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Baby’s First Wardrobe

What exciting news! Congratulations! A pregnancy is not only the beginning of a new life, it also marks the start of a new stage in your own life. Fuelled by endorphins, you’ll see your bump growing bigger and bigger. Suddenly, before you’ve really had time to get used to it, the big day will arrive and you’ll be a mummy. That’s when everything changes. That’s when everything gets better. Although it will feel as though your pregnancy will fly by, you do have some time to prepare while you look forward to the arrival of your little one.
Our guide will accompany you from the beginning of your pregnancy through to the first few months as a new mother and will help you find the perfect first wardrobe for your baby. Furthermore, you can find additional helpful tips and inspiration for mums-to-be on the C&A website.

We hope you enjoy the coming time and we wish you all the best,
The C&A Team

Baby’s First Wardrobe – Tips and tricks
for preparing for your baby

It’s all down to the planning: Awaiting the big moment

Time is flying by and it won’t be long until you’ll finally hold your baby in your arms. Are you excited? Preparing for the birth can often help make the upcoming time of change more real. Timely planning is also useful so as to be prepared for all eventualities. In case your baby does not arrive on the due date, our C&A check lists will ensure that you’re ideally prepared.

As well as anticipation, mums-to-be can often experience fear and anxiety. That’s why you should use the coming months to find out all you can about the labour process and think about where and how you want to give birth, who you should contact, when you should contact them and who should be present at the birth. This will help reduce your worries and allow you to really enjoy the final weeks of your pregnancy.

Another part of sensible preparation for the birth includes buying all the new baby essentials, including clothes, and packing your hospital bag.

Many new parents are surprised how few clothes babies need for the first few weeks as they grow out of them so quickly. Therefore, we recommend buying rompers, bodysuits and other items in size 1–3 months (56–62)1 straight away. During the first days after the birth you can simply roll up sleeves and legs that are too long. To ensure that the first outfits for your newborn fit well and you don’t end up forgetting anything, we’ve put together a handy C&A shopping list for you.

This list is also ideal as a ‘wishlist’ to pass on to friends and family – they’ll be delighted to have some hints and tips. It also means that you receive items that you really need.

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Baby’s First Wardrobe

What exciting news! Congratulations! A pregnancy is not only the beginning of a new life, it also marks the start of a new stage in your own life. Fuelled by endorphins, you’ll see your bump growing bigger and bigger. Suddenly, before you’ve really had time to get used to it, the big day will arrive and you’ll be a mummy. That’s when everything changes. That’s when everything gets better. Although it will feel as though your pregnancy will fly by, you do have some time to prepare while you look forward to the arrival of your little one.
Our guide will accompany you from the beginning of your pregnancy through to the first few months as a new mother and will help you find the perfect first wardrobe for your baby. Furthermore, you can find additional helpful tips and inspiration for mums-to-be on the C&A website.

We hope you enjoy the coming time and we wish you all the best,
The C&A Team

Baby’s First Wardrobe – Tips and tricks for preparing for your baby

It’s all down to the planning: Awaiting the big moment

Time is flying by and it won’t be long until you’ll finally hold your baby in your arms. Are you excited? Preparing for the birth can often help make the upcoming time of change more real. Timely planning is also useful so as to be prepared for all eventualities. In case your baby does not arrive on the due date, our C&A check lists will ensure that you’re ideally prepared.

As well as anticipation, mums-to-be can often experience fear and anxiety. That’s why you should use the coming months to find out all you can about the labour process and think about where and how you want to give birth, who you should contact, when you should contact them and who should be present at the birth. This will help reduce your worries and allow you to really enjoy the final weeks of your pregnancy.

Another part of sensible preparation for the birth includes buying all the new baby essentials, including clothes, and packing your hospital bag.

Many new parents are surprised how few clothes babies need for the first few weeks as they grow out of them so quickly. Therefore, we recommend buying rompers, bodysuits and other items in size 1–3 months (56–62)1 straight away. During the first days after the birth you can simply roll up sleeves and legs that are too long. To ensure that the first outfits for your newborn fit well and you don’t end up forgetting anything, we’ve put together a handy C&A shopping list for you.

