Babiessss, man. They take up more gear than adults ya know?
I remember when we had Evan, who will be 9 next month. I literally had to mourn the whole process of leaving the house. I used to be able to leave in 20 seconds. Grab my purse, phone, wallet and jump in the car.
When you have a baby, you make sure they are fed… in a clean diaper, and going to be happy in the car for whatever amount of time you will be trapped in a small box with them. On top of that, where you’re going matters… Do I need toys, gear, extra outfits ? bottles… nursing gear? I will just say now, having a baby and trying to live minimally is going to be a pull in may directions.
Sooooo, if you’re a mother, caretaker, father or are ever around babies… you know they take a lot of gear. So welcome to this post, and series “What does a baby realllly need?”
This first post is on clothes. And since I am on my fourth kid, I am going to say, I may have something to share about this, but also may not because I forget things a lot. SO here we go, what does a baby really need and why?
Here is what I am going to prepare with upon bringing Jack baby home from the hospital. I am hoping this small wardrobe will be good for him for 0-6 months. I will update you as time passes to let you know if it worked or not, but I am going super minimal and see if it works.
Either way, I promise you, you need way less than you think you do clothing wise in general. Even with babies.
Jack Baby’s Newborn Capsule Wardrobe::
10 onesises (long or short or both sleeved):: Seasonal obviously.
4 Pants:: Based on the season, you can do thin ones for summer or thicker fleece/sweats for winter.
4 Pajamas:: Unrelated to practicality- baby pajamas are the cutest.
10 pairs of socks-:: hese things get lost like it’s their job, .
2 hats :: I am doing one warmer hat since he is due in October and one thinner normal hat.
2 mittens.:: Mostly for those first few months when they just want to scratch their eyeballs out.