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Old 06-13-2014, 07:18 PM   #11
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Re: Minimalist clothes for a new baby

Originally Posted by Melinda29 View Post
This! Footed sleepers are perfect, even for summer, since tiny babies are generally inside where the AC is running and they can't keep themselves warm well. And no tiny socks to deal with

I prefer 10 per size. Some days my babies would go through 3 or 4 due to spit ups and such, and sometimes they wear the same one 3 days straight because everything stayed clean. So 10 is just right for washing once a week.

I also use 10 short sleeved onesies for babies who will be under 6 months old during cold weather, to wear under the sleepers. They just don't move around enough yet to stay warm when they are that little, and the house always has a chill to it in wintertime.

Besides that, I have 4 big swaddle blankets, 2 crib sheets, 4 burp cloths, and 30-36 diapers.

It really does depend on the season and if summer if you have central air/use a lot of air conditioning. We didn't so for a June baby we really just needed a bunch of onesies (a dozen or less), a couple pairs soft pants, a few socks and knit caps, three swaddling sleepers, and a soft sun hat. I wore him in the wrap most of the time so in the hot humid summer he was often just wearing a prefold and a cover (and his sun hat!). Then a few light cotton swaddle blankets for multipurpose use. Then For 3-6 months I added in some soft cotton knit rompers and footed pjs.

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