It can be exciting when preparing to go into hospital to have your baby when you have to pick out some traveling home clothes! There are so many lovely outfits to choose from it might not be an easy decision plus you are bound to be inundated with baby clothes bought for you as baby gifts. Here are some considerations to make when choosing that all important outfit:
Think about the season. A rule of thumb is to put on one extra layer of clothing to that which an adult would wear. Think about the weather and plan an outfit accordingly. You will be walking from a warm hospital to a cold outdoors particularly if you have the baby in autumn or winter and even summer evenings can be chilly. So make sure you have a snug fleece jacket or suit and warm hat. If it is high summer then a single layer will suffice but make sure the baby is shaded from the sun.
With their soft delicate skin you need soft, comfortable fabrics that have stretchy openings for ease of dressing the baby. Make sure there are no tight elastic grips or buttons or press studs that could scratch the baby. Although you may want to go for a fancier outfit than usual make sure it’s practical and comfortable.