Babies’ clothes come in different sizes and if you as a mom have shopped for your baby’s clothes, you probably noticed that the labels inside the baby clothes are marked in sizes such as 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and so on. This type of sizing could go up to about 36 months. After that, the sizing might go according to age. Having a baby in the home is going to mean a lot of clothes, blankets, booties, jackets, sheets, etc. that are going to be close to baby’s delicate skin. And because you are laundering plenty of times around the clock for your little bundle of joy, it does make perfect sense that you need to be pretty organized when it comes to organizing his or her wardrobe.
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Organize According to Sizes and Seasons
For newborns, the sleepers are the best type of clothing to have, as it makes life easier when there are so many diapers being soiled. You really don’t need all that many clothes for a newborn but as baby gets older and the clothes get more, it is imperative to keep organized which will, in turn, keep you on track of your baby’s needs and you on top of your game. Parents can struggle with heaps of clothes when bringing a new baby home. There are the clothes that fit, there are clothes that are too small, clothes that are too big, new clothes, used clothes that friends and family have passed down to you, clothes that aren’t for the right seasons, stained clothes – sometimes it just seems easier to throw them all in a drawer and grab something out when baby needs a change.
You Need to Start the Process
You probably had quite a lot of clothes already before your baby even came home but you can start this whole process by starting to make piles of all the clothes, even the bedding, socks, and sheets, etc. You will probably want one pile for each size that you have. You could maybe make a drawer for clothes from age 6 months-9 months, labeling the drawer ‘6 months’. And the 9 months-12 months clothes, you would label the drawer ‘9 months’ and so on. You might even have a pile that you call your ‘throw out pile’ or ‘donation’ pile, keeping it folded neatly, also in a drawer and labeled. What about a drawer for the ‘outgrown’ clothes to go? These might be the clothes you want to keep, for when you have another baby. As soon as your baby or toddlers outgrow clothes, and you want to keep them, put them in your ‘outgrown’ drawer, or whatever name tickles your fancy. As soon as you realize that your child is outgrowing certain size outfits, it might be time for you to have another organizing day, where you remove all the clothes in the size that is getting too snug for your baby, adding them to the ‘outgrown’ or ‘throw out’ drawers and then moving in all the next size clothes which will be like a whole new wardrobe. When the throw out drawer gets full you will see how much nicer it is to donate a few items than just one item at a time. There will be many a child shelter or home that will always make full use of the gift of your “throw out” baby clothes.
Have You Got Hanging Space?
Maybe you have got hanging space in your baby’s room; these are often what you see in a lot of clothing stores; and may not seem like typical storage space that you would have in your own baby’s room. But they can sure help to keep the baby’s wardrobe in good order. You will be able to arrange dresses or sweaters and jumpers, starting from the lower sizes first to the higher sizes, starting from the left to the right. Separate the different groups with colorful and attractive dividers. You could use big adult hangers as the dividers that separate the baby’s clothes on baby hangers. You could make these dividers going right up to 2 years of age, and it will enable you to see what you still need to buy for your little girl or boy in a particular size.
In this article it is advised that you store your baby’s clothes according to the sizes and there are many moms that are tempted to want to store clothes according to the type of clothes; for instance, put all the baby pants together, put all the t-shirts together, shorts together and so on. But you will discover as you go along that it is actually easier to group the clothes by season and sizes so that when the summer is over and you want to let your baby wear summer rompers in the first warmer months of the fall for example, then it is so much easier to find and control.
What about Delicate and Special Clothes
There are always special garments that a baby will wear, when he or she is christened or when mom is showing him off to friends for instance. The christening outfit will deserve to be preserved properly, saving it as a keepsake, or to be used again later for a later generation. When organizing your baby’s clothes, you will need to give special attention to heirlooms like this. You would need to wrap such items of clothing in tissue paper that is acid-free to prevent the clothing from turning yellow, storing the clothes in a canvas box, or better, a metal box which will keep bugs away as well. The box will also need to be labeled, maybe saying what the contents are and the date. If you happen to collect more than one box, it’s easy to keep track of them maybe with a photo of what is inside on the cover. When you are looking for the garment, you won’t have to expose it to the air and it can preferably stay in its dry and dark box, keeping itself magnificent until the next time it is used.
Organizing Baby’s Clothes Will Keep Your Sanity Tucked Away As Well
If you are able to make a few changes around your baby’s room to keep his clothes and even his toys and other items organized, it certainly is going to allow you more precious time to spend with your little star, and you can be assured that your sanity will also stay intact.