20 or 30? Do I have enough sizes? Here’s how to know how many baby clothes I need in each size.
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How many newborn clothes do I need?
Newborn clothes are for babies weighing 5 to 7lbs. Many little ones outgrow newborn clothes in the first four weeks so you do not need to buy many pieces. 3 to 5 pieces is enough because they outgrow them very fast. Those four weeks are many you need outfits that fit your tiny baby well.
However, newborns need multiple clothes in a day because of spit-ups every now and then. The exact number depends on how many times loads of laundry throughout the day or week.
For newborns focus on buying a few pieces.
Here are some basic newborn outfits you must have at hand when your baby comes home
Bodysuit- 4 long sleeved and short sleeved bodysuits
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- Short sleeve baby girl bodysuit
- Long sleeve baby girl bodysuit
- Baby girl sleeveless bodysuit
- Baby onesies with funny sayings
- Baby boy long sleeve bodysuit
- Baby boy bodysuit short sleeve
- Baby girl boy Turtleneck onesies
Side snaps- two
Rompers – three
Pants- five pants to put on with bodysuits
Pajamas or footies –four pajamas either the zip or snap
Sleeper gown –two
Hat-buy two light beanie hat that has a knot at the top that you can tighten to fit baby small head or loosen as your baby grows. If it is summer choose hat made of cotton and winter choose warm ones.
Mitten- buy three but before buying check your long-sleeved bodysuits or pajamas whether they have convertible mitten cuffs.
How many 0-3 months baby clothes do I need?
Baby clothes sized 0-3 month fits babies up to 13 lbs.
Long-sleeved and short sleeved bodysuits-6-8
Bibs – you need 12 bibs for protecting little one’s clothes from spit-up, therefore help reduce laundry
Wearable blanket -two
How many 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and 9-12 months baby clothes do I need?
The baby size 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and 9-12 months you need the same number as 0-3 but you can add occasion clothes
Factors to consider when deciding how many baby clothes I need
The number of clothes you need depends on how often you plan to do laundry. To know the exact clothes you need before laundry, look to estimate the number of each type of clothes you go through each day, and multiply by the numbers you want to go before doing laundry.
For instance every day you go through 3 bodysuits and you do laundry after two days you need 6 of them
When you are buying baby clothes consider the season.
If it is winter you need warm clothes like thick sleepers. Hot season a bodysuit can do.
Hoping our guide will help you know how many baby clothes you need.