If you’re expecting a baby in the coming weeks or months, let us be the first to congratulate you! Having a child is a wonderful and life-changing experience, but it can also raise a number of difficult questions. As a leader in the luxury baby gift industry, one of the questions we encounter frequently is, “How do I shop for a newborn?” In today’s post, we’ll address a few of the most important points you should keep in mind when shopping for a newborn. Whether you’re shopping for your or a loved one’s newborn, you’re sure to learn something valuable from this post. If you’re still looking for a luxury baby gift, be sure to look at Estella NYC’s amazing catalog! We’re proud to offer a variety of handmade baby toys and organic children’s clothing that will make the perfect present for you or a loved one.
Steer Clear of Chemicals
If you read our previous blog post, you’re surely aware of how harmful some of the chemicals used in contemporary children’s clothing can be. From brominated flame retardants to the chemicals used to manufacture acrylic fabrics, low-cost children’s clothing contains a number of nasty chemicals that newborns shouldn’t be exposed to (moreover, many of these chemicals are seriously harmful to the environment).
At Estella, we’re committed to producing organic children’s clothing that uses none of the chemicals found in contemporary children’s clothing. We use GOTS-certified organic cotton in our clothing and handmade baby toys as part of our commitment to environmental stewardship and responsibility.
Look for One-Piece Outfits
As any parent will enthusiastically confirm, caring for a newborn is a lot of work. Not only will new parents be changing their little one’s diaper several times each day, but they’ll also be trying to create an environment that helps their child sleep soundly through the night. One-piece outfits are both comfortable and easy to remove, making them an essential item for newborns up to eighteen months old. As we noted in the previous section, it’s incredibly important that newborns are not exposed to the harsh and harmful chemicals found in many of the clothes on today’s market, and Estella’s luxury baby clothes are the perfect solution for anyone looking to dress their child with worry-free garments.
Avoid Loud Noises
If you’ve walked down the toy aisle of any major retailer in the last several years, you’re more than likely familiar with the garish and noisy toys that are available for toddlers and young children. While flashy and attention-grabbing toys can be a great way to stimulate a little one’s mind, it’s best to avoid loud toys when shopping for a newborn. Many newborns find loud noises to be jarring and scary, and the last thing a new parent needs is unnecessary crying! Try to find toys that are soft, quiet, and safe for a little one to play with. Many babies tend to place toys in their mouths, so you’ll want to keep our first point in mind when shopping for toys as well. Additionally, you’ll want to avoid anything that has small parts that could be ingested. Estella’s organic baby toys deliver the perfect mix of silence and creativity without the harsh chemicals commonly used in children’s toys, so take a look at our catalog if you’re shopping for baby toys!
Buy Gender-Neutral Clothing
This tip is particularly relevant when shopping for others, but it’s worth stating for everyone to read. Gender-specific clothing has been falling out of style in the children’s clothing industry, and this is primarily due to shifting social norms. When you’re shopping for a loved one, you don’t want them to think that you’re forcing anything on them or their child, so try to shop for gender-neutral clothing whenever possible. All of Estella’s high-end baby clothing can be worn by any child, and we believe that this makes shopping for little ones even easier!
Stay tuned for future posts in which we’ll continue to give you tips that will help you shop for newborns! If you’re looking for handmade baby toys and high-end baby clothes, head over to Estella for some inspiration! Our online catalog of luxury baby gifts has everything you need to find the perfect present!