This list is also ideal as a ‘wishlist’ to pass on to friends and family – they’ll be delighted to have some hints and tips. It also means that you receive items that you really need.

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Baby’s First Wardrobe

Baby’s First Wardrobe

Finding the right size

Size guide for your baby’s first wardrobe

Length, age and weight are the decisive parameters for choosing the right clothes size for your baby. When it comes to sleeping bags, only length is important.

Finding the right size

Size guide for your baby’s first wardrobe

Length, age and weight are the decisive parameters for choosing the right clothes size for your baby. When it comes to sleeping bags, only length is important.

Babies Clothing

Height (in cm) 42 46 50 56 62 68 74 80 86 92 98
Age Newborn Newborn Newborn 0-1 months 2-3 months 3-6 months 6-9 months 9-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 24-16 months
Weight Up to 3 kg Up to 3 kg Up to 3 kg 4,5 kg 6,5 kg 8 kg 9 kg 10 kg 11 kg 12,5 kg 16 kg

Baby sleeping bags

Size 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
Height (in cm) 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120

Welcome home: Cosy living accessories

Cuddly baby accessories are must haves

Cuddling is at the top of the to-do list! Now you can look forward to cuddle time with your little bundle of joy. Babies love to cuddle because they need to feel that you are close to them. With mummy, everything is warm, safe and familiar and little ones also love clothing that is warm and soft. As your new baby will spend most of their time sleeping, it’s a good idea to get them a cosy sleeping bag. Protectively wrapped up, cosy, warm and secure – for your newborn, it’s a snuggly paradise. A baby’s sleeping bag should keep them warm and be slightly padded. If the sleeping bag is gently padded and has removable sleeves – as the C&A ones do – it can be used all year round. We also recommend looking out for sleeping bags with chin protectors on the zips to avoid pinching your baby’s skin. Now all you need is a soft sleepsuit that will nestle gently against your baby as he sleeps. If you’re overwhelmed by the choice it’s best to choose a sleepsuit based on the time of year. In winter, we recommend velour and for the summer, cotton is your best bet.

What other cuddly essentials do you need? A cosy blanket of course! Beyond the baby stage this cuddly blanket can become a special security blanket for your little one. Everyday burp cloths' and bibs' colors can be chosen according to your baby’s outfit or you can choose some with cute patterns. To encourage your baby’s sensory perception during your cuddle time, you can entertain them with sounds as well as haptic and optical stimuli. A musical toy, a rattle or a mobile are not just exciting toys for a baby, they can also have a calming effect. So that you can fully enjoy this cuddly, getting-to-know-you phase with your little darling, you’ll need to do a little preparation.

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Welcome home: Cosy living accessories

Cuddly baby accessories are must haves

Cuddling is at the top of the to-do list! Now you can look forward to cuddle time with your little bundle of joy. Babies love to cuddle because they need to feel that you are close to them. With mummy, everything is warm, safe and familiar and little ones also love clothing that is warm and soft. As your new baby will spend most of their time sleeping, it’s a good idea to get them a cosy sleeping bag. Protectively wrapped up, cosy, warm and secure – for your newborn, it’s a snuggly paradise. A baby’s sleeping bag should keep them warm and be slightly padded. If the sleeping bag is gently padded and has removable sleeves – as the C&A ones do – it can be used all year round. We also recommend looking out for sleeping bags with chin protectors on the zips to avoid pinching your baby’s skin. Now all you need is a soft sleepsuit that will nestle gently against your baby as he sleeps. If you’re overwhelmed by the choice it’s best to choose a sleepsuit based on the time of year. In winter, we recommend velour and for the summer, cotton is your best bet.

What other cuddly essentials do you need? A cosy blanket of course! Beyond the baby stage this cuddly blanket can become a special security blanket for your little one. Everyday burp cloths' and bibs' colors can be chosen according to your baby’s outfit or you can choose some with cute patterns. To encourage your baby’s sensory perception during your cuddle time, you can entertain them with sounds as well as haptic and optical stimuli. A musical toy, a rattle or a mobile are not just exciting toys for a baby, they can also have a calming effect. So that you can fully enjoy this cuddly, getting-to-know-you phase with your little darling, you’ll need to do a little preparation.

