How to choose clothes for newborns - expert opinion

Choose clothes for newborns, while you have the opportunity to shop, i.e. during pregnancy. In this case, consider the brand, product material and accessories, as well as the time of year and the growth of the baby.

Which manufacturers of children's clothing are better

Clothing for newborns should be comfortable: without tight elastic bands on the handles and legs, with external or soft inner seams and safe fasteners. Make sure that it does not press, rub or cause irritation, and the fabric and threads used for sewing consisted of environmentally friendly and natural materials, ideally 100% cotton.

To protect your baby and be confident in the choice, buy products only those brands that have earned the trust of consumers.

The best manufacturers are:

  1. Lucky child. Russian brand producing clothes for the smallest. Products meet the requirements of Russian GOSTs and have quality certificates. Clothing for newborns is sewn exclusively from 100% cotton, and water-based paints are used in its production, which eliminates the occurrence of allergies.

  2. Huppa is a well-known Estonian manufacturer of winter and demi-season clothing that “breathes”, does not get wet and does not blow out. For newborns, Huppa offers a wide selection of overalls, envelopes and hats, but the products, as a rule, are designed for babies of 62 sizes, i.e. large newborns or children 1-3 months. Huppa products are recognized by the EU Commission as safe for children.

  3. Reima World famous manufacturer of children's clothing. The company's products are sold in more than 70 countries, and the materials from which the products are sewn are tested for quality, strength, durability and safety.

  4. Lassie. In 1980, Reima acquired Lassie. Therefore, Lassie products are of the same quality as Reima. The company produces transforming overalls, mittens and booties for newborns.

  5. Little star. The Russian brand, which occupies a leading position in the sale of children's clothing in the domestic market. The company offers a huge range of products for newborns: body, caps, sandboxes, envelopes, diapers, etc. All Little Star products are certified.

How to determine the size of clothes

Clothing size is determined by the growth of the baby. If you buy new clothes during pregnancy, you can calculate the height and weight of the newborn by ultrasound.

According to the standard marking, sizes for newborns can be 50, 56 and 62 cm. On average, the growth of the crumbs is 50-56 cm, which means that it fits 56 sizes. Sometimes a baby is born large (about 58 cm), and he needs to buy clothes of 62 sizes. If the cub was born prematurely, and its growth is about 48 cm, new size 50 will be needed.

When buying, keep in mind that the baby will grow up soon and in a month he will need more clothes. Therefore, you should not buy a lot of things of a small size, you may not even have time to use them.

Hats and caps should be chosen taking into account the circumference of the baby's head. It can be 32-40 cm. In most cases, the size will be 36th or 38th.

The size of the socks is determined by the length of the foot, i.e. if the length is 9 cm, then socks need a 9th size. But it will not be superfluous to buy larger products, for growth.

What clothes will the baby need

The body of the newborn can not maintain a certain body temperature, so the baby can easily become cold or overheat. To prevent this, you need to use special clothing that protects from the sun, wind and other environmental factors. Therefore, in the first months of life, the baby will need overalls, body, socks, sliders and vests, bonnets and scratches.


Children need these products at any time of the year. Short models are suitable for summer and if the house is hot, and a body with long sleeves will be an excellent help in the cold season. They can be worn with sliders and panties, hooked under overalls.

Choose a body that can be easily removed or worn (for example, on buttons). So it will be easier for you to change the baby or change the diaper.

For summer children you will need two or three bodysuits with short sleeves, for winter ones - two models with long sleeves, for spring or autumn - two products with long sleeves and two with short sleeves.


The head of the newborn should be closed during a walk and after taking a bath. Therefore, caps and hats will come in handy. They protect the baby’s head from wind, sun and other adverse environmental conditions, and also prevent the fontanelle from being overcooling.

For the first time, two or three cotton caps will be enough for the baby. If you use a woolen or knitted hat, put a thin cotton cap under it so that the baby does not have an allergy.


Overalls are sewn from fabrics of different density and can be designed for different seasons. There are warm models with long sleeves and trousers, and there are products with shortened sleeves and panties. Such overalls are also called slips or men.

For newborns, you should choose products on the buttons - thanks to this, clothes can be easily removed, changed the diaper and re-dressed the baby.

Overalls playing the role of outerwear are also sold. In their production, waterproof and windproof materials and heaters are usually used: fluff, wool or synthetic winterizer.

If the baby was born in winter, you will need two warm men (for example, from a footer or velor), two or three models easier and a jumpsuit with insulation. For autumn and spring children, three light little men and an insulated jumpsuit will be enough, and for summer - two slips.


There are panties and romper with a breast and back, which are fixed on the shoulders with buttons, ties or buttons.

Panties are not recommended for children with a navel who has not yet healed, since the elastic can rub a sore spot. They are not suitable for children who begin to actively move and crawl. Panties slide and interfere with the cub. Models with a breast and back are more suitable for crawling babies. It is better to choose products that are fixed on the shoulders with buttons.

It is unacceptable to use models in which the baby bends his fingers or knees, i.e. the length of the foot and trousers of the product does not match the baby's legs. At the same time, it is necessary to take into account that the baby booty in diapers is freely placed in the sliders.

For babies born in winter, summer, autumn or spring, two sliders are enough for the first time.

Baby's undershirts

Looks like blouses, but they don’t have fasteners. They are comfortable to wear, but they often go astray, twist and create discomfort for the baby. In principle, buying vests is not necessary. They can be replaced with body and overalls. Most mothers use vests only during swaddling.

Newborns born in the summer, autumn or spring may need somewhere in two vests.


The baby will need socks both in winter and in summer. Cotton products, as a rule, do not hold well on a small leg, but if you choose a cotton product with an admixture of synthetics, the baby will not lose its socks.

Mittens or scratches

In newborns, nails grow very quickly, so they can accidentally scratch themselves. To protect the cub from its "raging" pens, you need to wear scratches. For the first time, one or two pairs of mittens will be enough for a small butuza.

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Attention! This material is the subjective opinion of the authors of the project and is not a guide to the purchase.

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