Here's the newborn clothes list that first-time parents will need to buy regardless of the climate conditions or the child's size.
We often group baby clothes into categories - preemie, three months, six months, nine months, and twelve months. Some parents deliver some babies big so they may not need newborn sizes.
Some would go straight to the three months category of baby clothes and other clothing items. This can be difficult to predict, so it’s important to acquire some in advance.
Also, newborn babies grow fast, so make sure you have some for the next size up.
Here is a list of some baby clothes you need to acquire in advance.
During cold seasons, stretch suits commonly known as footie-pajamas are the best for keeping babies warm and well covered. These baby clothes are necessary as your newborn gets a little bigger.
When shopping, try to choose at least 3 to 4 footie pajamas of different cotton, fabrics, and fleece to mention a few to see what your baby prefers.
Newborn side snaps shirts are usually wrapped around the baby’s body and then snapped right on the side instead of pulling them over the baby's head.
This is particularly a must have for their few weeks of life. We commonly use them when the baby's umbilical cord has not completely healed.
When shopping for this baby clothing, purchase at least six pieces – either short or long-sleeved versions – based on the season you expect to give birth.
Booties and mittens are also very important, especially during chilly weather. Unfortunately, most active newborn babies will often pull the booties and mittens off, especially while awake.
Because of that, it’s advised to buy a pair of socks and gloves that fit perfectly with an average elastic material at the top.
You can buy at least half a dozen of these essential clothing items. Always remember that babies under one-year-old are not supposed to wear shoes until they walk.
If you do so, it may hinder the growth and development of their feet. However, you can consider certain types of baby shoes specifically designed for pre-walkers.
Just like socks and mittens, putting a cap on your child’s head is a very simple way of helping them to comfortably regulate body temperature. Even during hot seasons, we need a lightweight cotton hat or cap to keep the baby comfortable, especially in air-conditioned places.
For outdoor activities, using a bonnet or sun hat designed with SPF is a good way of protecting the baby’s eyes and sensitive skin.
During winter seasons, hats or caps are also mandatory for infants since so much heat get lost through their head than any other part of their body.
At least 2 to 3 different hats or caps for the start are good for daily indoor and outdoor wear.
Onesies are easily slipped over the newborn's head, and then neatly snapped at a crotch. Despite the movement of the baby, this design helps keep and maintain the cloth covering the belly of the infant.
Onesies baby clothes have a snap around the collar or stretchy neck holes to help make changing painless and quick.
As a vital wardrobe for a newborn, acquire at least 2-3 onesies of different styles in every size.
Regardless of the climate condition, buy both the long and short sleeves since both are good for layering.
Sleep sacks or gowns: They make changing diapers comfortable while the baby is sleeping.
Acquire at least 2 to 3 sleep sacks and 3 to 4 gowns.
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