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Layette Checklist

Quick. What's a layette? If you answered with anything from undershirts to a stroller, you're right. Technically, it's every item a newborn needs during the first year. For most people, however, a layette simply means a baby's first wardrobe.

Print this list and bring it with you to the store, or conveniently browse and shop online.

1 "take-me-home" outfit

8 bodysuits

3 shirt-and-pant sets

4 coveralls (one-piece footed outfits)

6 pairs of socks

2 large hooded towels

8 sleep gowns

1 sweater

2 sleep sacks (work as safe blankets)

Lots of burp cloths

4 receiving blankets

Depending on the climate, and when your baby is born:

Coat, knit hat, snowsuit

Swimsuit, brimmed sun hat

 

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