CLOTHING FOR INFANTS
Let the clothing for infants, from birth, be warm enough and loose
enough for comfort. No tight bands should ever be put on them.
Babies resist actual cold less safely than older person: but just
enough clothing is always better than too much for them.
CHANGING OF CLOTHES
Very important is changing of clothes
with infants. When their thighs are
wet and all next to them is soiled they
should be changed at once, always
neglect of this may cause chafing of
the skin, very disturbing of the child,
and sometimes as bad as a burn.
A soft sponge is when the skin is
tender, better than a rag or towel; but
a sponge must be well cleansed every
time, with soap and hot water to be
used again dusting with a little “pat”
filled with fine starch or arrow-root
powder is very soothing and
CAPS & BED SHEETS
Babies should have the head kept
cool, and the feet warm. Out of
doors, a cap is all right tick or light
according to the season; but there is
no need of any cap being worn in
the house. They are better without
A frequently trouble is with the bed
cover at night. First, never forget
that covering makes no warmth of
itself, it only keeps(non-condition)
what warmth the body is put cold
into be warmed first; by passing a
hot flat iron under and over it.
infants always wear
flannels in the day time .
shoulder in our climates, thick
(thought soft)flannel in winter,
and light flannel in summer
time. When an infants shows
itself, at two or three years of
age , to be hardy, its summer
flannel may be left off safely
silk or merino, will do for all
but we ably children .
GARMENT DESIGNS & SIZE
AN INFANT BODY SUIT IS A GARMENT DESIGNED TO BE WORN BY
INFANTS MUCH LIKE A T-SHIRT; THEY ARE DISTINGUISHED FROM TSHIRTS BY AN EXTENSION BELOW THE FULLEST WITH SNAPS OR
VELCRO THAT ALLOW IS TO BE CLOSED OVER THE CROTCH IS TO
FACILITY ACCESS TO THE INFANT’S DIAPER. LIKE T-SHIRTS, INFANT
BODY SUITS COME IN A WIDE VARIETY OF DESIGNS AND MAY BE
WORN AS UNDERGARMENTS OR AS OUTER SHIRTS.
INFANT AND TODDLER CLOTHING SIZES IS TYPICALLY BASED ON AGE.
THESE ARE USUALLY PREEMIE FOR A PRETERM BIRTH BABY, 0-3
MONTHS, 3-6, AND 6-9 MONTHS THOUGH THERE IS NO INDUSTRY
STANDARD DEFINITION FOR THOSE SIZES. MOST RETAILERS PROVIDE
SIZING CHARTS BASED ON A CHILD’S WEIGHT, OR BOTH AND THE
CHILD’S WEIGHT AND HEIGHT PERCENTIL, MAY ALSO BE U SIZING
CLOTHING FOR THE INFANT.
AN INFANT MAY STRETCH, NECCESSITY CLOTHING THAT IS
SUFFICIENTLY LOOSE TO ALLOW MOVEMENT. THE MANNER IN WHICH
AN INFANT IS DRESSED “AFFECTS BEHAVIOUR TOWARD THE INFANT”
CLOTHING MAY BE SEX-TYPED BY.
CLOTHING TO BUY FOR NEWBORN
One-piece outfits (5-7): some of these are basically spiffed-up famines
appropriate for sleeping and plying and because babies nap so frequently,
especially at first, these are very convenient.
Shirt(4-7): look for T-shirts and turtleneck with plenty of room in the
neck, or naps at the neck, so they slip easily over your child’s head. Many
parents prefer one piece styles that snap at the crotch.
Leggings or pull on shirts(5-7):separate allow you to change one piece
of dirty clothing without assembling a whole new outfit, so they are useful to
have look for stratchy waistbands that fit easily our baby’s diaper and belly
and expand as he gains weight.
Sweater or jacket(1):most babies don’t like having clothes pulled over
their head, so warm up your baby with a sweater or jacket that buttons down
Pajamas or sleepers(4-7): no matter how cute it looks,
avoid sleepwear that was complicate snap or requires lot
of efforts to get on or off.
Wearable blankets(2-3): these fleece or cotton snakes zip
over your baby’s sleepwear to keep him warm at night.
They replace traditional blankets, which aren't safe for
sleeping babies because of the risk of sides. You may or
may not need these, depend on the climate you live in and
the season when your baby’s born.
Fleece wear or snow suits: of you have a winters baby,
you may want a one piece fleece suit to keep him warm
on outings. They are often hooded and come in many
styles. Another option is to avoid bulky snowsuits and slip
your baby into a snug, fleece-lined strouer.
Socks and booties: you will need lots of socks for indoors
and some bodies to keep your baby’s feet you’re out &
TIPS FOR BUYING BABY’S CLOTHES
When buying children’s clothes, the first thing to remember is that
they must be easy to put on, easily washable and above everything
else, comfortable to wear.
It is always available to buy trousers or skirts with elasticized
waistbands and shoulder straps, for a baby.
Prefer buying clothes that can be stretched and have a wide neck
because they are easier to wear as well as take off.
Avoid buying clothes that are adorned by lace, as babies can get
their fingers caught in the lace.
Always go for natural fibers as far as baby clothes are concerned,
especially in summers.
Clothes that open in the front and have proper's are easier to put on
as well as take off the baby.
Try to avoid buying clothes that have buttons can get off and the baby
might swallow them.
Avoid clothes that have ties attached to them, as the ties can come off
easily and you will have to sew them on again.
Never ever opt for clothes that have rough stitching. They can be
uncomfortable for the baby.
Since babies trend to be picked up by so many peoples, so many times,
it is best to go for clothes that do not need.
Basic Wardrobe For A Newborn
6-8 stretch suits (always buy
according to weight not age)
2 nightgowns (comfortable
and easy to put on and take off)
4 sleeveless vests, with
poppers under the crotch
3 pairs of socks
3 cardigans (for winters)
A sunhat and a light jacket (for
A warm hat, mittens and snow
suit (for winters)
Tips for dressing your newborn
Avoid clothes that wrap around your baby's neck too tightly and those
that have cords or ties. Check buttons, ribbons, and decorative items
to make sure they're on securely – if they come off, they're a choking
When dressing your infant, make the clothes fit your baby and not the
other way around. Open snaps and stretch necks wide so you can ease
your baby's head through them. Reach through sleeves and legs first to
help guide wiggly hands and feet.
It's often easiest to dress your infant on the changing table or floor.
Try cooing and talking to your baby as you put on each piece so he
will associate getting dressed with special time with you.