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Preparing for the arrival of a baby can be both exciting and nerve-wracking for the parents, and if you are a friend or relative of the expectant couple and would like them to have an easier time with it all, you can definitely help them along with some excellent gifts. Baby gifts are given during baby showers or reveal parties or once the baby gets christened, but whatever kind of occasion warrants a baby gift, it’s best if you choose your baby gift with care. Obviously, one of the best gifts parents can receive is clothing, but what kind? Here’s the big question: what is the most useful clothing item or items any new parent should have? Here’s your definitive list.
1. A bodysuit or onesie
Bodysuits are definitely useful, and they serve as both a shirt and an entire outfit. Onesies, as they are also known, are a must-have for any newborn baby’s wardrobe, and they are great as baby shower or christening gifts. If you are gifting onesies, however, it may be better to give more than one and at different sizes as well so as the baby grows, the parents can use the others. To make your gift even better, choose onesies in both prints as well as solids so parents can mix and match. And here’s a tip: go for onesies or bodysuits with necks in an envelope style, because those flaps on the baby’s shoulders actually make it easier for the parents to pull the onesie down over the legs and torso of the baby rather than over the baby’s head.
Another highly useful (and cute) item of clothing which is especially popular as a gift is the kimono top. The looseness of the t-shirt is ideal, particularly with its ties or side snaps, and it serves an invaluable purpose: it can help minimise the contact with the baby’s umbilical cord stump. Plus a kimono top is great for beginner parents because they don’t have to pull the shirt over the baby’s head, which can be quite daunting to do if you are a parent for the first time. You can choose these tops with either long or short sleeves, and the baby can even wear them over their onesies as an additional layer of clothing when it’s cold.
Beanies or beanie hats are a brilliant addition to a baby’s wardrobe, and this is truer during the winter season. Babies can easily feel the cold, and you’d be surprised at how handy beanie hats can be, even during the summer. Beanies can help parents regulate their baby’s temperature, and if you want something that looks even cuter, look for beanie hats with a tip that parents can tie as a knot and adjust as the baby develops and grows.
Of course, there are plenty of other clothing items that have proven essential for babies, from baby socks and booties to sleepers, leggings, rompers, bloomers, and more. If you can’t decide which item to give, you can always go for a beautiful baby gift set, which can come with several items of clothing as well as other necessities which parents will definitely love.