New parents have a lot of questions. There is so much they have to learn and so much they want to find out about, not least of which is determining what clothes they should be putting on their children. Most of them know that onesies are a good choice for newborn babies, but they may not be quite so sure about which size their kid will wear.
It might seem obvious to dress newborns in clothes labeled “0-6 months, or some permutation of that. That’s the standard size for newborns after all, but of course, not all babies are born the same size. So, the newborn clothes that work well for one child may be a poor fit for another. Some babies some come out as essentially giants, and they don’t fit into any of the clothes for children who are supposed to be part of their age group. Others are born early and need much smaller clothes.
Those early babies are known as preemies, and there are clothes that are specially designed for them, called preemie clothing. Preemie is just a cute way of saying premature, and it means that the baby was born before it was supposed to be, but even babies born at full term can be small, due to genetics, illness or other factors, so parents should be paying attention to the ultrasound readings and how large the doctors predict the baby will be. They don’t want to stock up on newborn clothes that are all one size and end up not being able to use most of them right away.
It’s always better to buy a bit larger than the baby needs, as the baby will eventually grow into it, so if parents want to splurge on a certain size, they can go for the 6-12-month range. They just need to keep in mind that no baby will stay at any single size for very long, so it’s not wise to stock up too much on any one size.
Parents can do a lot of clothes shopping for cheap online, and one of the places they may want to start is on newborn clothes. They have a lot of online resources to help them find clothes for their newborn baby, no matter what size the baby ends up being, so they should have a problem finding affordable clothes in their baby’s size.