A staff member approaches you at the baby shop, and soon, you’re walking away from the classic baby clothes and walking towards the huge new design stand where lots of new-fangled products have been arranged. While you love the look of the space-age materials and the impressive gadgets that come built-in, you can’t help but think that back where you started is where you ought to be.
If that’s the case, or even if it’s not, read on for a guide to the classic clothing items that will always be popular with the mums. Why? Because they’re timeless, fun and they work really well. Better still, the babies love them.
Vests are adorable
There’s just something about a tiny vest on a cute baby, isn’t there? Luckily for you, there are numerous different versions out there, and the top brands have perfected the art of keeping baby both warm and looking cool.
Don’t forget that there are both short and long-sleeve versions available, depending on the heat factor. Ones with side-poppers definitely get the classic status from us, as these ones are far easier to put on a baby who is sleeping or just one who is a little monkey.
Bundlers are also a great baby shop investment, because these long gowns keep your little one safe and sound and prevent them from kicking too wildly. It’s also a wise idea to get some with mittens on, to keep your baby from scratching themselves, leading to crying which could easily have been avoided.
Is there any item more classic than the legendary sleep-suit? Probably not. Ask at any good baby shop and they’ll tell you that babies who sleep in cots will prefer to sleep in one-piece suits. Wearing one of these means less need for a blanket. Something that can only be a good thing, especially in summer.
Aside from that, the less over them the better, as research has proven that this keeps the little ones happy and minimises the risk of cot death as much as possible.
Not sure about these? Then you could strive for another option, that one being the sleep bag. Like cute blankets which can be worn, a baby can snuggle into one of these like a kangaroo baby nestles in her mummy’s pouch. If you’re getting any of these and your baby is walking then it’s probably best to go for some which have rubber soles, too. More grip on the floor means less accidents.
Booties, booties everywhere
Buying booties should be easy, but with so much choice and so much opinion, that’s not always the case. Here’s our recommendation. Always go for practical fitting booties first. There’s not much good in buying super fashionable foot goods that don’t do the job, so the first thing to make sure of is that your little cute one can wiggle his or her toes.
Anything more will mean too loose a fit, so be careful with soft fabrics that look like they will stretch or give too much.
Hats and caps are a fine idea
The baby shop is full of hats and caps for good reason. One, they’ll keep your most beloved warm at all times, making sure they don’t suffer the cold, and two, they look fantastic and all mums adore them. You can find small hats, hats with flaps, animal hats and even ones which transform your baby into a sweet fluffy monster. Going out and about and looking for a hat that’ll do the job? In that case you’ll need to search for something either acrylic or cotton.
Mitts for little fingers
Mitts might look fashionable, but they’re also a very practical accessory as well. Aside from the obvious fact that they keep your baby’s tiny fingers nice and warm, they’re also important for a number of other less obvious reasons.
The first of these is that without mitts, some babies will make countless attempts at escaping the covers. Unless you’re training your tiny one to become the next great escape artist, we’d suggest some mitts that keep them happy, safe and feeling great.
A natural born writer, Stacey Barton writes professionally and for fun across a wide range of niches with particular attention to how classic brands can continue to offer the same product for decades and somehow survive the turbulent and ever changing consumer market.