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]

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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]

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[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=”http://projectevemoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/31QF1lYhvqL.jpg” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”326″]

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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]

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[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]

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

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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=”http://projectevemoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/410jDjwaQEL.jpg” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

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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]

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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=”http://projectevemoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/51VXxTO6lZL.jpg” tag=”moms-proeve-20″ width=”500″]

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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=”http://projectevemoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/51xn4UiEMrL.jpg” 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=”http://projectevemoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/41MIZHpAnxL.jpg” 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]

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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]

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