1. Onesies/bodysuits - 5-7
Onesies and bodysuits are the perfect wardrobe staple for a growing baby. They come in a variety of colors and styles, with most having expandable necklines so they can easily be pulled over your baby's head. Many have built-in snap closures at the bottom for easy diaper changes.
2. Pants or leggings - 4-5
Leggings and pants are a must-have for babies to keep them warm in cooler weather. Cotton is the best option as it’s breathable and allows the baby to move freely. Choose some with an elastic waistband for easier dressing and undressing.
3. Hats and mittens - 3 sets
A good hat can help protect your baby from wind, sun, rain, and cold temperatures since most of their body heat escapes through their head. Mittens will help prevent them from scratching themselves with their sharp little nails. Look for hats that have a chin strap so they stay in place when your baby is moving around.
4. Sweaters or cardigans - 2-3 pieces
Babies need an extra layer of warmth for when temperatures drop. Choose sweaters and cardigans that are made from breathable fabrics, as well as ones with zippers or buttons so they can easily be taken off if your baby gets too hot.
5. Socks and booties – 4 pairs
Keep your baby’s feet warm and comfy by providing them with plenty of socks and booties. Look for fabrics like cotton, which is soft, light, breathable, and doesn’t irritate the skin. Opt for slip-resistant soles or choose those with elastic ankles to ensure a snug fit.
6. Shirts, T-shirts, or bodysuits with short sleeves – 4 to 6
To keep your baby cool in the summer months, you will need to have some lighter shirts and t-shirts on hand. Look for soft fabrics such as cotton and a wide range of colors and styles so they can express their individual style.
7. Bibs - 3 sets
Bibs are an essential item for any new parent. There are many different types of bibs available from waterproof ones for mealtime messes to stylish bandana bibs that can be worn every day. Choose ones that are easy to put on and take off for quick changes during feeding times.
8. Sleepers (if using) - 2 sets
Sleepers are a great option for nighttime wear as they keep your baby warm and comfortable while also making diaper changes easier. Look for sleepers that have snap closures or zippers to make them easy to take off in the middle of the night.
9. Blankets for swaddling – at least two receiving blankets
Receiving blankets are essential items when it comes to keeping your baby warm and snuggled up during the night. A good quality receiving blanket will be lightweight, soft, and breathable to provide comfort without overheating.
10. Baby wrap carriers (optional)
Baby wraps are a great way to keep your baby close and comfy while giving you the freedom to move around. Choose one that is adjustable so it fits both you and your baby perfectly. Look for fabrics made from natural materials like cotton or linen for a comfortable fit.