It can be challenging buying baby clothes even if you are one of the parents! Some babies are not the same size as the age guideline, being larger or smaller than average, and there are also things to keep in mind when shopping to make life easier for you and more comfortable for them. When you do find a good brand like Halcyon Nights and buy a great whimsical onesie designed by local artists, hold onto them! Here are some things to consider such as how easy it is to clean, durability, how it fastens and such.
Keep things as easy as possible for changing time
When you are looking at options like the retro and sustainable clothing you can find with Goldie & Ace you also want the clothing to be easy to get off them or into when it is time to change the baby. If something has too many buttons, laces, or such then it just takes too long to get them in and out of it. Your baby will use up more outfits a day than you might think, even if those outfits are just different onesies! Nappy accidents, messy meal times, there is a lot that can happen. Make sure the clothing you buy is easy to clean at home and you do not have to take it to the dry cleaners.
Think about how comfortable they will be
It is tempting to dress your baby up so you can show them off but you need to think about the material you are dressing them in and the fastenings it uses. Cotton and other organic materials work best because they do not aggravate sensitive baby skin. Think about more natural colours too and perhaps check that you are using Australian-made products as with Goldie & Ace.
Always go a bit bigger than you think
Babies grow a lot quicker than you might think and something that fits well right now might not in as little as a couple of weeks. If you want the baby to get as much use from it as possible buy a little bigger. Think about the weather too, there is no point in buying a coat for them that won’t fit when that cold weather comes by. Choosing Halcyon Nights and other thoughtful brands is a good way to avoid clothing that fits on the small side of things. If you are buying for a new baby, it is okay to get a 3 month or even 6 month outfit as they will likely get a lot of newborn things for the baby, but then find less options when the baby is growing so quickly.
There will come a time when that baby grows and gets very opinionated about what you can buy for them in terms of clothes so have some fun with it while you can! Just keep in mind to be practical, have multiple options, make them easy to get a nappy change done, and that the material and fastensings are not catching, scratching or irritating their skin in any way.