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Trying to figure out how many clothes a baby needs and what baby clothes you should include in the registry can be confusing. For one, there's so many cute baby outfits everywhere that you could literally shop till you drop and second, you are sure to receive many adorable baby outfits as gifts anyway.
In this post we'll share how many baby clothes you'll need for the baby, what kinds of baby clothes you should get and what sizes of baby clothes you'll need.
When building your baby's wardrobe, it makes sense to have a variety of clothing options for quick outfit changes. Your baby will go through quite a few wardrobe changes daily as a result of spit-ups and diaper blowouts. Without further ado, let's take a look at how to build your baby's wardrobe.
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how many clothes you'll need for the baby
1. BODYSUITS (10)
Baby bodysuits are really every moms favorite baby wardrobe essential. They’re comfortable, easy to wash and change the baby into. Shop these cute bodysuits below.
2. ROMPERS (10)
Rompers are yet another baby clothing essential. Rompers are cozy for chilling at home and stylish enough for outings with mama. Check out these cute rompers.
3. PANTS (5)
If it gets a bit cold, you can always pull one of these pants over the baby bodysuit.
These fleece footed Sleep and Plays are great for night time. They'll be comfortable for the baby to wear and you'll have a easier time with diaper changes at night.
5. SWADDLES (3)
Swaddling is an ancient practice of snugly wrapping the baby in a thin blanket or sheet, so the baby feels safe and secure. These awesome swaddles are a favorite of moms for swaddling. Read this post on 40 Newborn Care Tips to learn how to swaddle and much more on caring for a newborn.
6. SOCKS + MITTENS + HATS ( 3 PAIRS)
You'll need a few pairs of socks and mittens for the baby. Keep your little one safe from unwanted scratches from their rather long finger nails by putting on mittens. Remember to regularly file or trim their nails, even though it may be scary for you!
7. BURP CLOTHS (10)
Get burp clothes that are super soft and absorbent to use when burping the baby and absorb the spit up.
8. WASH CLOTHS (10)
Baby washcloths are one of the top must-have items for newborns. From their first bath on wards, you'll be getting much use out of them.
9.HOODED TOWELS (3)
Don't forget a few hooded towels that are absorbent, plush, and soft for bath time. We love these organic towels.
10. BIBS (10)
When your baby starts drooling and teething you'll need drool bibs that are super absorbent to prevent baby's clothes from getting wet.
In addition to the baby clothing essentials above you'll need sweaters, snowsuit body suits, hats etc for winters and light sweaters for spring depending on when your little one is born.
When buying or registering for baby's clothes, keep in mind that your baby will most probably wear newborn size for about a month before they outgrow it. Some parents prefer to just get a few newborn size clothes and stock up on 3-6 month while others buy both sizes evenly. It is up to you to decide what works best for you and your baby.
CLOSET ORGANIZATION IDEAS
Once you have all these cute clothes that your baby needs, the next step is to get your baby's nursery closet organized. If you don't, you'll be drowning in a sea of bodysuits, socks and blankets.
We have several blog posts with tips, hacks and tricks to get your baby's nursery closet organized.
An organized nursery closet will save you time, money and your sanity! Also look below for free nursery closet dividers that you can download.
DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE NURSERY CLOSET DIVIDERS
Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Tira Attygalla