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Clothing for newborn babies is a very important item for children. When the baby is in the mother’s womb, it will be protected by the mother’s body. However, after the baby was born, newborn clothes can help protect the baby and keep the baby’s body warm as if it were still in the mother’s womb.

Many mothers wonder what quantity of newborn clothes to buy for their children and how to choose them. Don’t stress, we will help you answer your concerns about how many bodysuits you need for a newborn and give you the most useful advice.

When do you need to buy newborn clothes?

The best time to buy newborn items for your baby is around 6-7 months of pregnancy. This is because shopping for baby products during the last month of pregnancy can be very tiring and difficult. Moreover, at this stage, the mother knows whether she is pregnant with a boy or a girl, and can buy the appropriate clothes, colors and designs for each baby.

When shopping for newborn baby supplies or children’s clothes, just make a list of the items and quantities you’d like to buy, select a store, and you’ll be able to make your selections right away.

How many newborn clothes do I need?

How many newborn clothes do you need?

  • 5 – 6 Newborn clothes: divided into 2 sizes. In the first 1-2 months, babies won’t need too many clothes, and they grow very quickly. Therefore, mothers should only buy the appropriate quantity, opting for loose, comfortable sizes.
  • 3 – 4 Infant pants: Usually, newborns and babies in their first month primarily use cloth diapers or diapers with tabs, so they use pants less frequently. Therefore, mothers also buy them in appropriate quantities.
  • 3 – 4 Body suits/ Onesies: The simple cotton bodysuits are the cornerstone of a newborn’s wardrobe. They are affordable, easy to launder, and relatively easy to dress and undress a small baby. The purpose of these bodysuits is to keep the baby’s tummy warm during night sleep or when wearing diapers without exposing the belly.

Tip: For newborn baby clothes or body suits/ onesies, choose gentle colors. Because brightly colored clothes are not good or safe for your baby’s skin. It is best to choose white, yellow, blue, or light pink tones.

  • 2 – 4 Warm clothes: If you give birth in winter, it’s necessary to buy additional warm clothes for the baby. Mothers should purchase 2 jackets, 2-3 warm tops made of fleece, cotton, wool, etc., for variety. However, if the birth is in summer, buying warm clothes for the baby is unnecessary. Nevertheless, mothers can buy 1-2 moderately thick jackets for the baby to wear when going out.
  • 1 – 2 Hat: Baby beanies serve as an excellent method to ensure baby stays warm, comforted throughout the day and protect against from the sun in the early week.
  • 5 – 7 Cloth diapers: are safer than paper diapers because they do not contain many chemicals. With the reusable feature of cloth diapers, it will not create as much waste as disposable diapers, helping to protect the environment.
  • 4 – 5 Pairs of sock: Since the baby’s body temperature regulation system is still developing, they are vulnerable to both colds and heatstroke. Therefore, it’s advisable for mothers to dress their babies in socks to prevent infections.
  • 1 – 3 Special occasions outfit: In fact, this isn’t really essential; having it or not having it doesn’t matter much. Parents can buy to let your baby wear it on special occasions/ festivals where you want him or her to participate.

Keep in mind that the above list is simply a fundamental suggestion. As your newborn grows, you’ll discover the clothing styles that suit you and your baby best. This will provide you with guidance on what to buy as your baby outgrows their initial wardrobe.

Some notes when buying clothes for newborns

In fact, choosing clothes for children is not simple
  • Pay attention to the weather: Weather is a factor to consider when choosing clothes for newborns: winter clothes or summer clothes. Mothers need to estimate which season of the year they will give birth and only buy clothes for the baby for the first 2-3 months.
  • Don’t buy too many clothes at once: The truth is that newborn babies don’t need too many clothes. Moms should not buy a lot of things at once. Because in the first period of life the baby will grow very quickly, so buying in advance without observing the baby’s development will be a waste.
  • Choose clothes according to your baby’s weight and height: For babies in the first 2 months, you should buy size 1, for the 3rd month, use size 2. Mothers can monitor the baby’s height and weight through ultrasounds to choose the appropriate clothing size. Actually, you don’t need to buy one that fits your baby. If you’re wondering between a small size or a big size, choose the big size because your baby will grow very quickly anyway.
  • You should choose clothes with light colors because often brightly colored clothes will be produced with chemicals, which are not safe for your baby’s skin.
  • Be sure to choose one made of cotton fabric that absorbs sweat and has seams turned out so as not to affect your baby’s tender skin. The shirt should have buttons in front of the chest or a tie on one side to keep the baby’s chest warm.

Laundry Tip for Infant Clothes

Selecting a mild and gentle detergent is extremely important when laundering newborn clothing to safeguard the delicate skin of the baby. It’s advisable to wash new clothes before use to eliminate any impurities. Utilize a gentle washing cycle and cold water to prevent fabric contraction and maintain softness. Moreover, refrain from using fabric softeners and consider employing a double rinse cycle for babies with highly sensitive skin (or experiencing excessive fabric softener residue!). Routinely inspect buttons or loose threads to ensure safety. Opting for air drying helps preserve clothing quality, but if a dryer is preferred, choose a delicate, low-temperature setting.


Laundry tip: Do more frequent, small loads to reduce the burden of folding everything at one.

What should you do with baby clothes you don’t need?

Many parents are curious about how to repurpose their baby’s clothes once they’ve outgrown them. It’s a pity to let perfectly good baby garments go unused. We suggest to parents that these newborn clothes can pass to relative or friends, or donate them to children in highland areas or special, parents can put it in a cabinet as a souvenir.


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