How Many Baby Bodysuits Do You Need?

When you first start shopping for your baby, it’s easy to get carried away with their clothing. You know you’ll need the perfect coming home outfit, which means you may pick up more than one garment. Every baby could wear stretchy pants and comfy snap-crotch T-shirts for sleeping and playing. Of course, you’ll stock up on the most versatile clothing item of them all — the baby bodysuit for girls and boys.  

The baby bodysuit is a perennial favorite of every parent for good reason. The snaps at the crotch make diaper changes a total breeze and they’re the perfect, no-fuss outfit that is easy to layer during the winter. To top it all off, they’re especially helpful when it comes to umbilical cord care, an important feature that may be overlooked by first-time parents.

But how many baby bodysuits do you truly need? Below, we’ll help you determine how many baby bodysuits you will need and what to keep in mind when buying them. Discover the latest styles and the best ways to ensure your little one is cozy and comfortable.

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What Every Parent Needs To Know Before Buying Baby Bodysuits?

There is no simple answer for how many baby bodysuits you should buy for your newborn baby. Every parent and baby is unique. To give you an idea of how many you may require, the number of bodysuits you go through may depend on the following factors:

How Often Do You Plan To Do Laundry?

Think about how you’ll manage your new influx of laundry. Will you change your baby’s clothing after they spit up or drool? Or will you simply wipe up the small stuff and only change your baby when things get extremely messy? Depending on the answer, a parent could go through five baby bodysuits in a single day or only need one for each day of the week.

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How Frequently Should You Change Your Baby’s Bodysuit?

You’ll need to change your baby’s bodysuit if they’ve had a diaper blowout or a small diaper leak. This is more likely to happen if you use low-quality diapers. Be sure that you have good diapers that fit your baby, as this will cut down on leaks that force you to wash your baby’s clothes.

We always recommend an effective diapering system that fits your newborn snuggly. If you have quality diapers, buying enough baby bodysuits for at least two changes per day is a good rule of thumb. Remember, you may not want to do laundry as often as you had planned so better safe than sorry.

How Quickly Does Your Baby Grow?

Keep in mind that most newborns grow fast. They will quickly outgrow their newborn clothing, while others can fit in their newborn clothes for months. Once you get a handle on how fast your child grows, you’ll have a better idea of how many baby bodysuits you really need.

Additional Things To Keep in Mind

As you can see, many factors can influence how many baby bodysuits you need. After you’ve settled on a number, it’s time to shop for baby bodysuits. Before you do, here are a few additional things that you should consider when purchasing baby bodysuits for your little one:

1. Sizing

Like adult clothing, baby sizes can vary. Every baby grows at their own pace. This is just part of what makes children special. When it comes to preparing for a baby, there's a lot to learn, and if you're new to parenthood, you'll quickly discover that sizing baby clothes is one essential aspect. While baby clothes are generally straightforwardly sized, it's important to be aware of certain factors before stocking up on the essentials.

2. There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Baby Bodysuits 

Without a doubt, babies bring joy and excitement into our lives, and while there are expenses involved, it's important to remember that baby bodysuits are just a small fraction of the overall clothing expenses as your children grow up. Having plenty of bodysuits in your nursery will save you the trouble of doing laundry every other day, but you can also use them as burp cloths when your baby outgrows them.

3. Expect To Be Gifted Baby Bodysuits

Don’t forget that many of your baby shower guests will give you baby bodysuits. While you don’t want to rely entirely on friends and family to supply you with newborn clothing, you may want to factor this into how many baby bodysuits you buy.

White Organic Onesies® Brand Long Sleeve Bodysuits

Two Must-Have Baby Bodysuit Styles

Baby bodysuits will be the bedrock of your newborn’s wardrobe for the first few months. Thankfully, there’s a wide variety of styles and prints available to keep your little one cute and comfortable while also making things easy on yourself!

With this in mind, be sure to get both short-sleeved and long-sleeved bodysuits. Here are a couple of our top picks for expecting parents:

Long-Sleeved Onesies® Brand Bodysuits

Every baby can use long-sleeved bodysuits to keep them cozy. If you’re looking for a pack of bodysuits for a newborn gift or a baby shower, our bodysuits with mitten cuffs are made with soft cotton to give babies maximum comfort. Choose from different sizes for every baby. Cute and versatile, this style of bodysuit is designed to follow your baby as they grow because of our smart design features like an expandable lap neckline, 100% cotton, and ribbed leg openings.3-Pack White Long-Sleeved Onesies® Brand Bodysuits With Mitten Cuffs

Your baby will stay warm and stylish in turtleneck long-sleeved bodysuits with neutral colors to match every outfit. If you prefer prints on your bodysuits, discover favorites like our long sleeve bodysuits.

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Short-Sleeved Onesies® Brand Bodysuits

Enhance your collection of bodysuits with the short sleeve bodysuits. This assortment offers a convenient way to add bulk to your bodysuit collection, while the versatile shades of white, light gray, and dark gray serve as a flawless foundation for any outfit. Or this fun collection of taco bodysuits will be sure to add a bit of color and humor to your collection. Perfect for boys or girls, these short-sleeved baby bodysuits can be easily layered for colder months. Whether you’re having a boy or girl, don’t forget to check out our baby bodysuit collections for each. Whatever you love, you’ll find the cutest and most comfortable baby bodysuits for your little one!

The Bottom Line With Baby Bodysuits

Ultimately, there is no definitive number of how many baby bodysuits to buy for your baby. It all depends on how many bodysuits you go through each week and how much you love to change up your little one’s style. Don’t be afraid to experiment and stock up on bigger sizes later. It may take some time to see how quickly your baby grows!

When it comes to baby bodysuits, we still encourage you to err on the side of too many if you still aren’t sure. You’ll be amazed at how many changes you’ll make each week. The good news is that few parents have ever complained about having too many baby clothes! 

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