Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Preparing Clothes for your baby

These are some of the newborn clothing and linen items that your baby will need. Remember that term babies quickly grow out of newborn size clothing and you should consider buying three to six month old sizes and allowing your baby to grow into them. Always purchase flame retardant clothing and follow washing instructions. You will need:
  • 5-7 undershirts or 'onesies'
  • 3-4 stretch suits with feet
  • 3-8 night gowns (with drawstring bottoms)
  • 1-2 sweaters
  • 1-2 hats
  • 1-2 sets of baby washcloths and towels (hooded)
  • 3-4 dozen newborn diapers (plus 3-4 waterproof pants and diaper pins if using cloth diapers)
  • 4-6 receiving blankets
  • 2-3 pairs of booties or socks (you won't need shoes until he is walking well)
  • 2 washable bibs
  • 4-6 cotton diapers to use as burp rags
  • 3-4 fitted sheets
  • 2 quilted mattress pads
  • 2-6 waterproof pads
  • 2 crib blankets or comforters
  • 1-2 blankets for the carriage or stroller

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