First time parents have a lot to think about. With all this on their minds, the last thing they want to worry about is choosing the right clothes for their new addition. But, these choices are important and will need to be made. There is something to be learned regarding the nature of babies when looking at the construction of well made baby clothing. Baby clothing is usually produces with cotton and there is a very good reason for that. Cotton is easy on the very delicate skin of babies. You will also notice that baby clothes are without buttons and tassels, as these items can end up in mouths and pose a potential danger. As well, when shopping for those cute outfits, try and find outfits made with cotton that is hypoallergenic.
In terms of clothing style, one- piece outfits are the most popular baby garments. These little "crawl suits" are ideal for active infants, whether they're fidgeting in the cradle or crawling around on the floor. They're also great for easy diaper changing. New parents should have a half dozen one piece outfits at the ready when baby arrives. And heads up: Babies grow quickly, so always buy outfits that are on the large side.
Newborns sleep a lot, so pajamas are another critical item to have in your arsenal of baby clothes. Flannel is one of the most popular materials, as it's incredibly soft and warm against the skin. Look for pajamas that come with "booties" attached at the bottom. Built in footwear will help keep infants feet warm at night. This helps them avoid colds, which can be serious events at very young ages.
Also try and pick up a few pairs of undershirts. These are excellent to keep on hand when the situation arises that you may need more that just a one-piece. Look for varieties with shoulder snaps for easy removal.
Buy at least eight pairs of socks. Size them carefully to make sure they're not constricting to the feet. Keep an eye out for socks that have rubberized grips on the souls. This helps to eliminate slipping as your baby starts to get up and learn to start walking. As well, remember that infants do not really need shoes since their feet do not often touch the ground. Soft, light shoes known as "padders", however, can be gently strapped to the feet of crawlers to offer them some light duty foot protection and warmth.
Lastly look into finding some fancy outfits. There will be times when you need to take your baby out on the town, if only to go to the supermarket. Dressing your tot up in some unbearably cute clothes helps promote "going out" as a fun experience for both parent and child alike.