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Newborn Clothing Tips

Babies grow fast, so it’s best not to spend a lot of money on many outfits in the smallest sizes. In the first few weeks, your baby needs clothes that are comfortable and easy to get on and off

Newborn clothing sizes

Size 000 is intended to fit babies from 0-3 months, and size 00 is for babies from 3-6 months. Some bigger newborns might be ready to go straight into a size 00. You might have to roll the sleeves up, but it won’t be for long.

Sizes vary between types of clothes and manufacturers, so it’s worth comparing clothes to other garments you already have, rather than relying only on the size of the label.

Because babies really do grow very fast, you might want to try buying the minimum number of clothes in each size.

What newborn clothes to get

Look for stretchy jumpsuits that button at the front, and tops with envelope necks that are easier to get over your baby’s head. Jumpsuits with zips also make dressing your baby quick and easy.

It’s tricky to dress (and undress) an unsettled baby in something that’s difficult to get over the head, or that has a lot of buttons up the back.

Clothes should be soft, comfy and easy to take care of – you probably won’t have much spare time, so it’s best to avoid things that need handwashing and ironing.

Newborn babies need to be kept warm.

In cold weather it can be easier to dress your baby in layers. Then you can take layers off when you’re at the shops or in other warm places.

As a guide, dress your baby in the same number of layers you’re wearing, plus one extra layer for warmth. A few bunny rugs or wraps will be very handy for wrapping your newborn baby.

Although it’s important to keep newborns warm, it’s just as important that your baby doesn’t overheat