Some moms have a limited budget when it comes to layering, of course all moms would like to have an unlimited credit card when it comes to making the baby’s room and setting up the baby’s layette. A pregnancy is accompanied by dreams about layette and the little room, but what is useful and what can be dispensable when setting up the layette?
See, I built this list according to MY experience and what I used most, you can shape the list according to your taste and adapt it, but really as I am a practical mom, I like the simplified things so maybe this basic layette list baby can meet your needs and for those just starting out, you can give guidance on what is really needed and where to start.
List of Essential Items
- 6 overalls of each size RN, P, M
- 12 bodyes of each size RN, P, M (if you want to divide this number between short and long sleeves)
- 12 pantyhose pants of each size RN, P, M
- Woolen coats if the baby is born in the cold
- 10 baby socks
- 10 Cremer Diapers
- 10 Cloths
- 3 diapers
- 3 sets of sheets for crib (see the mattress size if it is standard size or not)
- 3 Diaper towels
- 2 microfiber blankets
- 2 shawls
- 1 maternity exit
- 1 or 2 cradle protective kits with zipper for easy washing
- 1 kit of travel bags for baby
- 1 dresser changer (usually comes in the cradle protector kit)
- 1 bathtub
- 1 brush and comb
- Cotton swab, cotton and alcohol
- Shampoo, liquid soap and 1 thermometer
- Scissors or nail cutter
- 1 baby stroller
- 1 cot
- 1 wardrobe
- 1 dresser
- 1 baby comfort
This list can be adapted according to your pocket and your needs and you can also add or subtract some items , but this list is the one I have always used and it always worked. Everything also depends on the season of the baby’s birth, so setting up the baby’s layette also depends on this factor.
I didn’t put shoes, decorations like a maternity door, baby monitor and souvenirs on the list, but they can be part of it. The baby girl layette can be very similar to the baby boy layette because the variations are minimal.
Changes only in colors and accessories. If you like clothes from specific brands it is worth searching on the internet or even kicking. It is worth going after, because the difference can be huge from one store to another . Famous brands such as Tip Top have baby clothes outlets are also great! Worth searching on google for an outlet for your region.
I didn’t mention diapers, if you are about to make a baby shower ask for more size M and some size P, since M is the most used among sizes. Diapers to start I advise about 8 packs of size RN, they accommodate the baby very well in the first days of life.
There are those who like to buy trousseau abroad , if the financial conditions allow it is a good option , you can bring many things from the United States for example and clothes are not taxed by customs. Strollers and baby comfort are also worth it, but it will depend on the make and model you choose. A tip for those with short money is to buy the sizes as needed, at first give preferences to the RN and the P or even the M, the G can wait a little.
The main tip is to go shopping as you feel the need . Sometimes in excitement the pregnant woman ends up buying things that are neither needed nor used.
Do you have anything to add to that list? so don’t be shy! Leave it in the comments!
Hope this helps!
See also: What to bring in the baby maternity bag
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.