In the past, layette was a set of clothes and bedding for a newborn, hand sewn or knitted by women during pregnancy. Nowadays layette is used to describe a commercial set of clothing, bedding, accessories and other baby care products. The term is commonly used as the name of the baby clothing department in a store.
|Buy a few of each clothing item so that you always have some available for use while others are in the wash.|
|Always wash new baby clothes before use. An hypo-allergenic laundry detergent is most recommended for your baby's sensitive skin.|
|As babies grow fast, newborn sizes will soon become too small, so buy larger size clothes ahead of time.|
|Clothes made of 100% cotton are the most recommended for babies.|
|Choose clothes that open either in the front or on the side or such that have a wide neck opening.|
|Choose soft and comfortable materials, fasteners that close easily, and finished seams.|
|Check for snaps, buttons and tags that might scratch and avoid zippers which can pinch.|
|Choose clothes with zipper or snaps that run down the front of the outfit, not the back.|
|Choose clothes with snaps or zippers that run down both legs so it would be easier to change your baby's diaper.|
|Choose clothes with wide or loose-fitting sleeves to make it easier to pull your baby's hands out.|
Onesies (infant bodysuit)
Booties or socks
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