How to Buy Baby Clothes: The Ultimate Guide

How to Buy Baby Clothes: The Ultimate Guide

a baby girl in a white dress

Taking care of a baby comes with all sorts of challenges, especially when it comes to clothes. But we're here to help. In this guide, we'll show you how to buy baby clothes without breaking the bank.

Shopping for cute baby girl clothes shouldn't be stressful! 

New parents have a lot on their minds when they're preparing for the arrival of their baby.

So many questions need to be answered. Who is going to be handling night feeding/changing, and how long do they have to do it? How much time do the new parents want to take off of work?

When you're thinking about critical care decisions for your child, the last thing you need to think about is how to buy baby clothes.

Every parent wants their baby to be comfortable and stylish. Luckily, we're here to help you make the right buying decisions you need.

Essential Tips To Help Parents Buy Girl's Boutique Clothing

There's a lot to think about when it comes to getting newborn outfits. You have to think about comfort, style, and materials when you're shopping.

Everybody has different personal preferences, but our advice is universal for new parents.

If you're ready to start shopping for baby clothes, make sure you follow these tips when you're out shopping.

Think About Seasonality

You may be having your baby in the summer or winter, but eventually, they're going to need clothes for all seasons.

When you're buying baby clothes think ahead to the future. Stocking up on a lot of light cotton clothes may seem like a good idea now, but you'll be scrambling for heavier fabrics once the seasons change.

Anticipate new seasons and be prepared for them so you don't have to rush to accommodate them later. Focus on the first few months of life, but don't forget about getting clothes for later.

Look For Inspiration

You aren't the only parent that wants their baby to look its best at all times. There are plenty of other fashion-forward parents that plan on making sure their baby is dressed to nines whenever they're out.

If you want your baby to have fashionable clothes but don't know where to start, look to other people that are experts in the latest fashion trends for infants and toddlers.

The parenting magazines you get aren't just full of helpful advice. Plenty have information on the latest fashion trends for kids. Pick up a magazine or two the next time you're out and see what other people are talking about.

Blogs are also an excellent resource for fashion ideas and help. Check out ours to see what we think about the latest baby fashion trends.

Think About Events

The first year of your baby's life is going to full of personal milestones, but don't forget about the larger events happening in your family's life.

You could easily find yourself at an anniversary party, wedding, or religious event during the first year of your baby's life. You'll want to make sure that you have outfits prepared for every event your newborn will be attending.

Nobody is going to expect an infant to adhere to a strict dress code, but you'll want to make sure that your baby looks adorable and ready for any event your family attends.

Take a little time to look at the events you have coming up for the next year. See if you have any formal affairs coming up and if your baby will need a nice dress. We have an amazing selection of cute toddler dresses!

If you don't feel like your baby is ready for full-on formal attire, don't worry. You can easily use a cute sparkly hairbow or other accessories to give your baby a little flair.

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Don't Forget About Shoes

It's going to take a while for your baby to walk, but they're still going to need shoes to protect their feet.

Baby shoes can be difficult to shop for because they grow so fast. The adorable pair of shoes you purchased for a party a month ago may not fit when it's time to attend the event.

Some people find that it's easier to go up a size or two for baby shoes to ensure that they fit.

After all, until they start standing and walking shoes are more about protection and fashion than they are for function. Buying shoes that will cover their feet and can match outfits can be more important than having a perfect fit.

When you're shopping for baby shoes take the actual dressing of your baby into consideration.

Some shoes may look nice, but can be difficult to easily put on your baby. Shoes like slippers and moccasins can go with almost any baby outfit, and they're also very easy to put on.

Go for fashionable baby shoes that are easy to slip on and off. When they get older you may want to consider shoes with laces and complicated buckles, but for now, you want things to be as easy as possible.

Stock Up On Onesies

You're going to want to have some adorable dresses tutus, and accessories ready for your baby, but overall you're going to want to some basic clothes you can easily dress them in.

When you're shopping for baby clothes be sure to get plenty of cute onesies.

There's a reason why so many retailers carry baby onesies. They're easy to slip on and off, and since most are made of cotton or a cotton blend so that they're comfortable and easy to wash.

Don't Forget About Hats

Hats are a very underrated baby clothing item.

Hats don't just look adorable on babies, they can also help keep them warm or protect them from harsh sunlight and UV rays.

When you're shopping for your baby, add a hat or two for each season. Look for a warm knit cap for the colder months and a simple sun or baseball cap for the summer.

Accessories & Bows Make the Outfit! 

Don't forget the accessories! For little ones who don't have much hair yet, a bow headband makes a perfect add on to any outfit. Hair bow headbands are comfortable any available with a variety of band types and hair bow styles. Headbands with bows make styling easy, but you can also choose you hair bows and headbands indivually and pair them together for mix and match looks. 

Hair bows for babies are available in a variety of sizes and styles, many can be paired with a headband, or clipped directly to baby's hair. 

Next Steps

Now that you know the right way to buy baby clothes, you're ready to go to the next level of baby fashion. The Hair Bow Company has a huge selection of boutique baby clothes, including rompers, dresses, accessories and more! 

Do you love fashion and DIY projects? Our blog is full of a ton of fun fashionable DIY projects for baby clothes. Check out our posts on DIY tutu dresses so you can make fashionable infant girl clothes and accessories.

And remember, we're here to help you with anything you need. If you are trying to find baby boutiques online, The Hair Bow Company is here for you! Be sure to contact us so we can answer any important questions you may have.

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