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Make your baby feel secure

By the way, we have a great tip for how to make your newborn feel even more comfortable in their fluffy new baby blanket: place the blanket on your pillow for a few nights – as long as you’re not ill, of course. The baby blanket will absorb your scent and your little one will feel even more secure when they’re wrapped up in it. For an added helping of ‘eau de mama’, some midwives recommend taking the blanket with you to the birth.

Make your baby feel secure

By the way, we have a great tip for how to make your newborn feel even more comfortable in their fluffy new baby blanket: place the blanket on your pillow for a few nights – as long as you’re not ill, of course. The baby blanket will absorb your scent and your little one will feel even more secure when they’re wrapped up in it. For an added helping of ‘eau de mama’, some midwives recommend taking the blanket with you to the birth.

 

WHAT TO PACK IN THE HOSPITAL BAG?

WHAT TO PACK IN THE HOSPITAL BAG?

By now, you are probably full of excitement about finally meeting your baby. When packing their hospital bag, many mums-to-be suddenly realise that it’s all really happening! Ensure that you’re well prepared – and just in case your baby decides to put in an early appearance – we’ve compiled a check list for you. Don’t forget important documents such as your birth plan, if you’ve made one, and your maternity notes.

By now, you are probably full of excitement about finally meeting your baby. When packing their hospital bag, many mums-to-be suddenly realise that it’s all really happening! Ensure that you’re well prepared – and just in case your baby decides to put in an early appearance – we’ve compiled a check list for you. Don’t forget important documents such as your birth plan, if you’ve made one, and your maternity notes.

 

Checklist

For your baby:

For you during the birth:

For your hospital stay:

Checklist for the hospital bag

Checklist

For your baby:

For you during the birth:

For your hospital stay:

Checklist for the hospital bag
 
 

My baby gift wish list

Brilliant baby gift ideas

“When can we meet the little one?”, “What would you like as baby gift?”, “Do you still need any of the essentials?” The miracle of birth is a real delight for your relatives. Future and newly-minted grandparents, uncles and aunties don’t just want to congratulate you with words – the new member of the family will have to be showered with presents.

Baby socks, bibs and hats are the classic new baby gifts. Of course, these basics and accessories are practical, but a complete outfit or a set for everyday wear would probably be more helpful. Maybe you can give your loved ones some hints on what would be the perfect present for you and your little one. Most relatives and friends are grateful for tips on individual or group gifts. Thanks to C&A’s baby essentials wish list, it’s quick and easy to let people know what you’d like and ensure that your baby receives a good range of presents.

 

My baby gift wish list

Brilliant baby gift ideas

“When can we meet the little one?”, “What would you like as baby gift?”, “Do you still need any of the essentials?” The miracle of birth is a real delight for your relatives. Future and newly-minted grandparents, uncles and aunties don’t just want to congratulate you with words – the new member of the family will have to be showered with presents.

Baby socks, bibs and hats are the classic new baby gifts. Of course, these basics and accessories are practical, but a complete outfit or a set for everyday wear would probably be more helpful. Maybe you can give your loved ones some hints on what would be the perfect present for you and your little one. Most relatives and friends are grateful for tips on individual or group gifts. Thanks to C&A’s baby essentials wish list, it’s quick and easy to let people know what you’d like and ensure that your baby receives a good range of presents.

Voucher as a gift idea

When compiling gift ideas, remember to take the time of year and the size of your baby into consideration. If you prefer to choose clothing and toys yourself, then why not ask for gift vouchers? Do you fancy doing a baby swim course or a baby massage course a few months down the line? These sort of vouchers for mummy and baby activities are also a great idea. Of course you should also be able to take a break every now and then. Those who are very close to you are sure to be happy to give you a personalised voucher for something like breakfast in bed or a spot of cleaning.

