Newborn Clothes - How Many You Should Prepare

Newborn Clothes - How Many You Should Prepare

Welcoming a newborn is a momentous life chapter and preparing your newborn's wardrobe is an exciting - and sometimes overwhelming - part of the journey. While every family's needs vary, here's a general guideline to hopefully help you navigate the world of tiny clothes and ensure your little one's comfort.
Also known as onesies, these one-piece clothings are essential for daily wear. Little newborns require multiple diaper changes in a day, so most onesies come with nifty snap buttons at the crotch to facilitate quick changes. Aim to prepare about five to ten bodysuits, depending on how often you are able to wash and dry your baby's clothings.
Babies often need their diaper changed at night too. You may consider preparing three to five sleepsuits ready for the littlest. Opt for zipped sleepsuits for easy diaper changing. You don't want to sleepily fumble with numerous buttons in the middle of the night!
You and your baby might spend most of the first few weeks recovering at home. Two to three occasion wear should suffice. 
It may take a while for babies to be able to sleep through the night, swaddling is believed to help improve their sleep babies by keeping them snug and reducing their Moro reflex which often startles them awake. There are plenty of swaddling options in the market nowadays. Ones with zip, velcro, or the good ol' swaddle cloths. Every parent (and baby!) has their own preference. No matter which one you choose, prepare three to five swaddles for the early weeks. 
Keep three to five pairs of socks and mittens to keep those tiny feet warm. Newborns also often have sharp fingernails so mittens are good to prevent them from accidentally scratching themselves. Two to three baby hats or beanies should be sufficient.

How to Choose Baby Clothings


Babies grow up very quickly! Many parents who don't mind slightly loose clothings in the first two to three weeks often opt to skip the Newborn sizes and get 3M size and up for more mileage.

Ease of wear

Opt for snap buttons and zips for speedy changes.

Small parts

Inspect their clothings for loose buttons or embellishments that may turn to choking hazard.


Seek soft breathable fabrics. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, are often the better choice for their delicate skin. Synthetic fabrics, such as polyester, are not breathable and often made with toxic chemicals. 
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