Ok mamas, what do I really need on hand for this little one to wear? I want to be really practical here, and am SO fine with s/he not being dressed in matchy little designer outfits. We are planning to do prefolds from a diaper service, some low-pressure EC'ing, lots of babywearing. We're likely to have a long drawn-out wet spring that lasts until late June or early July. I'll be surprised if this kid is less than 8lb at birth. We have laundry.
I've accumulated a huge stack of free clothes but going through them last night made me wonder if I have the right stuff. There are soooo many onesies (like 20!) but I hear maybe these aren't the best for EC'ing - same probably goes for footed sleepers which I also seem to have tons of. I have (only?) 8 or so t-shirts and not many long-sleeved tops. Maybe 12 pairs of little pants/leggings. I have some hats. I have one pair of socks.
I'm thinking I need more socks, and maybe some of those baby sleep gowns - I wonder if I could hack the footie sleepers into gowns somehow. I made my first actual baby-clothes purchase last night and ordered a few pairs of babylegs on sale.
I need advice from you experienced mamas - what do I need a lot of? A few of? And what does "a lot" or "a few" mean?