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Here comes the fun part...shopping for baby clothes! With so many cute options out there, it's best to start with a list of wardrobe must-haves before you indulge in the just-gotta-haves for your bundle of joy! For the early months look for soft, comfortable layette that will withstand the test of many laundry cycles. Convenience is key, too. Easy on, easy off clothing with snap buttons make for happier changing times for both baby and you.

what is layette, anyway?

Layette consists of the everyday essentials your baby needs, including clothing, bedding, towels and bibs. All pieces are easy to care for, simple to use and are designed specifically with your newborn's comfort in mind.

a note on sizing

Stock up on a couple of sizes, as babies grow incredibly fast. This way you won't have to rush to the stores every time your munchkin has a growth spurt!

 

sizing chart

The following guide is approximate. Because manufacturers design clothes differently, refer to the sizing chart offered by the manufacturer on the package.

size height weight
newborn 10-20" 5-9 lbs.
0-3 months 20-24" 9-13 lbs.
3-6 months 24-26" 13-17 lbs.
6-9 months 26-28" 17-20 lbs.
12 months 28-30" 20-23 lbs.
18 months 30-33" 23-26 lbs.
24 months 33-36" 26-29 lbs.

clothing checklist

Use this checklist as a guide to start building the perfect wardrobe for baby.

good-to-have

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