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02/06/2013 at 09:25
Totally cant remember how much stuff I needed with Miss CV! So, for basics like vests, sleepsuits and muslins, how much of each would you recommend getting in?
I'm thinking a 7pack of vests in each size to start me off, but fairly sure I'll need more, wont I?
Sleepsuits - would 7-10 for very early days be enough? I like newborns in these or rompers, not fussed on proper 'clothes'. And then 5-7 when we start wearing outfits? Actually I'd still need more, wouldnt I? To cover leaks / spit-ups during night feeds?
I have 5 giant muslins and 6 regular size - do I need more?? I am hoping to swaddle with the giant ones but also have 1 grobag swaddling blanket.
Thanks in advance!
02/06/2013 at 10:05
What you've listed sounds about right, until you know the size of the baby, then I'd buy more! Personally I'd get more small Muslins, we get through loads!
02/06/2013 at 10:48
We started off with 12 Newborn babygrows and vests. That was about right for me, as I did a load of baby washing every 2-3 days. You would get away with less if you wanted to throw them in with your clohes though. In the next sizes, we have about the same in vests and babygrows - however we also do lots of travelling and so we can't always wash for say a week, again less would work fine..
We started with 12 muslins, and since I've bought another 6, moreso because I wanted to replace the greying white ones, but also because again when we travel and when she has been ill we get through them a lot.
Outfit wise, I didn't buy any personally but as gifts we had about 10 in each of the first 2 sizes ranging from dresses to leggings sets - they were a real pain haha. In the older 3-6+ sizes we've a lot more outfits as I tend to get her dressed now, wheras before i'd get her changed only when dirty - which was 2-3 times a day but not necessarily for the day / for bed etc just as required.
I'd also recommend 2-3 cardigans in each size in varying thicknesses.
All of the above said, E isn't sicky, but she is dribbly and won't tolerate a bib so I tend to buy 2 tops for each pair of legging too.
02/06/2013 at 10:53
I think what you've got sounds fine, you can always buy more once you know how big baby is and you'll also get lots of clothes as gifts. I wasn't/isn't a sicky baby though and one outfit would last him all day.
02/06/2013 at 10:55
We have 8 babygrows and the same number if vests, also loads of rompers but it's not quite warm enough for shorts yet. But he's already in 3-6 months so loads of clothes we were bought wont go near him! I need to dig out Sammy's 3-6 stuff. I also prefer newborns to wear babygrows to proper clothes.
I have about 8 muslins I think
03/06/2013 at 10:09
I've got 36 muslins! I then only wash when I have a decent amount to go in the machine, I get through loads as I struggle to keep us both dry when feeding her.
With #2 we only got a couple of outfits, so much less than #1.
03/06/2013 at 15:26
That's really helpful, thanks all.
I am loving the patterned muslins this time round, so any excuse to buy a few more!
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