Baby clothing is one of the cutest things in the world. The tiny little shirts, pants, dresses, and jackets are so sweet that you cannot resist buying baby clothing when you know someone who is about to have a baby. There are a few things you should know about this type of clothing before you go on a shopping spree.

Almost everyone at the shower will give baby clothing that is sized for the newborn infant. These items are very cute and for most babies they are items that are never worn. A newborn infant does not wear the tiny sized clothing for very long before they outgrow it. In order to give your friend a gift for the new baby that they will really be able to use the articles of clothing you are giving them in larger sizes.

Buy items to fit the 3 to 6 month old infants, or the 6 to 9 month old infants. The new mother can put the clothing up and save it until the child is able to wear them. Then the baby will have articles of clothing they can transition into and the mother will be prepared for the future.

Be sure that when you are buying baby clothing in sizes larger than the newborn size that you attempt to figure out what season the child will be wearing the items in. That way you do not buy items they cannot wear because they are inappropriate for the time of year. To make certain this does not happen buy items like sleepers, tee-shirts, or jeans that an infant could wear any time of the year.

Stick with articles of clothing that are pastel colored. Pale yellows and greens will look appropriate on either a boy or a girl. You can get plain white tee-shirts and sleepers and later decorate them with adorable iron on transfers as well. Just resist buying the bright pinks and deep blues that scream boy or girl.

Even if the parents have announced the sex of the child they are having those ultrasounds have been known to be inaccurate. To be on the safe side you should shop for clothing that is unisex in design and color.

Try to remember to give the new mother a can of fabric protector. She can apply this fabric protector to the clothing and all stains will wash out easily. Just include a note that tells her to re-coat the clothing every 9 or 10 washes.