It can be a little overwhelming for a first time parent to buy children's clothes. While on one hand it is an exciting prospect, parents, aunts and other relatives think it is cute to dress children up, it can also be confusing to look at all the cuts, sizes, colours, trends, tip, and the occasional safety rules. We are spoilt for choice, and are not sure what is right for our child. So how do we avoid a mistake? Unreliable Shopping sites are an issue for any purchase. We are buying an item according to the picture on the website. We cannot see the actual item, assess its quality, or be sure of the size. It is too easy to end up with something cheap and nasty, or a good item that is a size too small. Foreign sites have additional issues. Even legitimate sites might cause problems because clothing sizes are different in foreign countries. And the postage from overseas may take months. Reviews from online websites can help to a small degree. But some reviews may be fake, and if people write the reviews shortly after making the purchase you may not find out that the clothing had issues a few months afterwards.