One of the most common challenges for new parents (as well as for anyone shopping for a baby shower gift) is figuring out which baby items newborns actually need. You will find all sorts of baby clothes and products invented to keep your baby happy and healthy, so you might feel that you need everything to do parenting right. Although with time you will realise that there is no such thing as perfect parenting and baby books don’t always have all the answers, there are things made to simply parenting that every newborn needs.
The truth is that babyhood can be much simpler and babies don’t actually need a lot of items in the first few weeks and even first months of life. Yes, we all know how cute those two-inch Air Jordans are, but you can skip them for now (at least until he/she can walk) but you can’t miss on comfy clothes like a couple of onesies for baby, for instance.
These one-piece wonders are super simple, practical and the most comfortable must-haves for your baby boy or girl’s wardrobe. They are kinda like a T-shirt with a slight difference – feature snaps at the crotch for an easy diaper change. Super versatile, you can use them as a base for all of your baby outfits or wear them alone. You can get a few long-sleeved ones and put them under your baby’s clothes in colder weather or simply put a pair of leggings on for a comfy and stretchy daily outfit option. Tank onesies are great for wearing alone and will keep your baby cool during summer and can also replace sleepwear. Whatsoever, your little one is probably going to live in them for the first couple of months. That is why it’s nice to have a variety of onesies for baby like solid ones as well as ones in cute patterns to easily mix and match and create lots of outfits.
Also, let’s not forget that babies grow quickly, so you might also buy some big size onesies for the future purpose. Once outgrown they can be handed-down to friends’s children or family.
Now, you might come across onesies in different floral prints and they can be the cutest thing ever, but there is more than just the looks – you should also pay attention to their design. On that note, it’s a better option to have onesies with envelope-style necks and side snaps. Apart from allowing for easy dressing, those cute little flaps on the shoulders or on the sides actually serve an important purpose. After a major diaper leak, flaps on the shoulders will let you pull the onesie down over your baby’s torso and legs instead of up over the head making the outfit change more hygienic.
Babies can be messy (hello spit-ups and diaper blowouts) so you will have to change outfits several times a day. That is why having plenty of onesies for baby can be handy. Usually how often you do laundry makes a difference in how many baby clothing you’ll need to have on hand. But if you get a minimum of seven onesies and you wash a couple of loads a week, you will always have clean ones on hand.
Since the responsibility of caring for another human being makes you re-think every decision and every step you take, generally, there’s little room for mistakes. The fabric used to make your baby’s clothes can suddenly become a worry since the skin of babies is delicate and more sensitive. That is why you should choose to use natural materials as much as possible. When it comes to baby clothes, nothing beats organic cotton as a fabric. Unlike the case with the making of conventional cotton clothes, where the process usually includes the usage of many different chemicals and toxins, the process of making organic cotton is toxins-free.
Organic cotton as a material is natural, soft to the touch and it has the ability to wick the moisture away from the skin. Apart from that, it’s excellent at regulating temperature, meaning that organic cotton made clothes like onesies for baby can keep your baby cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. On top of that, organic cotton is more durable (as its resilient fibres have not been damaged by chemicals during the growing and weaving procedure) and easy to wash.