Layette for the newborn: this is what is needed

Layette for the newborn: this is what is needed

A newborn needs few things, but it is good to know which ones are indispensable. Here's what you need for a perfect layette

Before preparing to prepare the layette for the newborn, it is useful for parents to know what is really needed for the unborn child and what, instead, may not be necessary. Overall, a baby needs a few things, first of all clothing that facilitates the change, practical to wear and wash. The fabric must be breathable and natural, such as light or plush cotton, chenille and wool, chosen according to the season in which the baby is born.

The layette for the hospital

To be sure not to forget anything important for the child, at the time of birth, it is good to consult the list that provide clinics and hospitals with the necessary for the hospitalization, keeping ready the suitcase with everything necessary already starting from the eighth month. Certainly diapers should not be missing, among the first things the baby will need. You can opt for disposable ones or for washable models, the important thing is that they are breathable for baby's skin. Don't forget to put in the layette
short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts and bodysuits, cotton or chenille jumpsuits, socks without elastic in wool or cotton, summer or winter hat, towels and bibs. Unless you have a cesarean planned before the end of the pregnancy or the gynecologist does not communicate that the child is small, it is better to prefer clothes size 1 month compared to the size zero.

The layette for the first few months of the newborn

Newborns need to be changed a few times a day, but inconveniences such as pee and poop spills, or regurgitation, may require additional changes. Thanks to the gifts of relatives and friends, you can avoid rushing to buy all the clothes you need, but it is a good idea to make sure that the indispensable clothes are not missing in the layette. Here's what:

  • 8 short-sleeved cotton bodysuits
  • 4 long-sleeved leotards
  • 5 pajamas
  • 5 chenille playsuits or broken suits
  • 2 sweaters
  • 1 hat
  • 5 or 6 pairs of cotton socks
  • 20 bibs
  • 1 bathrobe with hood
  • 1 cover
  • 1 sleeping bag
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