I really appreciated all of the gifts that were given to me and my husband when my son was born. Our friends and family gave out of the goodness of our hearts, and for that I will be ever grateful and it makes me so excited to give to other people that are having their own babies.
But there was something that I started to notice with the clothing that made me quite sad at times. We were given some of the cutest outfits and when the Little Boy was finally old enough to wear them, they were for the wrong season -- like shorts in winter -- and by the time that season was over, he was too big to wear them in the next one. It didn't happen too often, but I felt bad because people bought us these beautiful clothes for our child and it wasn't appropriate to wear them.
So, here's my advice to you while purchasing those precious little outfits for those little ones belonging to your friends and relatives: Figure out what age they will be when Mom or Dad puts Little Johnny or Little Judy in that specific outfit and buy the correct size. A co-worker of mine gave birth to a little girl earlier this year and I picked out the cutest little Summer outfit for her to be able to wear next June or July -- when she'll be around 18 months old. I know it's not something I ever thought about before having this experience, but I will never forget because I don't want others to experience it either.