1. Baby hats- I've never had a summer baby and all of my babes have had little hair so hats make my list. These knotted ones are great. I'm also really loving these darling pilot versions by Hanna Andersson.
2. Cloth diapers - I don't cloth diaper but I use them as burp cloths and they work great. They are the perfect size and are very absorbent.
3. Socks- I hear people complain all the time about baby socks. They don't work that well on their own the first few weeks due to baby's tiny ankles but are perfect for layering with footed sleepers. Once baby puts on a bit of weight, I've always had good luck with these fluffy white ones from GAP.
4. Footed onepiece- Anyway I can keep baby's toes toasty makes the list. Footed onepiece's are nice to have on hand when you start taking baby out of the house and want them to still be warm and comfortable.
5. Baby gowns - When I had Easton almost 13 years ago I was a little unsure of baby gowns. They seemed a little girly and I didn't think I needed them. My mother bought me a few anyway and I remember sending her out for a few more after I gave them a try. They are perfect for those first weeks when you're getting little sleep and changing diaper after diaper in the middle of the night. No buttons to button, no snaps to snap, no zippers to zip. Nice and easy.
6. White onesies- More specifically, Carter's white onesies. I don't generally lean toward specific brands when it comes to baby clothing except where white onesies are concerned. Carter's are my favorite. They are the softest and wash up the best. The long sleeve newborn size has flaps that fold over the hands to protect baby from their own fingernails which is an added bonus.
7. Baby pants- I'm not a fan of babies wearing actual clothes (like jeans) until their older. I prefer my babies in the softest most cuddly clothing possible. Cotton pants work great paired with white onesies when you tire of seeing your little one in a sleeper all day.
8. Swaddling blankets- It's probably a funny thing to admit but it stresses me out to see a newborn baby that's not swaddled. Their arms are flailing about and they just don't seem very happy. As you might guess, I'm a firm believer in swaddling so having nice blankets on hand is a must. I've always used blankets my mother has made to swaddle my babes and am excited to add these muslin blankets by Aden + Anais to the mix for #6. I don't remember seeing them when I had Oliver and I've only heard amazing reviews.
What baby clothing items are your favorite? Anything I missed?