What do newborns wear in a day? You may wonder if they have enough clothes to wear when looking at their tiny wardrobe filled with tiny little clothes and you may find yourself wondering if they are ever going to run out of clothes to wear as they grow. Since newborns grow quickly, the answer to both questions is no. Keep reading and learn what newborn baby clothes you need and the best daily wardrobe ideas for babies who are 0-3 months old! What do newborns wear in a day?
One of the first questions people ask when they're expecting is what do newborns wear? What your baby wears all day depends on many factors, including where you live, whether it's summer or winter, and what kind of weather you'll be experiencing. In general, newborns only need one set of clothes for an entire day — no more — because babies don't sweat as we do. Whatever activities you have planned for the day, rest assured they don’t need a change of clothes for each one. When it's warm outside (or inside) babies don't need layers and layers to stay warm, but instead just need easy access to their diapers. If your climate is moderate then there are plenty of options for keeping your baby comfortable all day long — lightweight clothing made out of cotton and breathable fabrics that aren't too heavy. During winter, he’ll need one coat, one hat, and one pair of booties to keep him warm for those monthly doctor visits. If you plan on wearing your baby in your carrier such as the Ergobaby Aerloom at home, remember not to overdress him since your body heat is enough to keep him warm.
The number of clothes your baby needs depends on a few factors. First, will you be dressing them up or down every day? If so, you may need more outfits than someone who simply uses a uniform or keeps it casual. The age of your child will also play into things—older kids can get away with wearing less clothing because they're able to regulate their own body temperature (newborns need a couple of layers). In general, newborns can get by with three short-sleeved onesies (or bodysuits), four sleepers, and four pairs of socks as the minimum.
In some instances, you may experience a blowout. Although they don’t happen daily, it’s safe to say that you need an extra set of clothes in case this happens. To have enough for the week, plan on buying three onesies for each day of the week. This can be a mixture of short sleeves such as these cute baby rompers for the day depending on the weather, and long sleeves for nighttime. When packing your diaper bag, be sure to pack an extra onesie or two for any unforeseen accidents. These canvas diaper bags from Sleepy Panda have ample space to put all of your baby’s needs if leaving for the day.
At times, it helps to set a routine by the type of activities you do during the day and this includes changes of clothes. For example, if you change his clothes after he wakes up before breakfast, you can signal to him that it’s the beginning of the day and follow that same routine day after day. Same with his bedtime routine. By changing his clothes after bath time, he’ll start putting things together so he knows what time of day it is. By associating breakfast with a change of clothes he now knows it’s the start of a new day. By changing his clothes after bath time, he knows it’s the end of the day. If for any reason you need to change his clothes in between, try to associate it with a nap or snack time so that it doesn’t throw him off completely.
It can be confusing knowing what to dress your little bundle of joy in. Does your baby need tights? What about socks? What clothes will keep them warm and safe? This is where it helps to know what daily wardrobe ideas newborns typically wear. Your baby won’t wear a jacket every day—but you might opt for one on cooler days if you’re taking them out and about. As a word of advice, don’t go overboard with cute outfits during the first 3 months. They go by fast and your baby may not get to wear them all. Instead, buy special outfits as occasions come such as family pictures, holidays, and birthday parties.