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Last Modified: December 24, 2020
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Here's your Newborn Baby Items Checklist for clothes. These are the basics 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.

Newborn Baby Items Checklist

Newborn Baby Items Checklist

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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If you have questions, leave them below, and I would gladly help in any way I can.



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  1. As from my perspective, buying baby clothes is not so hard as you can easily find best baby swaddle online or can refer to any store which sells it. Moreover there are variety of clothing available which you can check online.

    1. Hi Jack,

      Thanks for leaving your thoughts. 🙂 I am sure there are more than enough baby clothes than we can imagine. However, for first time parents, it can be confusing what to buy. This is just my opinion since I didn’t know any better back then and believe it or not, I did not know about swaddling either until my daughter was already way past the swaddling stage! haha!

  2. This list is very helpful and nice. It is not easy to know what to buy or not.

    For us we liked the most playsuits. They are comfortable at any occasion. We bought some nice ones from here and we love it. And always buy in a bigger size because they are growing so much :O

    1. I agree on always buying the bigger sizes. It literally took just weeks for my daughter to outgrew most of her baby clothes!

  3. I like that you pointed out that onesies and bodysuits are a vital part of a wardrobe for a newborn. I’m about to have my first kid, and I am trying to figure out what I need to stock up on the most. I like that bodysuits are comfortable for the baby and can still be styled cute, but also makes things like changing them so much easier.

  4. Very nice list 🙂 Thanks

    I’ve bought some clothes from Green Rose Shop. All clothes are from merino wool. They are very soft and warm. Very good for my always cold baby 🙂 Now she can peacefully and warm sleep at night.

  5. Buying bigger sizes can be so helpful, especially when gifting them! Thanks for your other suggestions. Very good ideas!

    1. Hi Mary,

      When my daughter was born, we had very few pieces of small ones but a lot of bigger sizes (passed on to us). 🙂 Babies grow up so fast especially in their first few months. I can easily count on my fingers how many times a piece of wardrobe was used! Crazy! LOL

      Thanks for dropping by my site, appreciate you sharing your thoughts. 🙂


  6. Great article and tips. I’m a first time mommy so it was very difficult to choose the right baby clothes. But I bought baby rompers and love it. They are so practical that we wear them as a nightwear and as a day wear at home or outside. Plus they are from merino wool so very warm for my baby. Love it 🙂

  7. Hey, there it’s Alexey.

    This baby list is well set up and includes all the necessary clothes that a newborn baby will need. Boy, it looks like you really know this stuff 🙂

    I am not at this stage right now, of having a baby – but I believe I will need this information at the end of next year. Thanks for the tips and the list here, much appreciated.

    1. Hi Alexey,

      Thanks for dropping by my site. 🙂 I am sure this list will come in handy for you someday. It will always be here so just drop by again when you are finally on your way to parenthood. 🙂



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