If you have decided to keep your baby’s gender a surprise, you may want to consider purchasing unisex baby clothes in order to prepare for the arrival of your little one. Unisex baby clothes are a great way to enjoy being surprised on the day of your baby’s birth while still being able to prepare as much as possible.
When shopping for newborn baby clothes or preparing your baby registry, you have probably discovered that most stores and clothing lines seem to cater to baby girls. It can be a bit challenging to find suitable unisex baby clothes. When choosing clothes that can be worn by both genders, find outfits in appropriate colors. Yellow, white, tan, and light green are all great unisex choices. When it comes to style and prints, there are a myriad of options to choose from. Keep in mind that you need to stay away from gender specific prints such as trucks, cars, princesses, or bows. Try to find animal prints or clothing with shapes, stripes, and letters.
When purchasing or registering for clothing for your baby, be sure to cover the essentials. These essentials are necessary whether you are having a boy or a girl. You will need several baby hats. It is important that newborn babies stay warm and the majority of heat is lost through the top of the head. Onesies are a practical and useful necessity. They can be worn alone if the weather is warm or under outfits to keep the baby’s back and torso warm in cold weather. In cooler weather, footed sleepers are another great item to have. Baby’s legs and feet will stay warm without you constantly dealing with lost and falling off socks. Other important purchases when looking for unisex baby clothes are bibs, socks, jumpers, blankets, t-shirts, pants, and burp cloths.
If you have registered for all of the essentials and would like to purchase other types of unisex baby clothes for your little one, consider gender-neutral blue jeans. Blue jeans may not be practical for baby to wear on a daily basis but they are a very cute and versatile when taking baby out or having visitors to your home. Baby shoes, overalls, sweaters, and jackets are also non-essential but fun items to dress your baby in. Just remember to stick with unisex colors and prints.
Unisex baby clothes can also be practical if you are planning to have more than one child. Even if you know that you are pregnant with a girl, purchasing unisex baby clothes means that you will definitely be able to reuse the clothing for your next baby. This can be especially useful and cost effective for items such as snowsuits, blankets, and bedding.
If cost is a concern for you, consider buying used unisex baby clothing. Cheap baby clothes can be found in consignment shops and online auctions. You may also want to check out your newspaper to find local garage and yard sales. People with older children are often eager to unload bags and boxes of newborn and baby clothing for very reasonable prices. You can ask friends with older children if you can borrow baby clothing.