January 10, 2012


okay ladies, I need your input.
Yesterday I realized something...
I realized that I basically have *no* newborn sized clothes for the baby!
All along I've had the mindset of
 "oh, she won't need very many newborn sizes because she'll probably grow out of them right away - I'll get 3 and 6 months instead."
with that said, we only have about 8 newborn sized sleepers, 4-5 newborn onesies, and a couple dresses. 
I feel like that is not a lot at all compared to her 50-something 3-6 month onesies, sleepers, etc.
So mama's, my question for you is:
How long did your babes wear newborn sizes?
Are they still in newborn sizes?
Should I go out and buy a bunch of newborn sized clothes or can I make due with a small amount?
I realize that all babies are different and this is a very broad question because V could be small or she could be a chunk like I was (10lbs) but I wanted some input from you guys anyway :)
I don't want to go out and buy a bunch of clothes that she's not really going to wear very much but I also don't want to have to run out to Target after she's born and stock up!


  1. My son was born at 8lbs 7oz and didn't wear newborn sized lithes for one second, much to my dismay as I had a few cute newborn items. He wore 0-3 month for a while, but was a big (fast-growing baby) and was in 6 month clothes by 3 months. Thankfully he has evened out some, he is 6 months and still in some 6 month clothes. :) Dont go buy more newborn clothes, stick with 0-3 month for now and see what she needs from there. :)

  2. Tatum was only 7 lbs 15 oz at birth.
    But we still didn't use anything newborn.
    I'd just never bought anything! And even though she prooobably could've fit into newborn stuff, I just didn't see a point to use it.
    Yeah, her onesies were a little big, but it wasn't that obvious and it wasn't a big deal.

    I'd also like to add that it sounds like you have plenty of newborn stuff, regardless. We have so, so many clothes...like, it's crazy. I seriously thought we'd need it all, but that just wasn't the case. I kind of regret buying so much!

  3. my son was 8 lbs 9 oz and 22 inches long- never fit into newborn and was grown out of 0-3 months clothes in about 7 weeks so this time around I'm not getting a single newborn outfit and not a ton of 0-3 month either- would rather have clothes be a little big than too small or fit for a week!