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05/08/2013 at 11:53
We have been shopping and got lots of bits for newboarn up to 3 months. Good selection of sizes. What will I actually need and quantity for a newborn?
How many sleepsuits/vests/bibs/muslins etc. Can someone help?
05/08/2013 at 11:56
A lot depends on the baby and whether they are sicky or not, but I'd say 10 vests and 10 babygrows in newborn and the same in 0-3 would be a good start, loads of muslins (12?) too. I didn't use bibs until I started weaning with mine.
05/08/2013 at 12:00
I agree with Margot, I'll also be getting some tiny baby stuff because my first son was just under 6lb and newborn stuff drowned him!
05/08/2013 at 12:09
I'm working on the same basis as Margot - already have one daughter but cant remember what I needed for her!
She was small but I knew I was being induced early so bought a pack each of tiny baby sleepsuits and vests for going in and then my husband and sister bought more when she was born. I wouldnt be bothering with tiny baby personally unless I'd reason to suspect the baby would be small.
05/08/2013 at 12:13
I wouldn't get too much newborn in case baby is a bruiser. A lot of shops do up to 1 month which F was straight into. Also check the weight/length on the clothes as there is a massive difference between shops!
05/08/2013 at 12:16
Mine was 9lb 5 and so I would probably keep the newborn to a minimum if it were me, but if you had a wee one you'd definitely need it!
05/08/2013 at 12:18
I'd still go for some newborn - my two were 8lb 1oz and 8lb 9oz and both wore newborn size for a good few weeks, the 0-3 was huge when they were born.
05/08/2013 at 13:50
The newborn stuff I have is only from shops where it goes up to 9or 10lbs as some shops it's only up to 7lbs. If it's too big OH will have to pop out and get something.
I think I will go with the 10 of each. I have googled it but the lists vary wildly. Best asking trusted mothers in the know on here I think! Cheers ladies. x
05/08/2013 at 14:34
I had 6 sleepsuits in the little size (up to 7.5lb) and similar amount in the up to 10lbs size. I had been told i was having a big baby so when I had a 7lb 1oz baby I was a bit surprised. I knew I would need more sleepsuits so had an amazon wishlist where I had saved all the ones I liked, once I knew what size she was I went on line and ordered what I needed. Next was fab, ordered at 8.56pm and they were delivered by 9am the next morning. I know have around 10 sleepsuits and that is working out fine. Noodles is 18 days old and still in the up to 7.5lb ones.
05/08/2013 at 14:43
I do love Next and their next day delivery service!
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