When you’re welcoming a new bundle of joy or shopping for someone who is, the best baby clothes will instantly melt you (almost as much as that sweet babe). Everyone will tell you, “They outgrow everything in a flash, so don’t go crazy buying too much tiny attire.” But babies need clothes! And if you’re the style-loving kind by nature—or looking to impress with a thoughtful newborn gift—it’s impossible to resist a little frill here or a button detail there.
Most practically, simple bodysuits, snap-bottom undershirts, and footies are necessities for daytime activities and sleep (yes, it does happen—just not always for as long as you want). Plus, sweaters and jackets for cold weather, and short sleeves and lightweight rompers if you’re dealing with heat.
Two-way zippers make diaper changes much easier than single-way zips and snaps. Likewise, magnetic jammies in the newborn stage make the night shift a little less brutal, and Velcro styles make for for effortless skin-to-skin time. And to avoid tugging on delicate infant skin when you’re not sure if you’re supposed to go over the head and shoulders or up the croissant thighs and belly, super-stretchy fabrics are the way to go.
Of course, every babe deserves a few photogenic outfits for celebrations like holidays and milestone first birthdays. That’s where dresses, top-and-pants sets, and envy-enducing knitwear come in. Whether you’re searching for organic-only options, only going for neutrals, or trying to make every moment a matching one, keep scrolling to shop some of the best baby clothes around.
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