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How much clothing does a newborn need? The basic equipment and what to keep in mind

The birth of a child is an exciting event that fills parents with anticipation. In addition to the emotional preparation for the new family member, there are also practical questions, such as the baby’s wardrobe. How much clothing does a newborn actually need? This question concerns many expectant parents as they prepare for the arrival of their little darling. In this blog post, we would like to give you some helpful tips and recommendations to help you determine the right amount of baby clothes for your new arrival.

This is what you need in terms of clothing for a newborn baby

  1. The basic equipment

The basic equipment for a newborn usually includes:

  • Bodysuits: 5-7 pieces
  • Rompers or baby suits: 5-7 pieces
  • Wrap bodysuits: 5-7 pieces
  • Pyjamas: 3-5 pieces
  • Socks and scratch mittens: 5-7 pairs
  • Hats: 2-3 pieces
  • Jackets or cardigans: 2-3 pieces

In most cases, this basic equipment is sufficient to provide your newborn with good care in the first few weeks. However, keep in mind that babies often spit up or leak diapers, so you may need to change them more often.

  1. The right size

When buying baby clothes, make sure you get the right size. Newborns grow quickly, so it is advisable to have a few clothes of different sizes on hand. Pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions and choose the size according to your baby’s weight and height.

  1. Seasonal adjustments

The amount of baby clothes can also depend on the season. In winter, newborns need more warm clothing, such as thick onesies, snowsuits and warm hats. In summer, lighter bodysuits and thinner rompers are sufficient.

  1. Plan laundry day

Babies are masters at spilling, spitting and canning. This means you need to wash baby clothes regularly. Therefore, plan enough clothes so that you always have something clean on hand while the dirty laundry is being washed.

  1. Gifts from friends and family

Baby things are also popular birth gifts. Parents often receive a certain amount of baby clothing as a gift from friends and relatives. Take this into account when planning your own and don’t buy too much in advance.

How much do you need for basic supplies for a newborn?

The amount of clothing a newborn will need can vary depending on individual needs and external circumstances. However, careful planning and good basic equipment are the keys to a relaxed start to life with your baby. Remember that your little one is growing quickly and needs may change. Flexibility when selecting and adapting your baby’s wardrobe is therefore always advisable. Look forward to spending time with your newborn and enjoying the moments together, no matter how many items of clothing are hanging in your baby’s closet.

Image credit: clothes for a newborn baby – created with AI by Microsoft Designer

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