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Handy Hints for Choosing Unisex Baby Clothes

At some stage in your life you may have friends that decide to keep the sex of their baby a secret until the birth.  Many people love to give baby clothing and other gifts to the couple in question but this can be difficult if you are not sure whether the baby is a boy or a girl.  In situations such as this you may want to consider buying unisex clothing which will suit the baby regardless of what sex they are.  Shopping for unisex baby clothing can be a great way to keep the secret about what sex the baby will be while still being able to prepare as much as possible before the birth.

For those people who have babies and young children and have shopped around for clothing you will be aware that a large part of the baby clothing range in many shops is designed for baby girls.  This is great if you have a baby girl who needs clothes however it makes shopping for boys or finding unisex clothing that little bit harder.

Unisex clothing needs to suit either a girl or a boy so it is important to select clothing that comes in a neutral colour or a colour that suits both male and female.  Most unisex clothing is available in light greens, yellows, white, tan or light browns, red and various combinations of these colours.  It is also a good idea to look for clothing that has patterns and pictures that are not gender specific such as animals or lettering.

Once you have decided on colours and patterns that are suitable for both girls and boys you can then look for a particular item of clothing to buy.  There are many clothing items that are necessities when you have a baby such as a baby hat, one piece jump suits, sleeping suits, socks, bibs, shirts and jumpers and these items are handy for both girls and boys.  If you select items such as these in neutral colours then they will look great on either a boy or girl.

When shopping for unisex baby cloths it is also a good idea to purchase good quality clothing that can take some rough treatment and constant washing.  These clothes will last until the baby has grown out of them and if the parents are planning on having more children then these clothes can be used again for the next baby.

Things to Consider Before Buying Fashionable Baby Girl Clothing

Baby and children’s wear has come a long way from being purely a functional item to parents dressing their babies and young children in designer and fashionable baby girl clothing.  Many clothing lines have experimented and introduced to the clothing market baby clothing items that follow the fashion trends currently available in adult clothing and also materials that have traditionally been used only for adult clothing.  As more and more fashionable and designer baby clothing comes on to the market there are a number of things that need to be considered when purchasing these clothes for young children especially babies.

Fashionable and designer baby girl clothing uses a huge range of materials synthetic and natural in their designs.  When choosing clothing especially for young children it is important that any material or fabric used in the clothing item is able to breathe and not cause the child to overheat.  When it comes to choosing baby girl clothing select items that use more natural products such as cotton which allows the baby or child’s skin to breathe and keep cool especially in the warmer months.

Another consideration when buying fashionable baby clothing is the type of decoration and fasteners used on the clothing item.  Using sewn on features such as beads and other small decorations should be avoided with baby and children’s clothing as beads are quite small and if they come loose from the garment can pose a choking hazard.

When purchasing children’s clothing, especially clothing that is from a designer it is important to consider the washing requirements of the items.  Babies and small children can be quite messy especially if they are out during a meal time such as lunch.  It is important that fashionable clothing is easy to clean and wash as you don’t want to be stressed about the children getting their clothing dirty.

Another thing to consider before buying fashionable baby girl clothing is the cost of the items and also the relatively short amount of time they will wear the clothing before it becomes too small.  Designer and fashionable clothing is quite expensive when compared with the prices of wash and wear baby clothing or second hand clothing and for many this may seem a waste of money as the child will quickly grow out of the clothing in no time at all.