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Old Mar 14th, 2017, 08:08 AM   1
kirstybumx3
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How many baby clothes realistically?


I went way overboard with Rio and ended up with SO many clothes that he didn't get chance to wear even though he was premature and got way more wear out of his clothes than other babies do!

This time I want to be more sensible but have no idea how much is 'too much'.
Realistically how many clothes in each size do I need? Sleepsuits, vests, outfits etc?
Next sale is this weekend and I want to try and get as organised as I can up to 3-6 months but don't want to buy way more than I'll need!



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2017, 20:20 PM   2
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I did the same thing with my first... way overboard and even downsized when preparing for second . But I've recently organized again and realized they both still have way too many outfits so again purging!! I've come to realize that since I do laundry one a week I really only need 8-9 pajamas in each size, and no more than 30 outfits MAX. I may be a bare minimum kind of girl though because I tend to live minimally myself . My closet looks empty lol and I only own 5 pairs of shoes



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 00:13 AM   3
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If yours going with what you need minimally i would say go for 14 outfits and 5 to 7 sleepers or pjs that , plus maybe a hand full of extra onsies if its gunna be cold. accounts for a few outfits extra for spit up or blowouts . If you do laundry regularly anyways they dont need alot



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 01:32 AM   4
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I'm buying
4x leggings
4x bonds suits
4x short sleeve suits
10 x singlets
4x long sleeve tops
Few socks, beanie
2x sleep suits
That being said I don't know if I'll find out the sex so once it's born it may be harder not to buy things lol
Those clothes are all size 0000.



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Old Mar 16th, 2017, 06:24 AM   5
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I think it really depends on how much laundry you care to do...if you do laundry daily, or every other day, you can get away with far fewer outfits than if you do it once a week, or less.

With my son (who is my second child), I bought far less than I did for my daughter (and really, those little girl clothes will get ya every time!!! )

8 or 9 footed sleepers
Several long-sleeved plain white onesies (with the built-in scratch mittens are the best)
3 or 4 Halo sleepsacks
12 onesies (plain or graphic...it doesn't matter)
3 or 4 velcro swaddle wraps
6-8 leggings with the built-in feet
2 or 3 fancier outfits, for church, or special occasions...optional, really.

This is really all that's necessary if you do laundry regularly...but if you have a baby that's a projectile pooper/spitter-upper/etc., you may want to have a few extras in each item. I found myself doing several outfit changes a day on both of my kids when they were newborns, due to spit-up, or poopies, etc. So, there's that.



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2017, 06:41 AM   6
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You really need less than you think you do. I would say in newborn size stuff, we probably had about 10 vests, 6-10 sleepsuits, maybe 6 pairs of socks, and probably about 3 actual outfits that weren't vests and sleepsuits (these were gifts, I didn't actually buy any myself as I planned to just use sleepsuits for the first few months). If you're anything like me you do a load of wash nearly every day anyway (I'd say I do at least one about 4-5 days a week), so they get washed pretty quickly. We never ran low. She usually got changed twice a day, something in the morning and then again for bedtime, though there were definitely days she would wear the same thing for 24 hours if it stayed clean as she didn't get a bath every day at first. Our new baby sizes lasted until 3 months as she was tiny, so we got a lot of use out of a small amount of clothes. I also pretty much only bought gender neutral colours, so we can re-use it all. I don't even plan to buy any really this time, though might get a couple outfits if we end up having a boy as all the newborn or 0-3 outfits I have are girly.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 07:02 AM   7
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Thank you. All the comments have been really helpful.
However I think I may already have too many clothes in first size/newborn



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 03:31 AM   8
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It depends on the baby I think. My son had reflux and went through 8-10 babygrows and vests a day! We had to buy more as we didn't have enough. It just went everywhere!



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 05:00 AM   9
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It depends on the baby I think. My son had reflux and went through 8-10 babygrows and vests a day! We had to buy more as we didn't have enough. It just went everywhere!
This! Gracie was a sicky baby and went through at least three outfits per day (either vest, onesie and cardigan or vest, top, cardigan and trousers) so even doing 1-2 washloads per day (she was also sick on bedding, our clothes, literally everything) we still ran out a few times and struggled to get things dried.

I need at least 15 vests in each size, at least 15 sleepsuits, around 10 cardigans (Gracie literally was knitted maybe 30 cardigans by family members, neighbours etc so we didn't buy these) 5 blankets, 10 casual daytime outfits (tbh she just wore pyjama style clothes, leggings and tops most days) plus maybe 3 nicer outfits in each size.

We were gifted loads of 0-3 months stuff, way more than we could ever use, so I swapped it all for bigger sizes. She still has things in her wardrobe which are unworn in bigger sizes. I'm now at the stage where most of her clothes are being thrown out because they are done rather than because she grows out them. I'd say there are maybe only 2-3 outfits which she never really got the wear out of, and those were nicer outfits which I will pass on to someone else or keep anyway.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 05:17 AM   10
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OH went up the loft and got Rio's baby things down. I don't think I'm at risk of not having enough. I am ashamed of this pile




 
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