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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I'd like your opinions about amounts for baby clothes-


If we own our own washer and dryer-

how many newborn outfits?

how many 3 month?

how many 6 month?  etc


I looked at my son's pictures and it looks like he was in newborn sizes for 1 month and then the 3 month stuff for 3-4 months. 


I think I have plenty of newborn onesies/shirts - it will be late August so it will be nice and warm.


I remember how crazy it was with a new baby and I think it was common for us to not get to the laundry for awhile. Do you think having a week's worth of clothes for 3 months , 6 months, etc, is excessive?  I probably won't buy past 6 months for now.


I also can't remember how many outfits we went through in a day. My son spit  up a lot, many times a day, I am pretty sure we were going through quite a few a day. I guess I have no way of knowing if that will be a problem with this baby.  


post #2 of 7

We were gifted a lot of newborn-sized clothes, but my dd outgrew them so quickly I didn't find them necessary. I thought 10-12 onesies each in 3 months and 6 months was more than enough until she was around 7 months. We do baby laundry every 1-2 days though (we have some help for chores). My dd actually had way more than a dozen 3 month onesies but some of them never got worn. We usually went through on average 3-4 outfits a day. 

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks that's helpful. My babies were 6 and 7 lbs so they could only fit newborn clothes for at least a month or so. Were yours bigger? 


It's good to know we weren't the only ones going through several outfits a day. I'm going to aim for like a dozen to 14 outfits I guess. It will be winter so we'll need more than onesies, like pants, sweaters, whatever to keep the baby warm.


I'm just glad I'm not thinking excessively! I don't think I'll plan anything past 6 months for awhile.

post #4 of 7
We went through several outfits a day for the first month, but that's slowed a lot. My twins are 8 weeks old and I rarely change them more than once per day. I have so much more than I need and am planning to trim to about 20 outfits for the pair. That way I can just wash once per week for them. I think this will work until the start crawling and actually getting into stuff. Then I might allow a few more spares. We will see. I didn't do this with previous kids and just thought more changes was better but found I just had mounds of laundry.
post #5 of 7

Interesting thread. My son will be born in September and I'm thinking while he's still little I won't need much at all! Just something to keep him warm and clean. Then, once he's 6 months old and it's summer, he'll be able to wiggle around just in his diaper. (: 

post #6 of 7

Toddler shirts and diapers were our everyday infant wear around the house.  I hate buying kids clothes, especially babies.  What a waste.  They grow out of them way too fast.  I always ended up with at least a couple outfits for each baby stage as gifts that I would use if we went somewhere, but even most of them ended up being handed down with the tags still on. 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Update: baby was born and he was 7 lbs 10 oz at birth. By 2 weeks he is now 9 pounds and growing out of the newborn onesies and shirts. I am finding that he spits up so so much that we haven't gotten him dressed much, just wrapped in a blanket most of the time. It's been in the 60s-80s still during the day so he's warm enough, but I notice he sleeps more when I dress him, it might feel a lot more safe and secure to him? It's getting cold at night, and the sleepers we have are the most often used. So in retrospect, for our circumstances, probably like 7-10 sleepers/nightgowns would have been good. I really really hate the snaps on newborn clothes.. such a pain!

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