(BPT) - There's no shortage of expenses when you’re bringing a baby into the world. From diapers and gadgets to nurseries and their wardrobes, the cost of welcoming your little one into the world quickly adds up.
For parents looking to save during the early days, there’s one space where smart choices can save you big — the apparel that fills up their dressers and closets. Making educated purchasing decisions around these outfits and necessities can extend the life cycle of their wardrobe and help keep parents from constantly shelling out for new clothes.
Here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your apparel choices:
Prioritize the Material
Long gone are the days when cotton is the only option for your baby’s clothing. Today, there are several material choices, including high-quality fabrics that provide enhanced comfort and extend the life of a garment. For example, apparel made from environmentally-friendly viscose, like Gerber Childrenswear’s Our Softest Edit collection, has grown in popularity over the years thanks to its buttery-soft feel on baby’s skin. Gerber Childrenswear’s collection, full of pajamas, dresses, and rompers, provides that soft-as-silk feel and stretchy, all-day comfort at a fraction of the price of other high-end viscose options.
Minimize to Maximize
You don’t have to go full-beige baby to maximize the use of neutrals. When purchasing everyday items, like Onesies® or Sleep ‘n Plays, that your baby will wear every day, stick to neutral colors and simple designs. This makes it easy to mix and match with shorts or pants and even easier to pass on to younger siblings. One material that never goes out of style? Denim. Invest in a few denim pieces that grow with baby, like Gerber Childrenswear’s new line of jeans for babies and toddlers, designed with features like elastic waistbands to extend the length of time kids will fit into these items.
Buy in Bulk
Maybe the best way to save money when buying for a baby is to look for products that offer multiple items at one price. For example, outfit sets and multi-packs of Onesies® are great investments for a baby’s first few months. They’re necessities when outfit changes occur multiple times in one day and an easy avenue to save money on a cost per item purchase.
Safety Should Always be Number One
No matter what the savings are, safety should never be deprioritized. Look for industry certifications like OEKO-TEX® and credible manufacturers, like Gerber Childrenswear, when purchasing apparel for your little ones.
Looking for more outfit inspiration that won’t break the bank? Head to Gerber Childrenswear.