We have reached the last month of pregnancy. We have prepared the bag to take to the hospital with things for you and the baby on the way. Easy to have what you need written in the hospital list, but then what will the baby need when he is home? Here is the necessary basis for the clothing of the newborn.
- Body: you will never get enough. Choose them with short or long hands, depending on the season. Leotards are more comfortable because they do not rise and do not leave the back and belly uncovered. Better to choose those with side lacing, which do not have to go through the head. Children don’t like getting dressed. You will think that white is the wrong color because it gets dirty right away. Think instead that it is the simplest then to wash!
- Rompers: chenille, fleece or light cotton depending on the season: they will be the ones that the baby will wear the most in the first few days, so it is worth having a few more.
- Padded suit from outside for the winter, which wraps it well from head to toe
- Socks: not putting on shoes, cotton socks are very useful.
- Bibs: to buy in abundance to change them several times
- Bonnet: babies just don’t love it. Use it only when it is really cold or to protect it from the sun
Remember that it is best to dress the baby in an onion shape, so that you can easily undress him when you enter a club. It is therefore better to overlay medium-weight clothing with a light shirt, useful in autumn or spring, seasons in which the climate changes constantly. Then think about how you are doing. Your baby will not be cold if you are walking in a light dress!
The labels on the clothes usually refer to either the age of the child (expressed in months or years) or refer to a classification based on his measurements: the height of the newborn, the measurement of the waist, chest, hips, foot length for shoes and so on.
The NB (New Born) measure will only be used for the first few days, when the newborn will be in hospital. In fact, the first few months the baby will grow very quickly. Remember then that the number of months indicates “up to” so, if you buy 0-3 months, it means that he will wear that garment until his 3 months. Each child is unique and you cannot know beforehand what it will be like. You can follow the growth charts, but don’t buy everything too early, otherwise you risk having clothes that she will never wear.