For the first year I tried different types of clothes. I liked the footie pjs with zipper or footie pants the best lol basically living in that and a onesie underneath! I would advice to buy special outfits for occasions weeks before the event cause they grow out of stuff so fast!
I always put the minimum of what I thought I would need in their drawers and then had a bag of back up stuff hidden away somewhere. Sometimes it's not a case of them getting everything super dirty it's just not having time to do laundry when needed
All we do are jumpers and jammies for the first year. Then we Branch into more pants and shirts. How I figure is five main outfits and 2 extra. That way laundry can be done every 3ish days and there is choice. Each main outfit once out of the jumpers is interchangeable as well (not gonna lie my kids will go through at max 4 oufits a day between meals and snack) 😀 I wish you the best of luck!
Defo need loads !!
I pretty much never dressed my son at home he only wore like three different onsies the first couple months for appointments. Now at 12 mo he still barely wears anything 😂 I think he has like 4 different outfits. Excluding pj's I think I have 4 to 5 of those as well
All. the. footies. I thought I had enough clothes but boy was I wrong, my baby rips through clothes, sometimes wearing them for less than 30 seconds before she spits up.
I kept everything with the tag on. Once baby got here and we knew what size we were needing we opened and washed a bit at a time until we felt we had the right amount and then returned the rest. We did this for every size we hit until we had a good idea of what we needed. We also did this with burp clothes and blankets. Personally I am glad I did it this way. I would have returned a lot before baby arrived that we ended up needing because I also thought it was too much and on some things we still didn’t have enough. But really it just depends on your child. They are far from clean though.
*not everything fits
I thought I had too much clothing from friends, however 4 weeks in it has been very useful to have a lot because bit everything fits. Now I am giving away the stuff I won't need. I would say keep stuff for now and donate when you actually know what you will use...
For the first few weeks all mine just wore onesies and cardigans. The middle child as so bad for explosive poops. It’s only when they got to weaning stage I had to change so often
For the first 4 months my daughter lived in zippered footie pajamas. But we went through a few a day sometimes because of blow outs. Not that she’s 8 months she doesn’t go through as many outfits. But the need for different styles of clothes (rather than footies) is there.
It’s easy to go with little when you have a washing machine and dryer at home but if you’re planning on doing any travelling for longer I found I needed to purchase some additional clothing just before we left.
I put bibs on my son every day to help keep his clothing clean. Really cuts down on the amount of laundry!
My son had really bad reflux. One particular day I had to change him almost 10 times by the time my husband came home from work 😳😭 I always had more than enough until he outgrew that. But then they are blow outs, peeing through a new diaper because they suck... 🙄
I my little one had bad reflux too. Plus he's been a heavy wetter from the start, so there were lots of leaky diapers. I definitely ran out of clothes a few times.
Untill about 6 months old she was mainly in onsies and I only changed them when they needed it, so one per day or sometimes even longer as she was never a puker.
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Check out swoondle (clothing swap) I love it. A minimalist's dream.
I believe she is talking about this: https://www.swoondlesociety.com
Is swoondle an app or Website?
I had so much new and barely worn clothes. In my opinion they don't need alot. They just need to be comfy. So onesies or pajamas mostly.
Both my kids were naked 99.9% of the time. My youngest is 8 months and everyone comments on how he's naked all the time. I choose not to deal with that added laundry. My 8 year old was pretty much naked till she was 2. And even then she pretty much only wore a shirt.
I never thought of this idea. My kids go through laundry like crazy. Especially the one that pees in bed.
In my experience we started to go through several outfit changes once we were 9 months old. That’s when food were starting to get more solid and we would self feed and bibs just didn’t even cut it. Before then you are definitely okay with just a handful of outfits.
I normally change three times twice during the day and then right before bed.
Honestly , my daughter used sleepers and lounge clothes for the first 3 months, after that depending on breastfed or not and when you introduce solids , yes baby wears tons of clothes, and grows like a weed!!
