Deciding not to find out the gender of this baby has definitely helped keep things minimal.
I kept a few newborn items that my second son wore and most of those items were neutral so I had a small foundation for this baby’s wardrobe.
Over the past few months, I’ve acquired a few more items and now have a small gender neutral newborn wardrobe.
I’ve been intentional about not acquiring too many things because newborn babies grow fast and all 3 of our children will be sharing a room so I’m keeping their wardrobes minimal so we don’t become overrun with clothing!
All of the items that I’ve purchased have come from a local resale store and we were given some white bodysuits.
All of these clothes are basic, cotton baby clothes. After having 2 babies, I know that I prefer comfortable cotton clothing that is easy to put on a newborn – making those frequent diaper changes easier for baby and mama.
Here’s a glimpse into baby’s wardrobe:
- 1 gown
- 4 white bodysuits (2 aren’t pictured)
- 2 long sleeve side snap shirts
- 1 short sleeve side snap shirt
- 5 pair of cotton pants
- 2 one piece rompers
- 1 cotton hat
- 6 pair of socks
- 3 pair of mittens
In addition to these clothes, I have a ‘little brother’ bodysuit that was my second son’s and 2 boy sleepers that a baby boy will wear. And, I have several bodysuits and a few one pieces that belonged to my sister’s girls so if baby is a girl, those items with mix in with these.
And, I am pretty certain family and friends will be gifting us clothes for the new baby – especially if we’re welcoming a daughter.
In no way do I think this is the perfect number of clothes for a new baby. I do think it is a good foundational neutral wardrobe for a newborn.
If we aren’t given any extra clothes for baby, I know this wardrobe will be enough for baby. We’re already averaging a load of laundry a day for our family of 4. I know we’re going to be washing a load daily once baby arrives – there will be 5 people in our family plus burp cloths, swaddle blankets and sheets to wash.
The fact that we do wash clothes frequently allows us to have fewer clothes. If you wash less frequently, it may be a bit scary to have so few clothes and there is nothing wrong with having more clothes for your baby!
With 5 weeks left until my due date, I’m looking forward to meeting the tiny person who will wear these sweet little clothes!