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After having three girls, when I found out I was pregnant with a boy, it was a little like, wah, wah. Because I figured shopping for baby boy clothes wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. Boy, oh boy, was I wrong! Cute baby boy clothes are just as easy to find, from sweet little play-and-sleep outfits featuring adorable zoo animals to trendy onesies emblazoned with LOL-worthy sayings, to teeny shirts that come with snap-on bow ties! Omg, shopping for newborn baby boys clothes got me so, so pumped to welcome our little blue bundle of joy.
I quickly learned that baby clothes for boys have come a long way. Whether you prefer more traditional clothes for baby boys that feature things like dump trucks and giraffes, or boutique finds that are plays on trends for grown-up guys (milk moustache onesies!), there truly are so many options out there to suit any personality — yours or his. Each day, as your little guy grows, you are going to see him come into his own. Hey, pretty soon he’ll be picking out his own clothes. Until then, here’s what to know about selecting clothes for baby boys.
Best Clothes For Newborns:
- Best One-Piece: Simple Joys By Carter You
- Best Two-Piece: Graphic stripe Beanie Set
- Best Organic: Organic Cotton 4-Piece Footed Coverall And Hate Set
- Best Trendy: Infant Baby Tie Nightgown And Matching Hat
Best Clothes For Baby Boys 0-3 Months:
- Best One-Piece: Owlivia Organic Cotton Baby Boy Zip Up Sleep N Play
- Best Two-Piece: Polo Ralph Lauren baby Boy French Terry Hoodie & Plants Set
- Best Organic: Organic Rhino Footed One-Piece
- Best Trendy: Metallic Graphic Kimono Bodysuit
Best Clothes For Baby Boys 3-6 Months:
- Best One-Piece: Striped Rugby One-Piece
- Best Two-Piece: Carter
Best Clothes For Baby Boys 6-9 Months:
- Best One-Piece: Child Of Mine By Carter
- Best Two-Piece: Tea Collection 2-Piece Bodysuit Baby Outfit, Chalk, Fox Design
- Best Organic: Organic Cotton Boys Stripe Pocket Coverall
- Best Trendy: Graphic Pull-On Jeans
Best Clothes For baby Boys 9-12 Months:
- Best One Piece: OshKosh B'Gosh Baby Boys World's Best Overalls
- Best Two-Piece: Plaid Shirt & Twill Khakis Set For Baby
- Best Organic: Nordstrom Baby Organic Cotton Hooded Cardigan
- Best Trendy: Adidas Tracksuit
Types of Clothes
When you’re a baby, you can wear PJs all day long and no will judge you. One-piece outfits go from night to day and feature snaps, zippers or sometimes, Velcro closures. Many one-piece baby outfits are footies, so you don’t even need to worry about socks for your baby. Because baby socks always fall off anyway! Onesies, which are shirts for baby with a snap diaper closure, are also considered one-piece outfits. Parents love ‘em because baby’s shirt won’t ride up. Although baby’s teeny belly couldn’t be cuter, he stays warmer this way. A onesie can even be a complete outfit, weather permitting. Ohh, those cute, chubby baby thighs! OK, moving on…
You guessed it, this type of baby outfit is in two pieces, like a shirt and shorts or pants, or a onesie with a bottom.
Some parents prefer to dress their delicate new babies in organic fabric like cotton, which is grown free of pesticides or harmful chemicals. If your baby suffers from eczema or sensitive skin, you may want to go this route. And luckily, you can find organic baby clothes in all sizes and styles.
Dressing your baby boy can be tons of fun! From ripped jeans to accessories like suspenders, baby can dress just like his daddy.
What to Look for When Buying Boys Clothes
When you start surfing online for cute baby boy clothes, the most important thing to consider is ease of use. Let me set the scene. Your son is wiggling around on a tiny public restroom changing table, because he needed an emergency change, because he suffered a major diaper explosion (it’ll happen!). At that moment, function comes first. Likewise, for middle-of-the-night jammie changes done by the light of your cell phone so you won’t wake him (yes, newborns can sleep through outfits being switched out!), you want easy-to-remove outfits. Don’t worry, they can still be super adorable!
Look for wide neck holes so you pull an outfit off over their head. Some parents prefer snap diaper closure to a zipper, because, shhh, it’s quieter! Others feel all fumbly trying to match up snaps and avoid them if possible. You might have to go through a little trial and error to figure out what works best for you and your baby. Finally, think about what season your baby will be at each age. If he’s a summer baby, buy sweaters and heavier-weight pants in the size he’ll be several months from now, for instance. Vice versa if he’s a winter baby.
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