Becoming a new parent is very exciting but also very expensive. With so many new expenses to think about, it can be tempting to make a saving by buying cheaper baby clothes. Whilst this can seem like a great short term fix, in the long run, it is an unsustainable choice both financially and environmentally.
Instead, many new parents are deciding to invest in quality baby clothes. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
They’re Better For Little Ones
Baby clothing which is made from high-quality materials like baby alpaca wool is more suited to baby soft skin than cheaper, synthetic materials. Baby alpaca wool benefits from being both 100% hypoallergenic and luxuriously soft. Unique thermal qualities help keep your baby warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot, an essential quality for newborns who cannot regulate their own body temperatures. You can learn more about baby alpaca wool on the Tuwi website but rest assured, it does not come from baby alpacas. ‘Baby alpaca wool’ is simply the name given to premium-grade alpaca wool, and we have a handy guide to the grading system if you’d like to learn more.
High-quality baby clothes will initially require a greater financial investment. However, in the long run, they will last for a longer period of time which means you can spend less money buying new sets. If cared for correctly, baby alpaca clothing should last a number of years. Unlike other wools, baby alpaca does not felt meaning it maintains it’s smart appearance for many years. The water-repellent nature of the wool also makes baby alpaca clothing more durable and resistant to wear.
They Make The Best Hand-Me-Downs
As high-quality baby clothes last for so long, they are guaranteed to stay in the family for generations to come. This is ideal if you are expecting baby number 2 as it means you do not have to fork out more money for a whole new wardrobe. The exceptional characteristics of alpaca baby clothing mean they are likely to become treasured heirlooms. Items such as our TUWI baby blankets are known for their outstanding softness which is too special not to be shared with family for years to come. Who knows! They may even get handed down to the next generation of your family.
They’re Wonderful Keepsakes
It can be hard to imagine when you’re holding them in your arms as a newborn, but one day your baby will be all grown up. When that eventually happens, there’s nothing more heart-warming than looking back at their old baby clothes and picturing them in those adorable little outfits. If you’re a fan of scrapbooking or putting memory boxes together, a cute baby bonnet or super-soft baby blanket would make for a wonderful addition. Once they’re old enough to appreciate it, you might even want to gift it to your child so that they may have it as a keepsake of their own.
They Are Adorable Unique
Poor quality baby clothing is manufactured quickly and lacks the special details which you get with more luxury baby clothing. TUWI baby clothes are handknitted with care meaning each product has its own character. Our baby popcorn hat, for example, features a super fun 3D textured design, whilst our rompers and dungarees are styled with individual knits. These special details are something which you wouldn’t get with mass-produced baby clothing.
They’re Environmentally Friendly
Baby clothes which are purchased cheaply, worn for a short period of time and then discarded are incredibly damaging to the environment. By investing in quality baby clothes you are fighting against the effects of fast fashion. Not only that, but high-quality materials like baby alpaca wool are often sourced sustainably. Unlike many synthetic materials, baby alpaca wool is not treated using hazardous chemicals. Alpacas also produce a much higher ratio of wool than other livestock. This means baby alpaca clothing is as friendly to your pocket as it is to the environment.
For more reasons to choose quality take a look at our blog about why you should choose alpaca baby clothes for your little one.