Getting the right sized clothing for your baby is important. Not only do you obviously want to avoid issues like chafing because their clothes are too tight, but you’ll also want to ensure that your baby has at least a little bit of room to grow into the clothes that you get for him. 

One of the main problems that parents often have with choosing the right sizes of clothing is that the sizes supplied by the manufacturer aren’t exactly universal. For example, a piece of apparel may be tagged for infants between 3 to 6 months old, but may be too small for your 3 month year old baby. 

The first thing you need to realize is that newborn clothes tend to be designed to fit babies up to 8 pounds. Considering quite a few babies are actually larger than that at birth, there’s no point buying a huge amount of newborn clothing only to find out that it won’t fit your child. Instead, you should buy a few pieces, and then stock up later once your child is born if need be. 

Next up, you should try to gravitate towards manufacturers who provide details of their sizes. In other words, steer clear of those that just list the sizes in terms of age, and instead try to find those that come with measurements as well as recommended weight. That way you’ll be able to approximate the clothes based on your baby’s actual size, as opposed to an arbitrary system used by the manufacturer.

Many of the mothers over at also have found that it is a good rule of thumb to always buy clothing one size up. Seeing as your baby will be growing at a rapid rate, it is always better to be buying clothes that are a little bit loose but can be grown into, instead of those that are going to be too small in a matter of weeks. 

Considering there are so many different manufacturers’ of baby clothes nowadays, you’ll find that you really are spoilt for choice. As such it should be relatively easy to locate brands that provide detailed size charts that you can consult and that will help you to pick out the right sized clothing. Of course, before you do any of that – you should have a rough idea of your baby’s size, in terms of weight and measurements.

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