So I only keep like 25 zipper onsies NB/0-3 months and wash every other day regardless if I’m out or not. Anything with buttons I wouldn’t waste my time with lol however my son never spit up and never had blowouts. He would pee everywhere when changing him so we had to change his outfit almost every time he got a diaper change lol
My son spit up ALL the time, everywhere, until he was 6-7 months old. Between that and blowouts we sometimes changed him 4-5 times a day! I was also overwhelmed by the amount of clothing we got, both as gifts and hand me downs, and had to buy extra drawers to stash the bigger stuff in the closet. It’s crazy how fast they grow so I would say you’ll be surprised how much you need, but you definitely don’t need to go out and buy it all now! You’ll also be doing a lot of laundry to wash all the spit up and poo so you can get by with just the basics.
My LO is 11 weeks and we go through a couple outfits a day when a diaper blows out. I was keeping her in just a diaper for a while but they don’t regulate their body temp well so just the air conditioning made her hands and feet were cold. She was getting stiff muscles when she slept. Cover their core (torso) and the rest will warm up too. So, we put her back in short sleeve onesies or short sleeve two piece outfits. Guess it depends on how often you want to do laundry but an outfit or two per day is pretty reasonable.
Until 6 months my daughter just wore footed jammies so about 5 with 2 oufits for family ( it was winter and holidays). Now at 8months wearing size 12month. jumpers- 6x jammies- 5x leggings- 3x sweatpants- 3x onsies- 6x dresses- 2x Cloth diapers we use 12 in rotation, washing every 36ish hours (Since nesting, I have her clothes portioned out until 4T in vaccume seal bags. Each consisting of a base wardrobe)
I found it overwhelming with having a lot of clothes when it came to go through the outgrown clothes
My baby used to just wear a sleepsuit til it got peed on sometimes this would be 24 hours sometimes a couple of hours. He defi itely needed more clothes when he was tiny. Now he is bigger he wears a clean sleepsuit every night after bath. Then he might wear this all the next day or if we are going out I might put a special outfit on. He doesn't sick or dribble too much. He probably has about 6 - 10 little outfits in rotation. We also use cloth nappies so we wash every two days for nappies and his clothes go in with ours.
Everyone in my house have 10 shirts and 10 pants/ shorts. I do laundry once a day tho so it’s not like they ever run out of clothes
He has a few more (15) but that’s only cause I throw away about 5 shirts a month. He works in a warehouse so he’s really hard on his clothes. But he has 10 pants/sweats/shorts. Plus he’s also a part time financial advisor so he has a suit and a few dress shirts but I don’t count those cause he needs them for work. Just like I don’t count my sweaters (2) or dresses (3). Our son on the other hand has 10 shirts and 10 pants/shorts. He just had a birthday tho so I need to declutter again.
Wow like even you and your husband? Lol I mean that would be easy I'd have a very empty walk in closet.
Depends on the spit up factor. My son always got his bibs and his onsies. I loved the regular white cotton onsies.
Keep all the onesies at least! Blowouts are so real! With my son we had to throw away onesies almost daily 😅😅
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My first kid, I got like 60 onesies in NB and 0-3. I swear half of them we never used. I'd calculate for like 2 onesies and a sleepnplay per day, then figure out how often you're gonna wash clothes.
I feel like I went through a lot more onesies with my daughter than son due to explosions. But that’s because of the way the diapers fill because of well... anatomy 😂😂😂 honestly a pack of onesies per size plus a couple footie pj’s are enough. My 9 month old still had clothes with tags on them because I never get down to the bottom of the drawer from doing laundry so often anyways 🤷🏽♀️
You won't need much. My baby was born the day after lockdown so I just bought one pack of newborn onesies the day after she was born. I had two packs of 0-3 onesies and vests three matching sets and 3 dresses. As it has been said, no need for much as the weather will be changing soon, social distancing is still a thing so there aren't many events happening and babies outgrow clothes so fast. Save your money for other things. 😀
I got so many newborn clothes and my youngest has only used 1/4 of them. I’d leave tags on a lot and either regift them or return for sure! Then again, my son was in only a diaper until 3 months unless we left because we did tons of skin to skin.
