An infant is the very young offspring of a human.  The term is usually considered synonymous with baby.  The term infant is typically applied to young children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months; however, definitions may vary between birth and 1 year of age, or even between birth and 2 years of age. A newborn is an infant who is only hours, days, or up to a few weeks old.  When child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead.

Infant and toddler clothing size is typically based on age.  These are usually preemie for a preterm birth baby, 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months, 9 to 12 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months, though there is no industry standard definition for those sizes.  Most retailers provide sizing charts based on a child's weight, height, or both, and the child's weight and height percentile may also be used for properly sizing clothing for the infant.

It has been said that close-fitting nightwear is "invariably safer than long, loose nightwear".  This is in regard to flamability relevant issues.  You should review safety relevant issues regarding babies clothing and it may also be a good idea to learn about organic fabrics.

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Infant clothing store directory:

Carter's: Carter’s, Inc. is a well-established company with history dating back to 1865. They are the largest branded marketer of baby and children’s clothing in the U.S., marketing apparel under 2 of the most recognized and enduring brands in the nation, Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh. Their heritage of quality, innovation, and value has earned them the trust of generations of families. There’s a reason why Carter’s is the leading brand of baby clothes in the United States today.  Quality fabrics, adorable designs and attention to detail come together to create a brand moms have trusted for generations. From their comfy baby jeans to their practical baby pajamas, moms can count on Carter’s to keep babies every need at the forefront. Baby-friendly features like expandable shoulders to help guide clothing over baby’s head or rompers that snap from top to toe for easy wardrobe changes, they have thought of it. Carter’s toddler and kid's clothes are made with the same great quality. From darling dresses, mix and match sets and cozy pajamas, Carter’s makes dressing kids easy. Carter’s is possibly the number one brand of children’s sleepwear in the United States. Trusted by generations since 1865, Carter’s full range of quality clothes have provided solutions for real life.


Gymboree Infant Clothes: The Gymboree Corporation is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 brands, as well as play programs for children under the Gymboree Play and Music brand. The Gymboree Corporation's history begins with the founding of Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, making it one of the oldest companies in its field. The appeal of the Gymboree brand was so broad that in 1986 Gymboree entered the apparel business·designing, manufacturing and retailing unique, high-quality merchandise for children.


Little Me: at Little Me, they create unique clothing that celebrates those fleeting years when newborns transform into young toddlers. At the heart of Little Me is this time of exploring and delight—the magical years of discoverhood. Our products let little ones be little—whether they’re napping, throwing cereal on the floor or crawling through deliciously muddy grass.  They are constantly developing innovative apparel, accessories and products that nurture discoverhood.  They never use tweed, leather or any other “grown-up" material.  They use fabrics like soft cotton, terrycloth and velour.

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