Perfect Layette Checklist

What’s a layette? If you answered with anything from undershirts to a stroller, you’re right. It’s every item a newborn needs during the first year. For most people, however, a layette simply means a baby’s first wardrobe. Below is my roundup for the perfect layette checklist. Whether you are registering for a shower or trying to figure out if you are ready for the first weeks after baby arrives this should be a good place to start and finish.

Get the inside scoop on exactly how much baby attire you’ll need. Infants grow quickly — though baby will be tiny upon arrival, newborn sizes will soon be too small. Opt for slightly larger sizes, and don’t buy too much in advance. Once baby arrives, you’ll have a better idea of what sizes and styles work best. Choose soft and comfortable materials, fasteners that close easily, and finished seams. Check for snaps, buttons and tags that might scratch, and avoid zippers, which can pinch.

Perfect Layette Checklist

Exactly how many of each item you’ll need depends on how often you do laundry.

Layette Checklist: Onesies

[  ] 4-8 bodysuits or onesies (wide head openings and loose legs)

[easyazon_link identifier=”B002EB06DO” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Little Me Layette Footie, Rose Floral, Ivory Print, Newborn[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B002EB06DO” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”366″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B002EB06DO” key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

Layette Checklist: Undershirts

[  ] 4-8 undershirts or vests (snaps at neck or wide head openings, snaps under crotch)*

[easyazon_link identifier=”B012TPHEUW” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Gerber Unisex-Baby Infant Onesies, White, 12 Months (Pack of 5)[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B012TPHEUW” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”278″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B012TPHEUW” key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

[easyazon_link identifier=”B007C2PVVW” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Gerber Unisex-Baby Newborn 3 Pack Longsleeve Onesies Brand, White, 3-6 Months[/easyazon_link][easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B007C2PVVW” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”326″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B007C2PVVW” key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

Layette Checklist: PJ’s

[  ] 4-8 one-piece pajamas*

[easyazon_link identifier=”B0121K7FL8″ locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Leveret Baby Boys 2015 Footed Sleeper Pajama 100% Cotton (Size 6M-5 Years) (12-18 Months, Astronaut)[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B0121K7FL8″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”391″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B0121K7FL8″ key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

[easyazon_link identifier=”B015SSPZQ2″ locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Comhoney Unisex-Baby Cotton Long Sleeve Footed Sleeper Pajamas Polka Dot Bear[/easyazon_link]

Layette Checklist: Sleepers

[  ] 2 blanket sleepers for winter baby

[easyazon_link identifier=”B009ZU3MXS” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Hudson Baby Striped Chenille Blanket, Blue[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B009ZU3MXS” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B009ZU3MXS” key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

[easyazon_link identifier=”B000TA1NUC” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]American Baby Company Organic Cotton Sweater Knit Blanket, Natural[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B000TA1NUC” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

Layette Checklist: Jackets

[  ] 1-3 sweaters or jackets (front buttoned)

[easyazon_link identifier=”B0057U7WZO” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Little Me Baby Girl Newborn Adorable Cable Sweater, Light Pink, 6 Months[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”463″ identifier=”B0057U7WZO” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B0057U7WZO” key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

Layette Checklist: Rompers

[  ] 1-3 rompers or other dress-up outfits*

[easyazon_link identifier=”B0160OL5G2″ locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Pumpkin & Peter Organic Cotton Baby Romper 6-12, Rocket[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B0160OL5G2″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”416″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B0160OL5G2″ key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

Layette Checklist: Socks/Booties

[  ] 4-7 socks or booties (shoes are unnecessary until baby walks)*

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00UW3Q6DK” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Carter’s Baby-Girls Newborn Mary Jane Socks, Multi, 0-3/Medium Months (Pack of 6)[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”445″ identifier=”B00UW3Q6DK” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B00UW3Q6DK” key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

Layette Checklist: Hats

[  ] 1-3 hats (broad-brimmed for summer baby, soft cap that covers ears for winter baby)*

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00MQR07IA” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Urparcel Baby Boys Hats Winter Warm Cap Hat Beanie Pilot Aviator Crochet Earflap[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B00MQR07IA” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

[easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B00MQR07IA” key=”small-light” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]

[easyazon_link identifier=”B0133JEW58″ locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Gerber Baby-Boys Cap, Sports, 0-6 Months (Pack of 5)[/easyazon_link]

Layette Checklist: Mittens

[  ] No-scratch mittens or extra socks

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00CA88XXQ” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]6 Pairs Solid White Cotton Newborn Baby/infant No Scratch Mittens Gloves[/easyazon_link]

