Babies outgrow their clothes quickly so you don’t want to go overboard on what you buy. However, you do want to be sure your newborn has what he or she needs. Soft baby clothes are your best bet because they are gentle on your baby’s new skin and keep him or her cozy and comfortable, whether sleeping, eating or playing. Be Mi Los Angeles specializes in the perfect wardrobe for your newborn. Here’s what you need for those first few weeks and months.
Also called onesies, bodysuits are great because they snap under your baby’s butt, keeping their shirt from riding up and making them cold. You should have at least 4 to 6 bodysuits for your newborn. Choose soft cotton materials, which are more comfortable and easier to launder when they get dirty.
Sleepers are the ideal way to keep your baby warm and cozy while he or she sleeps. Sometimes referred to as footie pajamas, sleepers are designed to cover your baby’s entire body, except for the hands and face. Again, soft fabrics are a must. Sleepers with zippers are easier to put on and take off when you’re doing middle-of-the-night diaper changes, so that’s something to keep in mind when you shop.
T-shirts and Pants
Newborns don’t need any fancy outfits. You want your baby to be comfortable so soft t-shirts and pants are ideal. They come in colors and patterns for both boys and girls and are an easy way to get your newborn dressed each day. Keep the weather in mind when you choose clothing so your baby doesn’t get too hot or too cold.
A newborn’s body is still learning to regulate its temperature so you want to keep your baby warm, even if it’s summertime and you wouldn’t be wearing socks. A few pairs of soft socks keep a baby’s feet warm, but also keeps the entire body warm. They’re ideal for when you leave the house but are also a great option for sleeping.
Due to the risk of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, it’s not recommended to put blankets in an infant’s crib. But you want to keep your baby warm while he or she sleeps so a sleep sack is a perfect alternative. It’s like a blanket with arms and zips up the front. It can be worn over your baby’s other sleep clothes and is much safer than a blanket.
Not only are they stylish, but a hat is a must for a newborn’s wardrobe. As mentioned above, babies don’t regulate their own body temperature right away so a hat is an easy and adorable way to help keep your little one warm. Choose neutral hats to match the rest of your baby’s wardrobe.