(Closed) how much clothing to get before baby comes?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When are you due?

I bought very little in the smaller sizes as they stay small for such a short time.  I think that right away I bought more things in the 6-9 month range as they seemed to fit longer.  If you are due in the winter, don’t forget some warmer things to have on hand.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Can’t say for sure, but I already have a ton of stuff. : I have a whole laundry basket filled with a little bit NB and a bunch of 0-3 and I’m starting trying to get some 3-6.

I’ve seen some really cute gray and white sets. I also have some stuff already that in shades of aqua or minty green or tan that is pretty neutral.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@AvantLaLettre:  If you are having a shower, I would wait till after that.  People love to buy all sorts of little stuff because it is so darn cute.  Also, some babies never fit the NB sizes and there are even some that never fit the 0-3 month sizes.  Depends on how big the baby is when it is born.  7-8 lbs baby will wear 0-3 month sizes for an average of three weeks so keep that in mind when shopping.  I returned most of what I got at my shower and bought diapers with the money, it is the one thing that I knew he would wear for a long time, LOL.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We have way more than we need right now. Our little guy is 4 wks and currently in the 9-10lb range (8lbs at birth)– and we’re still in newborn sizes, and probably will be for another month at least. We do laundry often enough that we could probably be fine with 7 of everything. The only thing I find myself wishing we had more of is outerwear— sweaters, jackets, & buntings. In that category we have 3 things, and I wish we had a few more and that they were all in more versitlle colors. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t have a baby, but when we had team green baby showers, we did brown too, because if you add a blue pair of pants (lets say for a onesie) it’s a boy, add a pink pair of pants, its a girl. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@AvantLaLettre: Old navy has quite a bit of grey/white and brown/white baby stuff right now (at least where I live). I also picked up some cute black and white graphic oncsies at Winners in Canada (I think TJ Maxx is the US equivalent). We are tram green too, and I am not a big fan of yelloe/green combos and rubber duckies, so I have just kept an eye open for NB/0-3 month stuff in colours I like (grey/brown/ivory).

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@AvantLaLettre: Yeah. I know what you mean. We’re banking on the munchkin being large when she’s born because my mother and grandmother both had 9 and 10lb babies. : The sizing thing is an issue for me. I think the gray stuff was like… Carter’s? Maybe Old Navy…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I bought mostly just basics (solid colored onesies, sleep n’ plays, etc…) before Dirty Delete was born.  I didn’t buy any real “outfit” type clothes until she was born and we knew she was a girl.  I don’t like most of the gender neutral outfits, so the majority of my before-baby stockpile was just basics I knew could go either way.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d say enough onesies and pant/top combos to get you through a week. That way, you have time after the baby comes to hang out at home before you NEED to get clothes . . . and don’t end up with too much gender-neutral, or wrong-size items.

And once the baby is here and everyone knows the gender, odds are the grandparents or other relatives will be more than happy to get you some cute outfits for the baby to wear right away.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Ms Mini: I second the Old Navy suggestion. They do have a lot (mostly in the boys section) that are reallygender neutral, but cuter than the typical GN green/yellow that you find many places.

I like earth tones, so we got a lot of brown, navy, dark red, orange and some blue clothes that could be used for a boy or girl. I am not a pink/purple person though, so I prefer GN stuff on girls.

We knew we were having a boy and I also expected (and got) a large baby. 10lbs 9oz to be exact. He fit into 0-3 month stuff for the first 3 weeks or so and then was in 3-6 month stuff until about 3 months old. He lasted in the 9mos and 6-12 mos clothes longer and just outgrew the last of the 9 mos clothes a couple weeks ago. (DS is 8 months now). 6-12 stuff (old navy, seems to run a bit big) still fits okay, and the rest is 12 month which will fit him until Jan-Feb I expect.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

eek. Forget it once I find out gender it will be a free for all for anything I find under $5 in the appropriate sizing!

I’m bad.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m expecting to get a lot of clothes at my shower, but I’m also slowly starting to buy things. I just bought 5 short sleeved and 5 long sleeved onesies from a website today (I used them to buy onesies for my best friend’s baby shower in April last year) for Cyber Monday. I got suckered in by the sale! Now I’m wondering if I should’ve bought one in all the colors I like, but that’s a little overboard. But they are $2.87!

My Mother-In-Law told me this wknd she bought some clothes for her and my best friend did some Black Friday sale shopping for the baby as well.

I think she is going to have a bigger wardrobe than I do.

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