The Ultimate Guide to Baby Clothing Essentials and Care Points
DECEMBER 8, 2022
Written by: Mukadder Ozden
Owner at Ozmoz Textile Ltd
One of the best things about having a baby is dressing them up in adorable clothes. I’m sure you can relate to this feeling! However, being a new parent means that you have to learn how to properly care for your baby’s clothing. It might seem like common sense on some level, but there are actually specific steps you should follow when it comes to washing, storing and buying new clothes for your little one. In this article we’ll cover all these areas so that you can keep your bub safe from chemicals while ensuring they always look best!
When picking a sleeper, make sure it’s easy to take off and put on your baby. You’ll want it to be loose enough so you can easily roll or pull the sleeper up over your child’s head and down again. You’ll also want to make sure that the material is breathable, meaning that moisture gets out of it rather than staying inside the fabric where it can cause irritation or rashes for your little one. And of course, you’ll want something comfortable for him or her to sleep in every night. This means no scratchy tags at the neckline or rough seams around the legs and arms; instead look for smooth cotton knit fabrics with soft edges and wide necklines so there’s plenty of room for growth (and comfort). Finally, look for fabrics that are durable—you want them lasting through multiple washings!
Bodysuits are another great piece of clothing for your baby. Feel free to check our collection for bodysuits via below link:
They can be worn alone or as a layer under another top, making them ideal for layering in cold weather and for sleeping. They’re also easy to wash and dry, which makes them incredibly convenient to have on hand when you need something quick and easy. Plus, they’re generally very affordable! If you decide that you want to try a bodysuit out, then there are a few things that you should keep in mind:
If your baby is too small for the size of the garment that you ordered, there’s no need to worry. They can always grow into it over time (or at least until they start wearing pants). This means that if you’re worried about having enough clothes at first because none will fit properly yet (this was my situation), don’t be!
Just order one or two sizes up from what might otherwise seem appropriate based on their current size measurements, so that they’ll have plenty of room as they grow up into their new wardrobe items later down the road.
* Bodysuits aren’t just good for layering under clothing; these garments can also be worn by themselves! While I wouldn’t recommend doing this often due to how difficult it would be washing them afterwards (due largely in part because most bodysuits don’t feature sleeves), sometimes it’s nice having options outside traditional outfits like shirts/sweaters with jeans so don’t feel like an outfit needs “all three” pieces.
Socks and Booties
Socks and booties are important for keeping baby’s feet warm. You should have a pair of socks and booties for each day of the week. They should be comfortable, soft, and easy to put on.
Hats, Caps and Scarves
Hats, caps, and scarves are essential for keeping your baby warm in the winter months. They’re also great for protecting little heads from wind and rain, keeping them safe from UV rays in summertime, and reducing sunburns on tender skin.
So how do you know what kind of hat to buy? Start with this simple rule: If it fits over a newborn’s head, then it will most likely fit all throughout their first year of life. Anything larger than that just won’t keep their little noggins covered!
When it comes to mittens, there are a couple of things you need to know. First, using mittens helps protect your baby’s hands from the cold. Second, mittens can protect your baby’s hands when he/she is in a stroller or car seat. Thirdly, if you’re worried about germs and scratches themselves (which most parents are), then using mittens is definitely something you should consider!
In general, I recommend that parents use either cotton mittens on their babies because these materials will allow air circulation around their wrists and fingers while keeping them warm enough for winter weather conditions. It’s also important that they have openings where thumbs can come out so that babies with disabilities won’t accidentally scratch themselves on their own fingers while trying to take off their gloves/mittens themselves!
Baby swaddle blankets
Using a swaddling blanket can help your baby feel secure and comfortable, but it’s important to choose the right one.
Make sure the blanket is big enough to wrap around your baby. If it’s too small, they might be able to pull their arms out of it while they’re sleeping.
Choose a blanket that is soft and lightweight so that you don’t have to worry about overheating them at night or during naptime (especially if you live in a warm climate). Here are some of our top preferred blankets for the little ones.
It should also be breathable so that moisture won’t build up inside the fabric or cause rashes. And if blanket have a head cover that is a big plus, too.
Avoid blankets with heavy fabrics such as fleece or velvet because these can make your baby hot during sleep time—and there are plenty of options out there made from cotton!
Chemicals in life
Keep your baby away from harsh chemicals while washing them or buying them new clothes.
Wash new clothes before wearing them, if they are not Ozmoz Clean&Safe 😊
Use a gentle detergent.
You should only use a mild/special detergent if you’re washing newborn clothing, and make sure that the product is free of chemicals or additives that could irritate your baby’s skin or eyes (such as fabric softener). If you have any questions about what types of detergents are best for your little one’s sensitive skin, talk to a doctor or pharmacist before making a choice—they’ll know exactly what kind of product you need based on their knowledge of their patient’s reaction history and medical history overall!
These steps will ensure that you take proper care of your baby’s clothing
To take proper care of your baby’s clothing, make sure you:
Use a baby detergent. You can find these at most drug stores and online, easily. But still read the contents/ingredients, being safe is better.
Wash clothes in cold/warm water. While it may seem counterintuitive (why would you wash something in cold water?), this is actually the best way to maintain the colour and longevity of your baby’s clothing over time. Plus, it just feels more natural when you think about how temperature affects our moods!
Don’t use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Again, this might seem counterintuitive because fabric softeners are typically marketed toward parents who want soft clothes for their children—but don’t use them! Fabric softeners and dryer sheets trap static electricity onto fabrics which can cause clumping and eventual damage to the fibres within a garment after repeated washings (in addition to making washing machines stink!). Also the perfumes in softeners are not good for newborn and its lung formation. If there isn’t anything else available other than those two items then try adding ½ cup vinegar into each load instead – this reduces static cling while keeping whites bright white without damaging any fibres whatsoever!
The selection of clothing for your baby is one of the most important decisions you will make. You need to take care of it and ensure that each item is washed properly to ensure quality and longevity. Make your selection from organic cotton as much as you can; If you follow these steps, then your baby will have enough clothes to last them until they are outgrowing them!
Partial Source: Raising children / dressing a newborn
Partial Source: Wang, Ming et al. “Laundry detergents and detergent residue after rinsing directly disrupt tight junction barrier integrity in human bronchial epithelial cells.”
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Environmental effect source: EWG (Environmental Working Group, since 1993) website