(Closed) How many bodysuits, sleepers, outfits, etc. do you need to buy for new baby?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
6890 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t do a whole lot. Babies grow so fast and if you have a baby shower more than likely you will get quite a few clothing.  I know for us, we ended having to purchase preemie clothing since our child was born early

Post # 3
1492 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Everyone said not to buy much newborn stuff…. So we didn’t. Then my daughter was only 6lb 11oz and in newborn stuff for 3 months. So yea it’s hard to say. For us we had about 10ish long sleeved onesies and 10ish sleepers per size and we did fine(My Dear Daughter was born in April in the south). It will depend on your weather too. if it’s super cold you’ll also need pants.  I’d Bank on needed about two outfits a day in the first months as all kinds of liquid gets leaked and then give yourself some wiggle room for how often laundry gets done. I swear one day we went though 5 outfits. Yikes. I’d also skip the cutesy 2 piece outfits or maybe just get one or two. They are so unfunctional and we only whipped the dresses out for pictures. 

Post # 4
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I found that six of each of the basics was the right number for us (onesies, sleepers, pants etc).

Post # 5
1553 posts
Bumble bee

Diamond84:  I’m due in March too and I’ve got nothing!! It’s so tricky, I don’t want to waste huge amounts of money on clothes that won’t get worn…but I know that we won’t have time to be constantly running to the shops to get more stuff!

Post # 6
575 posts
Busy bee

I second 5-6 onesies and 5-6 sleepers (even though if it gets warm in the spring, you might only need the onesies + the sleeping bag / blanket baby is wrapped up in) for the first three sizes (1 month, 3 months, 6 months). You don’t need pants, t-shirts, dresses. Maybe one or two cardigans, but again – it will be warm. That is if you wash at least every second day – otherwise, get more. I wouldn’t have been able to go to the store to buy outfits after the baby was born. At 6 months, things get more interesting and you might have gotten enough sleep to feel like putting baby in outfits. 

Post # 7
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I would say get as little as possible until quite late in your pregnancy. I sort of wish I’d followed everyone’s advice when they told me this earlier! People will give you clothes towards the end, often quite unexpectedly. To be honest, I’d hold off buying any clothes until your third trimester, for that reason. By the time you’re nearing the end, you’ll be able to see what you have and haven’t got much more easily.

Post # 8
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I will just mention that we never use long sleeve onsies/vests.  Seems much easier to put warm clothes on over top.   We were given a bunch but it is so much easier to pull a tank over their head than deal with long sleeves especially when they are really little.  Everyone will have their own preferences though!

Oh and as gifts we always got size 3-6 so had to actually purchase more small stuff than we expected.

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