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4 Must-Knows to Buy Baby Clothes Online



By Martha Sanders

Buying baby clothes online is quite different from going to the mall and browsing through countless aisles of baby clothing. Sitting in front of your computer is less time consuming and the selection is endless. Here are some buying tips for shoppers who prefer the convenience and diversity the Internet has to offer.


What Should I Know About Buying Baby Clothes Online?

1. Selecting Size
No matter if they are newborns or one year old, babies grow quickly. To avoid buying baby clothes that is too small, try to select clothes slightly larger in size.

Even if the clothes arrive and you feel they are a little oversized, the baby won't mind. In fact, the baby will be less restricted in his movements if the jumper is a tad loose.



2. Clothes Designs
Babies are little people with distinctive tastes. Just like many of us who do not like to wear turtleneck sweaters or pants with an elastics waistband, some babies may not like a certain type of clothing. For instance, a baby who does not like pull-over tops cries when he has to wear that.

Also, your baby may not like the feel of metal zippers against his delicate skin. Keep that in mind when you are ordering your next batch of baby clothes and you're likely to see a certain behavioral pattern when dressing your baby.

Comfort is equally important. Diapers and nappies can be more easily changed if suits and pajamas have a full snap opening at the bottom or a zipper in the front, and coats with buttons are more easily to take off than those which need to be pulled over the head.


3. Materials
Before clicking that order button, verify that the clothing material is exactly what you want.

Do you prefer organic cotton undershirts and dresses made from fabrics that do not need ironing? Will the material be right for the season? For instance, flannel may be too hot during the summer. Generally speaking, soft cotton fabrics are the best when it comes to baby clothing. Remember once your purchase is finalized, it takes a lot of time and hassle to get it retracted or modified.

Knowing the type of materials will also help you determine how to care for them. Some baby clothes need to be hand-washed, while others have special drying instructions.

Depending on how much time and energy you have to spare, you can avoid a lot of extra laundry chores just by reading the website descriptions.


4. Read the Customer Service Pages
It is always a good idea to read the entire customer service pages. You should find a size chart, shipping time and fees information, and the company's return policy.

Despite all your precautions and careful clothing selection, there is always a chance that you may not like the baby items – wrong size or color, or arrives damaged. If that happens, you want to be prepared and know exactly what you have to do to get those lovely bibs, socks or booties you wanted.

Many online sellers make it almost impossible to return items you don't want, including restocking or handling charges.



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