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How many changes of clothing will my baby go through a day?

(16 Posts)
beckiebee04 Wed 23-Apr-14 00:16:09

I've been sorting my baby to be's clothing out and unsure if I've enough clothes, I seem to have loads but wanted to know how many body suits etc they will go through in a day

eightyearsonhere Wed 23-Apr-14 00:28:51

one baby gro will last two days then the next one will last one hour! depends on if they bring up milk or have explosive poop and thats hard to predict. dont forget you will get lots of presents of clothes if its your first.

cantseemtohaveitall Wed 23-Apr-14 00:30:55

In the first weeks I think we averaged about 3-4 changes of babygros/vests in every 24 hours..!

beckiebee04 Wed 23-Apr-14 00:32:01

I know ppl have bought me lots n I seem overrun with clothes

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 23-Apr-14 00:37:06

Mine awas never sickly, so had vest and sleepsuit on fresh in the morning then the same fresh for bed.

Tip - leave tags on stuff until you come to use it, so if you think it wont get worn you can take it and swap it for the next size in the shop.

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 23-Apr-14 01:03:35

My DD had acid reflux, so we had major puke problems, and explosive nappies. In the first 3 months we often got through at least 2 sets of clothes during the day (dress / top and leggings), and a babygro at night. She had a clean vest on each morning and night, and any time we had to change her clothes.

As she was sick so much in the beginning, I had a constant supply of muslin cloths and towels to hand. I would cover myself in a bath towel when I was feeding her (I got soaked once or twice), and cover her with a muslin cloth/bib as much as possible.

As others have said, people will often buy you cute outfits/babygro's. While I was pregnant I made sure I had a sufficient number of vests (14 in each size unless you want to do washing every day), muslin cloths (I had 20), and sheets for the moses basket/crib/cot. These are things people don't buy you! Ooh and socks - buy 00 size if you can-this is newborn size (I also suggest "sock-ons" - brilliant invention!!)

nolongerbumpieorlumpie Wed 23-Apr-14 01:05:35

We went through three in an hour today whilst out for lunch biiiiig poos!!

But other days its just the one!

weebairn Wed 23-Apr-14 06:46:57

My baby wasn't very sickie so usually just one in 24 hours. There were incidents though!

NickyEds Wed 23-Apr-14 11:31:11

DS is 17 weeks and we're on second change already today! Usually around 3-4 in 24 hours.....but LOADS of bibs and muslins!!

littlegreengloworm Wed 23-Apr-14 11:34:10

I think I had eight gro's and they lasted two to three days for the first 12 weeks or so

littlegreengloworm Wed 23-Apr-14 11:35:34

Just a tip, most baby clothes we bought I swapped for larger sizes as tend to use gro's early on. I'm so glad now. Baby is in 9-12 month clothing and only seepven months so its saved me from buying too much

TKKW Wed 23-Apr-14 11:46:37

With DC1, it was about 2-3 in 24 hours and about 8 nappies in 24 hours. We had poo leaks and little milky pukes which went underneath bibs. Actually, DC1 wasn't too bad and some days it was 1 babygrow in 24 ours..You do need to soak or rinse off the vom quite quickly as it can stain.

juliegdutra Wed 23-Apr-14 11:59:22

I find this SO confusing! I've tried to calculate what might be the baby's minimum needs (How many newborn clothes do I need?) but I feel like my figure is way off? Also, did you start with newborn sizes or go straight to 1 month?

TKKW Wed 23-Apr-14 12:18:59

I have about 12 newborn baby grow sleep suits size and all the rest 0-3.

Mamas and Papas newborn and too small. Got bought as a present and could only wear for 2 weeks. Tesco newborn were good for us.

My first DC was 8 pounds 5 oz, so a big one!

I'm pg with DC4 and I still couldn't accurate predict how many you will need, although IMO over run with clothes is a better position to be in.

I will have a little pile of baby grows upstairs, another downstairs, a couple or 3 in my changing bag and a little pile by my bed for middle of the night changes. I also keep a bag of spare clothes in the boot of the car for potty training accidents and car sick incidents so there will be some in there too.

I make sure that I have enough to last long enough that we don't run out if I can't get the washing machine on every day. I also buy a bit of a larger size as they can sometimes shrink in the tumble dryer.

However I can predict that my little newborn will: Have an 'all up the back as far as the neck explosive poo' when he is wearing my favorite outfit, or when we are just about to leave the house...or both, or when he is on the lap of a guest who is dressed nicely! I will also have days where I will look at the pile of laundry that has been created by the smallest member of the household over the last 24 hours and think...how???

I didn't have sicky babies.

In newborn size we had 14 babygrows and 14 vests which was enough for our twins.

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