Newborn Baby Clothes: The Bare Necessities
You may have thought you had a wardrobe worthy of Project Runway, but before you know it, newborn baby clothes will be giving your fashion sense a run for its money. To get off to a good start, stock up on these newborn clothes basics.
Four to five newborn nighties: These little gowns are great for midnight diaper changes because they don't have zippers or snaps to fumble with.
Six onesies: Three newborn and three 3-6 months. More if you really hate doing laundry.
Six sleepers or cotton one-piece rompers: Three newborn and three 3-6 months.
Five to six extra-large receiving blankets. It's amazing how many of these you'll go through a day.
Four bibs: A couple more if you're formula feeding or if your baby spits up a lot.
Two to three baby blankets: These are great for covering the baby in the stroller or for laying on the floor to place the baby on.
Four to five pairs of socks. He'll kick them off nonstop, but you want to have them.
Two sweaters: Cardigans are easier than pullovers.
Two hooded towel and washcloth sets.
Two cotton hats. For the first few weeks, you'll want to keep her head covered.
One snowsuit or bunting bag: Depending on the season or your climate.