What do you really need for little one’s first wardrobe?
How much clothing does little one need?
Baby clothes are so gorgeous but remember in the early weeks/months they will be growing so fast. I find myself looking at so many gorgeous teeny outfits but be mindful that your baby may also bigger at birth which means you may never wear the newborn sizes.
I bought a selection of newborn and up to one month which was ideal as Nico was 8 lb 11oz.
I LOVE white for babies, and it works so well as you can wash everything on a hot wash. Its also gender neutral so you can buy ahead if you didn’t find out.
In my opinion you need approx;
- Eight bodysuits (short or long sleeved depending when baby is born)
- Eight babygrows – the ones with integrated mits are a must have as separate mits do not stay on!
- A couple of nighties can be useful for either gender as it saves you with all the poppers at night time nappy changes.
- Two hats– depending on the time of year – cotton/merino wool – make sure you have one in your hospital bag
- A couple of cardigans
- A snowsuit for a winter baby
That will be a good start for you, and you will be likely to get lots of clothes as gifts. If people ask you what you need say something for you!!
My choice is always organic where possible as it is better for the skin, lasts longer and its more environmentally friendly. Sustainable materials such as organic bamboo aren’t made with chemicals so they are much kinder on the skin.
M&S do a lovely organic range, and I love that they have a different colour popper to help you know you have started with the right one!
I also love the H&M organic vests (pictured). They are the kimono style so easy to open up and popper onto baby.
I find Next to be great quality too and wash well.
I have a couple of gorgeous things from Baby Mori that I just couldn’t resist! They are organic and ethically made.
From Babies with Love is another gorgeous brand
Their profits go around the world to help abandoned children.
Sizing can vary so so much between brands so its worth getting a selection.
The french brands, Petit Bateaux and Bonpoint are absolutely tiny, but gorgeous!
If you are looking for a gorgeous hat and cardigan set for your little one’s ‘coming home’ outfit, Anita at Anita’s House has a beautiful range. From cosy cashmere to merino wool for temperature regulating.
www.anitashouse.com – have a look at the ‘shop’ on the website.
If you are looking for hangers, IKEA do some lovely wooden ones that I have bought for little one.
Also The White Company have some good ones with hooks for trousers so you can make up outfits.
To organise clothes in the wardrobe, I have just ordered these grey and white dividers;
It’s so much fun getting all the clothes washed and ready!
Laura’s tip – have everything to hand on the nappy change station. I love to have baskets full of vests/ all in ones/ socks. Never ever leave baby alone on the change table, even when they are newborn.
Happy shopping! xx