Voucher as a gift idea

When compiling gift ideas, remember to take the time of year and the size of your baby into consideration. If you prefer to choose clothing and toys yourself, then why not ask for gift vouchers? Do you fancy doing a baby swim course or a baby massage course a few months down the line? These sort of vouchers for mummy and baby activities are also a great idea. Of course you should also be able to take a break every now and then. Those who are very close to you are sure to be happy to give you a personalised voucher for something like breakfast in bed or a spot of cleaning.

The first few weeks with your baby:
The Beginning of a very special relationship

What do I need to remember when changing the baby? How do I bath my little one without hurting them? What’s the best carrying position? Do not go thinking that you and your baby have to be perfect team right from the beginning. All mothers have to develop a feeling for the best way to touch, carry and put down this delicate new person. Particularly during the first few weeks with their newborn, many mums are uncertain. However, you’ll soon see that it won’t take long for you to become a real pro at being a mummy. Changing nappies will become routine, just as bath time will. By the way, some babies are right at home in the water. As soon as the baby’s belly button has healed2 your little one is ready for their first bath. You can bath your baby multiple times a week for around 5 or 10 minutes.3 The temperature in the bathroom should be between 22°C and 25°C and the water temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C. Be sure to measure the water temperature with a bath thermometer. One thing to note is that the use of shampoo and bath products is not important. Of course, unscented products that are free from preservatives may be used, but they don’t have to be. After the bath, wrap your baby in a soft towel and dry them off. The hoods on the C&A baby bath towels protect little heads with wet hair from the cold, and you can add a cotton hat once your baby is dry to ensure that they‘re cosy and warm once you’ve finished. C&A also offers a great range of hats.

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The first few weeks with your baby:
The Beginning of a very special relationship

What do I need to remember when changing the baby? How do I bath my little one without hurting them? What’s the best carrying position? Do not go thinking that you and your baby have to be perfect team right from the beginning. All mothers have to develop a feeling for the best way to touch, carry and put down this delicate new person. Particularly during the first few weeks with their newborn, many mums are uncertain. However, you’ll soon see that it won’t take long for you to become a real pro at being a mummy. Changing nappies will become routine, just as bath time will. By the way, some babies are right at home in the water. As soon as the baby’s belly button has healed2 your little one is ready for their first bath. You can bath your baby multiple times a week for around 5 or 10 minutes.3 The temperature in the bathroom should be between 22°C and 25°C and the water temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C. Be sure to measure the water temperature with a bath thermometer. One thing to note is that the use of shampoo and bath products is not important. Of course, unscented products that are free from preservatives may be used, but they don’t have to be. After the bath, wrap your baby in a soft towel and dry them off. The hoods on the C&A baby bath towels protect little heads with wet hair from the cold, and you can add a cotton hat once your baby is dry to ensure that they‘re cosy and warm once you’ve finished. C&A also offers a great range of hats.

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Here’s a list of everything you need for baby’s personal hygiene:

For bath time:

For personal health and hygiene:

For nappy changing:

Here’s a list of everything you need for baby’s personal hygiene:

For bath time:

For personal health and hygiene:

For nappy changing:

 

The right clothes for your baby

Too warm? Too cool? Too windy? Particularly at the beginning, mothers are often uncertain how to dress their babies. And it’s not all that easy as the baby’s heat regulation system is still developing. If you want to check whether your baby is too hot, the best place to do so is at the back of their neck.4 Simply feel with the back of your hand. If it’s sweaty and damp, your little one is probably too warm. The back of the neck should be dry and not much different in temperature to your hand. To allow you to react flexibly to your baby’s sensitivities, we recommend the ‘onion technique’. Dressing your baby in multiple layers makes it easy to react to changes in temperature – if they are too warm, you can remove a layer and if the weather gets a bit fresher you can add a layer. Newborn clothing should not fit too tightly. Wrap-opening bodysuits with poppers, stretch necklines and cuffs are very practical as are the baby bodysuits from C&A that feature poppers on the sides and inside the legs. Envelope necks as well as wide, round neck openings and decorative popper plackets are great for everyday use meaning that quick outfit changes can become a simple routine for mummy and baby. What’s more, C&A baby romper sets aren’t just highly practical, they also look fantastic.

