Here are some basic baby clothes ideas:
Baby Clothes Knitted nightgowns:
They are entirely practical and can be worn also during a baby’s period awake and even during visits. The mittens on the end of the sleeves, which are to keep him from stretching himself, can be worn open or closed. The long gowns make it harder for the baby to kick off his coverings; the short ones may be preferable for a hot climate. Buy 3 or 4 anyway. It would be convenient to have 2 or 3 more, especially if you don’t have a washer and dryer. They come in only the newborn size.
Shirts as Baby Clothes:
There are 2 styles of undershirt:
Pullover and snap closing. The latter as baby clothes are slightly easier to put on a small, limp baby. Medium weight and short sleeves should be sufficient unless a baby will live in an unusually cold house. Some brands have tabs to pin nappies to, which will help an inexperienced mother to keep the nappies from falling down. Start with the 1-year size; or if you are fussy about fit, the 6-month size. Buy 3 or 4 anyway. It would be convenient to have 2 or 3 more, especially if you don’t have washer and dryer.
Baby Clothes include Stretch suits of nylon or Orlon, sometimes combined with cotton, or of terry toweling, are increasingly popular for daytime wear for babies but can also be used for sleeping. They snap from neck down one or both legs.
Sacks and kimonos are short jackets and long gowns, front opening baby clothes, usually of flowered cotton flannelette, to be worn over shirt or nightie for a dressier appearance, not essential, often a shower present.
Sweaters as part of Baby Clothes are of Orlon, are useful in a cold house, a cold bedroom or outdoors in cold weather, to add extra warmth over or under the other cloths when the baby is up, under other coverings when in bed. Be sure that the neck opening has sufficient give or that there are shoulder snaps or buttons.
Outer Baby Clothes, for outings in cold climates. A bunting or pram bag in a zipped bag in which the baby is encased up to the shoulders. A pram suit has a coverall shape and also encloses the feet and may come in one or two pieces. It should zip or snap from neck to foot. These outer garments may be either quilted, or of acrylic blanketing, or for the older child, of wool.
Bibs are important segment of Baby Clothes:
Small round bibs are useful for keeping dribble off the clothes. For the mess that a baby or child always makes with his solid food he needs a large bib of plastic or terry toweling (or a combination) preferably with a pocket along the lower edge to catch the food that comes running down. Plastic is easily rinsed, but just looks uncomfortable to the adult. Be sure there is a cloth binding around the neck. A terry toweling bib can also be used for wiping the face if you can find a dry corner. Bibs are gift items.