10 top tips when shopping online for baby clothes

January 24, 2013

One of the most popular types of gift that people buy for brand new little boys and girls is items of clothing and there are thousands of different products from which to choose if you shop on the Internet. However, if you want to make sure that the mother to be and her new baby will be delighted with your present, have a look at the tips below before you start your search for the perfect gift.

Shopping online for Baby Clothes

Shopping online for Baby Clothes

  1. Look for retailers that sell fashionable garments. Every new mum wants her little darling to look fabulous so trendy outfits are sure to go down well. On the other hand, something a little too dowdy may be left to gather dust at the back of a cupboard.
  2. Try to find a store that can print or embroider a personal message or name on your gift. Items of clothing with a sweet message, such as those that can be found in the range of my1styears baby gifts and other online retailers that specialise in baby clothes, help to ensure that whatever you buy will be unique.
  3. Consult the expectant mum. If you are going to buy something with a personalised message it is best to make sure that it is something that will delight the new parents as you will not be able to return it in the event that you make a bad choice. Surprises are not always a good idea!
  4. Order well in advance. Even though many online stores offer an express delivery service, it is a good idea to place your order a little earlier than you might think, just in case it is delayed in the post. The vast majority of parcels are delivered on time, especially if you order from reputable retailers, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
  5. Ask for the garments you buy to be packed in a gift box. If you have your present packed in this manner, it can be sent straight to the new mum rather than to your home.
  6. Always buy a little bigger than necessary if you are unsure of what size to order. Babies grow very quickly so if you should happen to buy something that is a little too big for them, it will not be long before they can wear it. However, if you order something that is too small it will never be worn, which would be a shame.
  7. Choose neutral colours if the sex of the baby is unknown. Some mothers to be still like to wait until the birth to find out whether they are welcoming a new son or daughter into the family. If you are buying for such a person, be sure to choose clothing in colours that will suit a boy or a girl.
  8. Do your homework. If it has been a long time since your own children were born or you have yet to have any, it is well worth having a good look around at what is available online before you settle on any particular article of clothing. Fashions can change very quickly, even with baby clothing, so it pays to do some research first.
  9. Look for free delivery services. As the market is so competitive, you are sure to find a number of retailers that are willing to despatch your order for free, assuming it is for a reasonable amount, and you might well save a few pounds that can be spent on the clothing instead.
  10.  Follow your instincts. If all else fails, your natural instincts will probably be your best guide.

About the Author:

My1styears is an online company that provides unique, interesting, and competitively priced gifts for babies and toddlers. You can follow us @ twitter.com/my1styears.

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