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Tips for Buying Baby Gifts

Have you just been invited to a baby shower or a baby’s birthday party? You might already be considering what to give as a baby gift and you might have already gone to some baby stores to look at appropriate baby gifts. It may be very tempting to go to the store and pick out the first cutest thing you come across but this is not the proper way to go about it. Here are some tips which will help you pick out the best baby clothes possible.

Find the baby’s current size

If you are picking out something which is for an older baby, you should make it a point to ask the baby’s mother. The last thing you want to do is to purchase expensive baby clothes and find out that it does not even fit the baby. It is futile to assume the baby’s size. Some babies who are only 8 months old can end up wearing clothes which are supposed to be for babies which are at least a year old. On the other hand, there are some babies who are too small for their age. If you want to buy clothes, you want to do I right the first time.

Plan and think ahead

Babies grow very fast. What fit them last month may no longer fit them in a month or two. Although mothers would love to receive clothes for their babies, they secretly wish that someone would think ahead of the baby’s needs 3 or 6 months from now. It is always a great idea to buy clothes which the baby can wear later. Choose a variety of items that could span a lot of seasons.


Aside from clothes, babies also need several accessories. Socks are always welcome because they will help keep the baby warm during the cold season. Hats which match baby’s other outfits is also a good idea. If the baby is a girl you might also want to throw in a hat. Accessories such as shoes and socks will keep the baby comfortable and warm. They come in different colors, styles and sizes.

Onesies and bodysuits

Ask any mother and they will tell you that you can never have too many onesies and bodysuits for little ones. Mothers will tell you that sometimes their babies wear nothing but onesies throughout the day. Onesies and bodysuits are versatile and their importance can never be stressed enough.

Keep the gift receipts

It is advisable to always keep the receipts and give them with the gift. Why? Because the size you have bought might be wrong and if it is, you want to make sure that the mother will be able to return it or exchange it for the correct size. Mothers everywhere will appreciate this considerate gesture and will be very thankful.

When purchasing baby gifts, always think about what the mom needs for the baby. Cute things might be very tempting but you should ask yourself, is it useful or is it just nice to look at? Always go for gifts which fit the first category.