New parents usually receive a lot of clothes as gifts. Unfortunately, some of the more popular gift items aren't very useful to or popular with babies. If you receive items you don't need, try to exchange them for those you do need.

Knowing which clothes to buy for your child can be perplexing, not to mention the entire diapering question. In this article, we will answer all of your baby clothes questions over the following sections:

  • DiapersDiapers play a major role in the first few years of a parent's life. New parents have probably never encountered a diaper before their baby and will likely have many questions. In this section, we will describe the various types of diapers and help parent's make an informed decision about which kind they want to use. First, we will explore the most popular choice -- the disposable diaper. Next, we will look a cloth diapers that can be laundered. Finally, we will warn you about some common diapering hazards.
  • Infant Clothing Infant clothing can be an unrewarding investment because your child will grow out of them so quickly. On this page, we will help you balance the need for comfortable, safe clothes, with the reality that they will obsolete in a matter of weeks. We will help you choose socks, underwear, sleepwear, hats, sweaters, snowsuits, and blankets.
  • Toddler ClothingOnce your child begins to crawl or walk, their clothing needs will rapidly change. Also around this time, your child might start toilet training, which brings another set of considerations. On this page, we will help you choose clothing from the first through the third year. We will examine daywear and sleepwear as well as what makes an outfit right for you child. Finally, we will explore shoes and how to buy footwear for you child.

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