Three Kinds of Baby Clothes

In essence, there are only Three Kinds of Baby Clothes you need to concentrate on.

three most important kinds of baby clothes

When you want to buy baby clothes, whether as a gift or for you own baby, suddenly, you are overthrown with multiple choices that can become a bit confusing and overwhelming.

Let’s take a look at some popular questions:

  • How many cute and adorable outfits does your baby actually need?
  • How many Onesie body suits are enough?
  • For little people that grow up so quickly, there are certainly a wide variety of clothing options, but how does a new parent know what to get?

To help settle the dilemma and answer these questions, you need to keep in mind a simple “rule of three.”

Babies need three kinds of clothes.

Clothes are needed for:

  • daytime wear
  • going out
  • sleeping

Most probably, your baby’s sleepwear will outnumber the other varieties, since sleeping is what babies spend most of their time doing in the beginning. But the numbers of each outfit will vary in direct relation to the number of times you are willing to do laundry.

Be sure to read the article about tips from an expert to help you choose as well.

Baby Daywear

You baby’s everyday day wear that he/she hangs around the house in, should be comfortable, easy to access for diaper changes and simple.

These are the clothes your baby will spend most of his/her time in and they’re bound to get dirty.

When your baby spits up, spews strained beets all over the place, crawls around on the floor or does any of the other relatively messy and somewhat disgusting things that babies do, these clothes are going to bear the brunt of abuse.

Most probably, you don’t want these things to happen while your baby is wearing the beautiful Baby Dior outfit that Granny gave as a shower gift.

The best clothes for these day to day needs are simple body suits with snaps at the crotch.

Onesies are a brand name of these items, but the term has pretty much entered the language to mean any article designed this way.

You’ll probably want anywhere between five and ten of these on hand.

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Baby Sleepwear

Your baby’s sleeping should meet some of the same specifications as her/his daywear in terms of comfort and accessibility.

Obviously if you live in a colder region or it is in the middle of Winter, you’ll want heavier articles than if you live in Phoenix and it’s July.

Babies can still be messy when they sleep, but are usually nowhere near as messy as when they’re up and about.

In warm enough climates the same style of Onesies that are used for baby’s daytime activities can double as sleepwear, but if the temperature is cooler, you’ll want heavier knit PJs or similar sleepwear.

Dressing up Baby

This is where you really get to shine. Here is where you can utilize the cute and adorable stuff that you received as shower gifts or those adorable clothes you just couldn’t resist picking up during a routine trip to Wal-Mart.

These items should still be examined for practicality, making sure that straps, snaps, bows and such do not interfere with diaper changing or cause discomfort to your baby.

Also, always keep your baby’s safety when wearing clothing in mind.

But you’re allowed to show off.

After all, everyone wants to coo over your adorable baby.

When your adorable baby is adorably dressed, the cooing is so much sweeter.

How to dress your newborn baby

Your newborn baby is still highly dependent upon you, even to put his/her arms and legs through the clothes.

Take a look at this video to help you to know how to dress your newborn baby.

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What Do You Do When Baby Outgrows His Clothes

Since your baby is already one month old, you will already start asking What Do You Do When Baby Outgrows His Clothes?

ideas of what to do when baby outgrows clothes
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You recently had a baby, your joy of life, your gift from heaven.

It’s been a few months now, and the baby has outgrown virtually two full wardrobes.

Sure it’s expensive, but there’s a whole other issue at hand.

What is a mother to do with all of this extra baby clothes?

There are a number of ways to deal with this problem.

Donations

First of all, there is the donation route.

If you don’t have close friends with similar aged babies, you can put aside certain things for when they do, or in the event that you have another.

The rest of the clothes can go to the Goodwill or Salvation Army.

This is also a great place to find gently used baby clothes for incredible savings.

Memory box

Special occasion attire like baby’s coming home outfit, first Christmas, and Baptism can be saved in a special place for passing on to a next generation.

A great way to do this is by creating a memory box.

Get a small trunk at a craft store and decorate it however you’d like.

Fill it with small mementos like the baby’s hospital bracelet, first outfit and blanket.

As the baby gets older you will have more things to add to it.

This is a great way to preserve memories that your child may not have the foresight to think of now, but will appreciate very much later.

Just hide that from your kids until they are big enough to appreciate it, or you can give it to them as a 21st gift. I did not hide my daughter’s box far enough and almost half of the things are gone – remember, they can’t be replaced.
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Old to new

Using material from old baby clothes to make new baby clothes is a great way to save money and get a little more use out of the items that your child quickly outgrows.

Making t-shirts into cute patchwork dresses, and pants into shorts are some quick fixes to pinch pennies.

Stuffed animals

Another way to use up material from old baby clothes is to make stuffed animals.

Do you have a favorite t-shirt of your baby’s that his or her little arms just don’t quite fit right in anymore?

Using the material to make a little stuffed bear is a great way to preserve that memory for yourself and pass something very special on to your baby.

The same thing can be done, if a hobby persists, with socks and jeans as well.

Soon all of your friends will be begging for little stuffed dolls made out of your baby’s old clothing.

Memory quilt

If you are in fact creatively inclined, another great way to reincarnate your baby’s clothes is by creating a memory quilt.

Save bits and pieces of your baby’s clothing and use it to create a full sized patchwork quilt for when your baby gets their own big bed.

That kind of sentimental value also makes a great gift for a graduation or a wedding (if you can wait that long to show off your handy work).

The next baby

If you’re planning on having another child, you have a built in way to get rid of all of the extra clothes.