I moved from Germany and have no family and friends here. Before my little one was born we didn’t receive gifts from my hubby’s family but my Mom came to visit and brought a luggage of clothes my niece and nephew outgrew. Some stuff I bought myself but most of the time just a diaper worked fine and my babies love being naked haha ♥️
I go thru at least two onzies a day and then I put a clean one on before bed time. As far as burp cloths I go thru A LOT of those,, I end up using wash clothes as well. I do about 3 loads of laundry a week (mon - fri) on the weekends it depends. But yes your lil nugget can run around in just a diaper right now. Even at night if you swaddle them. Hope that helps 🙂
Depends on how often you wanna change them. You can change them after every spit up or only if its really bad (me) 😁 also, it's not like we can go many places right now anyway so no need for a lot of fancy outfits either
Haha Also, me on the “really bad”!
They don’t get super dirty until they can move and eat things other than milk!
I agree with this. Eating solids is very messy.
Because of the pandemic, we don't leave the house - no need for clothes! We use cloth diapers and they are SO CUTE so who needs onesies😂?! We got so many clothes (that we didn't register for), so we have stuff she's never even worn that she's grown out of already🤷🏽♀️it's a waste😕
Honestly I think lots of clothes is a waste of money since my daughter was born all the way up to now she’s 5 months old . I only ever put clothes on her when we are going to go somewhere or when there’s company but inside the house I’m in my bra and shorts so she’s fine just chilling in a diaper but that’s just me
Same here! You’re going to fly through the sizes and what you have... then you can buy a few things knowing how little time you spend in them. My friend kills the game at value village and gets her sons clothes there. Brand new. Tags on!
Yes!! Cutting onesies to this day, and my daughter is 3, lol. As they get older you can also make shorts out of pants, and use some younger pants as capris. My daughter's current favorite shorts are her 9 month old pants!! I also eventually cut off a lot of the snaps in the crotch and just had all shirts that were held down by pants, that way a messy diaper only required new pants, not a whole new change of outfit. Pants and a shirt was our go to most of the time, and only zippered onesies, doing 13 snaps on a wiggling baby? Forget it!! Lol. I love the following article that expresses my sentiments exactly....
Agreed completely. I love the creativity.
My daughter loves to be naked. She use to spit up at times but we would just clean her up. No big deal. We received so many clothes, as well as, purchasing all these outfits because they look cute. She definitely did not wear all of that. Tags still left on. She’s beautiful raw. So that’s how we leave her majority of the time. ☺️😍 I love the idea of cutting the onesies!
About 4 onesies a day and a zipper pajama at night is what we need daily. And a pair of socks. I go through more burp cloths then anything.
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I recommend at least 3 outfits a day
I personally don't have a lot of stuff I think that three or four of each thing is good enough since they just grow out of it so fast so, stuff like three or four pairs of footie pajamas the white onesies some pants the ones that are footed pants those are awesome and just a couple of shirts maybe a sweater gloves 2 hats and 2 booties the ones that Velcro. You can never have too many bibs though
Hopefully that works, I've never done that before..
I was given over 80 items of baby clothes just for newborn and 0-3. Tbh I didnt use most of it. I organised my drawers so i have 8 onesies, 8 vests and 4 body. Then about 2 pairs of dungarees and a dress for newborn and 0-3. I did washing twice a week. And if I ran out, just put the next size up on. You'll have to roll the sleeves and there will be extra foot room. But itll work. My daughter is quite sicky and we sometimes have to change her bib 3 times a day. But we rotate around 12 bibs and 10 muslin cloths. And it works well. Also I have used her spare clothes from her changing bag twice I think, so I only keep the next size up in there so I dont have to buy as many clothes. So happy there are other minimalist mums.
Maybe we should start a minimalist moms group?
Fab idea it would be great to have a group like that
I had SO many clothes when my son was born & honestly, he worn the same like, 6 outfits. In the very beginning you might change baby more because they usually spit up quite frequently but, even then you really only go through a few outfits a day. Just keep up on laundry & I promise you’ll only need a handful of clothes.
Same! How annoying is it 😂😂