The arrival of a kid in a family is a real upheaval. If you have to adapt to your needs and adopt new benchmarks, it is also important to be well equipped to avoid disappointments. In addition to baby equipment, the baby’s trousseau can also be bought by anticipation. This is also often the first thing that you want to shop for, to have fun and make more concrete future birth.
What kigurumis to wear according to baby’s age?
The first thing to determine is the size to choose for the arrival of baby. If a priori birth size is the most appropriate, sometimes the baby arrives early and is a featherweight. Conversely, at birth, some babies who have benefited from pregnancy have weighed more than 3.5 kg, sometimes 4 kg. When in doubt, it is better to slow down your enthusiasm and buy the bare minimum, before completing your purchases once a baby has arrived. In any case, if you still want to anticipate the best, you can always favor the size
1 month: no doubt, you will use it for sure.
The trick Company: For the bag of maternity, and not too much to load you, we advise you to envisage 2 or 3 bodies and pajamas in birth size as well as in size 1 month, to choose the most appropriate size D-Day. You can then ask for extra maternity kigurumis to be brought to the maternity ward.
The essential bodysuits and pajamas
The bodysuit is the inevitable baby kigurumis, with short or long sleeves depending on the season. The ideal for newborns is to have a good ten, because washing is very common, changes in dress during the day arriving regularly. If possible, it is better to opt for bodies that open in front and close by pressure or links. The bodies that slip through the head are less practical at this age and especially can cause crying in baby who generally does not like to be manipulated and find his head stuck when donning.
Same advice for the pajamas: centerpiece of the dressing of baby in any season, it must be able to slip easily without compelling baby to contortions unpleasant. Prefer models that open in front, from top to bottom, or those that open in the back by snaps. Again, threading the head is to be avoided as much as possible. As for the bodysuits , the changes of pajamas due to small accident incite to be anticipating on the available stock. With 6 to 8 pieces, you’re ready.
Highs that allow fantasy
T-shirts, tops, tunics, vests, sweaters, dresses, the different brands of baby kigurumis compete today imagination to offer collections that are constantly renewed and compete with trend details. While it is therefore widely conceivable to have fun, it must be kept in mind that the most important thing is always the comfort, and in particular the practicality of dressing. Threading by the head to proscribe if possible and opening from the back or front, by snaps, are the rule # 1 when choosing the tops. With a dozen tops and dresses if necessary, and 4 or 5 vests or sweaters, you will already have a well-stocked wardrobe.
For the stockings, think practical
If for low, the comfort of the baby involves choosing primarily elastic waist pants, the frequency of diaper changes the first few months of baby requires to choose as far as possible the easiest models to remove and put back. Because to change the baby diaper 5 to 8 times in the day, we appreciate having pants with legs open by snaps, without the need to remove the entire garment. Expect 6 or 7 down is the minimum to be quiet.
Objectively, as long as baby does not walk, he does not need real shoes. Opt instead for soft slippers, which slip easily.
The combination for the winter
For winter outings, the traditional pilot suit has proven itself. Warm, comfortable, opening from the front, and allowing baby to be strapped into a stroller and in his car seat, this is the all-weather garment for the winter season. Some models even have mittens and slippers integrated: in cold weather, it is sometimes very useful. Another possibility: baby mittens connected by a link that slips into the sleeves and the back of the kid’s jacket. Impossible to lose them on a ride. As for the hat, it is essential, especially for toddlers who do not have much hair and do not yet properly regulate the temperature of their body.
3 to 6 months
Once past the first weeks, the basics of baby’s wardrobe are the same as he grows up: bodies and pajamas in priority, tops and stockings in varying quantities according to your desires. If comfort is always the leitmotiv to keep in mind, it is now easier to buy kigurumis that slip through the head. Baby is now used to being manipulated several times a day to change his diaper or wash, and he will certainly be less reluctant to put his head in a T-shirt neck, for example.
The Company trick: Watch out for size when buying kigurumis. Many brands cut rather small, a small number cut normally. Ask before buying so you do not end up with too tight kigurumis.
6 months to 12 months
From 6 months, baby begins to try to sit, to turn around, to move … In short, he wants to discover the world around him and wants to move. By focusing on convenience, comfort and soft materials, baby will be more comfortable. The bodies are essential in the wardrobe, pajamas too, but you can also really enjoy mixing colors and trendy patterns for tops, t-shirts, pants, dresses, vests or sweaters and tunics. Except that as soon as the baby starts to walk on all fours, it will be wise to buy more resistant kigurumis, especially to avoid the holes in the knees.
From 12 months
As from 6 months to 12 months, baby kigurumis must include some basics, at least a dozen bodies , half a dozen pants or skirts and dresses , a dozen tops, 5 or 6 sweaters and vests . The big difference comes in learning to walk. By taking his first steps, baby will need mobility, and therefore soft materials to not be embarrassed in his movements.
Baby’s skin is fragile and sensitive, especially the first months. It is therefore important to scrupulously ensure the textiles that make up his kigurumis, especially for those in direct contact with his skin, the first of which the bodies. To avoid allergies or skin reactions, natural materials such as cotton, linen, sponge or wool are recommended.
In addition, studying the composition of kigurumis before buying also allows to choose those who wash themselves in a machine without specific characteristics. Babies get dirty a lot and doing daily laundry will be more convenient with easy care materials.
And the seasons in all this?
A newborn needs to be well protected from the cold, it does not regulate its temperature and can quickly cool if it is not covered. The pilot suit, the cap, the mittens and the stuffed slippers are essential to go out in winter. But winter is also worth in summer: baby must also be protected from heat. Do not hesitate to discover it in high temperatures, and to hydrate it. Do not hesitate to leave it in the body the whole day if it’s really hot. But here too taking all the precautions, that are to say with hat, sunglasses and sunscreen required if you are outdoors, even for a short walk or by car. Last tip: do not forget the anti-UV suit if you are at the beach or at the pool.