You can put away the clothes that your baby grows out of in a storage area.

Just make sure you launder everything when it comes back out for round two.

Sure, it stinks to get hand-me-downs, but it is unlikely your infant will notice, let alone care.
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What Should I Buy For Baby—An Experienced Mom’s Advice

In what should I buy for baby you receive advice from an experienced mom for when baby comes home

what should I buy for baby - essentials you need when baby comes home the first time

Looking for a gift?

If you are looking for a gift for a baby shower or your grandchild that is on the way, take a look at this list of essentials to have if you want to know what should I buy for baby.

Most of these things there can not be too many of.

Buying any of these will be a great help to the expectant couple you’re buying it for.

All through this post there are specials on bulk items too.

Baby’s coming home soon

Have you got what you need to take care of your little angel properly?

By now, you know that you need footie pajamas and onesies, baby towels and bibs, but how many is enough?

The advice you’re about to receive comes from an experienced mom who has done the bringing home a new baby – 5 times.

In her words:

Please hold the applause and gasps of shock – I consider myself a bit of an expert on bringing baby home to a prepared household.

She says that most estimates of what you need for baby are a bit off according to her opinion.

Having brought baby home both with and without a handy washing machine, here are her recommendations for what the well-equipped baby should have at home before he/she leaves the hospital.

The following is this mother’s expert advice in her own words:

Layette:

Four to six undershirts – the usual recommendation – is actually plenty.

You’ll find you use them far less than I did when my oldest was born – pre-Onesies days.

Skip the tank tops, as cute as the little midge might look in one just like daddy’s, and go straight for the lap-shoulder t-shirts.

They slip on easily, and if you buy them a size or two too big, they’ll be long enough to tuck into sweatpants or bottoms.

Sleeping gowns are underrated.

They make a great second layer over onesies, and are cool, loose and comfortable for baby in the summer.

If you’re bringing home a summer baby, pick up at least 6 or 8 sleeping gowns.

They’re much more comfortable in the heat than stretchies.

You can never have enough onesies.

Whether you use them as the bottom layer in winter outfitting or the only thing baby wears in the summer, you’ll go through several a day.

If you have a washer at home, you can get by with 6-8.

Otherwise, pick up even more.

An even dozen isn’t really too many at all.

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***Experienced mom’s note:

DO use them in the summer. They’ll keep your baby cooler than being in a diaper alone because the cotton absorbs moisture and wicks it away from the skin.

Stretchies are the second handiest baby invention ever.

Stick with 100% natural fabrics like stretch cotton or cotton terry for the summer.

For the winter, fuzzy jammies should go OVER a pair of onesies rather than against the skin to prevent irritation.

6-8 stretchies should be enough for baby’s first few months.

Pick up one or two sweaters or sweatshirts to keep baby warm in wintertime or on cooler spring/summer evenings.

Four to six pairs each of booties and socks should be plenty. Cotton stretchy ones will be far more comfortable for baby than nylon.

One special take-me-home outfit and a few cute everyday ones.

Supplies:

baby washcloths as baby gifts

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Half a dozen baby washcloths are a must.

They’re far thinner than regular adult washcloths, and less likely to irritate baby’s skin.

 

 

baby hooded towel as a baby gift

Want to buy hooded towels as a gift?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I never used more than three or four hooded towels, but your mileage may vary.

They’re awfully handy for wrapping a baby up from head to toe after a bath, especially in a cool house.

 

baby bibs as baby gifts

Bibs are another of those things you just can’t have enough of.

baby bibs as baby gifts back pictureDrool bibs are fine for tucking under baby’s chin to keep drool and spit-up from staining clothing.

You won’t need the bigger bibs for feeding for a while, but pick up one or two to have on hand.

 

 

 

receiving blankets as a baby gift idea

Buy these Receiving blankets as a very special gift

Receiving blankets make great all-purpose you-name-its.

They’re the perfect size for swaddling baby under a crib blanket, tossing over your shoulder when you burp the munchkin – or for privacy while you nurse him. You’ll use them as towel substitutes, to toss on the floor or on a changing station before you put the baby down, spread them over the stroller or baby seat in the sun – in other words, for just about everything.

6-12 certainly aren’t too many.

It’s not like the baby will outgrow them – my toddlers used them as bath towels for years.

 

Even if you’re using disposable diapers, pick up a dozen or so cloth diapers.

They’re simply the best burp rag ever made and when they are old and ugly, they’re the best cleaning cloths too. Just cut them in 4 and you have 4 big enough cloths for dusting and cleaning your house.

disposable diapers size 1

It is also safer to buy disposables size one only one pack

At least two packages of disposable diapers (size newborn and size one) if you’ve decided to use disposables.

Some baby’s grow out of newborn size quickly, even before you’re finished with the pack. Other’s might finish 2 packs of newborns before they’ve outgrown them. But when you get close to the end of the pack and they still fit your baby, it’s better to go buy another one, rather than having to give away an entire pack of disposables.

Disposables are a matter of personal choice, but the biggest, most famous brands are Huggies and Pampers.

Some people love Pampers more and other’s Huggies.

Huggies was my personal favorite.

huggies disposables newborn

Don’t buy more than one pack of newborn disposable nappies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hopefully, your question what should I buy for baby is answered.

Whether you’re buying for your own little bundle of joy that is on the way or for a baby shower (for a friends baby gift or family member’s baby gift) I am certain that you found something of value here.

If you’re still a bit uncertain, how about taking a look at baby toys or buying one of the ebooks on SALE.

 

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