The first eight weeks of a baby's life really only require a few key pieces of clothing. And of all the clothes on that list, I strongly suggest purchasing used baby clothes as much as possible. Babies grow so quick, it's not worth spending a fortune on clothes they'll only wear for a few weeks.
The first 8 weeks clothes
Baby bodysuits are the foundation for every baby outfit. They provide an easy way to give your baby an extra layer of warmth, and with snaps between the legs, they stay put and keep your baby's other clothing from rubbing up against their new and delicate skin.
Baby sleepwear comes in a variety of styles, from one-pieces that snap or zip from the leg to the chin, two-piece outfits that include pants and a top to gowns and bag sleepers or wearable blankets, like Halo SleepSacks, have become very popular.
One-piece outfits, also known as rompers and/or coveralls, will simplify those first weeks of dressing your newborn baby. No worrying about finding pants that match a shirt - you just slip on one outfit and call it good.
You will have no problem finding one-piece outfits for babies as they are all over the market. Organic, conventional, with embroidery, solid colors; you name it, it's out there somewhere.
Depending on what season your baby is born, a sweater or jacket may be necessary for proper cool-weather dressing. Anything that buttons or zips up will do the trick. Again, you really just want to avoid pulling a sweater or jacket over your baby's head, and you want to be sure that the weight of the jacket is appropriate for the season. And remember, it's not safe to put a heavy jacket on your baby when buckling them in to the carseat; opt instead for a car seat bunting that covers - and encloses - the infant car seat.
Baby socks will serve to keep little toes warm, but they are often ill-fitting and fall off. Crib shoes, like Robeez, will stay on and keep toes warm. Opt for crib shoes with elastic at the ankle. Handmade crib shoes with buttons and embellishments are very cute, but if they un-attach themselves, they pose a choking hazard. Traditional shoes are not necessary for newborn babies.