Some go absolutely crazy buying every cute item they see once they get the news their expecting – Don’t!! At least don’t buy everything all in the same size!
First of all you dont know how big baby will be once they put in an appearance and secondly – they grow THAT quickly you won’t have a chance to put them in everything.
So as with everything different shops sizes vary, but in general you have tiny baby up to 5lb/7lb, new born up to 10lbs, 0-3 month, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 9-12 months. There after it’s 12-18, 18-24 months and then 2 -3 years.
Now for terminology:
Sleepsuits/Onesies – with feet
Rompers – without feet
Vests – can be sleeveless, tshirt style or long sleeves but still button underneath nappy
What you need;
New babies really can live in onesies: they’re easy and convenient to change especially as you get into the swing of things. You can get them in multipacks and this is true of vests as well. If I were doing it all again I’d do it the same way – few baby outfits but mostly onesies for the first few months.
I’d buy a few tiny & new born sizes, and then get more 0-3 months. Gifts from babies arrival certainly will pad out what you have so don’t go too crazy!
Here’s my list of what I had before my lo arrived:
Long sleeved vests: 8
Short sleeves popper vests: 9
Velcro vests: 9 *
Internal Hats: 7
Wooly hats: 4
Mittens: 4 pairs
Track suits bottoms: 4
Swimming suit: 1
Cot Cellular blankets: 2
Moses basket cellular blanket: 2
Moses sheets: 3
*velcro vests – are thin cotton tshirts that open up but fasten with Velcro. These are perfect for when you’re in hospital and even for doctor/hv appointments. You find them in Mother Care as a multi pack of either 2 or 4.
Hopefully this will help you prepare clothes wise for baby’s arrival. A post in necessary items coming soon!