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Layette Checklist

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Layette Checklist

For the first few weeks, you won’t need every type of clothing to keep your infant covered sensibly. Here are the essentials.


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