The newborn will need a few more years before it can take over the good fashion style of Mama. Currently, the fashion theme is largely linked to stress: The dressing and undressing definitely does not belong to the favored program points of an infant. Nevertheless, there are many situations during the day when your baby's clothes have to be changed, such as: in the morning, before the walk or after diaper change. With the C&A romper sets you are on the safe side. These cuddly all-rounders are comfortable for the baby and practically for you, because dressing and undressing your baby is done in few simple steps.

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The right clothes for your baby

Too warm? Too cool? Too windy? Particularly at the beginning, mothers are often uncertain how to dress their babies. And it’s not all that easy as the baby’s heat regulation system is still developing. If you want to check whether your baby is too hot, the best place to do so is at the back of their neck.4 Simply feel with the back of your hand. If it’s sweaty and damp, your little one is probably too warm. The back of the neck should be dry and not much different in temperature to your hand. To allow you to react flexibly to your baby’s sensitivities, we recommend the ‘onion technique’. Dressing your baby in multiple layers makes it easy to react to changes in temperature – if they are too warm, you can remove a layer and if the weather gets a bit fresher you can add a layer. Newborn clothing should not fit too tightly. Wrap-opening bodysuits with poppers, stretch necklines and cuffs are very practical as are the baby bodysuits from C&A that feature poppers on the sides and inside the legs. Envelope necks as well as wide, round neck openings and decorative popper plackets are great for everyday use meaning that quick outfit changes can become a simple routine for mummy and baby. What’s more, C&A baby romper sets aren’t just highly practical, they also look fantastic.

The newborn will need a few more years before it can take over the good fashion style of Mama. Currently, the fashion theme is largely linked to stress: The dressing and undressing definitely does not belong to the favored program points of an infant. Nevertheless, there are many situations during the day when your baby's clothes have to be changed, such as: in the morning, before the walk or after diaper change. With the C&A romper sets you are on the safe side. These cuddly all-rounders are comfortable for the baby and practically for you, because dressing and undressing your baby is done in few simple steps.

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Take your time to dress your baby

However, there are a few other tricks for making costume changes a little bit easier. Firstly, lay out your baby’s outfit before you start undressing him so that you have everything to hand. If you make use of a warming lamp and take your time, changing can be easy and relaxed. Details are everything by the way... Cute pictures on baby clothes or sweet accessories such as a cuddly Miffy bunny from C&A are often enough to master the procedure (literally!) in style.

Take your time to dress your baby

However, there are a few other tricks for making costume changes a little bit easier. Firstly, lay out your baby’s outfit before you start undressing him so that you have everything to hand. If you make use of a warming lamp and take your time, changing can be easy and relaxed. Details are everything by the way... Cute pictures on baby clothes or sweet accessories such as a cuddly Miffy bunny from C&A are often enough to master the procedure (literally!) in style.

 

Quality and sustainability for baby’s first wardrobe.

Feel good with organic cotton: Only the best for you and your baby!

You and your newborn should feel great right from the start– in all aspects of your lives. As C&A is the world’s largest organic cotton retailer, we have made it our mission to help you in this respect. Our extensive collection of organic cotton makes cuddle time an even more wonderful, feel-good experience. By using organic cotton in our baby underwear and sleepwear, we also put mother’s minds at ease as no synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or genetic engineering are used in the cultivation of this raw material. Instead, our organic cotton farmers use natural fertilisers and pesticides, protecting the environment and their communities.

With our more sustainable range of baby clothing, we strive to be the first choice for mothers and are assisted in this objective with support from various experts. As a rule, midwives are the first and most important contact people for you during your pregnancy and in the first months with your newborn.

More than half of all products sold at C&A are sustainably produced and can be identified in store by the #WearTheChange label. You can find out more about our more sustainable collection at:
https://www.c-and-a.com/uk/en/corporate/company/sustainability/wearthechange/

Quality and sustainability for baby’s first wardrobe.

Feel good with organic cotton: Only the best for you and your baby!

