If you have a newborn baby boy, then you know full well that your baby will need plenty of clothes, especially in his first few years. Babies grow at a tremendous rate, and you can be sure that your baby boy will do the same, so when shopping for his clothes, it’s better to take this growth rate into account yet still ensure that you’re shopping for quality clothing that will make him comfortable. And even though you may receive a good number of baby boy clothes as gifts, you need to supplement these with items that are also practical for the first months as well as a full wardrobe as he continues to grow. If you’re unsure of what to buy and how to choose the best clothing, here is your ultimate guide to shopping for the best clothes for your baby boy.
- Understand your baby boy’s needs
Clothes for babies are often sized according to how many months they are, although it would be more accurate to consider your baby’s weight rather than their age. Each brand will also have slightly different sizes, so make sure you read labels to determine the best time for your baby boy to wear that particular item of clothing. You should also know what he will need at each stage of his development so you can be ready for every growth spurt.
If your baby is a newborn:
If your baby is a newborn, this is also referred to as the layette phase. For this phase, which lasts from 0 months to three months, there are some necessities, which include onesies, gowns, sleepers, sweaters, socks, bibs, and hats. There may also be some items that you would like your baby to have but are not necessarily essential, such as adorable matching outfits, infant shoes, booties, and even bathrobe sets.
If your baby is older (from an infant to a walker):
Older babies have different needs since this is the time when they will be sleeping less and playing more. Comfort is still essential at this stage, but he should have more outfits for play, and you can already buy him those cute and adorable outfits you’ve always wanted, such as charming and high-quality Spanish baby boys clothes (click here to see the new collection from Ava’s Wardrobe). As your baby begins crawling, make sure his clothes are more durable and built well, and the fit of his clothes is more important, too. You still need oneness, but you can augment this with shorts, sleepers or pyjamas, and outerwear such as snow trousers and a winter coat. Light jackets are also essential during warm winters and the spring and fall. Bibs are an optimal choice since he will already be discovering the joys of eating solid foods, and don’t forget accessories like mittens for cold weather and hats as well.
At this age, there are items that may also be nice to have but not necessarily a must-have, such as overalls, button-down shirts for special occasions, crib shoes, and rompers.
If your baby is a toddler or early walker:
At this point, your baby boy may already need more outerwear such as a fleece jacket or a windbreaker, and it would be best to buy him a pair of good shoes that can support his feet, including boots for the winter and sandals during the summer.