honestly... babies go through alot of clothes. After Luke puked on his third outfit for the day we'd day, we'd joke that he lost his clothing privileges for the rest of the day.
he had a couple of "cutesy" outfits for church, or if we were seeing family. other than that it was all onseies, sleepers, and sweat pants. Truly, those first 0-4 months they go through several sets of clothes a day from spit up. If you have 10 onesies, a couple sleepers, and a few pairs of sweats you will probably be good. And then have a few nicer things for "occasions." Anyway, that's how we did it
I think an outfit that says 6 months will be a bit bigger than one that says 3-6 mos
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
I agree with Carolyn. LOTS! But don't go overboard on all the cutesy outfits as they will be spit up on, poop blown out of, drooled all over etc. I was lucky to get a bunch of hand me downs, so I'm not going to crazy. The sad part though, is they do outgrow them so fast, so if you plan to do laundry every day, you can probably go pretty minimal. You won't need many newborn size. that is only up to 8 pounds, and most babies weigh that at birth or soon after. I have a drawer full of nb, 0-3, another drawer full of 3-6 and 6, and another drawer full of 9-18 months at this point.
I found local cosignment sales and I bought up a ton of cute stuff but I stayed in the 0-3 and 3-6 sizes. Then I bought a few sleep gowns/sacs and other more cuter stuff for church etc.
Ross has cute stuff for cheap, I've gotten a few pairs of pants and other cute stuff for really discounted.
(And I'd still love to hear more opinions/numbers if you haven't responded yet!)
I'm actually glad now that we got some cutesy things in various sizes from our bags of used gear and from the shower. If it weren't for that I'm sure my boyfriend and I would be dressing them only in boring white onesies all the time. That's what I'll buy if I have to flesh out our piles.
6 months is usually 6-9 mos. size.
As for the number of outfits, I always have too many. Too many cousins and a crazy shopaholic Grandma.... so I would say it depends on how often you do laundry. If you do it once a week, I would getat least 27 outfits (three a day) plus sleepers. I don't know why three, it just seems OK.
I really don't know how many. With DS we had an entire dresser and closet packed full of clothes for him. Onesies, cute outfits, pjs, dress clothes, etc. I would dress him cute every day and have to change him when he made a mess. This time I am planning to let the baby live in sleepers unless we are going to the pedi or somewhere in public.
Also, with DS I was told I wouldn't need NB clothes or NB diapers or if I did get them I wouldn't need many at all. However, I found that he used them for several weeks and he was 8ln3oz when he was born. So its really hard to say what small size you will need a lot of. I would have maybe 10 of each for each baby so you have some for that day, some that are clean for later and some that are in the washing machine.
DS1 probably went through 3 changes per day, plus jammies. If I remember correctly, spitting up/puking was the biggest culprit that led to his frequent wardrobe changes. Since we did CD's, I ran his laundry every 3 or 4 days or so. I skipped size NB, and went straight to the 0-3 months, and we did well with that. Between 0-3 and 24 months, they grow pretty quickly, so I don't overbuy in any of those sizes. It's not until that we've gotten into the T sizes that his growth has really slowed down appreciably.
I still do the vast bulk of my shopping at the baby thrift store. I can get a whole season's worth of clothes for about $20-30. DS1 was a spring baby, so we did a lot of cute onesies, and if it was a chilly day, he'd get a pair of socks, too. Not quite sure how to dress a winter newborn... I suspect we'll figure it out once I go to stock up on winter clothes, since the only winter clothes I have on hand are more in the 9-month sizes. Thanks for the reminder to keep an eye out!