Baby clothes - what do you really need?

There is actually nothing more beautiful than newborn baby clothes. Tiny socks , booties and bodysuits are so cute and it's no wonder so many parents buy lots of new baby clothes that they often won't need.

In fact, a newborn grows very quickly and often needs new sizes. 0-3 month clothes are unlikely to fit beyond 10 weeks as babies grow and change very quickly at this age. This means that you have to buy the next size up every 2 weeks or every 2 months.

There is also the problem of diaper losses. On average, a newborn spoils their clothes with losses at least 3 times a day, which means you always need a few spare clothes.

So it's important to ask yourself how much newborn baby clothes you really need. To answer this question, one should consider the following factors:

-Laundry: If you wash every other day, you don't need as many outfits. However, if you only wash once a week or so, you should have enough laundry to last you the week.

-Sizes: Newborn clothes come in 2 sizes: 000 for 0-2 months babies and 00 for 3-4 months babies. The first size (0-2 months) can work for most babies including infants and should fit up to 10-12 weeks. This is the size to buy most if the baby was born at 2kg or more.

-Diversity: When buying baby clothes, you should make sure that not all parts are used equally. Some items, such as bodysuits and socks, are used more often than pants and dresses, for example. Therefore, it is best to choose more of this type of clothing that you will wear more often, rather than outfits or outdoor wear.

What clothes do I need for my newborn?

  • 5-7 pairs of socks are essential to keep baby's feet warm and should be worn almost every day, especially when not wearing pajamas.

  • 7 Diapers are also important as they need to be changed daily.

  • 7 Bodysuits are essential as they not only serve as a vest to cover baby's chest but also hold the diaper in place. A good bodysuit has a diaper neck for ease of use and a button closure between the legs to make diaper changes easier. Since they are worn every day, you should have 7 of them and wash them a few times a week.

  • 2 jerseys are enough, because they have to be worn for walks even in summer, and babies are usually already wrapped in many blankets. Cotton is the best material as most babies are sensitive to other materials.

  • 2 caps are necessary, one for cold weather and one for protection from direct sunlight when walking.

  • 2 pairs of mittens are sufficient as they are only used in very cold weather. They can also be used to protect baby from being scratched by their own nails.

  • 5 Pants are useful because they can be worn after a month and keep the baby's legs warm and free.

  • 2-3 diapers are a basic requirement for the baby, since they need to be wrapped in them for the first few weeks, and it can even happen that they are up to 15 months old. It is advisable to choose cotton diapers so that they can be changed overnight and possibly use a light blanket for changing.

  • Outdoor suits come in handy when taking baby outside, whether for a walk, errands or visiting friends. However, it is not necessary to accumulate a lot of these types of clothes, since the baby rarely wears them, and in a month they will probably be too small.

Organization is half the battle!

Organizing baby clothes is important to ensure your baby is the right size, material and that the clothes are safe. One way to do this is to group clothes by size and use dividers in drawers or closets. Another option is to check the piles of clothes at least once a month and throw out the undersized clothes. It is also important to ensure that the material of the clothes is breathable, soft and comfortable for the baby's skin. Avoid clothing with threads, beads, bows, and laces as these can choke, strangle, or suffocate.

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