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Newborn-5T Clothing for Boys

Buying clothing for boys who are infants and toddlers is a big task as there are so many variables. What size are they, what do they need, what style should you get? That's a lot of ground to cover, but a little information will go a long way on your shopping odyssey.

How do baby boys and toddler sizes work?

For baby boys and toddler boys, most companies use an age guideline. You will See indicators on the tag like "N" for newborn, 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and so on. As all baby boys are different, these sizes are more suggestions than guidelines. The best bet is to buy clothing that is just over your baby boy's age. This gives them room to grow into the clothes rather than growing out of them quickly.

Toddler boys' clothes sizing works on a number scale. Starting at 2T and ascending, these numbers are more an indication of size than age. You may find a three-year-old wearing 3T clothes while another toddler boy wears 5T. Pay attention to the clothing line, as sizes in clothes for boys vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and remember to leave room to grow.

Most sizing for baby boys has a weight attached to the year, and when that is the case, it is usually better to go with the recommended weight for the outfit than the year.

What are the essentials of baby boy clothes?

For newborn boys and baby boys, there are a few basic outfit necessities. Many parents love onesies and bodysuits for the simplicity. Many parents dress their young baby boys in bodysuits because of the accessibility. Bodysuits can be laid on the changing table and placed on your baby while he is on his back.

For toddler boys, the clothing options become much more expansive. It is generally considered helpful to introduce your toddler boy to a wide variety of outfits as he grows. This allows him to become comfortable with all of the options. Some key articles of clothing include the following:

  • Shirts: Long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts, button-up shirts, tank tops, and rugby shirts are just a few options for tops in the baby boy clothes category.
  • Pants: Pants includes shorts, sweatpants, and jeans. Consider choosing clothes with different fasteners (Velcro, buttons, zippers) and different materials (denim, cotton, polyester blends) to get toddler boys used to all the options.
  • Outerwear: A coat, jacket, hat, hoodie, bodysuit, and vest are all good items of clothing to have for baby boys.
  • Footwear: Boots, slippers, tennis shoes, dress shoes, moccasins, and slip-ons help introduce your toddler boy to the many types of shoe he will wear.
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