My friend recently asked me to be her newborn baby’s godmother. For me, having a godson is like having a child of my own. I want to give the best to him. When I went out to shop at the mall last week, I happened to pass by a baby section where all the tiny and adorable clothes and toys can be seen. I went to check some stuff out, and here are the things I’ve noticed and learned:
- When choosing stuffed toys, choose the ones that are asthma friendly. Some toys have an “Asthma Friendly” certification on their labels, so check the labels first before you buy that cute stuffed toy. Also avoid buying teddy bears or plush toys with button noses and eyes as they are not suited for infants. Those button noses and eyes may snap off and cause choking if the baby swallowed them. I know some stuffed toys are really irresistible, so if this is the case, buy the stuffed toy and reserve it for when the child gets older.
- When buying blankets for the baby, only choose the soft, durable and hypo-allergenic ones. Don’t just buy the blanket because the design is cute or the price is affordable. Always remember not to sacrifice your baby’s health and comfort for the price or the design. I don’t mind if the price is expensive as long as it is comfortable and safe for the baby.
- When buying clothes and socks for the baby, remember not to buy too many “newborn sizes” only. Babies grow fast and before you know it, they’ve already outgrown the clothes you bought for them. So, this is what I did when I bought some pajamas for my godson last week: I bought 6 pairs; 2 pairs with a “newborn size”, 2 pairs with a 3 month old size and 2 pairs with a 6 month old size.
Not only did I enjoy buying some cute, tiny, sweet and adorable stuff for my godchild, but I also learned some baby shopping ideas that I can use when I become a mother someday!