The best baby clothes for newborns to add to your shopping list

by Eleanor Weaver |
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There is nothing more exciting than filling those nursery drawers with the cutest little baby grows. But it can be hard trying to find affordable, hard-wearing baby clothes for a newborn, and there's always the question of how many do you actually need? To help make your nesting stress-free, we've done the searching and handpicked the best baby clothes for newborns...

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What baby clothes do I need to buy for my newborn?

As adorable as those baby Converses might seem, you probably won't be putting your newborn in them for the first few weeks. Instead, stock up on these:

Babygros or bodysuits - You can never have too many of these. However, it all depends on how often you want to be washing. It's good to get a mix of long sleeves and shorts too, depending on the weather. Check out these coming home outfits.

Sleepsuits - Make sure when choosing sleepsuits that you look for popper fastenings. These will make changing your baby easier, especially during the night.

Blanket or sleeping bag - It's always good to have spare of these for any nighttime accidents. Whether you're choosing to swaddle or to use a sleeping bag make sure you're stocked up on at least three!

A hat - Buying a couple of hats for your newborn is a good idea. You won't need them in the house but they are ideal for even that short walk to the car.

Scratch mitts and socks - You won't need too many of these, so just add a couple of pairs to your shopping list.

Pramsuit- Depending on the season, you might need to get a warm, snuggly onesie for your baby when you go out.

The best baby clothes for newborns

Best short-sleeve bodysuits


You will need plenty of bodysuits for sunny days or for layering up your newborn! This pack of

Best sleepsuits


These adorable sleepsuits feature the popper fasteners we recommend buying for a quick and easy

Best socks


These soft, fine-knit, neutral little socks will be ideal for keeping those little feet cosy! They

Best sleeping bag


This clever invention from The Gro Company makes swaddling your baby simple. It's extremely easy

Best mittens


Whilst most newborn sleepsuits will come with fold-over cuffs, bodies often don’t. Stock up on

Best long-sleeve bodysuits
5-pack wrapover bodysuits
Price: £17.99


This cute pack of bodysuits are suitable for both boys and girls and are available in a number of

Best pramsuit


This quilted pramsuit will keep your little one snug in wintery weather thanks to the

Best baby clothing gift set


In a gorgeous Buzzy Bee print, this sweet set contains a long-sleeved babygrow, coordinating

Best two-in-one set
Stars Body & Leggings Set
Price: £12.50 (was £25)


How adorable is this set from Boden? Complete with popper fastenings at the crotch and shoulders



This cute all-in-one has a cute all-over star print and is made from 100 per cent cotton that will

Best summer sleepuit
Ribbed Zip Summer Sleepsuit
Price: £20 (was £25)


Perfect for summer babes, this Mori sleepsuit is made from a breathable bamboo and organic cotton

Best places to shop for baby clothing

If none of our top picks are tickling your fancy, you can explore these retailers and brands. They've all got some gorgeous and practical clothes for your little newborn:

Baby Mori



John Lewis & Partners

Marks and Spencer



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