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How Many Baby Clothes Do I Need For My Newborn?

Wondering how many baby clothes do I need? You have come to the right place. Make sure you check out our baby registry in this guide

How Many Baby Clothes Do I Need For My Newborn?

Been busy working on your baby registry? You are probably wondering “How Many Baby Clothes Do I Need For My NewBorn?”. Well, you are not alone out there. We will help you find out in this tutorial. 

Baby Clothing Checklist

Here are our recommendations on the average number of clothing you’ll need on hand for your newborn (0-6 months) : 

  • 7 to 10 Rompers and Bodysuits: Baby rompers or bodysuits are one-piece garments that can easily be put on/ take off. They can act as the perfect baby summer outfit to keep your little one cool while making changing diapers much easier. Or they can be the base layer for your baby sleepwear in the winter to prevent them from catching a cold at night.
  • 3 to 5 Pants or Leggings: Having a few pairs of baby girl leggings or pants to pull over bodysuits can help to keep your baby’s little legs warm, especially when the weather is cold. They can also act as the second layer of protection in case your baby has a diaper accident.
  • 5 - 7 pieces of sleeper, pajamas, or footies: These soft and comfortable items will keep your baby comfortable during their bedtime. They also work fine as daytime outfits too. On cold nights, you can also pair them with a swaddle to provide extra warmness for nighttime.
  • 2 to 3 swaddles: Swaddles aren’t exactly a kind of clothing, but your baby will probably spend a lot of time in them. Swaddling recreates the environment of the mother’s womb that babies have been used to. It makes your baby feel more comfortable and helps prevent their startle reflex from waking them up, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
    3 hooded towels: A hooded towel will be the best piece of clothing to keep your baby warm and comfortable after a bath. They are also very convenient during baby checkups as you have to undress your little one for vaccination.
  • Other essentials: Things like washcloths and burp cloths can be very handy to clear your baby spit-ups, milk dribbles, sneezes, or whatever comes your way. 10 pieces each kind would be enough

Note: No matter what kinds of clothing you are buying for your baby, you should aim for items made from lightweight, soft, and absorbent fabrics. It’s best to opt for organic baby clothes as they are safe for your baby’s sensitive skin.

Things To Consider Before Buying Your Baby Clothes 

You will need to consider some factors before adding a baby garment to your cart and they will also contribute to how many baby clothes you actually need: 

Laundry: Our example baby clothing checklist works only if you do a few loads of laundry throughout the week. Depending on your actual situation you will need more or fewer clothes for your baby. If you can do laundry daily, cut the numbers below in half. In case you can only access the laundry once a week, multiply the numbers by two.

Sizes: Our advice here is to aim for a few newborn items then focus on the 0 - 3 month size. Your baby will outgrow the newborn size in a short time, and 0 -3 month size clothing will fit babies up to around 12 or 13 pounds.