Tips for Buying Clothes for Newborn Baby Gifts

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When someone you know has a new baby, it is a very exciting time for everyone. Chances are you will be heading over the visit the family and you will want to bring a special gift to show how much you care.

When it comes to newborn baby gifts, there are many different options for what to buy. You could bring the baby a soft toy to play with, a book they can enjoy when they are a bit older, or a fuzzy blanket to cuddle with. One of the best ideas for newborn baby gifts is clothing. New parents always appreciate a gift of clothes, because babies have to go through so many outfit changes throughout the day whenever they get stained with milk (or worse!). You can never have too many baby clothes!

If you are buying clothing for newborn baby gifts and you are not sure where to start, here are some tips to keep in mind to help you choose the best clothes:

- Avoid clothing with any ruffles or lace around the neck. It might look cute, but it will irritate the newborn baby’s skin. Look for soft collars instead or clothing with very low collars.

- When buying newborn baby gifts, avoid clothes which have a narrow opening at the head as it is difficult to put them on a floppy little baby. Instead, look for something with a big opening that can be snapped or tied to close it up.

- Newborn babies can’t wear pants or anything with a waistband when they first come back from the hospital, because their umbilical cord will still be healing. Look for a one piece outfit instead. Try to find the types which fasten on the inside of the legs as they make quick nappy changes a lot easier.

- Did you know that you can personalize newborn baby gifts such as clothing? You can order gifts online which will have the baby’s name on it or a personalized message. This can be a very sweet and thoughtful way to give a meaningful gift.

- Keep in mind that all babies are not the same size. If your friends or family members have a particularly large baby, it might have grown out of the newborn clothing sizes already. If you are not sure of which size to buy, you can always ask in advance. Also, when it comes to newborn baby gifts it is always a safe bet to buy clothing a tiny bit too big, as the baby is sure to grow into it within a few months.

These are just a few things that you should keep in mind when buying clothing for newborn babies.

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Melissa McCrindle is a freelance writer and mother of two who knows that you can never have too many cute baby clothes. She loves buying adorable newborn baby gifts for friends and family members.

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