Joybynature.com Team

Pregnancy is the most beautiful journey for a mother, its equally exciting for the father too. Your baby is the only focus point for you right now. When you step into your favourite market place all you want is to shop for the little one. Often parents buy too many items for their little one which later goes waste.

Let me tell you, your baby in the first month does not require much clothing. The first month of delivery will go in settling your self with baby. Your baby and you will not be mobile for a couple of weeks except for the doctor visits. Frankly speaking the first month will pass with just a blink of an eye.

Babies grow very quickly and usually outgrow everything which you have purchased for the first month. Your focus towards shopping infant clothes should be for 3 to 6 month and upward. I am sure your urge to buy more and more is too big, but try to resist it.


We have created a very basic list for you, which will give you the rough idea as to what and how much to buy.

  • Infant gowns: you will be requiring them until the umbilical cord falls off. It’s loose and less irritable to baby skin. Moreover changing diaper is much easy with these gowns.
  • 6 to 8 onesies: Look for onesies which have wide neck opening as you have to be careful with your little one’s tender neck.
  • 6 to 8 vests: again look for the vests which have wide neck opening and should button up under the crotch this prevents pulling up of clothing line.
  • 4 to 8 pyjamas: these the best infant day wear and keeps you little one free and comfortable.
  • 2 to 3 jackets or sweater: look for front open jackets or sweater which makes it easy for you to dress up your little time. Your baby must be lying down most of the time so front open garment is considered comfortable.
  • 1 to 3 rompers or dress up party wear: this is not the most important item of this list however if you want your little one to get dress up for an important occasion you might require this piece of infant clothing.
  • 4 to 7 socks or booties: you do not require shoes as you baby does not walk, but you will be requiring socks to cover the bare feet.
  • 4 to 6 hat/caps: if yours is a summer baby you will require summer hats or soft caps. In case its a winter baby then requirement of woollen caps is a must.
  • 4 to 6 mittens: mittens are a must as your little one will be scratching themselves. They will definitely try to pull the mittens out but you must still stock some.
  • Fleece suit 1 or 2: in case of winter baby it’s a must.

Here are few significant reminders for the first time parents:

  • Pick up cottons as it is a breathable fabric. For chilly winters Fleece is a good choice. Ensure the seams of the clothing should be properly finished as they might irritate baby’s skin.




  • Fastners are better than zippers as it’s easy to close them. Zippers can cause trouble to your little ones.
  • One important point to note is that buy infant sleepwears that are flame resistant.
  • Any kind of hangings of buttons or cute detailing should be avoided as they are strangulation hazards.
  • Do not overload your little ones in winters. Too many layers can make your little one uncomfortable. This may lead to dehydration; this will make him sleepier. You baby will tend to eat less hence become hypoglycemic.
  • Always prewash your infant clothing.
  • Newborn child will need frequent diaper change, hence look for clothing which is easy for you and your baby. Snaps at the crotch is the best option.
  • Your baby’s first winters is very crucial. Do not overload him but ensure that what ever he wears should be be properly fitted. Air should nt pass in between the layers of clothing.



Cute is not always the right choice. Look for clothing that is practical and comfortable for your child. Remember you little one is still struggling over his body controls.

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