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Old Apr 1st, 2012, 17:46 PM   1
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How many baby clothes should I buy?


Hello

I'm currently pregnant and baby shopping, which was very enjoyable...to begin with.

Now its just so expensive. I'm on a low income and so is my partner. I dont want to have to get 'bare essential' clothes for my lil one but I cant keep up with the price of the more attractive stuff. An individual attractive sleepsuit is always over 6. The little outfits are sometimes over 10. It soon adds up.

I just want to know.. what do I need that won't go wasted. Like how many

Vests
Babygrows
Sleepsuits
Little outfits
T shirts
Pants

In both newborn and 0-3? I feel like I need to get 20 outfits but that could easily be 200 for just newborn and I can't do it! So i'm going to get the minimum now.

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Old Apr 1st, 2012, 19:48 PM   2
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So far we only have bought 1 newborn but around 3 0-3's. I will get more but don't think we should be stocking up on newborns size becuase we don't know the size of our babies and they will grow out of that in no time. And what is the baby is over 8lbs? I will just send family out to the store as soon as I deliver to pick some things up if I need small sizes. Since this is our first, I'm not too sure about how many of each. I'm sure someone will know and post. Good luck.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2012, 20:29 PM   3
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Well, I agree that it's really best to try and wait to go crazy until you know the baby's size. I would say stock up the most on onesies, as they are the easiest to switch them in/out of. Babies do go through 3-4+ outfits daily, between diaper leaks and feedings. Maybe planning a large baby shower would be your benefit or try and see if you can find some nice lightly used outfits that would allow you to buy more.

Best of luck!



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2012, 20:48 PM   4
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Well, I agree that it's really best to try and wait to go crazy until you know the baby's size. I would say stock up the most on onesies, as they are the easiest to switch them in/out of. Babies do go through 3-4+ outfits daily, between diaper leaks and feedings. Maybe planning a large baby shower would be your benefit or try and see if you can find some nice lightly used outfits that would allow you to buy more.

Best of luck!
Wow! 3-4 outfits a day! I am so clueless. Thank God for this site.



 
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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 02:13 AM   5
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The OP mentions , and we dont really have baby showers in the UK - its not the done thing really. Primark and Asda have lovely sleepsuits which are quite cheap And H & M. And the baby won't care what he is dressed in x



 
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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 02:43 AM   6
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Not looked in h&m yet, but asda do have some lovely things. Also, while we don't do baby showers as such, you'll still probably get lots of presents, most of them usually clothes...

I'd get vests and sleepsuits mainly...they're much easier to put on and take off and seem so much more comfortable for a little baby than a full outfit.

Have a look if there's any nearly new sales in your area (look on the nct website, and google baby market) I've only been to one so far, but most things there weren't even worn once...good as new and cheap as chips.

Maybe try and put away some money each payday, then spend it closer to your due date, but keep receipts and tags...that way if your baby does end up too big for some clothes you can change them for the right size...I know it's hard not to shop NOW though

I wouldn't really bother with tshirts and pants under 3 months...vests and sleepsuits all the way!

If you want a few "nicer" pieces, shop the sales! I think next have a sale about every 3 months...so do most of the big supermarkets.

I'd aim for about 12 vests and sleepsuits in each size...and mind that vests are more like underwear most of the time...so it doesn't really matter if they're a bit boring.



 
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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 03:01 AM   7
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I#ve been buying body suits(vests) and sleepsuits for age 0-3 and 3-6.
Penny's (think its Primark in Europe) have packs of 7 vest for €5 and 7 sleep suits for €6.
I've been picking up a pack a week for the last 2 months.
Another tip is when baby takes a stretch, cut the feet off the sleep suits and stick on a pair of socks. Even if its only in the house



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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 03:20 AM   8
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I'm mixing and matching, I have bought some rather expensive stuff in 0-3 but I have been going to Primark, Asda, Tesco etc for the sleepsuits, bodysuits etc as they are the same quality and you can get 3 sleepsuits for 8. Baby will be in Newborn for a very short time and they may not even fit if you have a large baby so I'm reluctant to spend ALOT. Marks and Spencers have cheap nice packs of sleepsuits and they also do a good range of sizes (Newborn, Up to 1 month, Up to 3 month) which may be good if you are unsure on babies size.



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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 03:29 AM   9
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Oh I've already bought over 12+ in vest suits, and probably the same in baby grows for each size. Someone told me I needed 40 of each and 20 outfits and 30 sleep suits.. just seems a lot for a baby for each size. I'm going to lay of the baby grows / vests unless I see some good bargains as I've spent quite a lot on them as me and daddy do love to be told were loved by vests haha. But yeah, I think ill lower the outfits down to about 8 for newborn and if i need more I can get when he's born. Probably get 15 ish for 0-3 and the same in sleep suits. Can I just ask, what are romper suits for? all baby clothes look the same to me lol. xx



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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 05:50 AM   10
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Rompers have short legs so great for a summer baby if its warm.



 
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