Post # 1
So, now that we know we are having a baby girl, we want to start buying baby stuff. I don’t want to go crazy and get more than I need.
I had a friend give me a bag of newborn clothes yesterday and I got
- 2 long-sleeve onesies
- 2 short sleeve onesies
- 2 shirt and pant outfits
- 7 sleepers, 4 with feet, 2 without and 1 gown
All of this stuff is NB.
I was wondering how much stuff I should actually buy in NB size versus 0-3mths. It is very likely that our baby will be at least 8lbs at birth. My mom and I were both 10lbs and both my brothers were over 9lbs, so my mom and grandma both had big babies.
What do you guys think? What do I really need? (I already told my friends and family at home that if they want to buy me baby clothes, nothing smaller than 6mths.)
Post # 3
I wouldn’t buy any more if I were you. My baby was 8 lbs 13 oz and she was out of newborn size by 2 weeks. I’d rather not waste money and have her wear something that’s a little big if need be for a little bit.
Post # 4
Sweet. That’s what I was wondering. I guess I’ll start looking into 0-3mths when I find stuff I like.
Post # 5
I only had a few things in NB size because I was convinced my son was going to be big Fiance was a big baby. so I never really bought much in the NB size. I would recommend a pack of NB diapers till the cord falls off. BUt my son was born and he was a tiny thing hardly even 7 pounds so he wore the few little things i had and then I reilized I needed more… I say just buy a few things to take to the hospital with you. Make sure you have plenty of onesies thats what my son lived in the first few weeks. and play it by ear if you havea tiny baby go out and buy a few things or send your mom or someone to pick out some stuff thats what I did. when he was a few days old I hit the store with my sister and we found a few things. but you dont need a ton just enough to get you through a week then you can wash and repeat. but I wouldnt go crazy on the NB sized things til after there born. I took clothes to the hospital in NB and 0-3 months just to be safe.
When ever I buy gifts for friends i always buy them 6, 9 or 12 months sizes because so many people see the tiny stuff and pick it up cause it so cute and you end up with a ton… wait till after your shower to you will get a lot of stuff…. good luck!
Post # 6
Unfortunately, I live overseas and our families are in the Midwest. Our baby will be about 2 -3 months old by the time I get a shower. lol Thanks for the advice though!
Post # 7
You might find this thread interesting:
How fast did you baby grow?
Post # 8
I am about 7 weeks away from my duy date and my baby is measuring up to be a bigger baby, and so i decided to take most of my NB stuff back, just kept 2 warm sleepers, the rest of the stuff i have is mostly 0-3 month, 3-6 and so on!
Post # 9
I would definately get a few more newborn clothes. I say this because our kiddo I was expecting to be a big baby also. His daddy and grandfather were all big babies. But kiddo came 7 weeks early and is still in the NICU unit in the hospital. He barely fits newborn clothes that the hospital provides while he is there. I ended up purchasing quite a few onsies and sleepers that are newborn.
Post # 10
I think that is probably enough. Even if she comes out small for whatever reason you will be staying home a lot those first two weeks or so and that amount of clothing will get you through either until she is in the next size or until you can get out and buy more. My little one was 9 lbs so she didn’t even wear newborn diapers and we had an opened pack we had to donate to the church.
Post # 11
I am going to try and swaddle as much as i can during the first month, and everyone is right we will be at home for the first month or so…
Post # 12
It depends on how big your baby is…all the 0-3 month stuff was too big for about a month for our totally average sized baby (7lbs 12oz). Really you want to make sure you have onsies because you’re changing them so often you don’t want to worry about taking their legs out of a sleeper every time (it gets sooo annoying and you can just wrap them up in a blanket to keep them warm).
Oh and some brands run large while others run small…Carter’s seems true to their weight listed, Gerber runs small (seems like their onsies are run slim) as does Garanimals, Circo runs large.