Baby Clothes Quantity Poll

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18: how many onesies per size to buy for daily and undershirt use?
    7 : (2 votes)
    22 %
    10 : (2 votes)
    22 %
    12 : (1 votes)
    11 %
    15 : (2 votes)
    22 %
    20 : (0 votes)
    25 : (0 votes)
    30 : (2 votes)
    22 %
    other : (0 votes)
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    Member
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    Honestly I never thought “Oh dear, I have too many clothes” and often thought “We are running out of clothes!” especially in the beginning. All bodily functions all the time. I too went the used route because they grow so quick that it’s crazy to think of shelling out the big bucks for something they’ll wear for a month. When I was planning my mother said I should buy way more than I thought I would need and I thought she was crazy. Luckily she knew what she was talking about and stock piled for me. I was very glad to have the extra clothes because mine was a heavy drooler through the teething portions, a messy eater/breastfeeder, and a spitter-upper. I easily went through five outfits a day and HATE doing laundry all the time- so I liked the extra.

    But like you said every adorable little person is different so yours may well be! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2609 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    FrenchNewlyWed:  We do a onesie and pants about half the time, and just a footed suit the other half, and then footed suit (pajamas) at night. When they are newborn the footed suits are the easiest. We do not do anything under the footed suit. Snaps are cute on the suits but zipper is easier (especially for middle of the night diaper changes!). I would buy less of newborn sizes and more 0-3 and 3-6 months. I would say ten suits minimum but not more than 15? When my son was a newborn he could usually wear the same suit all day since he wasn’t blowing out diapers yet or spitting up much! Now we change his clothes more during the day (he’s wearing the 3-6 month size now) since he’s drooling/spitting up more and sometimes having blowouts. Have fun! Those tiny clothes are so cute!

    PS A super useful layer for us has been a little fleecey oversuit with mits and a hood. We put that over the suit for going out in the car. Even in early winter in Alaska it’s warm enough (with a hat and a blanket).

    Post # 6
    Member
    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You mean just a this?

    I have consistently used less than 10 (more like 5-10) for each clothing size. I consider the above to be a onesie, just a simple one piece of clothing with a print or something.   I use other things though, like long sleeve shirts and pants in the cold months and sunsuits (mine is a girl) in the summer.  The little sunsuit type things were my favorite for summer months.  My baby only wears her onesie underneath her sleep sack for bed.  So 5-7 of those were plenty.  I would probably stick with 5-10 onesies and then spend the rest of the $ on other types of clothing.  Get long sleeved clothing for winter months.  The long sleeved onesies are good under pants though or with leggings.  I do that sometimes.

    But don’t stock up too much on the larger sizes since you don’t know how quickly your baby will grow (or not) and it’s hard to predict what season you will need what types of clothes.

    Sunsuit is really a onesie, but more decorative.  These were my favorite things for my girl during summer months (a lot cuter than a simple onesie, even though it really is a onesie as it is one piece)

    Also, baby usually goes through the newborn, 0-3 month, and 3-6 month clothing the fastest.  So I wouldn’t buy too much in newborn or 0-3 mo.

    I normally do not put a onesie under footed pajamas.  But honestly my baby doesn’t wear footed pajamas yet to sleep in (she is 7 mo).  she wears a onesie and a zip up sleep sack.  So I needed 0 footie pajamas during the summer months.

    Post # 8
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    FrenchNewlyWed:  I usually don’t put it under everything.  Assuming your home is heated in the winter, I don’t think you need a onesie under everything.  I only used my underneath the sleep sacks (I have an April 10 baby and still using cotton sleep sacks).  Only now as it’s getting to be winter and below freezing out I am thinking of getting a fleece sleep sack.  Sometimes I used onesies during the day but I’d just use the onesie with pants/shorts/leggings over it.  I don’t think you need to double up on top. But I do use a onesie every night for sleeping!  Long sleeve onesies in the winter and short sleeve in spring/summer/fall.  You don’t want to overheat them though, I’d err on the side of baby being cold than baby being too hot.  Overheated babies are linked to an increased risk for SIDS.

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