Clothing Essentials for Newborns

Once you start shopping for your baby and setting up your shower registry, you’ll quickly come to understand how easy it is to get carried away. After all, there are so many adorable baby clothes out there it can be difficult to limit yourself to buying only a few! When it comes straight down to it though, it’s important to understand what the clothing essentials for newborns truly are. By narrowing down your newborn clothes checklist, you’ll have a much easier time with that baby registry.

To begin with, you’ll want to have one take me home outfit. Your take me home outfit should be something that the baby is comfortable in and something that you have an easy time getting on your newborn. It doesn’t hurt if the outfit is also photo-worthy!

We recommend the Lemon Loves Layette Julia gown for warmer weather. It comes in six, sweet colors. The Jenna gown, is the same as Julia, but with long sleeves and comes in seven colors.

Both these newborn gowns come in sizes 0-3 months. The each have ruffles across the bodice and gather at the hem to keep those tiny toes warm and cozy.

Lemon Loves Layette Julia Gown in Rose Shadow Pink
Lemon Loves Layette Jenna Gown in Blue Tint, Bijou Hat and Blue Tint Wrap

Onesies and rompers are staples. On the average day, you instantly go to one (or both!) of these essentials, as not only are they adorable, they are extremely versatile as well. We recommend having at least 7 onesies or rompers on your baby registry. The Lemon Loves Layette Olivia Romper is available in 8 colors. We especially love onesie combinations, usually in sets of three. They’re a good value and, after all, you can’t have too many onesies. The Little Me 3 Pack Monkey Star Onesie Set is a great example to have on hand for your newborn and baby boy. The set costs $16.00 for all three or $5.33 each. A great buy.

baby romper
Lemon Loves Layette Olivia Romper in Rose Shadow Pink
Little Me 3 Pack Monkey Star Onesie Set for Baby Boys

Leggings, tights, and socks are the next staple you should put on your newborn clothes checklist. Not only are leggings comfortable for your baby, they are made in a variety of styles and colors. This makes it easy to match the leggings with whatever top or onesie you decide to put your baby in that day. It’s a good idea to request three to five pairs of leggings or tights on your registry. And don’t forget socks! Little ones get cold feet, so you can never have enough socks!

May we suggest Ruffle Butts footless tights. They come in a variety of colors and sizes from newborns to toddlers. And, they match the Ruffle Butts fashions so you can have your baby girl fashionably attired from head to toe. Huggalugs, also have whimsical footless tights that match sweaters and hats. And, to really keep those toes warm and cozy, Elegant Baby’s socks and shoes for baby’s 0-6 mos are simply precious.

Ruffle Butts Pink Footless Tights with Ruffles for newborns to Toddlers
Elegant Baby Pink Princess Kitty Crocheted Shoes for Baby Girls

If you plan on having your newborn’s photo taken by a professional photographer, it’s a great idea to check out some of the more fancy newborn gowns you can find, as they photograph beautifully! There are several brands that do an exceptional job creating embellished, yet elegant new born gowns. Cuddle Couture gowns feature vintage lace overlays with satin bows. These are great Take Me Home gowns as well as they have coordinating blankets and headbands as well.

Cuddle Couture Pink and Lace Skylar Newborn Gown with Ivory Satin Bow

Babies, especially newborns, love to be held close. It comforts and soothes them. Having one or two swaddle wraps, like the Le Top BeBe “Little Lamb” Muslin Swaddle, is a smart idea.

When winter time comes, you’re going to want to have some nice, warm outfits and snowsuits ready for your little one. Having one winter coat and two sweaters should do the trick. Make sure that you don’t forget to get two pairs of booties as well, so you can keep their little feet warm!

Summer babies often need a little less clothing than winter babies, but they still have some definite requirements. For example, a sun hat will help to protect your little one’s eyes and head from the harsh rays of the sun, while a lightweight blanket is ideal for putting on your baby for a car ride or a trip to the beach.

Make sure these versatile clothing essentials for newborns are on your baby shower wish list!