Ordering from a catalog has many advantages. If it is so desired parents may wish to have custom made clothing, if they have decided that their baby’s nursery will have a theme then this too maybe brought through a catalog. One of the biggest mistakes people do when shopping from a baby clothing catalog is to provide incorrect measurements.
All baby clothing catalogs will help you to choose the right measurements by providing details and asking for many measurements before accepting the order. Obviously if the baby has not yet arrived then the measurements you decide on are more a guess than accurate but in saying so it is probably wiser to err on the larger size than the smaller due to the fact that if the parent buys small clothes and the baby is larger than expected the clothes then have to be returned and that will entail shipping cost. If on the other hand the clothes are larger then it is possible that the baby will grow into them. This to can be a problem if the baby grows to quickly, then they may out grow the clothes before they have even been worn. Save On Shipping
When buying from a catalog whether it is from an actual paper baby clothing catalog or from a baby clothing catalog on the internet it is always helpful to save as much as you can on shipping and handling. There are many ways to save on shipping when purchasing from a baby clothing catalog and they are: purchasing for the amount where shipping will be automatically free or combining shipping by purchasing all the clothing at the same time. You can save when buying from a baby clothing catalog when purchasing quantity so if you can bulk buy with friends this too could be a saving in shipping.
It is advisable when shopping from a baby clothing catalog, to try to ensure that the material is cotton and or hypoallergenic in order to suit your new baby’s skin. This is another of those obvious things as the baby is newly born it will be unknown if he/she will have any allergies. So to be on the safe side it will be better to buy babies clothes made from those types of fabrics. Babies are extremely sensitive and this can be the time when they will start developing all types of allergies and rashes if they are exposed to material and chemicals that are not suitable for them.
Another tip: Try to refrain from over-shopping, create a list and detail what it is you wish to buy for your baby. It will help if the parents to be work out a budget when shopping from a buying baby clothing catalog and then of course the biggest help would be in staying within the limit of the budget. You should try and respect the budget that you have created for a couple of reasons, as nice as the new born baby’s clothes are the baby will grow quickly and you will soon need to invest more money in clothing.
The fact of the matter is your baby may not wear everything you purchase for him/her and if you do have two outfits that are similar, you may find that neither of them ever gets worn. Of course once your baby has outgrown these articles they can be stored for the next baby in the family or passed on to friends for their new baby or they can even be sold at a garage sale, along with other unwanted baby items . But don’t forget there are those outfits that you will love dearly and these can be stored in a memory box for your baby along with all your babies favorite clothes from different years.