Clothing - What You Need, When
Excerpt from Baby Bargains by Denise & Alan Fields
If you’re new to this baby thing, you may be wondering how to pair the right clothing with your baby’s developmental stage (if you’re back for another round, think of this as a refresher). Here’s a little primer on ages and stages.
- 0-3 months: Newborns aren’t even lifting their heads and they aren’t able to do much besides eat, sleep and poop. Stick with sleepers, sleep sacks, and nightgowns for these guys. They don’t need overalls or shirts and pants. Look for items sized by weight if possible since 0-3 month sizes can be all over the board.
- 3-6 months: By the end of this stage your little one will be rolling over, sitting up and sleeping somewhat less. Still need those sleepers, but you’re probably going to expand the wardrobe to include a few more play clothes. Two new items you will need now: bib and socks. Depending on your baby’s growth, you may find that you’re buying nine and 12-month sizes.
- 6-12 months: Finally, your baby is crawling, standing, maybe even cruising. At the end of a year she’s likely tried those first tentative steps! Play clothes are a layette mainstay during these months. You’ll also need good, no-skid socks that stay on (or very flexible shoes). Again, you may find you’re buying into the 18-month sizes.
Excerpt taken from Baby Bargains by Denise & Alan Fields, “Chapter 4: Clothes/Diapers” pg 173.