This word is running in the head of many parents before the kids is going to be born and I have to say that I had to solve this issue really fast. Since I did not have much time left between my arrival back home, finishing my studies and delivering my son.
And I was really happy to hear from my friends who had already kids and could have shared with me some practical things and now I can share with you.
I want to emphasize the issue of the clothes. Since my son is already 4 month I can look back and evaluate how I was prepared and what of the layette was really needed and what was too much already. I will just make few points which I consider the most important when making layette
your baby is growing hell fast so if you can borrow as much clothes as possible from your friends than do it, to buy new clothes is senseless, your lying baby will not destroy that so even if you borrow some peaces than good.
consider that you will need to have few peaces (I would say about 10-20 paces can be good ) because you will change your baby few times per day (sometimes you are not lucky and poo goes out of diaper, sometimes he drills) there are many sometimes 🙂 of this and that.
- if you buy the clothes that start with size 50-56 (it means length of your baby), standard size of newborn is about 50 cm and cca 3kg. and in nowadays maybe size of 62 also. Since recent babies are a bit bigger 🙂
- you should consider also that they do not like much to put things over their head so if you can buy the clothes with many buttons than prefer that rather the other which you have to put over his had. You should have buttons or pins also from the button to be able easily access diaper which needs to be changed and you do not have to dress and undress your baby always when it is pooed. I would recommend you this shirt called “body or onesie” . You can dress it on your baby without any problem.
- If you buy upper layer keep in the mind same features as for the onesie.
- You might need also some pullover if the weather is cooler, than small cotton cap.
Keep in your mind that newborn babies has really bad thermoregulation so even you might feel warm your baby will feel cold. And you can easily recognize that if you touche their nose and sometimes feet or hands can help you also.
There are planty of other little things to consider when preparing layette but I will write about them later.
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