Baby Clothes and Accessories
Leave the cute outfits to the shower
guests – these are the things you need.
Having a baby is a time of combined joy and stress for most people.
Nothing compares to the joy that a mother feels when she’s holding her
new baby for those first few days after bringing the little tyke home
or that of the proud father showing off pictures of the infant to his
friends and family. Unfortunately there is also nothing quite like the
stress in worrying that everything is going to be all right and that
the family is properly prepared for their joyous new addition.
New parents often fall into the trap of being unprepared when it comes
to suitable clothing for their baby. In the months and weeks prior to
the mother’s due date the couple will be preparing for baby’s arrival
by setting up the baby’s room, buying necessary items like a crib, playpen,
changing table, walker, and, of course baby clothes. The problem introduces
itself when the parents (and this usually comes from Mom’s side) focus
too much on purchasing the “cutsie” baby outfits and ignoring the basic
essentials that babies will need.
Cotton bodysuits, absorbent baby blankets, bibs, and baby booties are
items that a new parent can never have enough of. Babies are messy simply
by their nature. For all the cuteness and adorability that they possess
they are essentially little drooling, slobbering, spewing, waste producing
machines for about the first year or so of their lives. As such, their
clothes get messy quickly and often. So often that a parent may find
herself changing her baby’s clothing almost as often as she changes
baby’s diaper – sometimes more.
The best plan is to stock up on the practical “onesies” suits, baby
tees, and mess-cleaning cotton blankets so that you always have plenty
on hand. Buy plenty, but not so many that you’ll quickly be stuck with
a pile of baby items that no longer fit the baby. A good rule of thumb
is to have at least five clean outfits at any time. Pack extra when
taking baby on an outing, and always make sure that you have plenty
of clean backups. This may require a good deal of additional laundry
duty, but that is just one of those fringe benefits that come along
with a little bundle of joy.
The cute and adorable baby outfits are fine for taking baby to church
or to visit grandma’s house, or for taking family photos, but keep in
mind that the odds dictate that as soon as you fasten that last cute
little button or tie the final adorable pink bow, the baby is going
to spit up all over that precious little outfit. While planning and
preparing for the arrival of your newest family member, forego a few
cute outfits so you can stock up on more of the practical essentials.
The guests at the baby shower can provide the cute stuff while you ensure
that you are truly prepared.
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