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6 Must Have Baby Clothes + Accessories
It’s no secret that having a child is incredibly cost-intensive. According to a 2010 USDA report, an average middle class family will spend about $12,000 on child-related expenses in just the child’s first year of life. These costs are further amplified if the family doesn’t have insurance.
While all these expenses are necessary to properly take care of the baby, knowing what to buy is just as important. We’ve compiled a guide on six essential baby cloth expenses that every parent should be aware about.
Beanies are more than just a cute accessory for newborns. They serve as important protection for children. This is especially true for families that live in areas where winter seasons are harsh.
Beanies can be used for a variety of purposes. It can be used as a sleeping hat, outdoor hat, winter hat, summer hat, and more. Beanies are a good measure for helping babies maintain their skull temperature by protecting the top of their heads.
The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to beanies is finding the right sized beanie. Find something that fits the child’s head but nothing that’s oversized. Oversized beanies will usually slide down the baby’s head.
- Monkey Backpack Leashes
Another adorable baby accessory, the monkey backpack leash is one of the most important ones. No doubt will a baby eventually be able to stand and walk on their own. When your child is able, it can be difficult keeping track of them especially when their curiosity will certainly take them places.
Having a monkey backpack leash gives the parent power over the child. It also helps parents keep an eye out on their child without being too restricting. Allowing your child to roam while being able to track them is incredibly essential for a parent.
It’s very common for newborns to be wearing onesies this will be their primary choice of clothing. Onesies come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, and finding the right one will be important for your child.
A couple of things to keep in mind for onesies is the type of material it’s made from and also their fit. Newborns have sensitive skin so it’s important to know which clothing material is a good fit. Additionally, finding the right size will keep your child from falling out of their clothing, and should help give their diaper some support as well.
4. Bath Towels
Similar to introducing any type of cloth to your baby, bath towels are no different. In finding the best bath towel for your child, it’s important to be aware of what it’s made out of. Is it soft? Is it aggressive against skin? How long does it last after it’s been used?
These are all important questions to consider because you want to make sure that what you use with your child is both safe, and sensitive to their skin. It’s recommended to swap out an old bath towel after about a month or two of use.
5. Infant Robes
Infant robes are adorable accessories that are a great fit for any type of child. They come in all different colors and designs and are made to be a great experience for a child out of a bath.
Be wary of robes that are made out of cheap and synthetic material. After your child has aged a bit, the material shouldn’t be too much of a deciding factor. However, it is always advised to do some research into what materials are used as well as looking at other people’s feedback to get a sense of how others have fared with it.
The last baby cloth accessory is none other than the baby bib. Baby bibs are incredibly useful when feeding a child. No doubt will a newborn be troublesome and messy with food.
Do bear in mind that there are a variety of baby bibs available. Some types include: Plain bibs, feeding bibs, long-sleeved bibs, and more.
Selecting the right baby bib comes down to what the intended purpose is for. It wouldn’t make sense to purchase a feeding bib for the purposes of a drool bib. While all the bibs are relative and interchangeable as far as their function goes, picking the right one for the right occasion delivers more value and benefit.