All baby related things are coming together! I couldn’t be more excited and I feel a huge relief is lifted at 36 weeks pregnant. It’s a great feeling to have the nursery just about complete (need wall decorations) and to be constantly checking items off of my “to do before baby comes” list.
All of the baby clothes are hung up in the closet and put away neatly in his dresser drawer. Size 1 and size 2 diapers are put away in the dresser cabinets. The wipes, diaper cream, powder, disposable bags, and baby lotion are all nicely stored in a storage box that sits on the dresser. Books, stuffed animals, and a few other things are on the bookshelf. The glider is ready to be used to rock a little baby to sleep.
And so on and so on…
As I was organizing all of the clothes that are on the hangers, I started to wonder if we have enough. Obviously I’ve never done this before so I am completely unsure how many outfits are needed, especially with a newborn.
Hanging up in the closest, I counted 15 newborn outfits and 35 0-3 outfits. We have a lot of 3-6 and 6-9 outfits as well, but I feel like we don’t need to have so many right now since he won’t be wearing those sizes for a while. I’m thinking that he’ll be between 6.5 – 8 pounds when born (purely a wild guess), so I feel very hesitant to buy more newborn clothes because I don’t want him to grow out of them before he gets to wear them.
Do you think I have enough clothes initially, or would you recommend getting a few more things? I do have 5 newborn onesies sitting in my living room because I was going to take them back. (I don’t like them.) Should I keep them or take them back and get cuter ones that I like?
I’m thinking that babies spit up quite often, especially in the beginning, so I wonder if you change them every single time or if you just wipe it off and keep that particular outfit on. If we have to change his outfits, say 3-4 times per day, we technically only have enough newborn clothes for 3 days and then I’ll have to do laundry often, which I’m not a fan of doing.
I’ll take any suggestions you have to offer! Thanks!
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