborn.
Knowing what to buy as a gift for a newborn baby certainly isn’t the easiest task in the world. It’s even more complicated if you’re planning the purchase before you know whether the new arrival will be a boy or a girl.
Luckily, there are certain go-to items that work well for all tots, and you can find them at the click of a button online.
Unisex Baby Clothes
Unisex clothes can make ideal newborn baby gifts, and white one-pieces are a classic case in point. Parents can never have too many of these handy snap-crotch garments. They’re easy to put on and take off and they’re light, which helps to prevent overheating. As a bonus, whenever they start looking a little tatty or stretched, these products can make the perfect burp cloths or cleaning rags.
When it comes to choosing other clothes, think first about how simple they will be for stressed out moms and dads to operate. An easy on-and-off process is a must for baby garments. Steer clear of complicated items like overalls. Snaps, zippers and buttons all have their place in baby wardrobes, and clothes with stretch neck holes are even simpler to use.
If you’re in doubt about sizes, bear in mind that bigger may be best. Remember, at this age, babies can seem to shoot up in size overnight.
It’s important that the garments you get are kind to the new arrival’s skin too. Aim for soft materials like good quality cotton, and avoid any clothes that have additions like pleats and bows around the collar that could cause irritation.
Of course, as well as clothes, there are many more fabulous newborn baby gifts to choose from. Items that always go down a treat with little ones include teddies, toys and rattles. Meanwhile, for sheer practicality, bibs, pram blankets and feeding shawls will always be appreciated.
As long as you put some thought into your purchase, and give yourself enough time to peruse the impressive selection of products now available over the web, you won’t have any trouble finding a fab present.
What is your go-to item for baby?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.