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Best Clothes for Baby Boys

by Melissa Willets


Best Clothes for Baby Boys
Shop Story

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 Clothes For Baby Boys 0-3 Months:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Clothes For Baby Boys 6-9 Months:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Clothes For baby Boys 9-12 Months:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Clothes

 

One-pieces

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…

 

Two-pieces

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.

 

Organic

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.

 

Trendy

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.

 

Best Clothes for Newborns

Image Credits: Amazon

Best One-Piece You

Simple Joys by Carter You

Price:$18.00

Onesies, or bodysuits, are a staple for life with a newborn. You’ll probably be swaddling him, so a onesie is the perfect thing to slip on quickly, and then wrap him up to make him warm and cozy. You can’t go wrong with Carter’s! This 6-pack is right-priced, especially considering he’ll grow so quickly. Sniff.

Image Credits: Gap

Best Two-Piece

Graphic Stripe Beanie Set

Price:$35.00

Little soft footies, a kimono-style top and a matching hat. Too sweet! And super functional for easy access for caring for your baby’s still-healing umbilical cord. Features fold-over cuffs to keep baby from scratching his sweet face.

Image Credits: Target

Best Organic

Organic Cotton 4-piece Footed Coverall and Hat Set

Price:$25.00

Burt’s Bees is a great brand that makes 100 percent organic cotton baby clothes. This set includes white and gray play-and-sleep one-piece outfits and coordinating hats to keep little heads warm. Each coverall features the adorable signature buzzy bee patch.

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Best Trendy

Infant Baby Tie Nightgown and Matching Hat

Price:$20.00

Make diaper changes a cinch with this nightgown that opens easily on the bottom and ties up to keep sweet feet cozy. The nightie features one of the most popular patterns of the moment — arrows! — and there’s also a matching hat included.

Best Clothes for Baby Boys 0-3 Months

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Best One-Piece

Owlivia Organic Cotton Baby Boy Zip Up Sleep N Play

Price:$19.00

For everyday play, errands and all that you’ll do with baby — feed, nap, feed, nap, change diapers, feed, feed, feed — keep their outfit simple. This top-selling, zipper-closure one-piece features an out-of-this-world, sparkly gold star pattern. As a bonus, the fabric is organic.

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Best Two-Piece

Polo Ralph Lauren Baby Boys French Terry Hoodie & Pants Set

Price:$55.00

We are loving this designer mini outfit for its mix-and-match options. Layer a onesie underneath to create the perfect look for any weather. Add the hoodie if it’s windy or chilly. Pop it on in the morning or evening. A versatile essential for your little man’s wardrobe.

Image Credits: Gap

Best Organic

Organic Rhino Footed One-Piece

Price:$35.00

The baby store at Gap is another top pick for parents who prefer organic. This cute outfit, featuring a sweet mama and baby rhino print, easily goes from day to night. A snap tab closure at the crewneck and zippered front make it easy to get on and off.

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Best Trendy

Metallic Graphic Kimono Bodysuit

Price:$15.00

A star is born in this long-sleeve, kimono-closure onesie, which features reflective blue metallic detailing (including the year, 2019) on the front . Don’t worry if it’s summer — with AC, you’ll want to keep your little man warm and cozy.

Best Clothes for Baby Boys 3-6 Months

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Best One-Piece

Striped Rugby One-Piece

Price:$20.00

From the mini-me shop at Old Navy come looks for the whole family. This adorable, sporty striped outfit is still super-functional with leg snaps. But it’s also a little more dressed up for a bigger-boy look (double sniff), with long sleeves and a white pop-up collar.

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Best Two-Piece

Carter

How cute is this bodysuit that says, “Mommy digs me!” The yellow, blue and white set, which features a construction theme, offers versatility with a short- and long-sleeve option and matching pants. A covered elastic waistband ensures a comfy fit.

Image Credits: Amazon

Best Organic

Lamaze Baby Boys Organic 2 Piece Short Sleeve Bodysuit and Pant Set

Price:$10.00

By this age, you may find it’s more functional and versatile to dress your little guy in a two-piece outfit. Lamaze is a great brand if you’re looking for organic fabrics, and this blue and grey, short-sleeve onesie and pants with a woodland creature theme is a cute pick!

Image Credits: Amazon

Best Trendy

Big Elephant 2-Piece Baby Boys Long Sleeve Shirt Overalls Set

Now that your baby man is a little older, you can play with more “fashiony” looks, like overalls with a bow tie. So darn cute and perfect for special occasions or a photo shoot! But be warned: Hand wash is recommended for this dapper outfit, so there’s a price to pay for looking so suave.

Best Clothes for Baby Boys 6-9 Months

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Best One-Piece

Child of Mine by Carter

Price:$7.00

Pro tip: Buy cheap outfits at this stage, as babies are starting solid food, and it gets all over them. Just because you’re saving money, doesn’t mean you’re skipping cuteness! There’s a baby shark do-do-do-do-do-do (apologies). This find is functional too, with a hood to shield your son’s head from the sun.

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Best Two-Piece

Tea Collection 2-Piece Bodysuit Baby Outfit, Chalk, Fox Design

Price:$36.00

Woodland animal themes are big in the baby world, so you’ll love the sweet fox pattern on this bodysuit-and-pant combo.This is a great durable brand with soft, comfy clothes baby will feel good in.

Image Credits: Target

Best Organic

Organic Cotton Boys Stripe Pocket Coverall

Price:$17.00

This comfy footless one-piece outfit is cute and safe for sensitive skin and made with 100 percent organic cotton; it’s even Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. The striped coverall features distressed detailing plus a kangaroo pocket on the front to keep baby’s hands warm.

Image Credits: Gap

Best Trendy

Graphic Pull-On Jeans

Price:$35.00

By now, your baby boy is ready for his first pair of jeans. This light-wash pair is easy to pull on, with a stretchy waist and tie front. The jeans feature subtle fading and whiskering, plus a super cute car graphic and the words “Beep, Beep” at the hip.

Best Clothes for Baby Boys 9-12 Months

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Best One Piece

OshKosh B'Gosh Baby Boys World's Best Overalls

Price:$39.00

Overalls will be, like, an everyday item for a soon-to-be walker, and classic brand OshKosh B’Gosh has just the pair. Parents love this dark wash option, which features whiskering and fading, because it can be worn with any onesie or shirt. Just slip it on him and he’s ready to go play!

Image Credits: Old Navy

Best Two-Piece

Plaid Shirt & Twill Khakis Set for Baby

Price:$27.00

He’s a little more grown up, so he can dress like a big boy now! This plaid blue short-sleeve shirt and blue twill khakis set is so cute and will be a total win for brunch or a visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Get ready to hear them cooing!

Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Organic

Nordstrom Baby Organic Cotton Hooded Cardigan

Price:$35.00

Your growing baby can wear this soft, neutral-toned cardigan for months to come. It matches anything, making it a great piece to leave by the door, or store under the stroller and throw on as you’re leaving the house. It looks so cozy, we wish it came in adult sizes!

Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Trendy

Adidas Tracksuit

Price:$42.00

It’s OK if your baby looks cooler than you. As he will in his very first adidas tracksuit — which we can guarantee won’t be his last. The cool mini black jacket and pants feature the brand’s signature 3 stripes in red.