Babies are on everyone’s mind as the dust settles after the birth of Prince George. To a parent, every baby is royalty and deserves the very best start in life. Unfortunately the average parents don’t quite have the same budget as the parents of the future king of England, and a royal baby standard nursery, clothes and pushchair are reserved for royalty only. Lucking another George, George at Asda has the answer, and with so many great quality newborn baby clothes at such great prices all babies can feel and look just like princes and princesses.
But what do you really need for a newborn? Buying expensive designer gear for anyone who can’t toddle, let alone walk, seems awfully wasteful. Clothes for kids under one will last for 3 months at a time at best, and for years after that you will constantly be playing catch up to their growing bodies. If you have been inundated with gifts of clothes for your new arrival you will probably need to buy next to nothing, but it’s worth checking you have the below items as a minimum to get through those first few months.
Onesies, babygrows, sleep-suits, whatever you like to call them, these are a staple of the newborn wardrobe. Comfy, practical and endlessly cute, an all-in-one is a classic. You will need about 5-7 of these, not as you may think, so you have one for each day. Babies are not considerate enough to wear just one outfit a day. They will sick up, poop and somehow grub up anything you put them in so be prepared to wash these, a lot. Make sure you can machine-wash the material with no issues, as you will be doing this most days.
You can substitute vests with t-shirts here, but vests are a little more practical as they don’t ride up and cause your baby any discomfort, and they also can be worn on their own in the place of a babygrow on a warm day. Vests have poppers at the bottom to make nappy changes easier but always have spares as nappies can leak and they will need changing. The best vests have poppers on the shoulders too, as most new babies hate having things pulled over their head. Seven of these should be plenty.
Leggings or soft cotton trousers are ideal for tiny babies, as they will not upset delicate skin. These can be pulled on over a vest when it is too warm for a full sleep-suit. You will need about 5 or so of these depending on what season your baby is born.
At a minimum these are all the clothes you will need for a newborn. Of course if your baby is born in the winter you should invest in a snowsuit and some warmer jumpers too. If your baby is born in the summer, a summer hat is advisable. You may also like to buy some little socks, although keeping socks on a baby is a mammoth task! Whatever you decide to dress your own little prince or princess in, remember to treasure every moment, as they will soon grow out of the clothes and be on their way to becoming kings and queens.