Factors to Consider When Purchasing Newborn Babies Clothes

Purchasing newborn babies clothes, whether it's for yourself and your new baby or for a baby shower gift, can be a tricky and confusing process. How many rompers do they actually need and what materials should you consider? Here at Aster & Oak in Australia, we understand babies clothes, so we’ve compiled a list of a few things you should consider when purchasing newborn baby clothes

Babies Grow Quickly

Not to state the obvious, but babies grow quickly. Well-meaning friends and relatives often buy the cutest, tiniest items of clothing, but these are only practical for the first few weeks at most. Encourage your friends to buy clothing that will be useful in a few months and remind them that for a newborn, you only need a few of each thing. 

Are They Easy to Put On and Take Off?

Before you buy newborn clothing, consider whether it’s easy to pull on and off? This is why rompers and jumpsuits are the most common clothing items for babies because they’re easy and quick to change!

Washing Machine or Hand Wash?

Consider if the item is washing machine appropriate or hand wash only. Hand wash items usually mean quality and sustainable fabrics, but we want to make it as easy as possible for Mum.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing Newborn Babies Clothes


How Many Clothing Items does a Newborn Need?

Layers are key, so the newborn baby needs a few of everything. Whether it’s the colder seasons or the summer months, babies body temperature is usually a lot lower than ours, so make sure there are at least 4-6 singlets and appropriate jumpers and jackets in the collection. 

Is it Certified Organic Cotton?

Lastly, babies have very sensitive skin and therefore need the gentlest fabrics possible. Here at Aster and Oak, we know that certified organic cotton is the best way to go and that’s why everything we stock is made from organic cotton! 

Shop newborn babies clothes at Aster and Oak and even enjoy 15% off when you sign up to the family!

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