[  ] Bunting bag or fleece suit for winter baby

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B001D4951C” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

[easyazon_link identifier=”B001D4951C” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle, Baby Blue, Small[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link identifier=”B002L7UDT8″ locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]HALO SleepSack Plush Dot Velboa Wearable Blanket, Blue, Medium[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B002L7UDT8″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

Layette Checklist: Gentle Detergent

[  ] Gentle laundry detergent

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00MTB94HS” locale=”US” tag=”moms-proeve-20″]Dreft HE Liquid Laundry Detergent – 170 oz. – 110 loads[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”none” height=”500″ identifier=”B00MTB94HS” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]


  1. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the e book in it or something. I think that you could do with some percent to power the message house a bit, but instead of that, that is fantastic blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.|

  2. I will immediately grab your rss feed as I can’t find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me know in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  3. Thank you for another informative site. Where else could I get that type of information written in such an ideal way? I’ve a project that I’m just now working on, and I have been on the look out for such information.

  4. magnificent issues altogether, you simply received a new reader. What might you recommend in regards to your submit that you simply made some days in the past? Any positive?

  5. Hey very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful information here in the post, we need develop more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  6. I’m still learning from you, while I’m trying to reach my goals. I certainly enjoy reading everything that is written on your blog.Keep the aarticles coming. I loved it!

  7. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, superb blog!

  8. When I originally commented I seem to have
    clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a
    comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment.
    There has to be a way you can remove me from that service?
    Appreciate it!

  9. Hi there this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted
    to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  10. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?

    My site has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is
    popping it up all over the web without my agreement.

    Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being stolen? I’d
    certainly appreciate it.

  11. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and
    in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access
    consistently quickly.

  12. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with
    some pics to drive the message home a bit, but
    instead of that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read.
    I’ll definitely be back.

  13. Hey rather cool internet web-site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your internet site and take the feeds also’I’m happy to uncover numerous beneficial details right here inside the submit, we will need develop far more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  14. You’ve presented some great stuff here. I’ll try to make an effort to follow your blog post as you’ve certainly shown us a number of things fella. Peace and blessing!!

  15. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any support is very much appreciated.

  16. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Genuinely rarely should i encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you may have hit the nail about the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is an element that insufficient persons are speaking intelligently about. I am delighted we came across this during my look for something with this.

  17. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation however I to find this matter to be really one thing which I believe I might never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m taking a look forward to your next submit, I will try to get the cling of it!

  18. Hey are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

  19. Thank you for your whole work on this web site. Kate delights in managing research and it is obvious why. All of us notice all about the dynamic way you create advantageous guidance on your web blog and as well boost response from some others about this concern plus our own daughter is always discovering a great deal. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. You are conducting a splendid job.

  20. Together with the whole thing which seems to be building within this subject material, many of your perspectives happen to be relatively exciting. On the other hand, I beg your pardon, but I can not subscribe to your whole theory, all be it exciting none the less. It appears to everyone that your opinions are actually not totally justified and in simple fact you are your self not even thoroughly confident of the argument. In any case I did enjoy reading it.

  21. Howdy I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by accident, while I was researching on Digg for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

  22. That is the fitting weblog for anybody who needs to seek out out about this topic. You understand a lot its virtually arduous to argue with you (not that I actually would need…HaHa). You positively put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just nice!

  23. This is very interesting, You’re an overly professional blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to searching for extra of your magnificent post. Additionally, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  24. I will right away grasp your rss feed as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me understand so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

  25. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is really irritating. A good blog with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.

  26. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info specifically the last part :) I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  27. Usually I do not read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice post.

  28. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  29. An attention-grabbing discussion is value comment. I believe that it is best to write extra on this topic, it won’t be a taboo subject but usually individuals are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  30. Very well written post. It will be beneficial to everyone who employess it, as well as myself. Keep up the good work – for sure i will check out more posts.

  31. Wow! This can be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Fantastic. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  32. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to search out any person with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this website is one thing that’s wanted on the internet, somebody with a little originality. helpful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!

  33. I must show my thanks to you just for rescuing me from this type of situation. After scouting through the search engines and seeing recommendations which are not productive, I was thinking my life was over. Being alive devoid of the answers to the problems you’ve fixed by means of your entire article is a critical case, and those that could have in a wrong way affected my entire career if I had not come across your web page. Your own know-how and kindness in handling every item was excellent. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not come across such a thing like this. It’s possible to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thank you very much for this impressive and effective help. I won’t think twice to suggest your web sites to any person who would like care about this subject matter.

  34. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A few of my blog audience have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here