Dressing your infant is not as easy as slipping on a cute outfit every day. Babies have a great number of sensitivities as well as requirements that can make this process a little trickier. If you want to make sure that you are dressing your little one the right way, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Here are some tips to help you out:
Always Wash New Clothes
Infants have very sensitive skin. This means that contact with numerous products can cause irritation or rashes. Now, most stores keep this in mind and take care with how the clothes are stored and displayed. Still, there is always a possibility that your little ones clothes may have some residue or dirt on them. This is why it is important to wash any and all clothes that you buy, before you dress your baby in them.
Layer Clothes Appropriately
Most parents are afraid that their baby is too cold at all times. It is true that when young, your infant is not well-equipped to regulate their own body temperature, especially if their surroundings are cold. Still, it is quite possible that you are simply dressing your little one a bit too warmly. You should avoid putting them in big, bulky clothing. Instead, focus on layering them. Bonds baby Wonderbodies suits are made with reduced bulk and locked seams to make layering more comfortable.
In the winter, dress your little one in the same number of layers that you are wearing. You should also put them in gloves and a hat if you are wearing them as well. If the weather is very warm, you may be able to strip your infant down to just one layer. However, you still make certain that their entire body is being protected from the sun. For milder temperatures, make sure that your baby is dressed in one more layer than you are wearing.
Stick With One-Piece Clothing for Infants
If you are either new to dressing an infant or want to minimize the fuss involved, stick with one-piece outfits. This is particularly good advice for pyjamas. The reason that one-piece outfits are often better is because they are easy to put on and take off your baby. These comes with snaps or zippers that go all the way down the front. Most two pieces involves a little bit more effort. Of course, two-piece items come in handy when your child is older.
Don’t Worry About Shoes Just Yet
Socks and booties are imperative when it comes to keeping your babies toes warm. Shoes, however, aren’t really that useful. These are best reserved for when your baby starts walking. If you really do want your little one to wear shoes, aim to get them soft-soled ones. Still, functionally speaking, they aren’t necessary. You should probably wait until your little one has taken their first step before you buy him or her their first pair of shoes.These are some useful guidelines for dressing your baby in all climates and environments. They will certainly be useful for unsure first-time parents.