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Baby Clothing Guide

Shopping for a newborn can be fun and exciting! Think of all those cute baby clothes you can dress him or her in! Adorable girls' dresses, sweet little pants suits, footie pajamas and more. But wait, before you go on a shopping spree for all those newborn clothes, we've put together a list of necessities that no parent of a newborn should be without! This guide will help you prepare and put together a functional wardrobe for your little one.


Baby Girl Essentials

Switching from simple one-piece infant clothing to baby girl outfits, opens up a whole new world of snaps, zippers, buttons and bows. As your baby grows, take her fashion to the next level.

A complete pant, legging or skirt outfit ready to go. Makes it easy to get out of the house in a hurry.

One-piece design with snaps for easy changes. These are invaluable for day or night.

When the day calls for fancy, you'll be ready with a special frilly, ruffly or bow-trimmed outfit.

Slip-on mary janes and Velcro or elastic-strap sneakers are comfy and playable all year, while boots and sandals will get her in step for a change of seasons.

One for the season. A one-piece pram or coat keeps baby dry and warm.

Can feature her favorite princess characters or animal friends, and be either flame resistant or flame retardant.

Find the perfect baptism gown & accessories for your baby'sspecial day!

Baby Boy Essentials

From simple one-piece infant clothing to baby boy sweatpants and jogger sets, there's a whole new world of snaps, zippers, buttons and pullover shirts. As your newborn grows, take his style to the next level.

A complete pants outfit - with sports or superhero themes - ready to go, with matching jacket, shirt or hoodie. Makes it easy to get out of the house in a hurry.

One-piece design with snaps for easy changes. These are invaluable for day or night.

When the day calls for fancy, you'll be ready with a special pant suit, with coordinating shirt and tie.

Moccasins, boat shoes & slip-on Velcro sneakers are comfy and playable all year, while workstyle boots will make him feel like amini man.

One for the season. A one-piece pram or coat keeps baby dry and warm.

Can feature car, sports or animal themes, and be either flame resistant or flame retardant.

Find the perfect baptism suit, romper & accessories for your baby’s special day! Consider a three-piece pant suit or tuxedo set for a boy.

Footwear for newborns is all about warmth. If your baby is not wearing a footed outfit, you'll need lots of socks to wear with nightgowns and outfits for indoors. Look for an elastic cuff sock. You'll also need some “no kick off” booties to keep your baby's feet warm and cozy when you're out and about.

Meal times are messy so you'll need 8-10 cloth feeding bibs (include a few plastic-coated bibs too). You might select a few drool bibs, which are much smaller than feeding bibs and prevent dribble from sliding down on baby's clothes. Burp cloths, which often come packaged with bibs, are indispensable and can be used as bib backups. The best burp cloths are big and thick and dry quickly.

Newborns lose a lot of body heat through their heads, so you'll need to keep them covered. You'll need a soft, warm knitted cap that covers baby's ears in winter, and a broad-brimmed hat in summer. To keep baby from scratching his or her face, you'll need two pairs of soft cotton scratch mittens.

Whether you are wrapping a newborn or protecting an infant from the elements, a baby blanket should be durable, easy to clean and safe. When selecting a baby blanket, become familiar with the different types, since each has a specific function.

Plush, soft and fanciful, a baby blanket generally has many different textures, patterns, fabrics and appliques. The baby blanket may have colorful designs and animal shapes that keep a baby stimulated, and the thicker plush material keeps baby warm while napping or riding in the stroller.

Parents often keep a stack of lightweight receiving blankets on hand to clean up drool and other baby messes in a hurry. The blanket, which acts as a buffer between baby and the outside world, also makes a handy burp cloth.

Swaddling blankets help provide comfort, calm and relaxationfor baby by keeping him or her enveloped, often with fasteners to keep the blanket in place. Some blankets remain wrapped around the top half of the baby, while the bottom is undone for diaper changes.

This is a durable blanket that a child becomes attached to. Made of soft plush or fleece and often with a stuffed animal attached, a “blankie” will become a child's constant companion.