Baby Clothing – What Types of Baby Clothing Are Right For Your Baby?

When it comes to baby clothing, there are a lot of choices. But it can be difficult to determine which ones are right for you and your little one. When shopping for clothes, you want to find pieces that are incredibly soft, easy to dress and change your infant in (especially with spit up and poop!), and that will also look cute.

Thankfully, there are a few great places to shop that can help you with all your newborn clothing needs. One of our favorites is Old Navy, which offers a large selection of styles and outfits. Their outfits are affordable and can easily be mixed and matched with other pieces. They also have an array of sizes, including toddlers and older kids, so you can dress your entire family in matching outfits if you choose.

Another great option is Monica and Andy, a mom-founded brand that uses only the softest organic cotton and features fun mix-and-match styles. Their garments are breathable, eco-friendly and have thoughtful details like fold-over scratch mitts to prevent your infant from getting scratches on their delicate skin. Their clothing is also GOTS certified, meaning it meets the highest standards for sustainable production.

Newborns require a lot of layers, but the key is to layer light fabrics that are breathable and will keep them warm without overheating. These layers will help your baby sleep well, and also will be easy to take off if they become overheated during playtime or nap time. Some of our favorite items to include in our newborn wardrobes are bodysuits, dresses, kimonos and leggings.

A good rule of thumb is to buy a few sets of bodysuits in various colors and patterns, then add several long- and short-sleeved onesies in coordinating or neutral colors. This way you’ll have lots of no-fuss basics for your newborn that can be easily dressed up or down with accessories and will look adorable in photos.

You’ll also want to have plenty of baby leggings on hand as they are a versatile staple that can be worn over a bodysuit or paired with a kimono for colder weather. Some baby leggings also have cuffs at the bottom that pull down for diaper changes.

It’s important to remember that your baby will likely be sporting the umbilical cord stump for the first 10-20 days, so make sure you purchase or register for some itty bitty kimonos and other covers to protect it. Some of these can even double as a burp cloth!

Another essential item is a few pairs of footed pajamas. Unlike regular pants, footed pajamas have openings at the back and legs to allow for quick diaper changes and help your baby stay comfortable while they’re asleep. Ideally, you’ll want to opt for a pair of pajamas that have zippers instead of button snaps, which are more difficult to handle when your baby is fussy and tired.