Have you tried to put a bodysuit on a tiny, wriggly newborn with a flimsy and fragile neck? Rompers look cute, but unless they have side buttons, ribbons or zips, don’t bother.
My favourites are Uniqlo and H&M’s bodysuits which have side buttons and are very easy to wear for just borns.
2. The sizes of baby clothes don’t always correspond with the size tags
When organising clothes, try to separate them according to size rather than tags. It takes some experience, but just throw all the smallest clothes into the 0 to 3 month pile.
Elise’s clothes are grouped in bundles of 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months, 9 to 12 months and 12 to 18 months. She just turned 3 months old, but has to upgrade to the 6 month bundle soon because she’s in the 90th percentile for weight in her age group.
|Aforementioned co-sleeper cot & Daiso LED lamp in the background – cheap nightlight!|
5. Only buy what your baby really needs
Maybe it’s the First Child Syndrome, where I bought everything and even some duplicates.
Exersaucer? Checked. Play yard? Checked. Play mat? Checked. Make that an educational playmat with 6 languages.
Even though it’s my first child, 90% are preloved. I can’t afford to buy all brand new, and there are really cheap and unbelievable deals out there – like branded clothing bundles for the cost of one brand new piece of clothing.
I probably went overboard on this one, because I now have a motorised scooter, bicycle, books and kitchen play sets – and my baby hasn’t even learnt how to sit up yet.
Anything your baby doesn’t need YET just becomes clutter. If you don’t have enough space at home, try to get items which have multiple functions.
The Combi Rashule chair is a daybed, rocker and high chair which can be reclined and lowered. Fisher Price’s Newborn to Toddler Rocker is suitable for newborns and can support children up to 5 or 6 years of age.
All your baby really needs is a full tummy, a dry butt and you.
|Combi Rashule Chair|