The pink organza grabs you, entrapping you in a hazy land of unicorns, tulle, lace, and bows. Welcome to the world of baby and children’s clothing. A place where females are largely favored and celebrated in cute clothing trends.
Newborn boy outfits prove anticlimactic by comparison, when you walk into any baby specialty boutique or children’s department. Largely, it is men’s clothing that’s been miniaturized. That’s what passes for newborn boy outfits. Cute? Ehh.
So what is a new mother-to-be, grandmother-to-be, and the family and friends to do? Embrace reality and go with the flow. Realize, newborns sleep a lot and need to be changed often.
Most clothing is for the adults in their lives, not so much for the newborn’s sake, other than to keep them warm and dry.
The most important woman on other than the new mom is grandma. Ideally, grandma will pick out the little school boy outfit, which is a one-piece with shorts attached, and called out with needlepoint on the chest. It is a traditional among newborn baby outfits. Just one is enough these days to enjoy the nature of your newborn son. Feltman Brother’s is known for these traditional, hand-embroidered outfits that grandmas love.
Traditionally, grandmothers buy them for the newborns. It’s worth noting that while you as a new mom may not see the value in the piece, and may feel inclined to return it for some more practical items, do not.
For starters, if it were not for grandma, you would not be here, and neither would the newborn. Take a picture of the baby in it, and sent it to grandma. Pack it away in the attic in plastic for posterity otherwise.
The outfits represent all firsts for the new guy. There are a whole host of wonderful onesies these days that are easy entrance, with a snap near the groin.
They have many with bright colors, and witty sayings. Other than that, many come printed with miniature tuxedos on them or suit and tie looks. That’s great for when you do have to venture out with the newborn but cannot find a suit for a newborn.
Carters corners the market on right price for items that may be worn only one time. In newborn land, people are given so much clothing and the newborn grows so rapidly that the clothing is often one-use only.
However, Carter’s makes fully functional lines of newborn wear that is also budget friendly. Their Halloween costumes and birthday items celebrate the occasion while emphasizing comfort, practicality, and ultimate cuteness.
Ralph Lauren is usually thought of as a premium, high-ticket line. Though, through its ubiquitous distribution at big department stores throughout the nation, and a combination of baby clothes sale events from this manufacturer along with department store discounts, makes it more attainable than ever.
Again, where newborns are concerned, celebration of firsts is at front and center. Ralph Lauren purchased its factories around 2009 and has a keen eye on maintaining high-quality fabric, design, and construction.
They make great special occasion wear for the newborn with potential heirloom quality. For instance, if your son is the first of the new generation, consider passing down his first Ralph Lauren throughout the family.
Everyday wear is mostly covered through onesies. Though, depending upon the time of year when the baby is born, you may see any season and any weather. Finding warm weather items may be challenging.
For that reason, a whole host of new mommies shop online for harder-to-come-by items. For instance, a full snowsuit or coat with attached gloves and hood are something that might be necessary the January your son is born, but unavailable in Atlanta.
Jump online and you may find someone in Canada who’s looking to sell their son’s former newborn coat.
Be creative, enjoy all the firsts, and take lots of pictures. Newborn boy outfits is the one time you get to showcase his cuteness without a fuss.