Stay in Season

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What should I consider when buying baby clothes?

Stay in Season

When shopping for baby clothes as a shower gift, it's easy to go overboard. All those little outfits are so cute, it can be hard to choose just a few. Babies grow so fast that sometimes they out-grow a size before they get a chance to wear all the clothes. To avoid having your gifts end-up in the closet with the tags still on, it would make sense to buy the right size for the right season.

Baby clothes are sized by age, but children grow at different rates. To be safe, consider what the child's age will be for a particular season and buy the next size-up. For example, if a baby is due in April the sizes should be as follows:

Newborn – Spring

0-3 months – Spring/Summer

3-6 months – Summer

6-9 months – Fall

9 months – Fall/Winter

12 months – Winter

18 Months – Spring

Just adjust this chart to the due date of the baby you are buying for and your gift is more likely to make the cut.

   

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