You and your newborn should feel great right from the start– in all aspects of your lives. As C&A is the world’s largest organic cotton retailer, we have made it our mission to help you in this respect. Our extensive collection of organic cotton makes cuddle time an even more wonderful, feel-good experience. By using organic cotton in our baby underwear and sleepwear, we also put mother’s minds at ease as no synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or genetic engineering are used in the cultivation of this raw material. Instead, our organic cotton farmers use natural fertilisers and pesticides, protecting the environment and their communities.

With our more sustainable range of baby clothing, we strive to be the first choice for mothers and are assisted in this objective with support from various experts. As a rule, midwives are the first and most important contact people for you during your pregnancy and in the first months with your newborn.

More than half of all products sold at C&A are sustainably produced and can be identified in store by the #WearTheChange label. You can find out more about our more sustainable collection at:
https://www.c-and-a.com/uk/en/corporate/company/sustainability/wearthechange/

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Sustainable products at C&A
OCS and GOTS certified cotton
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® for C&A products
C&A bodies with the hebammen-testen.de seal of approval

C&A organic cotton is OCS (Organic Content Standard) or GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, which guarantees careful regulation of the BIO COTTON from source to product.

Products are tested throughout the entire manufacturing process to ensure they are non-hazardous to health. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is the world’s best-known label for textiles that have been tested for the presence of harmful chemicals.

Even ÖKO-TEST, one of Germany’s largest independent consumer magazines that regularly tests baby clothing, recently confirmed that one of our baby bodies had undergone testing and was rated “very good.”

The midwives at hebammen-testen.de carry out impartial evaluations of baby products. If the products win over the experts, they recommend them and give them the hebammen-testen.de seal of approval. At C&A you will find bodysuits and many other items bearing this stamp.

Sustainable products at C&A
OCS and GOTS certified cotton

C&A organic cotton is OCS (Organic Content Standard) or GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, which guarantees careful regulation of the BIO COTTON from source to product.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® for C&A products

Products are tested throughout the entire manufacturing process to ensure they are non-hazardous to health. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is the world’s best-known label for textiles that have been tested for the presence of harmful chemicals.

Even ÖKO-TEST, one of Germany’s largest independent consumer magazines that regularly tests baby clothing, recently confirmed that one of our baby bodies had undergone testing and was rated “very good.”

C&A bodies with the hebammen-testen.de seal of approval

The midwives at hebammen-testen.de carry out impartial evaluations of baby products. If the products win over the experts, they recommend them and give them the hebammen-testen.de seal of approval. At C&A you will find bodysuits and many other items bearing this stamp.

Let’s go outside: The right baby clothes whatever the weather

When the days start to get warmer you can venture outside more! For future walks with your little one you can choose from a wide range of organic cotton articles from C&A. Practical sets consisting of a top and trousers make adorable baby outfits.

Fresh air is good for your newborn and your trips outside promote the production of vitamin D8, which is an important source of growth. When you’re outside together, keep your baby out of the direct sunlight. Particularly during the first months, intensive protection for your baby’s skin is essential. This includes using a suitable, high SPF sun cream for babies and also protecting your little one by dressing them in long-sleeved cotton or UV clothing. It’s easy to forget the back of the neck when you’re out and about so choose a sun hat with a neck guard. Babies look super cute in sun hats and they also protect them best from the sun’s rays. When choosing a parasol or a sunshade for your pram, bear in mind that a darker fabric will prevent more rays from penetrating. However, even with all this protective clothing, spending time in the bright midday sun is an absolute no-no during your baby’s first few months.

In the winter months you should ensure that your baby is properly wrapped up and protected from the cold when you venture outside. Regardless of whether you head out with your little one in a carrier or in the pram, make sure that you always keep his head, feet and hands warm as these are the parts of our body where we lose most heat from. Our pram shoes and hats will keep your newborn warm while looking adorable. We also recommend lined gloves for your little one in winter – mittens are particularly practical as you can get them on and off easily. To keep his feet warm, combine thick socks with lined winter pram shoes.

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Let’s go outside: The right baby clothes whatever the weather

When the days start to get warmer you can venture outside more! For future walks with your little one you can choose from a wide range of organic cotton articles from C&A. Practical sets consisting of a top and trousers make adorable baby outfits.

