Baby Clothes

Clothes for a Newborn

During the first few weeks, newborn babies mainly wear bodysuits/vests and sleepsuits/babygrows as they sleep most of the time.

Vests or bodysuits can come in three different styles.​
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Depending on the season you will require several of each of these. Short sleeved bodysuits/vests can be worn on their own if the weather is very hot or they can be worn underneath an all-in-one sleepsuits/babygrows if the weather is cold.

All-in-one cotton sleepsuits are the most commonly worn garment by babies for everyday use. You can also buy footless sleepsuits and nightdresses. The nightdress usually have an elasticated hemline.

If you and your partner are tall, a footless sleepsuits are a good choice as you may find the all-in-one bodysuit style doesn’t fit very well on a taller baby. With the all-in-one footless style you will require socks or booties for your baby’s feet.

Below is listed a number of basic clothes items your baby will require for the first month or so.

For further information regarding baby clothing, bed linen, muslins, blankets, wraps, bibs, hats, socks and towels, see Essential Babylist.

Gro Swaddle is a great item if you need help swaddling your baby and can be bought online from here - Gro Swaddle.

Baby clothes can be purchase from many children-wear stores and online from many suppliers. Some of these are listed below.

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