Moms, we get it. You want to buy ALL the baby clothes at the store. After all, you’ve never seen anything CUTER and you can’t wait to dress your little munchkin in all these adorable outfits. But, here’s a little secret. Newborns don’t really need too many clothes. Why? Firstly, because your little one is going to outgrow his/her clothes at a lightning pace. Secondly, don’t forget that you’re going to receive a lot of wonderful gifts from family & friends. And third – newborns don’t do a lot besides eat, sleep, poop and snuggle with Mummy & Daddy. That’s why you’re going to need a few basic pieces of clothing that are both practical and comfortable.So, here’s our checklist of newborn baby clothing that you’ll need right at the beginning.
- 6-8 Baby Bodysuits/Onesies
- 4-8 Baby Footie Pyjamas
- 4-5 Baby Rompers/Special occasion outfits
- 2-3 Baby Bottoms
- 6-8 Swaddle cloths
- 2-3 Baby caps
- 4-6 Baby socks
- 1-2 pairs of Scratch Mittens
- 4-5 Baby Bibs/Burp cloths
- 2 hooded jackets and a snowsuit for harsh winters
1. Baby Bodysuits
This is your number one baby essential and can be used as the foundation for a variety of outfits. Look for bodysuits with a stretchable neckline and a snap opening in the diaper area to make changes easy & quick. Check out the Softsens range of Baby Bodysuits here.
2. Footie Pyjamas
Keep your baby comfy from head to toe all night long with cozy yet breathable pyjamas. Don’t forget to make sure they have an easy opening for diaper changes, so that your baby goes right back to sleep after changing time. See our adorable Softsens Footie Pyjamas here.
You’ll need a few adorable yet practical going-out outfits when you want to introduce your little one to family & friends. Rompers are ideal for this. See our practical baby rompers here.
4. Stretchy Bottoms/Tights
Layer your baby’s onesies with a pair of cute, stretchable bottoms. Softsens Baby Bottoms come with an adjustable waistband and snug cuffs, making them perfect for both playtime and naptime.
5. Swaddle Cloths
Newborn babies need to be swaddled so here’s an item you’ll definitely need enough of. The best part is that swaddle cloths also double up as changing mats, burp cloths, stroller covers and so on. Check out our super soft Organic Muslin Cotton Swaddles here.
6. Baby accessories (cap, socks, scratch mittens, bibs)
Don’t forget to stock buy a few baby accessories to complete your newborn’s clothing checklist. See some of our adorable baby accessories here.
Happy Shopping, Moms & Dads! Think there’s something we should add to this list? Leave us a comment below.