Clothing sizes and how many

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lemonlemon's picture
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Clothing sizes and how many

I know this post is somewhere else but I wanted to ask here!!

Do you have an idea on how much clothes in each size you want to aim for?
-----with Brody I went crazy and just bought whatever/whenever/how ever many I wanted... and they barely got used...

So I'm trying to be A LOT LLOTT LOTT smarter, and spend more money on important things and get a decent amount of clothing without going overboard.

Onesies are hard to NOT buy because they're so cute.. With DS he pretty much could wear onesies year-round, with pants... so there werent THAT many options..

Now, with having a girl, its like onesies, dresses, leggings, on and on....

Since she'll be born right when its rainy/wintery Im trying to stop buying so many short sleeved onesies and buy longsleeve.. my sister just donated me my neices baby clothes which she was born in summer so theres a lot of short sleeved..

Im thinking i need
Newborn longsleeved onesies (that fold the hands over so she wont claw herself.) maybe 6 of them?
Newborn- onesies.... I already have quite a few short sleeved so i should prob not buy anymore
Newborn- Pajamas- like 6 pairs... I do laundry like daily so I feel like I wont really run out, but I just love variety..
Newborn- like 6ish pairs of pants?
Newborn- a couple cute dresses/outfits?

Then try to get the rest in 3 months.. prob like 12 onesies, 12 long sleeve, 12 pants, 12 jammies, because im sure the baby will be able to use those longeR? I just dont know!!!

Its hard to buy dresses because they're all short sleeve/tank like, so do you just find little sweaters to go over them? it wont be "sunny" until she's li ke 9 months old!!!

I also like those newborn-size and 3 month size shirts taht button in the front, so you dont have to pull over babies head...

So whats everyones plan/idea, if you have one!

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Just a tip for babies in dresses, they all look really cute but when the baby is small, the dresses never lay right and all you end up seeing is her tights and diaper. When they are crawling dresses are impossible. They are also a pain in the butt for car seats. I would only but like 2 for now, maybe a cute church dress and a Christmas dress.I go crazy for buying dresses once they are walking. Leggings and a little dress look so cute on a pudgy 1 year old totting around.I would also wait to buy a lot of baby clothes. You may very well get more hand me downs and gifts as you approach your due date. You wont need very much for when she is newborn.I'm going to have 2-3 "cute" outfits, then just some onsies and footie sleepers, maybe around 8 of each.

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Crystals post above about dresses is very true. I feel like most outfits for babies that small never really look as cute on the baby as they do on the hanger. This kid will probably live in onsie pjs for the first few months. With the exception here and there.

Back to dresses, when the spring/summer comes, I LOVED the little short sleeve/tank top onsies with a tiny skirt attached. I got a ton as gifts when Erin was born. They are so easy and comfy (I think!). If you can find any on clearance towards the end of the summer in maybe sizes 9-12 mos I think they'll be worth the investment.

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"stercry" wrote:

Just a tip for babies in dresses, they all look really cute but when the baby is small, the dresses never lay right and all you end up seeing is her tights and diaper. When they are crawling dresses are impossible. You wont need very much for when she is newborn.I'm going to have 2-3 "cute" outfits, then just some onsies and footie sleepers, maybe around 8 of each.

Good thinking!! I was also thinking how dresses might be a pain to get on/off a small baby

"nero1281" wrote:

Back to dresses, when the spring/summer comes, I LOVED the little short sleeve/tank top onsies with a tiny skirt attached. I got a ton as gifts when Erin was born. They are so easy and comfy (I think!). If you can find any on clearance towards the end of the summer in maybe sizes 9-12 mos I think they'll be worth the investment.

Good thinking!! Most of the stuff now is "summery" and I keep thinking about waiting until they're on clearance and getting them real cheap for next year- so I keep 'waiting' on everything

I feel like such a newbie all over again starting with a girl!!

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I just dug out the boys old stuff and weeded through tons of short sleeved onesies because it will be getting cold here by the time he's born so we won't need quite as many. I have no experience dressing a girl, but for us, since we are such homebodies/pj loungers, my newbies pretty much live in sleepers for the first few months. I don't see the point in getting them all dressed everyday when they're just going to get covered in poop or spit-up or whatever, and no one but us will see them anyway. So I go a little overboard buying pjs, and we end up using them all! Also I never buy newborn size things, I have a couple odd ones here and there but I don't have tiny babies and they bulk up really fast so while 0-3 month stuff may be a little big on them in the very beginning, we get a lot more use of of them.

I'm desperate to find long-sleeved infant shirts, not onesies, shirts! Onesies can cause leaking with cloth diapers, plus what could be cuter than a baby in a little shirt, an adorable print cloth diaper, and cute little baby legwarmers? Smile

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Amber- Shirts are hard to find!! I really like the carters ones.
I remember liking the button front shirts for newbornish size because then I just laid DS on them and didnt have to pull over head- but I also liked the carters pull over head ones- at lot easier to change diapers!!

So far thats one of the few things on my list- but LONG sleeved ones- now thats gonna be tricky for me to find!!

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Lurker-

My DD was born in December and I disagree with everything said above about dresses.
I loved them especially during diaper changes, pull down the tights or bloomer and change diaper. I never had a single problem with them in a carseat.
I think there is nothing cuter than a little baby girl in a dress. My daughter NEVER wore pants, until she could walk. With the exception of one pair of jeans that my mom bought her. She still to this day ( she is 2.5) barely wears pants, I personally just think girls look cuter in dresses or skirts.
My daughter crawled just fine in dresses, she always had a bloomer so you never saw her diaper. I wouldn't go crazy with dresses in 0-3 size, but really there is no reason you can't put a dress on her in colder weather. A little knit sweater and a pair of tights, your all set..

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I'm not sure how many of each I'm going to get but like you I don't want to go overboard. I'm going to be hitting up craigs list and garage sales to get as much as I can second hand to save some money. Also, checking with friends who recently had babies to see if they have anything they're ready to part with that we would work out a deal on.

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"stercry" wrote:

Just a tip for babies in dresses, they all look really cute but when the baby is small, the dresses never lay right and all you end up seeing is her tights and diaper. When they are crawling dresses are impossible. They are also a pain in the butt for car seats. I would only but like 2 for now, maybe a cute church dress and a Christmas dress.I go crazy for buying dresses once they are walking. Leggings and a little dress look so cute on a pudgy 1 year old totting around.I would also wait to buy a lot of baby clothes. You may very well get more hand me downs and gifts as you approach your due date. You wont need very much for when she is newborn.I'm going to have 2-3 "cute" outfits, then just some onsies and footie sleepers, maybe around 8 of each.

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I completely agree, I felt that dresses were super cute 6months + but on dd thy just looked weird until she cold sit up herself.

I am stocking up on really basic items and will maybe treat us to some fancy ones later but singlets and all in ones were what I used most last time. Also we had to go out and buy a whole lot of nb sized stuff because I thought since I was expecting an 8 lb baby that we wouldn't need nb size...I was wrong! Lol!