Babies grow very fast so it is wise not to invest a lot of money on their clothes and footwear. It is better to make your baby wear front open, buttoned clothes so that you do not have to move the head much. The head of a newborn baby is extremely sensitive and hence, one should be very careful while holding the baby’s head.
The clothes should be soft and made of cotton, to protect the delicate skin of the baby and it should be easily washable. Newborn babies need to be kept warm so you need to make them wear layers of clothes; at the same time ensure that their body is not overheated. You can touch their neck or ears to check if they are warm enough.
If it is a custom in your culture to make the newborn babies wear anklets, bangles and other accessories please try to keep it simple. Babies move their hands and legs a lot during this age, trying to explore their body parts and might cut themselves because of these accessories. It is advisable to avoid clothes with zip for your baby.
If you are taking your baby out in the sun, cover their heads with a cap and feet with tiny cotton socks that also act as baby shoes. It protects your baby from the scorching heat.
Avoid washing baby’s clothes with strong detergents and fabric softener as it may produce irritations on the delicate skin of your baby. Use detergents only meant for washing baby clothes.
Whenever you are dressing your baby, put them on a soft piece of cloth or baby towel and gently change their clothes.