Bodysuits, onesies, all-in-one suits or gowns, hats, booties and wraps is all you need, 2-3 of each is enough. As a general rule of thumb, we suggest that babies should wear 2 layers more than what you are wearing - so take this into consideration depending on the time of year you give birth.
It’s impossible to say, every baby is different and will grow at their own speed. We suggest starting with and building a simple supply of essentials first [you can always shop online for overnight delivery if you need to at a later date]. A general checklist would include:
6-10 bodysuits [a mixture of short + long sleeve, merino + cotton]
3-4 leggings or footed pants
2 scratch mittens
4 pairs of socks
1 pair of booties
Always check the care instructions and sort accordingly. We suggest washing baby clothes as their own load, separate from the family and general household items. There are many stain removing options available on the market designed specifically to treat babywear.
Nature Baby's Laundry Bar and Stain Soap was developed as a safe, gentle, yet highly effective alternative to chemical cleaners - especially useful for lifting stubborn stains from baby clothing. The bar is multi-functional, and can be used safely across all fabrics. It’s perfect for use on cotton, silk, and wool.If you’re after something a little more wallet friendly, the humble baking soda paste works just as well too.
Agreed, so confusing with all those zeros! No, size 0-3M is not the same as size Newborn. Newborn items are designed specifically for those first few weeks when your baby is teeny tiny and somewhat out of proportion.
Merino is a great option - not only is it soft and cosy, but it is breathable and absorbs body moisture meaning it stays warm even when it is wet - magic! In those first few weeks and months you may want to dress your baby in gowns or all-in-one suits for fuss free night changes [noone wants to be clipping 12 domes at 2am]. Warm socks are a must! We highly recommend Lamington socks which are available in a long length which sits just below the knee and are less likely to wriggle off. As your baby grows and becomes more mobile you will want to invest in a Woolbabe. A Woolbabe Sleepsack or Sleepsuit will ensure your baby stays covered and warm all night - and will give you the peace of mind you need to get some much needed sleep too.