What clothing will my baby need?
Once upon a time, wool blankets and clothing were considered an essential part of the layette for a new baby. Mothers were taught that it was the best fibre to keep babies warm and comfortable, and help them sleep through the night. We think it’s time to return to this advice because it’s true. Wool really does help maintain a comfortable body temperature in the way that synthetics do not and it really can help babies sleep – customers tell us this all the time!
Newborns’ needs are pretty simple, amounting to mainly to warmth, milk, sleep and love. When you’re expecting a baby it’s easy to get carried away with all the clothes and paraphernalia available and end up over-buying so we’ve pared newborn clothing down to the essentials for you. Buying wool or wool/silk means you can half the quantity you would need in cotton as it needs much less washing and believe us, in those early days this is a real advantage! Just air between wears and wash only when it no longer smells fresh or gets heavily soiled.
POPPERED BODIES: 3-4 wool (or 8-10 cotton)
ALL-IN-ONE PYJAMAS: 2 wool (or 3-5 cotton)
UNPOPPERED VEST: 1-2 wool (extra layer for winter babies)
TROUSERS: 2 wool (or 3-4 cotton) Footed trousers are brilliant in winter.
SCRATCH MITTS: 2 pairs
WOOL JUMPER OR CARDIGAN: 1 (for winter babies)
LIGHTWEIGHT CARDIGAN OR FINE WOOL TOP: 1 (for summer babies)
SLEEPING BAG: 1-2 (Wool can be used all year round)
PRAMSUIT or OUTDOOR COAT, HAT AND MITTENS: (For winter babies)