Hi, everyone. A little clueless here. I am pregnant with my first baby (a boy), and I find myself really confused by the clothes out there that I need to add to my registries at Target and Babies R Us (yes, not glamourous, but that's where I'm registering). I don't care too much about what's cute, though of course that's fun....I am just wondering what I need. What is comfortable for the baby. What is easy for diaper changes (we'll be using disposables). What is easy in general (less fussing around).
He is due May 28th, and we live in a hot part of southern California, but temps dip at night, unlike other parts of the country. So days will be up to 95 outside, over 100 in the hot months, and at night, it dips to 60! Desert-like climate. We have central A/C though too.
I am confused about what he wears while sleeping. I am actually planning on having him sleep in a normal crib next to my bed, I have a sleep disorder so it is best for his safety. There will be no sheets or blankets really (I read that's what you're supposed to do in cribs?) So I think we will likely swaddle him, or use one of those "swaddle sacks." So do babies just wear a diaper underneath the swaddling cloth? And then if he isn't swaddled while sleeping, what should he wear? should he be pretty covered? He'll need socks and mittens even though it's summer, right?
Then during the day, what do newborns wear indoors in summer? Do they need pants and long sleeves? Or do they wear short sleeves and diapers or shorts?
Thanks for any advice!!!! My baby shower is before any "infant care" classes we'll be taking....so I think that is part of the problem. I am hoping if I put some good things on my registry, I won't have to buy too many clothes on my own.