What Kind Of Baby Clothes To Buy

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pregnant76 - February 23

I just went to look at baby clothes and it was so overwhelming. I am so confused with the different types of shirt and gowns. And, the sizes??? Can any of the experienced moms out there help? I know babies grow fast but I just want to make sure I have what I'll need!


wailing - February 24

I felt the same way. All the equipment u need is overwhelming. These two Vicki Iovine books helped me alot... Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy and Girlfreinds Guide to Baby Gear. My friends pa__sed them onto me after they had their babies and they helped ALOT. Also if you go to the Babycenter website they have actual lists u can print out of what u will need when u bring ur baby home and advice on how many types of clothes u should have ready. Hope this helps. Good Luck!


Tammy276 - February 24

for the first few months, you will need a lot of sleepers and onesies....besides that a few outfits for when people visit or you go out with baby. Depending on how big your baby is, usually 0-3 month sizes last for a while, but after that, I found with my son he was always one size bigger than he should be...say when he was 4 or 5 months, he was wearing 6 - 9 month stuff...so in the beginning, just get what you need and then buy stuff from there on when you know how big your baby is getting.


Tracy88 - February 24

If I am out and see a really great outfit or piece of clothing, I buy it in 3 to 6 or 6 to 12. If something is on sale and too cute to pa__s up, I buy it in newborn or 0 to 3, for those occasions when we will be going out. I have picked up some sleepers, but I know my sister in law is stocking up on onsies and sleepers for me, so that's why I stick to the fashion! Plus, I was warned not to go too overboard on the newborn sizes because you really don't know how big your baby is going to be.


mommybabyboy21 - February 24

I am not buying any new born sizes...when I was born my mom couldn't put the new born outfit on me that she bought for me to go home in...I had a girl cousin 8 months older than me so my aunt brought a 0-3 outfit for me to go home in and my mom couldn't get it close....so she put it on and rap and extra blanket around me and said lets go I am not leave her here. So I started out buying 3-6 months clothes....if for some reason my son is small which I highly doubt unless he comes early because he is already messuring big I am buying 3-6 and I asked on my baby regerstry that if you buy clothes for my baby please no new born stuff. But all the experenice mom said since the baby is due in June and its always really hot were I live...lots, and lots of onesie, and maybe some light sleepers...but they all said your baby lives in a onesie and only when you go out do you have the nice outfit to put on because they said you will be changing your baby at least 3 times a day if not more...do to spit ups and spills and since I am having a boy they are betting on the diappear change accident where he will pee himself etc. Not that I haven't bought him cute outfits of course I am trying to be good and save some shopping for my babyshower. =)


rachograd - February 27

hi im mum of 5 and having my 6th baby i only brought a few sleepsuits and vests in 0-3 months and newborn and a good cardigen the rest ive brought 3-6 months as u can never tell what weight baby will be and they grow so quick good luck


Marie6549 - February 27

I always tend to buy the clothes that are for up to 10lbs as that covers the majority of most 'average' birth weights and maybe one or two sleepsuits that are newborn or upto 8lbs. It really does depend on the baby as my friends baby was 7lbs, but he was so long that he would only fit into 10lb stuff. To be safe, maybe even buy one or two things in each size because you can always go out shopping after or get DH to do it..... :0)



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