Fresh air is good for your newborn and your trips outside promote the production of vitamin D8, which is an important source of growth. When you’re outside together, keep your baby out of the direct sunlight. Particularly during the first months, intensive protection for your baby’s skin is essential. This includes using a suitable, high SPF sun cream for babies and also protecting your little one by dressing them in long-sleeved cotton or UV clothing. It’s easy to forget the back of the neck when you’re out and about so choose a sun hat with a neck guard. Babies look super cute in sun hats and they also protect them best from the sun’s rays. When choosing a parasol or a sunshade for your pram, bear in mind that a darker fabric will prevent more rays from penetrating. However, even with all this protective clothing, spending time in the bright midday sun is an absolute no-no during your baby’s first few months.

In the winter months you should ensure that your baby is properly wrapped up and protected from the cold when you venture outside. Regardless of whether you head out with your little one in a carrier or in the pram, make sure that you always keep his head, feet and hands warm as these are the parts of our body where we lose most heat from. Our pram shoes and hats will keep your newborn warm while looking adorable. We also recommend lined gloves for your little one in winter – mittens are particularly practical as you can get them on and off easily. To keep his feet warm, combine thick socks with lined winter pram shoes.

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Baby on board:
Checklist for holiday with a baby

Packing for the first holiday with your child

Baby on board: Checklist for holiday with a baby

Packing for the first holiday with your child
 

Playtime with baby

What’s your baby’s favourite activity during the first few weeks? Sleeping! And doing lots of it! On average your little one will sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day, usually three or four-hour at a time. However, this period will fly by and it won’t be long until you can enjoy your baby being awake for longer periods of time. Can you imagine your baby greeting you with a sweet smile and kicking wildly when waking up from their nap? For your baby, you’re not just the most important person in the whole world and their closest caregiver, you are also number one when it comes to playtime. You’ll soon be able to tell when your little one wants to play. Early on they’ll be fascinated by one of the first attractions in the world of toys – a colourful, slowly-moving mobile. Later you can carefully move their little hands and feet to gently mimic physical actions. Clapping and “cycling” will make your sweetie beam with joy. Once they’re a month old, you can give them “tummy time” to help strengthen their back and neck muscles.5 The cuddly blankets and soft animals from C&A are great for keeping your little one entertained during tummy time. Playtime rule number one for mummies: Less is more. Your baby cannot process too much sensory input and movements at once. Give your little one enough time and watch their reactions carefully. For example, if your baby turns their head away, it may be time to stop. It won’t be long before you both know how playtime works best for you.

Speaking of sensory input, music and sounds can have a calming effect on babies, particularly when your little darling is familiar with them. Why not try out one of the musical toys from C&A to help your baby relax and fall asleep after playtime? During the first six months, your sweetheart will love hearing melodies they’re familiar with.

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Playtime with baby

What’s your baby’s favourite activity during the first few weeks? Sleeping! And doing lots of it! On average your little one will sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day, usually three or four-hour at a time. However, this period will fly by and it won’t be long until you can enjoy your baby being awake for longer periods of time. Can you imagine your baby greeting you with a sweet smile and kicking wildly when waking up from their nap? For your baby, you’re not just the most important person in the whole world and their closest caregiver, you are also number one when it comes to playtime. You’ll soon be able to tell when your little one wants to play. Early on they’ll be fascinated by one of the first attractions in the world of toys – a colourful, slowly-moving mobile. Later you can carefully move their little hands and feet to gently mimic physical actions. Clapping and “cycling” will make your sweetie beam with joy. Once they’re a month old, you can give them “tummy time” to help strengthen their back and neck muscles.5 The cuddly blankets and soft animals from C&A are great for keeping your little one entertained during tummy time. Playtime rule number one for mummies: Less is more. Your baby cannot process too much sensory input and movements at once. Give your little one enough time and watch their reactions carefully. For example, if your baby turns their head away, it may be time to stop. It won’t be long before you both know how playtime works best for you.

Speaking of sensory input, music and sounds can have a calming effect on babies, particularly when your little darling is familiar with them. Why not try out one of the musical toys from C&A to help your baby relax and fall asleep after playtime? During the first six months, your sweetheart will love hearing melodies they’re familiar with.

