What to buy for your baby's wardrobe?

What to buy for your baby's wardrobe?

The first rule of children’s clothing is you need more outfits than you think.

From day one, dribbled food and spit ups to finger painting and grass stains as they get a older – there’s always something that will get your little one’s clothes grimy. 

So what should you look for when you're stocking up? Comfort, comfort, comfort. Go for natural, breathable fabrics to avoid irritation and wash new clothes before their first wear to make them softer on skin. Choose easy-care clothes: you've got enough on your plate without adding a load of hand washing and ironing.

Dressing Your Baby Or Child

Dressing a squirmy baby can be difficult to start with, but before long you’ll be a complete pro. Look for clothes that are easy to put on, with simple fasteners such as poppers or Velcro. A simple onsie and sleep suit are ideal for those early days, saving all the cute, colorful clothes for introducing your little one to the outside world.

Layering is the secret to dressing babies. You can keep them warm and make sure they don't overheat in warm rooms by just taking off a layer. Babies can’t regulate their own temperature but you’ll soon learn to tell if they’re warm enough – they’ll cry and fidget if they’re too hot and have chilly fingers and toes if they’re too cold. As a general rule, babies need one more layer than adults.

Essential Baby Clothing: Premature Babies

If you're taking care of a premature baby, shopping for clothing won't be top of your priority list, so it’s worthwhile knowing Webb's Essentials is constantly sourcing products specifically designed for the special care these little ones may need.

Natural, breathable fabrics such as cotton are best for premature babies as their skin is super sensitive. But bear in mind that they haven't built up stores of fat yet, so they get colder more quickly: that means layers are even more important.

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6-8 sleep suits

6-8 onsies

4 x wrap-over vests

2 x cardigans

2 x soft cotton hats

2 x pairs of scratch mitts

2-3 pairs of socks

a shawl or blanket

a pram suit or snowsuit

6 bibs

a sun hat

Essential Baby Clothing: 0-3 months

Newborns sleep a lot in the early days and for calm, restful sleep, clothes need to be comfortable. Webb's Essentials source super-soft fabrics and items specially designed to make dressing your baby easier. We’ve got all the basics, such as cosy white sleep suits and onsies. And, of course, there are plenty of cute patterns that'll look adorable in their first photos.

You will need

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6-8 sleepsuits

6-8 onsies

4 x wrap-over vests

2 x cardigans

2 x soft cotton hats

2 x pairs of scratch mitts

2-3 pairs of socks

a shawl or blanket

a pramsuit or snowsuit

6 bibs

a sun hat

Essential Baby Clothing: 3-9 months

Your baby will become much more active at this stage and it won’t be long before they are rolling over, sitting up, and maybe even starting to crawl, then the adventures really begin! You’re probably now an expert at getting them dressed, but practical, easy-care clothes are still a bonus.

Keep an eye out for overalls with snap legs, and leggings or pants with elasticated waists. Comfort is still a priority, but there are also a wide range of cute designs and fun prints to match your baby's cheeky personality.

In summer, keep your baby cool in cotton shorts or onsies, loose-fitting t-shirts or pretty dresses. But have a cardigan to hand, for when it gets a bit chilly. In winter, layer your baby in cute knits that can slip off when the heating comes on.

You will need

at least 6 day wear outfits

6-8 onsies

a coat or jacket

a snowsuit (for the winter)

a sunhat or cotton or knitted hat

5 pairs of socks or tights

booties or pram shoes

2 x pairs of mitts

3-4 pairs of pajamas or sleep suits

6 bibs

a swimming costume or trunks

Essential Baby Clothing: 9-12 months

Rolling around the floor, pulling themselves up on the furniture or crawling after the dog – your child won't stay put! So soft, stretchy clothes such as leggings and t-shirts are essential. Mix-and-match outfits also make it easier to find a clean, coordinating top when the baby food has missed the bib again.

We also have fun and fashionable pieces to choose from. Take a look at our Baby Collection for cool contemporary clothes, or fun retro threads.

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at least 6 day wear outfits

6-8 onsies or vests

6-8 pairs of socks or tights

a jacket/coat or snowsuit

crawler/first walker shoes

a sun hat or woollen hat and mittens

3-4 pairs of pajamas

6 bibs

3 bandana bibs

swimming costume or trunks

Essential Toddler And Children’s Wear

Whether they're off to a birthday party or going on an insect hunt, we have the perfect outfit. Your child is out exploring the world now, so you want clothes that are stylish and fun but comfortable enough for all that running and jumping. So we've brought together cute, playful prints with thoughtful, practical details such as elasticated or adjustable waists and snap fastenings.

You will need

everyday and party dresses

4 x trousers, leggings or joggers

4 x shorts or skirts

2 x jeans or denim overalls

6 x t-shirts, shirts, tops or blouses

2 x jumpers or cardigans

2 x sweatshirts or hoodies

6-8 vests

6-8 pairs of pants

5 pairs of socks or tights

school/party shoes, sneakers, sandals and wellies

a coat or jacket

a rain/shower coat

3-4 pairs of pajamas or nightdresses

1 x bath/house robe

a sun hat

a pair of sunglasses

Why Webb's Essentials?

At Webb's Essentials, we know how important it is for you to keep your child comfortable and happy and we’re sure you’d rather spend time cuddling your baby than fiddling with buttons. So all our clothes are designed with children and parents firmly in mind, with just lots of little touches