One of the most-exciting things about babies is buying them cute clothes and accessories. After all, who doesn’t want to see an adorable baby who’s also wearing cute clothes!? Of course, as we all know, there’s more to baby items than just unique clothes because babies and their mother also need other essential things. That said, here’s a look at a few must-have baby items that any new mother can use.
1. Chewable Jewelry
Chewable accessories serve a dual purpose: 1) they look stylish on mothers, and 2) they give teething babies something to chew on other than their mom’s normal jewelry or shirt. Chewable jewelry comes in many different shapes, sizes, and styles, and you can just take it off and wash it when you get home. What’s more is that moms can save their good jewelry for special occasions, without having to wash baby slobber off it beforehand.
2. Pacifier Pockets
Like chewable jewelry, pacifier pockets have many uses, beginning with keeping your pacifiers separated from other items in your purse/handbag. Actually, you don’t even have to put a pacifier pocket in your handbag because they can clip to your purse or stroller. One more advantage to these handy items is that they help you keep track of pacifiers so that you can save yourself from having to buy new ones.
The obvious thing to like about bibdanas is that they catch drool from your baby and keep their clothes clean. But another benefit is that they look far more stylish than the average bandana. You can find all sorts of styles, including chevron, plaid/checkered, animals, and more.
Babies obviously need shoes when they start walking, but what kind you buy is up for debate. Some doctors recommend that you wait on buying hard-soled shoes since they can hamper a child’s development until they’re stronger walkers. This means that you can let them wear socks indoors and booties for outdoor walking. When your child is ready for stronger shoes, it’s helpful if you opt for specialized footwear, which a salesperson can help you with.
5. Baby Clothes
We saved the most-obvious for last, but it’s still worth mentioning that babies need clothes. Onesies are a must-have because they’re convenient and offer a complete outfit. One-piece outfits are especially nice if they have a bottom that opens for diaper changes. When looking for shirts, it’s good to buy ones that have plenty neck room so you can easily take them on and off a baby. Leggings are another good clothing item to get because they have stretchy waistbands that fit over a baby’s belly and diaper. What’s more is that, given how quickly babies grow, leggings expand to grow with them.