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Baby Clothing Care Tips

  • Dye-free, scent-free detergent is especially important for newborns. Your family's usual detergent may be too harsh on baby's soft skin, so look for extra-gentle detergents to keep your little one comfortable.
  • Formula, baby food and diaper accidents can create quite a mess. Always pretreat stains before washing to keep clothes looking brand new.

Baby Basics

Bodysuits

Bodysuits: These make great tops or undergarments for any sleepwear or outfit. Bodysuits have inseam snaps for easy dressing. And they occasionally have larger necklines to fit easily over baby’s head. Bodysuits can have various other necklines, such as a collar or turtleneck, and long or short sleeves.

Newborn necessity: Every newborn should have 9-12 bodysuits in various sizes for growth.

Sleepers

Sleepers: These long-sleeve garments will keep baby warm and cozy. They usually have zip- or snap-front closures from chest to foot. Sleepers are footed for warmth and have inseam snaps on both legs. They should be worn snug-fitting depending on the fabric.

Newborn necessity: Newborns should have 4-6 sleepers in various sizes for growth.

Side-snap shirts

Side-Snap Shirts: Off-center snaps make these garments easy to dress baby. Side-snap shirts usually have short sleeves. They can be worn as a top, or a layer under any sleepwear or outfit.

Newborn necessity: We recommend 4-6 side-snap shirts in various sizes for growth.

Layette gowns

Layette Gowns: These are garments with an elastic bottom for easy access to baby’s bottom. Layette gowns are usually long-sleeved.

Newborn necessity: Newborns need 4-6 layette gowns. They are available in various sizes for growth, but do come in one-size-fits-all.

Pram bags

Pram Bags: Great for baby to wear in cooler weather, pram bags have a zip front and closed bottom. With long sleeves and hoods, baby is sure to stay warm.

Newborn necessity: Newborns should have 2-3 pram bags. They often come in one-size-fits-all.

Snowsuits and Prams

Snowsuits/Prams: Similar to sleeping bags, snowsuits have legs and sometimes even feet. They zip or snap down the front for easy dressing.

Newborn necessity: Depending on climate, newborns may need up to 2 prams in several sizes.

*Note: These guidelines are general layette suggestions only. They may not be specific to any particular products sold on Kohls.com.

Playwear for Baby

Creepers

Creepers: Similar to bodysuits, creepers are outfits that leave baby’s arms and legs free to explore. They usually have short sleeves. And they button or snap in the front or back to make dressing easy. Creepers also have inseam snaps.

Newborn necessity: About 4-6 creepers should suffice for a newborn’s wardrobe, depending on the climate.

Rompers

Rompers: These are one-piece outfits with short sleeves. They usually have short inseams (similar to shorts) and inseam snaps.

Newborn necessity: Rompers make great outfits for the warmer months. Buy 4-6 depending on the climate.

Pullover shirts

Pullover Shirts: Pullover shirts usually have larger necklines to easily fit over baby's head. Occasionally these shirts have shoulder snaps.

Newborn necessity: Every baby should have 4-6 pullover shirts that coordinate with a variety of bottoms. Choose several sizes.

Sunsuits

Sunsuits: These are sleeveless one-piece outfits with elasticized leg openings and inseam snaps. Sunsuits are great for playing in the water and for warmer months.

Newborn necessity: A baby typically needs 4-6 sunsuits depending on the climate.

Coveralls

Coveralls: Just as the name says, these cozy outfits cover it all. With long sleeves and full-length legs, baby is sure to be comfortable. Coveralls can have front or back closures and inseam snaps.

Newborn necessity: Coveralls are perfect in cooler climates. Buy 4-6.

Pants

Pants: Pants are available in various styles and colors, and in fabrics from denim to knit. They usually have full or back elastic waistbands. And they occasionally have inseam snaps.

Newborn necessity: Every baby should have 4-6 pants that coordinate with a variety of tops.

*Note: These guidelines are general layette suggestions only. They may not be specific to any particular products sold on Kohls.com.

Accessories

Socks or Booties

Socks or Booties: Baby’s feet should always be kept warm with socks or booties.

Newborn necessity: Every baby should have 6-9 pairs of socks or booties in various sizes.

Bibs

Bibs: Bibs protect clothes from spills and messes. They usually have Velcro® or snap closures. Many are accented with cute designs and are reversible.

Newborn necessity: Every baby needs at least 4-6 bibs. Usually sold as one-size-fits-all.

Receiving Blankets

Receiving Blankets: These blankets will keep baby warm and cozy. Select a fabric that’s appropriate for the season.

Newborn necessity: Newborns should have 4-6 receiving blankets.

Hooded Towels

Hooded Towels: Made of soft cotton or terry cloth, hooded towels are the perfect accessories for keeping baby warm after bathing.

Newborn necessity: Hooded towels are so very handy. We recommend 3-6.

Washcloths/Bath Mitts

Washcloths/Bath Mitts: With soft cotton or terry-cloth fabrication, washcloths and bath mitts are the perfect accessories for bathing baby. They usually feature fun designs to make bathtime a treat.

Newborn necessity: Keep about 6-9 washcloths on hand.

*Note: These guidelines are general layette suggestions only. They may not be specific to any particular products sold on Kohls.com.