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Baby clothes - how many of each?

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Tranquilitybaby Mon 29-Dec-14 23:32:43

I sound so naive but it's been 10 years since I last did this.

How many of each do you but of sleep suits, bodysuits etc? Is 7 enough?


WhyOWhyWouldYou Tue 30-Dec-14 09:04:29

It depends on the baby (i.e. how sicky they are) and how often you do washing. I'd say 7 sleepsuit and 7 bodysuits was enough to begin with, you can always pop out or send someone out to get more if you find you need them.

Sheets wise youd want 3-4, hats 1-2, cardigans 2. Again buy more if you find you need them.

angeltreats Tue 30-Dec-14 09:08:17

We had loads as people gave us lots, but found we only used and washes the same 10 or so vests and sleepsuits. Our baby is never ever sick though and friends have said their washing machine is on constanly. I'd buy 10 or so of each, you can always buy more if you need them.

Tranquilitybaby Tue 30-Dec-14 09:15:39

Thank you x

Zahrah5 Tue 30-Dec-14 09:37:53


I am also shopping but confused about sizes

so far I got 3 sleepsuits in newborn size, and 3 sets bodysuit + dugaree pants (gifts).

Then I have 3 sleepsuits in "up to one months size". and 3 bodysuits.

Then 6 sleepsuits in 0-3 months, 5 bodysuits.

Do I still need more? Are we to have 7 or 10 of each in each size- newborn, up to 1 month, 0-3? I am seeing huge size difference between newborn and up to 1 month, especially in sleepsuits legs lenght.

Artandco Tue 30-Dec-14 10:18:09

Zahrah - tbh the above sounds fine. You can use the newborn and up to one month at the same time. The sleeve can just be folded if needed, and it really doesn't matter if slightly long in leg as they don't move at that age!

Then get a couple more in 0-3 as in a few months usually. But 10 sleep suits should be fine.

If baby really gets through all newborn and 0-1 for some reason ie ill with diarrhoea you can just put in a 0-3 whilst you wash. If you find you always run out you can always buy more at the time if needed.

We had:
Newborn :x5 vests, x5 babygrows
0-3: x10 vests,x10 babygrows, x5 cardigans, x5 hats
3-6: x10 vests, x10 babygrows, x5 cardigans, (x5 hats and booties-most fitted from 0-3 range still)

just put 0-3 cardigans etc on from newborn with sleeve turned up. The newborn ones only last 2-3 weeks so seems a waste.

Cardigans easier than jumpers over babygrows if cold. Babygrows until 6 months easier to change, plus cheaper as they outgrow every 2-3 months before 6 months size. After that 6-18 months roughly just soft dungerees/ long sleeve vest/ cardigans/ babygrows still combination.

Oh and if you are thinking of using reusable nappies don't bother with jeans/ leggings/ etc until potty trained, as bulkier bum!

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