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Dressing Your Baby? Tips for a New Mom

By Charles Hopkins Published 04/7/2006 | Kids & Teens

If a whole lot of noise and wiggling is all that makes up your childs dressing session and it gets on your nerve every time you attempt to dress up your baby, then you should better be informed of the fact that babies do not at all like to get dressed up. No, they have nothing against those pretty dresses; they actually hate the entire process of getting into an outfit. But this does not mean, they should be left without dress. To turn the entire dressing process into an effortless task, mothers should realize the essence of baby dressing; Dresses may help your baby to look cuter, but decoration is not the sole purpose of the baby dresses. Nor like those of adult dresses, they have anything to do with fashion. They are actually meant to provide comfort to the child.  They are also shield for babys delicate skin against weather in her attempt to negotiate the world outside mothers womb. We offer you a few ideas to get you baby dressed easily, but adorably.

No mother can forget the moment of joy when she first receives the bundled up baby in her hands. When we visualize about a newborn, an image of soft, cuddly, bundled up little thing crosses our mind. They are wrapped like this because they need to be kept warm, as they are unable to adjust their body temperature the way we can do. The bundled up position also gives the ensuring impression of mothers womb. For this matter, bundle the newborn babies in a blanket in the cold weathers or in a soft cloth during warmer days. For the first few days you will need nothing other than a few undershirts and a baby blanket. Do not bundle her too tightly, taking extra care to place the arms in a comfortable position. As the baby learns to roll down, stop bundle her, because now she would need more space to move.

In addition to a number of blankets for wrapping, you would need a number of essential dressing items immediately after the delivery. The purchase of these essential items depends on the climate and your living style. Instead of purchasing these tiny things you can also borrow from friends and relatives, who just had babies who have outgrown these outfits.

Start building the baby wardrobe with new born size T-shirts. Stock some fifty cloth-diapers for first two weeks, as it is difficult in most of the cases to fit the baby even into the lowest size of disposable diaper. In the first few weeks, do not make a stream of expensive purchases as babies grow so fast during this period that he will outgrow the size 1 clothings in just a few weeks time.

Every mother in their anxiousness to make their baby look the cutest in the whole world, often shop for the wrong cloth. So do not go by the look for the dress, watch for the comfort factor.

First of all, buy the clothes that are made of soft, stretchy and breathable materials. Cotton is the best option for babys delicate skin. The seams should not be too wide or scratchy. Take time to remove any loose threads from the inside of the dress so that it does not constrict the little fingers and toes of your baby.

Those clothes are best for your babies that are easy to put on and take off. As babies easily get panicked when their heads are blocked, always buy the clothes with large head openings with wide arm and neck holes. They make the dressing process easier, quicker and thus comfortable for your baby. The buttons should not be too many and should be placed in the front side. For that matter buy the onesies with large openings at the neck, buy only those pants with snaps for easy diaper to changing. The sweaters must have zippers with a neck to foot length.

It is extremely important to dress your baby according to the weather. Most doctors recommend putting layers of clothing instead of a lot of heavy clothes. According to the change in temperature and other needs, you can add or remove layers. Don't overdress her in the summer. It is a practical idea to put the same amount of clothing that you are putting with an addition of an extra undershirt. In cold weather, cover their head, feet and hands, but in summer let them be barefoot.

At the time of buying, watch the tag for washing instructions for proper maintenance.