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Maternity Clothes

During pregnancy, you may want to dress more casually and cover up your bump. C&A’s range of fashionable maternity wear will help you look and feel your best during the coming months.

Maternity Clothes

During pregnancy, you may want to dress more casually and cover up your bump. C&A’s range of fashionable maternity wear will help you look and feel your best during the coming months.

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Tips from the Mamarazzi bloggers
Tips from the Mamarazzi bloggers
I´m not constantly concerned with how exhausting everything is.

TERESA, MOTHER AND BLOGGER AT MAMARAZZI

I´m not constantly concerned with how exhausting everything is.

TERESA, MOTHER AND BLOGGER AT MAMARAZZI

(1) Source: „Das große Mama-Handbuch: Alles über Schwangerschaft, Geburt und die ersten 10 Monate mit Baby“ von Vivian Weigert und Dr. med. Wolf Lütje, Kösel 2013 (2) Source: „Die ersten 100 Tage mit dem Baby: Das praktische Wissen aus über 25 Jahren Erfahrung – Tag und Nacht“, Erika Wüchner, Fischer, 2012. (3) Source: www.baby.at. (4) Source: eltern.de. (5) Source: www.netmoms.de: „5 wichtige Vorbereitungen für das Babybad“ (6) Source: „Babymassage“, Christina Voormann und Govin Dandekar, GU, 2015 (7) Source: www.sensible-osteopathy-berlin.com/blog/baby-und-bauchlage-teil-2/.

(1) Source: „Das große Mama-Handbuch: Alles über Schwangerschaft, Geburt und die ersten 10 Monate mit Baby“ von Vivian Weigert und Dr. med. Wolf Lütje, Kösel 2013 (2) Source: „Die ersten 100 Tage mit dem Baby: Das praktische Wissen aus über 25 Jahren Erfahrung – Tag und Nacht“, Erika Wüchner, Fischer, 2012. (3) Source: www.baby.at. (4) Source: eltern.de. (5) Source: www.netmoms.de: „5 wichtige Vorbereitungen für das Babybad“ (6) Source: „Babymassage“, Christina Voormann und Govin Dandekar, GU, 2015 (7) Source: www.sensible-osteopathy-berlin.com/blog/baby-und-bauchlage-teil-2/.

Tips from the Mamarazzi bloggers
Tips from the Mamarazzi bloggers
I´m not constantly concerned with how exhausting everything is.

TERESA, MOTHER AND BLOGGER AT MAMARAZZI

(1) Source: „Das große Mama-Handbuch: Alles über Schwangerschaft, Geburt und die ersten 10 Monate mit Baby“ von Vivian Weigert und Dr. med. Wolf Lütje, Kösel 2013 (2) Source: „Die ersten 100 Tage mit dem Baby: Das praktische Wissen aus über 25 Jahren Erfahrung – Tag und Nacht“, Erika Wüchner, Fischer, 2012. (3) Source: www.baby.at. (4) Source: eltern.de. (5) Source: www.netmoms.de: „5 wichtige Vorbereitungen für das Babybad“ (6) Source: „Babymassage“, Christina Voormann und Govin Dandekar, GU, 2015 (7) Source: www.sensible-osteopathy-berlin.com/blog/baby-und-bauchlage-teil-2/.

(1) Source: „Das große Mama-Handbuch: Alles über Schwangerschaft, Geburt und die ersten 10 Monate mit Baby“ von Vivian Weigert und Dr. med. Wolf Lütje, Kösel 2013 (2) Source: „Die ersten 100 Tage mit dem Baby: Das praktische Wissen aus über 25 Jahren Erfahrung – Tag und Nacht“, Erika Wüchner, Fischer, 2012. (3) Source: www.baby.at. (4) Source: eltern.de. (5) Source: www.netmoms.de: „5 wichtige Vorbereitungen für das Babybad“ (6) Source: „Babymassage“, Christina Voormann und Govin Dandekar, GU, 2015 (7) Source: www.sensible-osteopathy-berlin.com/blog/baby-und-bauchlage-teil-2/.