Preparing for your first baby’s arrival involves a lot of planning and anticipation. One of the key tasks is choosing how much clothing to have for your newborn. Having never even seen your baby, it can be challenging to know how much to have on hand and in what size. Let’s go over some simple guidelines on how to prepare your newborn’s waredrobe.


Why Keep It Simple?

Newborns grow quickly and may not stay in one size for long, so it's important not to overbuy. Additionally, newborns may require frequent outfit changes due to diaper leaks, spit-up, or general messes. It's a good idea to have a variety of outfits on hand, but you don't need to overdo it. Keeping a manageable amount of clothing allows you to stay organized and focus on your baby's needs without overwhelming yourself.


Essential Newborn Clothing

When it comes to a newborn's wardrobe, focus on these essentials:

Onesies: These one-piece outfits are a staple in a newborn's wardrobe. Opt for short-sleeve or long-sleeve onesies, depending on the season. Have at least 6-8 on hand.  Shop Onesies

Sleepers: Sleepers, or footed pajamas, are perfect for nighttime and naps. They keep your baby cozy and comfortable. Have 4-5 in different styles and thicknesses depending on the weather. Shop Sleepers

Pants: A few pairs of stretchy, soft pants are useful for pairing with onesies. Aim for 3-4 pairs in neutral colors. 

Socks: Newborns' feet can get cold, so make sure you have at least 5-6 pairs of socks. Shop Socks

Hats: A couple of soft, cotton hats are great for keeping your baby's head warm, especially in cooler weather. Shop Hats

Bibs: Bibs help protect your baby's clothes from drool and spit-up. Aim for 3-5 bibs. Shop Bibs


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Tips for Choosing Newborn Clothing

Opt for Easy-to-Wear Styles: Look for clothing with snap or zipper closures for easy diaper changes.

Prioritize Soft, Breathable Fabrics: Choose natural fibers like bamboo or cotton for your baby's sensitive skin.

Check Sizes: Newborns grow fast, so consider buying a few sizes up for future growth.

Layer for Versatility: Layering clothing allows you to adapt to changing temperatures and keep your baby comfortable.

Aim for neutrals: Newborns grow quickly and often only wear items a couple times.  Buying neutral newborn sizes allows you to use them for future babies regardless of gender.


When preparing your newborn's wardrobe, focus on the essentials and add a few optional pieces as needed. Remember that less is often more when it comes to newborn clothing, especially since your baby will outgrow their clothes quickly. Prioritize comfort, practicality, and simplicity to create a wardrobe that works for you and your new arrival. With the right amount of clothing, you can keep your little one comfortable and stylish as they start their journey in the world.