The Fashion Magpie Newborn Layette

Layette + Coming Home Outfits for Newborns.

*Photo above of mini a few days old. I can’t even…was she ever so little? She’s wearing a classic Gap stripe onesie they still carry (love the trim detail). Gap is a great source for itty bitty basics that little ones will wear for all of a week or two — the NB or under 7 lb size has been a savior for so many of my mom friends with preemies!

I know I have a lot of expecting and new moms reading along (hi! I see you!), and I thought I’d share a few adorable layette and coming-home outfits. Many of these have earned near-iconic status in my opinion — prints that have been around for a long, long time or styles that will be just as sweet now as they’ll appear in 50 years. If you just can’t make up your mind on a print, or don’t know baby’s gender, go with this timeless white set from Kissy Kissy (the kimono style is really helpful when baby is just-born and still has umbilical cord!) or this crochet-trim Pixie Lily.

Many of these would be excellent gifts, too — to be honest, you just can’t have enough footies and coveralls for babies under six months. It’s not uncommon to go through multiple outfit changes a day!

Layette Finds for Baby Girls.

*Note: if you go with a TBBC footie, today only, they are offering $1 monograms and free ship with code SPRING! So go ahead and splurge on your newborn with initials on the booty!

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KISSY KISSY BLUE JACQUARD // TBBC STORK PRINT (FIRST OUTFIT MICRO EVER WORE!) // KYTE SLEEP SACK (THESE WERE MY FAVORITES!) // JELLYCAT ELEPHANT // RIBBED COTTON SET ($12!) // PAPER CAPE COVERALL // PACIFIER // TWO-PACK CARDIGAN SET ($20 FOR BOTH!) // THIS TAKE HOME SET IS DARLING (THIS IS ALSO A CLASSIC) // LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE // HAT AND BOOTIE SET // THESE LA COQUETA KNIT SETS WERE AMONG MY MOST TREASURED OUTFITS MY BABIES WORE // TINY SOCK SET // GIRAFFE SWEATER // LIVLY BUNNY COVERALL (ONE OF MY FAVORITES ON MICRO) // TARTINE ET CHOCOLAT RATTLE // RALPH LAUREN DOUBLE-BREASTED COVERALL // RACHEL RILEY BUS COVERALL (PERFECT FOR A LONDON BABY — MICRO OWNED THIS SIMILAR SOLDIER ONE) // MATTE PACIFIER SET

Layette Finds for Baby Girls.

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TARTINE ET CHOCOLAT SLEEPSACK // HOODED CARDIGAN // DE BUCI TEDDY (BOUGHT ONE OF THESE FOR MICRO) // KISSY KISSY PINK JACQUARD // KNIT BOOTIES // CASHMERE BONNET // DAISY PACIFIERS // STRIPES FROM 1212 (SOMEHOW ON SALE FOR $20!) // CROCHET RATTLE // BOW SWEATER // TBBC BOWS (MINI HAD THIS PAIR!) // MARIE CHANTAL FOOTIE (THE COLLAR MAKES IT FEEL SPECIAL) // CASHMERE POM HAT // LITTLE ENGLISH BOW PLAYSUIT // SHERPA SUIT // PACIFIER CLIP // JACADI FLEECE SET // HERMES BOOTIES

Not seen above but worth mentioning:

+Widgeon fleece coats are such a dream for little ones. These run really big, FYI. I think mini wore a 12 month size for like two years. They are warm and soft, the velcro closure makes it so easy to put on and off, and the hood cinches around the face to keep it in place.

+For solid white basics: I bought multiples of these little Kissy Kissy caps in white because they went with everything, and I think the quality of Kissy Kissy outstrips the price. Most of their footies/onesies/accessories were still in fantastic condition despite tons of laundering and stain treatment and I was able to pass them down to my son and cousins! Their peter pan collar onesies are worth the investment for this reason, work for boys or girls, and are perfect for layering under everything.

+For collarless onesies, my favorite brand was 1212. SO, so soft and stretchy.

+I loved little knit cardigans like this, this, and this for both of my babies. I always thought they looked cold! These are dressy enough to layer over a “fancy” outfit but work just as well layered over a cotton footie.

+As much as I enjoyed splurging on high-end footies/coveralls, I also bought inexpensive basics like these, these, and these. These were great for back-ups and keeping in my diaper bag for blow-outs, spit-up, etc. I never wanted to keep the fancier sets in my diaper bag because they weren’t worn enough! And — trust me — there will be times where you will be at the bottom of your drawer and still in need of a fresh pajama set, so these just don’t go to waste!

+If you’re looking for a super-splurge-y gift, someone gave my girlfriend this set of Bonpoint onesies and every single mom there swooned. I mean, SO over the top, but so special. Heirloom quality.

+I was obsessed with the Love to Dream swaddles for micro (didn’t know they existed when mini was born!), as they enabled him to keep his hands up by his face but prevented him from waking himself with the startle reflex. Genius! When he got a bit older, we transitioned to Kyte. I love this brand because it comes in multiple weights (there is a 0.5 TOG weight one perfect for summer) depending on season/region, they are incredibly soft, and there is a little cover so the zipper tucks inside.

+A few years ago, I shared some thoughts on how many outfits to buy in each size here.

+Not shared above: I just loved these RR hearts jammies on my children!

+I have given this peter pan collar footie in white to so many new moms, with a big old monogram on the rear end!

+For everyday wear, j’adore these fleece booties I’ve mentioned so, so many times. Stay on baby’s foot, super-warm, and can be tossed in wash.

P.S. Still feel weepy remembering micro’s birth — both a blink and an eternity ago.

P.P.S. The lopsided, elegant dance of motherhood.

P.P.P.S. Our children are how we keep time.

4 Comments

  1. Oh, these teeny baby photos of your children are giving me baby fever! So sweet. If only there was a way to always have a baby in the house without having a million children…

  2. Dear Jen, thank you for recommending the Kissy Kissy fotties time and again. I’m holding my two week old daughter in my arms, as she is taking her morning nap, and she has been wearing these footies since we brought her home. So sweet, soft and simply classic! xx

    1. I love this so much! Yay! Congrats! Enjoy those newborn snuggles and hang in there, too! It’s a wild but sweet ride! 🙂

      xx

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