At least if you have been reading this blog you know different types of baby clothes, how many baby clothes you need, and what to look for when buying. When should you start buying baby clothes? Should you start shopping immediately when you realize you are pregnant or wait until you know the gender or a few months before delivery? Find the answers to all these questions here.
Shopping for your newborn is one thing every pregnant mom looks forward to, but many wonder when the right time is. Here are tips to guide you on when is the right time to start buying baby clothes
When to start buying baby clothes
- Wait until you find out the gender
Thanks to technology in the second trimester, you can have a scan and know the gender.
Also, in the second trimester, you can find out whether you are having twins.
Although it is advisable to buy gender-neutral clothes, it is more fun to buy baby clothes for the exact sex.
Knowing the gender will help guide you with the exact type of clothes and accessories you need to purchase for your baby.
- Wait until you have a baby shower
If you are planning to have a baby shower, remember that your guests will buy you baby items and clothes are one of them.
Wait until you have a baby shower to find out the gifts your friends will bring. There is no need to spend money on the same stuff your friends will bring as gifts.
- Wait until the first trimester is over
There are three stages of pregnancy: first, second, and third. The 1st stage is from day to twelve weeks/ 3 months and pregnancies last for 9 months. In between the first trimester and the last month, there are so many things that happen, like baby showers.
The first trimester does carry a great risk of miscarriage, and the chances of miscarriage drop as your pregnancy progresses. Fear of pregnancy loss is one reason why you might delay buying baby clothes.
In the first trimester, you should allow the news to sink in and use that time to formulate a plan of what you need.
Most parents-to-be share news with friends and relatives after the first trimester. When the news spreads to everyone, some can decide to give you their children’s items that they are no longer using.
Since babies grow very fast, most of the items outgrow them when they are still in good condition or even brand new.
- Don’t wait for too long to buy baby clothes
You don’t have to wait until the last minute to shop for your baby. Some moms go into labor earlier than 9 months. You should have basics items set up and ready by the time you are eight-month
It is up to you to decide when to start shopping for baby clothes. There is no right or wrong time to shop. If you want to go out and buy the thing you want for your baby on the first day you realize you are pregnant, there is nothing wrong with that. The above was just a guide to help you have a smooth shopping experience.
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