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Q&A: What's in a layette?

What should we put on our registry? I'm totally overwhelmed- it feels like there's so much to get. What do we really need, and what is just a luxury?

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What should we put on our registry? I'm totally overwhelmed- it feels like there's so much to get. What do we really need, and what is just a luxury?

The Bump Expert

A layette is basically the collection of clothes a newborn will need, though the term is also used to refer to all basic supplies for an infant. We'll use it in terms of newborn clothing.

Infants grow quickly -- though baby will be tiny upon arrival, newborn sizes will soon be too small. Opt for slightly larger sizes, and don’t buy too much in advance. Once baby arrives, you’ll have a better idea of what sizes and styles work best. Choose soft and comfortable materials, fasteners that close easily, and finished seams. Check for snaps, buttons and tags that might scratch, and avoid zippers, which can pinch. Exactly how many of each item you’ll need depends on how often you do laundry -- our suggestions are estimates. (Items with a * are must-haves.)
[  ] 4-8 bodysuits or onesies (wide head openings and loose legs)
[  ] 4-8 undershirts or vests (snaps at neck or wide head openings, snaps under crotch)*
[  ] 4-8 one-piece pajamas*

[  ] 2 blanket sleepers for winter baby
[  ] 1-3 sweaters or jackets (front buttoned)
[  ] 1-3 rompers or other dress-up outfits*
[  ] 4-7 socks or booties (shoes are unnecessary until baby walks)*
[  ] 1-3 hats (broad-brimmed for summer baby, soft cap that covers ears for winter baby)*
[  ] No-scratch mittens
[  ] Bunting bag or fleece suit for winter baby

[  ] Swimsuit for summer baby
[  ] Gentle laundry detergent

re: Q: Registering for Baby?

This was a helpful list for those of us who are not only 1st time moms- but surrounded by people who seem to know as little as I do! My husband and I used the list to help create our registry :o)

Drgnfly |

re: Q: Registering for Baby?

I'd like to register in one place - but be able to choose items from different stores and websites. Does such a registry exist?

serenamca |

re: Q: Registering for Baby?

There is a website called myregistery.com where you can register as many stores as you can find! Enjoy ~ inny

inny |

re: Q: Registering for Baby?

how many places should i register at?

Baby LaFond |

Q&A: What's in a layette?

you can also use amazon.com to register everywhere. They have button you can install in your browser so when you are shopping online you can click and add an item to your amazon registry from another site. I personally like amazon because it gives people price options.

pgmstr |

Q&A: What's in a layette?

My friends and I have had succes with Amazon because there is a large selection from different stores and you can install a myregistry button that can add from other websites. Also, it saves people money as most things are discounted and shipping is free in some cases.

CandyMandy |